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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
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

Williamstown Auctions Abandoned Spruces Trailers
The homes were left behind by residents who have begun to vacate the park.

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

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

Officials Celebrate Progress on Williamstown Housing Project
"There are still some hurdles to overcome. But we're definitely on the downslope." — Elton Ogden

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, Pittsfield Housing Projects Funded by State
"We consider this a very high-priority project. That's why we funded it." — Aaron Gornstein on Highland Woods

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

Former Spruces Resident Gets Assist in Home Demo
"It's like losing an old friend, really." — Arthur Smith

Williamstown Zoners OK Highland Woods Project, Cable Mills
"Extraordinary is a great word when we think about where we are." — Mollye Wolahan

Williamstown Selectmen OK Lease to Operate Spruces
"We will get through this. We will find them all a decent, safe and sanitary place to live." — Trish P. Smith

Williamstown Issues RFPs for Housing Development
"She conducted a good two-way conversation that led me to believe we'll be able to work with her." — Peter Fohlin

Spruces Residents Hear Hope From Selectmen Chair
"It's good news. Don't worry about the tears." — Selectmen Chairwoman Jane Allen

Williamstown Senior Housing Project Eyes 2016 Completion
"We will be done with this project and ready to move in by then." — Marc Sternick

Williamstown OKs Spruces Acquisition
"This is just the beginning. Now the hard part starts." — Town Manager 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 Sets Special Town Meeting on Spruces
"And that's not writing a letter that says, 'I support this.' That's putting your money where your mouth is." — Suzanne Kemple

Guest Column: Housing, Conservation Compatible in Williamstown
"The Board of Selectmen requested 10 acres of Lowry for housing, roughly 6 percent of those 170 acres."

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 Drafts Special Town Meeting Articles on Spruces
The board is meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12, because its regular meeting day, the second Monday of the month, is Veterans Day.

Williamstown Aiming for Dec. 10 Special Town Meeting
"It's been going on for too long, and we need to move." — Peter Fohlin

Williamstown Residents Share Thoughts About Water Street Lot
"Different people want different kinds of housing." — Connie Kruger

Williamstown, MassDOT Talk Flooding & Road Work
"We're talking about 30 minutes [of rain] and knee-deep water. We're talking about our safety." — Chanda Shin

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