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Thank you and farewell

By admin | August 28, 2015

Today I retire as Williamstown’s longest serving town manager after 15 years, 2 months, and 24 days. Most days it has been the best job in the Commonwealth thanks to the support of Selectmen, board and committee members, fellow employees, and the residents of Williamstown. Happy trails to you, until we meet again.

Topics: Town Manager 458-3500

Congratulations Kirbie Nichols!

By admin | August 26, 2015

Kirbie Nichols, the first woman member of our Department of Public Works, received her Commercial Driver’s License on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. You may have seen her driving some of our smaller trucks during the past year. Now you can expect to see her proudly driving our biggest rigs in sun, snow, and dark of night. Give her a big wave and a thumbs up!

Topics: Public Works 458-9345

Can Reusable Bags At The Grocery Store Change What People Buy?

By admin | August 19, 2015

“Consumers who prefer reusable bags tend to buy more organic food. Researchers say that makes sense, given that the bags suggest a concern for the environment. But they also buy more junk food.” Follow this link to interesting explanation on NPR.

Topics: General Interest

Bylaws approved - some are, some not

By admin | August 18, 2015

Massachusetts Attorney General approved bylaws passed at May town meeting on August 17. Demolition delay, sign, and zoning bylaws take effect today. Ban on foam and rigid polystyrene takes effect February 18. AGO still reviewing plastic bag bylaw. According to AGO Williamstown bag bylaw only one in state imposing a fee - by citizen petition.

Topics: Town Clerk Mary Courtney Kennedy 458-9341, Town Manager 458-3500

MLP Open

By admin | July 30, 2015

The Pond at Margaret Lindley Park is open again. Testing on Wednesday afternoon showed that the water has returned to well within safe bacterial levels.

Topics: Board of Health 458-9344, Conservation Commission 458-9344

MLP Closed

By admin | July 29, 2015

Margaret Lindley Park has failed this week’s water quality test and is once again temporarily closed. The situation is being monitored by Health Agent Jeffery Kennedy. The park will re - open as soon as water quality improves.

Topics: Board of Health 458-9344, Conservation Commission 458-9344

Margaret Lindley Park Now Open

By admin | July 23, 2015

The Board of Health has re-opened the pond for swimming. New testing has shown greatly reduced bacteria counts, far inside of state limits, in the pond.

Topics: Board of Health 458-9344, Conservation Commission 458-9344


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