September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month
Each September, National Preparedness Month encourages and reminds Americans to be prepared for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. Homeowners, families, communities, and businesses can use this opportunity to find ways or help others understand more about preparing for disasters and reducing risks to health and the environment. For more information, Click Here


As of July 1, 2019 Dudley will no longer use the “Code Red” emergency alert system to notify the people of our community of emergency events. We ask everyone to sign up for the “RAVE Emergency Alert System” as to continue with our ability to send emergency notifications to the people of our Town. You can find the web link below and also at:, and also Dudley Fire FaceBook page and Dudley Fire Twitter page. If you have any questions please call Dudley Fire Department at 508-949-8040


Business Spotlight: O’Connor & Co. Insurance

O’Connor & Co. is a family-owned insurance business located at 16 Village St. in Dudley. They have been a proud sponsor of the Town of Dudley Website since it was launched years ago and the owners have been involved in the community for even longer.

O’Connor & Co. has been serving the personal insurance needs of customers in Dudley, Webster and throughout Massachusetts for over 22 years. We know that you want to provide enough protection for your family, home and valuables so we work to develop personal insurance policies to fit your specific needs. Whether you need a standard homeowners policy or are looking for collector car coverage, we offer a range of insurance products from industry leaders that we can customize to protect your assets.

Their most popular Massachusetts personal insurance coverage options include:

  • Homeowners insurance
  • Auto insurance
  • Boat insurance
  • Condo insurance
  • Renters insurance
  • Flood insurance
  • Umbrella insurance

At O’Connor & Co. Insurance, we do things right the first time. We take a holistic approach, getting to know you and your unique insurance needs so that we can provide you with the best combination of protection and price. We offer informed advice so that you fully understand your options. At times, your personal or business circumstances may change, and we will work with you to modify your insurance policies appropriately.

Our agents and support staff have decades of experience in the insurance industry, with a depth of knowledge that only continues to grow. At O’Connor & Co. Insurance, we focus on the importance of training and teamwork. We keep abreast of insurance industry changes and, should these changes impact your coverage, share that knowledge with you.

Dudley Mountain Bike Trail Construction – Volunteers Needed

Dudley Mountain Bike Trail Construction – Volunteers Needed

Ardlock Acres Mountain Bike Trail Cleanup/Construction
Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:00-5:00 PM
Sunday, May 12, 2019 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Please wear boots and gloves. Nitrile gloves will be provided, if needed.
Snacks and water to be provided.
If you have shovels and rakes, please bring them to site.
Any questions, please call 774-230-1714 (Albert) or 508-315-7264 (Caryl)


Happy Wetlands Month!

Participate in MACC’s Wetlands Photo Contest, May 1 – 31, 2019

MACC (Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissioners) is sponsoring our second annual Wetlands Photo Contest to celebrate American Wetlands Month. Wetlands are important to the health of our environment and community; they help recharge our drinking water, prevent flooding and storm damage, and support a wide variety of wildlife. Massachusetts has incredible wetlands in all regions of the state, from the coast to the Connecticut River, to the Berkshires.

Here are some specifics about the contest:
• First Place winner will receive a $300 cash prize!
• Second Place winner will receive a $200 cash prize!
• Third Place winner will receive a $100 cash prize
• Submit up to three (3) photos per person by May 31, 2019. The photos must be in digital JPG format and each photo must be less than 4 MB in size. Winners will be notified by email and winner’s names will be announced on MACC’s website in mid-June 2019.
• All photos must represent a Massachusetts location. Photographs can be pictures of streams, lakes, rivers, marshes, vernal pools, or beaches, with, or without, animals, birds, insects, flowers, plants, or people. (If people are included in the photo, please be sure to obtain the necessary releases from the individuals depicted and be able to provide copies of those releases to MACC upon request).
• Submit photos via email to Include the following information with each photo: First & Last Name, email address, and location of the photograph. Contact MACC’s office at (617) 489-3930 with questions. Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions 10 Juniper Road, Belmont, MA 02478
• MACC granted permission to use your photos in the future. Photographs remain the property of the photographer, but by entering photographs into this contest, contestants grant reprint permission to MACC and allow use of the photographs in MACC publications, websites, social media, and for educational purposes. MACC will endeavor to credit all photographs with the photographer’s name.
• Only non-commercial work may be submitted. Each entry must be submitted on an individual basis (no teams or corporate entries) and all entries must be the original creation of the submitting photographer. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond normal cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, will be disqualified. Photos that contain sexually explicit, obscene, violent or other inappropriate content are ineligible.
• MACC employees, interns, members of the MACC Board of Directors, and their families are prohibited from participating in this contest.

May is a great time to grab your binoculars, your camera, your friends and kids, and head to the great outdoors. You can kayak the salt marshes, rivers, ponds and lakes, or hike a trail in the Berkshires, a state park, or your local conservation land. Enjoy exploring!

Give Some Time, Eat Some Strawberries! – Volunteers Needed

Dudley Grange Strawberry Festival Needs Your Help!

June 20, 2019

We are Looking for Some Good People to Help Set Up, Serve and Clean Up!

The Dudley Grange has put on the Dudley Grange Annual Strawberry Festival on Dudley Hill for nearly 65 years; on the third Thursday in June. This year, the festival is June 20th . The festival is an old fashioned lawn party offering an opportunity for family and friends to gather for relaxation and old fashioned fun. Dudley Grange #163 was chartered in April of 1888 and has continuously served the Dudley community to the present day. Our monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00.

If you are interested in helping out with the Strawberry Festival, please contact:

Karen Gillon     (508) 341 6289

Alex Rodinov   (774) 922 2930

or fill out the Form below:

Dudley Grange Strawberry Festival Volunteer Sign Up
*** June 20, 2019 ***

This year, the festival is June 20th . We start serving shortcake at 4:00 PM until the berries are gone. The festival is an old fashioned lawn party offering an opportunity for family and friends to gather for relaxation and old fashioned fun. The proceeds from the festival support the care and maintenance of our historic Grange building and our various community service projects to include the Dudley Grange Scholarship Fund.

Please consider even an hour of your time to help.
The Dudley Grange needs volunteers to help with the festival.
You'll have fun, meet new friends and eat some strawberries!

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