Historical Commissioner John Dickson watched as the former Plunkett School was torn down. He heard the news that the former St. Mary of Morning Star was eyed for the demolition ball. He saw the St. Joseph Convent torn down.
He sees these buildings being torn down. But, he also sees developers looking to cobble together funds to save some. He writes letters of recommendations for historic tax credits but so often it isn't enough.
The Community Preservation Committee on Tuesday approved the warrant articles it recommends for approval at May's annual town meeting.
The CPC is recommending the town fund six new requests with funds generated from the Community Preservation Act surcharge on local property taxes.
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.