Bay State Village Association

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March 2020 BSVA Newsletter

The March 2020 BSVA Newsletter has been published and delivered! It contains lots of exciting information for events to come this year in the neighborhood. If you missed it in your mailbox, fear not, you can read the digital copy right here.

Reminder: Emotional Intelligence Workshop Tomorrow, 1/28/20

A reminder that the Emotional Intelligence workshop presented by the BSVA is happening on Tuesday January 28th, 7 to 8:30pm at Nonotuck School. This interactive workshop is aimed at providing an understanding of EI and ways to improve yours. It is not necessary to RSVP however helpful for planning a successful evening.

Tuesday January 28th, 7-8:30pm.

Nonotuck Community School221 Riverside Drive

Speed Tables have arrived!

Great news! On Friday, October 18 from 7:00 AM until 5 PM speed tables will be installed on Riverside Drive.  The roadway will be closed for a short distance between Norwood Avenue and Federal Street.  There will be detours in place.  Police officers will be present and emergency services have been notified.

The installation of speed tables has been a 10-year effort, and we are hopeful that it will slow traffic down on Riverside.

So after Friday be sure to allow yourself and extra 10 to 20 seconds to get to work, any appointments, etc!

Save the Date! Ward 5 Candidate Forum this Tuesday, Oct. 15th

The BSVA will host a candidate forum on Tuesday, October 15th. The forum will take place in the Little Theater at the Northampton High School starting at 7pm.

The ward 5 city council candidates will debate from 7 to 8 pm; the school committee candidates (ward 5 and at-large) will take the stage — and your questions — from 8 to 9 pm. We hope to see you there!

BSVA Leadership Transition: A Call for New Ideas and Volunteers

After several years of dedicated service, BSVA President Jeff Dawson and Vice President Regine Spector will both be stepping down in the coming months. We thank them for all of their hard work!
As with past transitions, the leadership change is inspiring the BSVA Board to revisit our role in the neighborhood, and to reassess how we can best serve the community. From forums on important issues such as construction and traffic calming, to social events that bring neighbors together, our ultimate goal is to make Bay State Village an engaged and connected community. But we are always open to new ideas for new initiatives, events, and suggestions. And because these efforts all take time and energy, we hope that some of you will be excited to work to making these events and initiatives a reality!
We invite you to join us for our BSVA meeting on Tuesday, March 27, 6pm, at the Nonotuck Community School, 221 Riverside Drive. We will dedicate the meeting to brainstorming ideas for new events, new leaders and new directions for the BSVA. If you have been thinking for a while about getting involved in any capacity of coming to a meeting, there could not be a better time.
To help us prepare for the meeting, we’d love to hear from all of you, especially if you won’t be able to make it on the 27th.We put together a brief survey that will help us get a sense of what you think about the BSVA’s current work, what you think would be helpful for the association to do, and your vision for the neighborhood! We will be sending a link out to the Google Group, but you can also access the survey HERE

Baystate Village Picnic

Saturday August 19, 2017

3:00pm – 6:00pm ~ Maines Field ~ Rain or Shine

Food, Games, and MORE!!

Bring a salad, casserole, or dessert to share.

For more information or to help, contact Jeff Dawson at


BSVA Annual Neighborhood Tag Sale Map


144 Federal, 14 Liberty, 24 Nutting, 26 Nutting, 296 Riverside, 278 Riverside, 298 Riverside

BSVA Community Tag Sale

It’s that time of year again – time for our beloved BSVA Community tag sale!

Saturday, June 3 (raindate June 4)

8 am to noon.

We advertise and it is a fun neighborhood day!

A 10% donation of your Tag Sale‘s income to the BSVA will go toward the
BSVA scholarship fund and help support the annual picnic and other events.
Please send your donations to:

BayState Village Association,

c/o Norman Spencer,Treasurer

26 Nutting Ave., Florence, MA 01062.


The Bay State BASH Family Potluck!
Sunday, April 2, 2017 12pm ~ 3pm

Nonotuck Community School/ Feiker Building,
221 Riverside Drive
Come meet the neighbors!


20th Annual Source to Sea Clean Up

Friends and Neighbors,

This Saturday from 10-2. We’ll meet in front of The Cutlery Building. Let’s clean our beloved Mill River, a tributary for the CT River. My goal is to clean from Maines Field to Federal St.!

Mark your calendar for September 24th to take part in the Connecticut River Watershed Council’s 20th annual Source to Sea Cleanup. The Source to Sea Cleanup is a yearly trash cleanup of the Connecticut River and its tributaries all along the four-state basin (NH, VT, MA, CT). In 2015, more than 2,300 volunteers pulled over 50 tons of trash from over 169 miles of river banks and waterways. You can help protect our water resources and be a part of this fun and positive event by registering with our group!  For more information on the Source to Sea Cleanup and how you can get involved, visit CRWC’s website at

Let me know if you are interested in helping out!



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