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Municipal Building open M-F 8:30-4:30. Transfer station Tu-F 7:30-3:30 and Sat. 7-3.


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What do you think of this proposal for a Town flag?

By admin | September 13, 2014

A talented group of townspeople have come together to propose a design for the first ever flag for the Town of Williamstown. Eventually our flag will hang proudly in the Hall of Flags at the State House with other Massachusetts communities. Click here for more information and to take our survey or email the Selectmen at

Topics: Selectmen 458-3500

Paint Collection Day Saturday

By admin | September 11, 2014

Paint collection day at the Transfer Station off Simonds Road Saturday, September 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fee $2 per liquid gallon for oil-based and latex finishes. No charge for spray paint. Follow the link for more information on special collections.

Topics: Public Works 458-9345

State primary election Tuesday

By admin | September 8, 2014

Voting will take place in the gymnasium of the Elementary School from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Parking in the School Street lot. Access to the gym only through the back doors from the School Street lot. All other doors, including the main entrance on Church Street, will be locked on all election days at School Committee request.

Residents with questions regarding status of their voter registration or the absentee process should call Town Clerk Mary C. Kennedy at 458-9341.

Topics: Town Clerk Mary Courtney Kennedy 458-9341

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

By admin | September 5, 2014

Residents of Williamstown are invited to testify before the Board of Health on proposed new tobacco regulations on Monday, September 8, 6:00 pm, at Town Hall.

The Board is considering new and enhanced tobacco regulations that will take a strong stand against youth smoking. A summary of the changes can be found here. In short: (1) Smoking will not be permitted in outside dining areas of restaurants; (2) Flavored tobacco products (except for menthol, wintergreen, or mint) will not be sold in town (children are drawn to flavored products); (3) Single cigars cannot be sold in town; (4) Pharmacies will no longer be allowed to sell tobacco.

You are invited to testify at the hearing or to submit written testimony, which will be included in the record. You do not have to justify your testimony with statistics; statements of concern — giving your personal observations and experiences — are all you need to offer.

You can get assistance on preparing your testimony by contacting Joan Rubel of the Berkshire Area Health Education Center: Written testimony can be mailed to Jeffrey Kennedy at the Board of Health, 31 North Street, Williamstown 01267 or emailed to him at

Topics: General Interest

Absentee ballot deadline

By admin | September 2, 2014

Applications for absentee ballots must be made in writing no later than 12:00 Noon on Monday, September 8. Family members of a person qualified to vote by absentee may request an absentee ballot on their behalf. It is important to request the absentee ballot as soon as possible, as the Town Clerk must mail the ballot to the voter.

A voter may apply for their own absentee ballot and then vote in the Town Clerk’s office during the same visit. Absentee ballot applications are available on the Town Clerk’s web page at

Topics: Town Clerk Mary Courtney Kennedy 458-9341

Absentee ballots available

By admin | August 29, 2014

Absentee ballots for the Tuesday, September 9, State Primary are available in the Town Clerk’s office. Residents may vote absentee if they will be absent from town on Election Day, have a physical disability that prevents them from voting at the polling place, or cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs.

Topics: Town Clerk Mary Courtney Kennedy 458-9341

Voter registration deadline

By admin | August 19, 2014

Deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation for State Primary is Wednesday, August 20. Town Clerk’s office will remain open until 8:00 PM that day.  Students who were away at school and have moved back to Williamstown should contact Town Clerk’s office to confirm if they are still registered to vote.  Voters may also check their voter registration status on Secretary of Commonwealth website at

Topics: Town Clerk Mary Courtney Kennedy 458-9341

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