The town clerk’s office recently mailed census forms to all households in town. Residents who have not already done so are asked to complete their census forms and return them as soon as possible. Residents need to be included in the census to maintain their active voter status, and to qualify for veterans’ and housing benefits, and in-state tuition at state colleges and universities. The town also uses census data for planning purposes and to apply for state and federal grants. For the convenience of dog owners, 2014 dog registration forms were attached to the census forms. By state law, all dogs 6 months or older must be registered annually. Anyone who is new to town or has not received a census form is asked to contact the clerk’s office at 978-640-4355 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.