TOWNSEND - For the time being, Townsend has not postponed their pre-Special Town Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30. All the offices of Town Hall are currently open and there are no official plans to close them, according to Karin Canfield, executive assistant to the town administrator.

The Townsend Emergency Management Agency has not opened the doors to their shelter at Hawthorne Brook Middle School, and has not yet determined if or when there will be a need to do so.

"The short answer is we don't know yet," said Director Shirley Coit. Coit expects to have more information available as the day progresses.

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