Welcome to Halifax
The Town of Halifax is located in the center of Plymouth County in Massachusetts. It has a population of approximately 7,500 people and a mix of rural, agricultural (including cranberry bogs) and residential development. Founded in 1734, its history spans from colonial times to the present day. Please explore the Town's web site and if you need more information, please contact us.
Cultural Council Grant Applications
The Halifax Cultural Council is now accepting applications for the Council's Fiscal Year 2018 grant cycle. All applications must be submitted to the Halifax Cultural Council, 499 Plymouth Street, Halifax, MA 02338 no later than Monday, October 16. Grant applications and other information are available on the Council's web site: http://www.town.halifax.ma.us/Pages/HalifaxMA_Bcomm/Cultural/index or applicants can apply on-line at https://www.mass-culture.org/Halifax (click on the "Apply Now" tab) - This year, the Council's priorities include an emphasis on events in Halifax, but not just in the "municipal center", programs related to nature, science, environmental education and the Town's history, programs for seniors, library patrons, and teens, and programs involving artists and speakers from Halifax. Applicants can obtain more information through the Halifax Board of Selectmen's office at 781-294-1316.
Monponsett Pond Algae Testing
On Tuesday, October 10th, MassDEP collected and analyzed water samples from East and West Monponsett Ponds. The East Monponsett sample, collected at the Rt 36 boat ramp in Halifax showed a cyanobacteria level of 395 cells/ml. The West Monponsett Pond samples showed cyanobacteria levels of 3,169 cells/ml at the 4th Avenue Beach and 4,746 cells/ml at the state boat ramp. These sample results are below the MDPH guideline level of 70,000 cells/ml. According to MDPH guidelines, samples collected a week apart with levels below the guidelines are required before MDPH can recommend that the advisory be lifted. The results above are the second low samples, so the advisory for West Monponsett Pond can be rescinded. Result: Both West and East Monponsett Ponds are open.