Even as they face the shortest days of the year, Williamstown residents had a ray of sunshine this month.
"As of Friday, Nov. 17, the landfill solar installation went live," Town Manager Jason Hoch told the Board of Selectmen on Monday evening. "Itís connected and it is generating power."
The Board of Selectmen on Monday approved two new package store licenses ó one on the north end of town and one at the south.
The Store at Five Corners in South Williamstown and the Express Mart at the corner of Simonds Road (Route 7) and Sand Springs Road were before the board seeking licenses to sell wine and malt beverages.
The Selectmen are telling the town's solar consultants to further discussion with Ameresco to develop a solar array off of North Main Street.
Beacon Integrated Solutions has reviewed the responses to the request for proposal to develop such an array on town-owned land and recommended that Ameresco is chosen to use up to 13 acres of land for the photovoltaic array.