The nearest regional airport is the nearest national flights and Pittsfield Municipal Airport. The population density was 14.4 people per square mile. The state level is represented as part of the Second Berkshire district in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The Massachusetts Senate is part of the Berkshire, Franklin district and Hampshire. The national level is represented as part of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives. Massachusetts is represented currently by junior Senator Ed Markey and senior Senator Elizabeth Warren in the United States Senate.
Students attend the Beckett-Washington Elementary School. The nearest community college is Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield. The nearest state colleges are Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in the nearest state university and Westfield in Westfield State University and North Adams.