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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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Water main flushing weeknights

By admin | October 24, 2014

Water Department will be flushing water mains beginning Monday, October 27, through Thursday, October 30, and again Monday, November 3, through Friday, November 6, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and midnight, weather permitting. Customers may experience some riled water and lower than normal pressure. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

This is a semi-annual procedure to remove sediment in the mains and to check the operation of all fire hydrants. Questions regarding this matter please feel free to call the business office at 458-3383.

Topics: Water & Sewer Department 458-3383

Mark your calendar for December 6!

By admin | October 23, 2014

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Williamstown Holiday Walk can’t be far behind. The date has been set by the Chamber of Commerce for Saturday, December 6. Mark your calendar for shopping bargains, tasty treats, and the world famous ReinDog Parade.

Topics: Town Manager 458-3500

Trick-or-Treat October 31

By admin | October 22, 2014

Halloween Trick-or-Treat hours in Williamstown will be 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 31.

Topics: Selectmen 458-3500

MGRHS School Committee Candidate Forum

By admin | October 20, 2014

Williamstown League of Women Voters and WilliNet present a Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 21, 9:30 AM in the Selectmen Meeting Room at Town Hall. Carrie Greene, Steven Miller, and Wendy Penner are in a contested race to fill 2 seats on the MGRHS School Committee (4 year terms). The Forum will replay on WilliNet-TV and at willinet.org through Election Day November 4, 2014.

Topics: General Interest

Lower electric rates obtained for area residents

By admin | October 3, 2014

Clarksburg, Dalton, Lenox, New Marlborough, North Adams, Sheffield, Tyringham, West Stockbridge, and Williamstown have contracted with Hampshire Power through Colonial Power Group to supply electricity to our residents. Bids were received from ConEdison, Hampshire Power, and Verde Energy. Hampshire Power was the low bidder at $.12191 per kilowatt hour. National Grid’s DPU filing for the next six months is $.16182. Williamstown voters approved their participation in a municipal aggregation plan under G. L. c. 164 s. 134 in Article 29 of the 2012 Annual Town Meeting.

Topics: Board of Selectmen 458-3500

nb21 to combat substance abuse and underage drinking

By admin | October 3, 2014

The community is invited to attend this year’s first meeting of the nb21 Mount Greylock Strategy Team at Town Hall on Tuesday, October 7, at 6:00 pm. (Refreshments served.) nb21 is the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s effort to prevent substance abuse and underage drinking in North Berkshire. The Mount Greylock Strategy Team provides community guidance on programs to create and how to tune existing programs to suit the Mount Greylock school area: Williamstown, Lanesboro, and Hancock. Adults and teens are welcome. For more information, contact Ed Sedarbaum at esedarbaum@gmail.com or 413-441-6006.

Topics: General Interest

Beautiful Fall Day

By admin | September 27, 2014

Enjoy the outdoors, or check the weather report here. Thanks to National Grid we now have a weather station on our DPW tower to provide local weather information. Check it out!

Topics: Town Manager 458-3500

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