|TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
|Fohlin Praises MEMA's Help In Spruces Aftermath
"MEMA's been great all the way through this project. It's been like clockwork with MEMA." — Peter Fohlin
DHCD Official: Williamstown Housing Project 'Worthy' of Fast Track
"This project scored very high in our scoring criteria. We considered it a high-priority need." — Aaron Gornstein
Williamstown Selectmen Sign Grant Deal With Highland Woods
"The intersection is we are required by the FEMA grant to be finished by March 28 or 29 of 2016." — Peter Fohlin
Williamstown Meeting Will Decide Future of Spruces
"I hope people don't have special town meeting fatigue." — Chairwoman Jane Allen
Letters: Williamstown Official Urges Yes Vote on Spruces
Voting "yes" on all three articles is important to both the town of Williamstown and the residents of the Spruces Mobile Home Park.
Williamstown 'Roof Group' Endorses Spruces Acquisition
The warrant for the town's latest special town meeting were approved last week by the Selectmen.
Williamstown Selectmen OK $2.6M for Higher Ground Project
"This is an amazing story and a unique story in terms of all the funding requests the state is getting." — Mollye Wolahan
Williamstown's Spruces Vote Likely in November
It was announced that it will be early October before the town can schedule the special town meeting it will take to move the process forward.
Williamstown Selectmen Clarify Language on Lowry, Burbank
Specifically, the board asked the commission to consider releasing about 10 acres from the 30-acre Lowry property.
Spruces Housing Group Hopes to Clarify Park's Fate
"If there is room to put some number of houses, that might be a way to have our cake and eat it, too." — Ann McCallum
Williamstown Agrees to Accept FEMA Grant
"At some point, they're going to ask us, 'Where is it? We sent you a document worth $6 million, and you haven't returned it.' " — Peter Fohlin
FAQs About Williamstown's FEMA Grant
The distribution of that money is complicated, and there are a few aspects of the program that town officials will continue to learn in the months ahead.
Williamstown Awarded Grant to Demolish Spruces
"It was in my mailbox yesterday morning." — Peter Fohlin
Residents Divided Over Future of Spruces Mobile Home Park
"Sometimes, you have to stop and think, logically, and realize the Spruces was a great place, but it's never going to be that again." — Carol Zingarelli 1 Comment
Letters: Why Not a New Spruces?
My idea: Construct new homes on the Spruces site with elevated concrete and steel reinforced 7- or 8-foot high open air foundations
Letters: Consider Other Options to Protect Spruces
The Spruces might yet have a future were it possible to protect the park from future flooding.
Williamstown Board Hears Emotional Pleas For Spruces
"Everyone in the Spruces takes good care of our homes. The majority of us want to stay." — Linda Bell
Williamstown Applies For Grant to Buy, Demolish Spruces
"[The proposal] was well received with a fair amount of apprehension because they're the ones who are in play." — Peter Fohlin 3 Comments