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State and Local

State of Massachusetts
The Official State site. Renew your drivers license, search the town directory, find maps and local information.

Central Register & Goods and Services Bulletin
Here are the Massachusetts state publications listing government contracts out to bid, awarded, and related information.

Northampton MA
Northampton's Offical Site. Find information about local events, weather and city departments.

Hampshire County Council of Governments
This cooperative of various area towns has information here about many of their joint programs.

Obtaining ID

Obtaining a Massachusetts ID
Instructions and requirements for obtaining an official identification card from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Massachusetts Driver's License
Information on driver's licenses from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. Note that out-of-state or foreign-licensed drivers MUST obtain a MA driver's license upon becoming a MA resident.

Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation
A public policy organization with a mission to provide unbiased research with recommendations that strengthen the state's finances and economy. The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation is a good source for aggregated records of municipal and state expenditures and revenues.

For the online purchase of a Massachusetts Fishing, Hunting or Sporting License, a Recreational Lobster Permit, or a Saltwater Fishing Permit. Licenses are also available from MassWildlife offices or an official license vendor.


The United States Official Government Web Portal. Search by topic, find elected official's contact information, renew passports.

GovFresh is a live feed of official news from U.S. Government Twitter, YouTube, RSS, Facebook, Flickr accounts and more, all in one place.

House of Representatives
Find your house representative, or fill out a form to contact the representative.

Provided by the Library of Congress, search for federal legislative information.

American FactFinder
A product of the US Census Bureau. Use to search for 2000 Census information.

Federal government and government agency statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government

Common Core of Data
Information on Public Schools and School Districts in the United States.

GPO Access
Free electronic access to information produced by the Federal Government, provided by the United States Government Printing Office.

CIA World Handbook
Statistics and Geographical information on places in the world.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Peace Corps

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities conducts research at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

Constitution Finder
This database offers constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents. Nations of the world are linked to their constitutional text posted somewhere on the Internet.

U.S. Census Bureau
The official site for U.S. Census statistics.

This is a private (not government created) website using data from the 2000 Census which compares neighboring towns as far as demographics and other statistics. It also includes maps. Very easy to use.

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