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Williamstown's Spruces Committee Looking for Design Help

The Spruces Land Use Committee this month moved forward with hiring an engineer to work on plans for converting the former mobile home park to a community amenity. At its June 15 meeting, the committee agreed to send a request for proposals to three firms. It's looking for help with wetlands delineation and a conceptual design for playing fields, a community garden, a bicycle loop and or any other items that might fit on 42 acres of the former Spruces property.

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Williamstown Planning Board Finds No Open Meeting Law Violation

The Planning Board on Monday morning unanimously voted that it found no violation of the Open Meeting Law by three of its members in regard to its May 4 meeting. On May 8, two days before the recent town election, Luce Road resident David Leja filed the OML complaint alleging improper communication between three members of the five-person board.

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Williamstown Selectmen Back Mohawk Trail Partnership

The Board of Selectmen on Monday agreed to support a drive to create a 21-community economic development and conservation project stretching from the Pioneer Valley across North Berkshire.

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Williamstown Housing Committee Shifting Focus

With nearly 100 units of income-sensitive housing in various stages of development in town, the Affordable Housing Committee wants to focus on the broader issue of addressing the town's complete housing needs.

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Williamstown Community Preservation Committee Rejects 3 Projects

The Community Preservation Committee has recommended that town meeting fund six projects to the tune of $154,421. The committee at its Feb. 23 meeting voted to send just six of nine active applications for Community Preservation Act funds to May's annual town meeting.

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Highland Woods to Accept First Tenants Tuesday

The town's new senior housing project threw open its doors on Friday to current and former town officials who helped make the project a reality. On Tuesday, it begins welcoming its first crop of residents.

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Dog Park Request Criticized at Williamstown Meeting

Plans to create a dog park in South Williamstown continued to draw fire at Wednesday's meeting of the Community Preservation Committee. The South Williamstown Community Association is seeking $3,500 from Community Preservation Act funds to help build a fence for a dog park in the yard behind the South Center School near the junctions of Routes 7 and 43.

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Williamstown Dog Park Proposal Raises Concerns at CPC Meeting

The Williamstown Historical Museum found itself at odds with a group of residents who are looking to create a dog park at the South Williamstown site the museum expects soon to call home. The museum was before the Community Preservation Committee in search of nearly $15,000 for a historic preservation project unrelated to its upcoming move. The South Williamstown Community Association is looking for $3,500 in Community Preservation Act funds to help build the dog park.

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Williamstown Community Preservation Committee Has 10 Applications

Ten projects totaling more than $293,000 will be on the agenda when the Community Preservation Committee holds its first 2016 meeting on Wednesday evening at Town Hall. The money in that $284,000 pot is generated by a combination of state support and r

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Williamstown Selectmen Discuss Parking Woes on South Street

"I was jogging one day, and I took my life in my hands to go down South Street to Gale Road." — Elizabeth McGowan

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Williamstown Senior Housing Project Nearly Ready to Sign Up Tenants

Next week, a local non-profit raising money to support the project will pull a lucky raffle ticket worth $500.

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Williamstown's Highland Woods on Schedule, Cole Ave. Project Moving Ahead

"It's really progressing well." &mdahs; Elton Ogden

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Williamstown Selectmen Weigh Requests from Museum, Town Committees

"There's a lot more of Williamstown than the Williamstown that's within a five-minute drive of the library." — Pat Leach

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Williamstown's Spruces Reuse Committee Seeking Input, Funds

"I think we need to make the community know that these meetings are open to the whole community, especially as we look at specific topics." — Dr. Thomas Hyde

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held at New Williamstown Senior Housing

“Just 18 months ago, this process started. And there is building going on. Frankly, that is half the usual time.” — Elton Ogden

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Williamstown Auctions Abandoned Spruces Trailers

The homes were left behind by residents who have begun to vacate the park.

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Cable Mills Developer Pushing for December 2015 Occupancy

"And we'll work right through the winter. ... We will have temporary heating and doing everything we can to keep things moving." — David Traggorth

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Route 2 Drainage Project Won't Change Flooding at Spruces

"It was in response to concerns of people who live on that side of the road about flooding coming down Luce Road." — Timothy Kaiser

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Officials Celebrate Progress on Williamstown Housing Project

"There are still some hurdles to overcome. But we're definitely on the downslope." — Elton Ogden

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