Property Taxes

The second half of Hope's property taxes are due April 30. There are several payment options: by mail, in person or online at For convenience, the town accepts credit cards (online and in the office), however there is a 2.5 percent processing fee. For those who choose to pay online by electronic check there is a flat $2 fee per transaction. Questions about payment amount or payment options should be directed to the town office at 763-4199.

Community Senior Lunch

The next senior lunch will be at 11 a.m. at Hope Elementary School on May 2. The luncheon will cost $4/person. The menu will include oven fried chicken, mashed potato, steamed peas, salad bar featuring coleslaw, wheat bread stick and ice cream cup. Please call the school at 785-4081 before the first of May to reserve your spot.

Important Dates from the School

May 23 is the Pen Pal Tea at 1 p.m.

Eighth-grade graduation will be June 14 at 6 p.m.

Annual Pen Pal Tea

Come and meet your pen pal. Thursday, May 23, at Hope Elementary School at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Please call ASAP if you are not able to make it (785-4081). Please no individual gifts the day of the tea.

Cemetery Meeting

The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at Hope Town Office on Monday, May 6. The Cemetery Committee has expanded the cemetery — Hope Grove — to include additional grave sites – if you are interested in purchasing sites you should contact town sexton Jan Campbell at 763-3777.

Class of 1958

Work meeting for the class reunion will be Tuesday, May 7, at 1:30 p.m. at Windward Gardens.

Class lunch for the Class of 1958 will be Thursday, May 9, at noon at The Helm restaurant.

Ladies' Club

At the May 14 meeting members and guests are to be at the fire station at 10 a.m.; the mystery ride will leave promptly.. Please bring your lunch, beverages will be provided.


Aldermere Achievers will host a fish/corn chowder dinner on May 3 to help raise money for Show Cattle Camp in June. The camp is in West Springfield at the Eastern States Exposition and will cost $325 per person. This fundraiser will take place at Hope Elementary school from 5 to 7 p.m. and will include an auction. Homemade yeast rolls, salad, desserts and beverages round out the menu. Please help support our hardworking 4-H members.

To Reach Francina

If you have any news for Francina, she can be reached by calling 236-3376 or by fax at 236-0345.