Annual Town Reports

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The Annual Town Report has been published yearly since 1854. This page is in the process of being compiled in an internet-friendly format. For years not available online, please check the libraries, the Town Clerk's office, or the Freetown Historical Society for hard copies.

Presently, Freetown's Annual Town Reports are printed reflecting the Town's fiscal year calendar, July 1-June 30, with the book becoming available at or around the following year's Annual Town Meeting. A selection of Reports are available in PDF format, below.

Special thank you to the Board of Assessors office and to Mike McCue for providing hard copies of town reports, to allow for scanning of covers. 

For ease of navigation: 1940 | 1950 1960 | 1970 | 1980 | 1990 | 2000 | 2010

Fiscal Year 2016
(July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016)

Cover:
Aerial view of Freetown Police Station, Council on Aging, Freetown Elementary School, War Memorial and Central Park Complex, East Freetown

View FY16 Annual Town Report

Fiscal Year 2015
(July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015)

Cover:
Assonet Star Market, circa 1960, Assonet

View FY15 Annual Town Report

Fiscal Year 2014
(July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014)

Cover:
Freetown Town Hall at night

View FY14 Annual Town Report

Fiscal Year 2013
(July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013)

Cover:
A new ambulance, police cruiser and street sweeper, purchased in this fiscal year

View FY13 Annual Town Report

Fiscal Year 2012
(July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012)

Cover:
Slab Bridge Road after a snow storm

View FY12 Annual Town Report

Fiscal Year 2011
(July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011)

Cover:
Albert Foster, Sr, outside the former East Freetown Post Office in 1950

View FY11 Annual Town Report

Fiscal Year 2010
(July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010)

Cover:
Elm Street Bridge after renovation/restoration construction

View FY10 Annual Town Report

Fiscal Year 2009
(July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009)

Cover:
EOD Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler John Trahan, 5/2/86 - 4/30/09

View FY09 Annual Town Report

Fiscal Year 2008
(July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008)

Cover:
King Phillip's Cave, located in Rocky Woods, East Freetown

View FY08 Annual Town Report

Fiscal Year 2007
(July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007)

Cover:
Elm Street Bridge, Assonet

View FY07 Annual Town Report

Fiscal Year 2006
(July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2006)

Cover:
Freetown Memorial Park, East Freetown

View FY06 Annual Town Report

Fiscal Year 2005
(July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2005)

Cover:
Profile on Joshua's Mountain, "Profile Rock", photo taken in 1905

The FY05 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 2004
(July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004)

Cover:
County Road, East Freetown, circa late 1800s

The FY04 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 2003
(July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2003)

Cover:
The former H.E. Washburn Dry Goods & Groceries Store on Washburn Rd. Photo donated by the Foster family.

The FY03 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 2002
(July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002)

Cover:
A southerly view from Main Street of Assonet Four Corners, circa 1917

The FY02 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 2001
(July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2001)

Cover:
Freetown Elementary School, Memorial Drive entrance. Renovation of this portion of the school began in July 2000.

The FY01 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 2000
(July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2000)

Cover:
Newly-Built Fire Station No. 3

The FY00 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1999
(July 1, 1998 - June 30, 1999)

Cover:
The Guilford H. Hathaway Library & the James White Library

The FY99 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1998
(July 1, 1997 - June 30, 1998)

Cover:
Freetown Historical Society

The FY98 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1997
(July 1, 1996 - June 30, 1997)

Cover:
Freetown Police Department

The FY97 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1996
(July 1, 1995 - June 30, 1996)

Cover:
Freetown Town Hall

The FY96 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1995
(July 1, 1994 - June 30, 1995)

Cover:
A photo from the Freetown Fourth of July Celebration, a photo of antique autos at the Freetown Historical Society, and a photo of the newly-closed Freetown Sanitary Landfill.

The FY95 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1994
(July 1, 1993 - June 30, 1994)

Cover:
Newly purchased fire engine

View FY94 Annual Town Report

Fiscal Year 1993
(July 1, 1992 - June 30, 1993)

Cover:
Sailing on Long Pond

View FY93 Annual Town Report

Fiscal Year 1992
(July 1, 1991 - June 30, 1992)

Cover:
The Freetown Council on Aging

The FY92 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1991
(July 1, 1990 - June 30, 1991)

Cover:
Freetown Historical Society

The FY91 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1990
(July 1, 1989 - June 30, 1990)

Cover:
Assonet Four Corners, 1890s

The FY90 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1989
(July 1, 1988 - June 30, 1989)

Cover:
A road in the woods

The FY89 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1988
(July 1, 1987 - June 30, 1988)

Cover:
Maple Tree Crossing, a three-arch bridge

The FY88 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1987
(July 1, 1986 - June 30, 1987)

The FY87 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1986
(July 1, 1985 - June 30, 1986)

The FY87 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1985
(July 1, 1984 - June 30, 1985)

The FY85 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1984
(July 1, 1983 - June 30, 1984)

Cover:
Freetown Historical Society

The FY84 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1983
(July 1, 1982 - June 30, 1983)

The FY83 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1982
(July 1, 1981 - June 30, 1982)

Cover:
Aerial view of East Freetown's historical district, labeled "The Village"

The FY82 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1981
(July 1, 1980 - June 30, 1981)

Cover:
Saw Mill & Grist Mill at Tisdale's Dam

The FY81 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1980
(July 1, 1979 - June 30, 1980)

Cover:
The Assonet River at Hathaway Park

The FY80 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1979
(July 1, 1978- June 30, 1979)

The FY79 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1978
(July 1, 1977- June 30, 1978)

The FY78 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1977
(July 1, 1976 - June 30, 1977)

The FY77 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

Fiscal Year 1976
(July 1, 1975- June 30, 1976)

The FY76 Annual Town Report is currently not available online.

The Town of Freetown switched formats, starting with fiscal year 1976. Before this time, the annual town report (then known as "Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown") were published based on a calendar year. For this reason, a "transitional" town report was required for January 1, 1975-June 30,1975

Transitional Town Report of the Town of Freetown
(January 1, 1975-June 30, 1975)

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1974

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1973

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1972

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1971

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1970

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1969

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1968

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1967

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1966

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1965

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1964

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1963

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1962

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1961

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1960

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1959

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1958

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1957

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1956

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1955

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1954

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1953

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1952

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1951

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1950

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1949

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1948

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1947

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1946

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1945

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1944

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1943

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1942

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1941

This report is currently not available online.

Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Freetown for the Year Ending December 31, 1940

This report is currently not available online.