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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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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

Draft passenger rail study available

By admin | August 18, 2014

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) is pleased to announce the release of its DRAFT Passenger Rail Station Location and Design Analysis Study for public comment. Copies of the DRAFT study can be obtained by clicking here or by requesting a copy in person at the BRPC office located at 1 Fenn Street, Suite 201, Pittsfield, MA 01201. The thirty (30) day public comment period begins on August 15, 2014 and ends on September 15, 2014. Please address written comments to Senior Planner Brian Domina via email at or by mail to Brian Domina, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, 1 Fenn Street, Suite 201, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

Topics: Community Development 458-9344

Cultural Council grants available

By admin | August 15, 2014

The Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire (CCNB), a granting organization funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, represents 11 municipalities in Northern Berkshire County, including Williamstown. The CCNB accepts grant applications from individuals and organizations for projects in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences.  These projects must provide a public benefit, such as a concert, school field trip, lecture, theatre performance, or exhibition. Review panels look for projects that are innovative, collaborative, demonstrate creative excellence, contribute to the cultural vitality of our community, and address a community need or reach an underserved population.

The CCNB is currently accepting applications to fund projects between January and December of 2015. Applications and guidelines are available at local libraries and town halls or online at: Applications must be postmarked by October 15, 2014. For more information, contact Heather O’Brien at: (413) 281-0455 or

Topics: General Interest

Proposed tobacco control regulations

By admin | August 14, 2014

Board of Health public hearing Monday, September 8, at 6 pm in the Municipal Building link to take testimony on proposed tobacco control regulations. Primary proposed changes: smoking in outside dining areas no longer allowed; sale of flavored tobacco products other than menthol, mint or wintergreen, not allowed; single cigar sales limited; pharmacies not allowed to sell tobacco products. Follow link to more details. Copy of the regulation available for review in the Community Development Department, Municipal Building, 31 North Street, 3rd Floor, Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30.

Topics: Board of Health 458-9344

WoooWoooo! Bring back the trains!

By admin | August 11, 2014

Northern Berkshire County meeting of The Train Campaign Wednesday, August 13, 6-8 p.m. at Water Street Grille in Williamstown.

Topics: Planning Board 458-9344

Paint Collection Day Saturday

By admin | August 7, 2014

Paint collection day at the Transfer Station off Simonds Road Saturday, August 9, 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

Absentee ballots for September primary election

By admin | July 28, 2014

Absentee ballots are available now for the September 9 State Primary. Voters unable to come to the polls on September 9 may vote in the town clerk’s office during normal business hours, or may send a written request for a ballot to be sent. Absentee ballot application are available on the Town Clerk’s web page.

Topics: Town Clerk Mary Courtney Kennedy 458-9341

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