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About our town:

A small, rural, and agricultural New England town of 23.42 square miles, population slightly under 2,100.   Bernardston, Massachusetts is situated in north-central Franklin County on the Vermont border.   The Town enjoys an Open Town Meeting form of Government with a three member Board of Selectmen.  The major arterial roads of Bernardston include the Interstate-91 expressway and Route 5 and Route 10 under the jurisdiction of the state.  The climate in this mid-New England area is dominated by long, cold winters and short, mild to hot summers.  The hills and ridges of Bernardston are extensions of the Green Mountain range and rise steeply to the east and west of the Fall River.  Vegetation in the region consists of two forest types, the transitional hardwood forest found on hills and ridges and the southern New England flood-plain forest.  The majority of the town lies within the Connecticut River Basin with a small southwesterly portion lying in the Deerfield River Basin.  The Fall River, which feeds the town’s wells, supplying water to the central village, eventually flows into the Connecticut River.  Bernardston is rural in nature.  It is characterized by some of the best agricultural soils in the country, a rich network of rivers and streams, and complex strings of hills and mountains.

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