The 2016 annual town census has been mailed.

The census is mandated by Massachusetts General Law and is valuable to have a current and correct residential count.

The population count is important to the town to apply for state and federal aids and grants. The count is also valuable to the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District.

Residents are asked to review, make corrections if necessary, sign and return the census to the town clerk's office in the provided envelope.

Census returns may be mailed or dropped off at the Town Hall.

The form cannot be used to register to vote or change party enrollment.

Any resident who does not receive a form should call the town clerk's office at 413-743-1690, ext. 22, or email