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Williamstown Fire District Pitches Land Purchase at Select Board

Members of the Board of Selectmen on Monday reacted favorably to a proposal by the Fire District to acquire a 3.7-acre Main Street parcel where officials hope someday to build a new fire station.

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Williamstown Prudential Committee Moves Forward on Land Acquisition

The committee that oversees the town's fire district voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon to enter into a purchase and sales agreement for a 3.7-acre Main Street parcel where officials hope to build a new fire station.

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Adams Fire District Sets $2M Budget for Fiscal 2018

The Fire District has been approved for a $1,953,440.52 budget for fiscal 2018. Water district members met May 9 in the Fire Station garage to vote for the almost $2 million budget, of which $1,906,440.52 will be raised by water revenue.

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Williamstown Fire District: No Request Received to Fund Ambulance Study

The Board of Selectmen walked out of Monday's meeting thinking that a study to look at the financial viability of Village Ambulance Service would be paid for by the town, Williams College, the service and the Williamstown Fire District. That was news to the members of the Prudential Committee that governs the fire district.

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Williamstown Fire District OKs Budget

The Fire District on Tuesday night approved a $582,000 tax bill that represents a 4.24 percent decrease from the fiscal year 2016 appropriation. The three-person Prudential Committee that oversees the district faced a number of questions but no dissenting votes from the dozen or so residents who attended the annual Fire District meeting at the Water Street station.

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Williamstown Fire District Meeting Tuesday

Do not expect any fireworks when the town’s Fire District holds its annual meeting on Tuesday evening. Unlike the annual town meeting a couple of weeks ago, the business of the fire district will be fairly routine when it sits down to approve the fiscal 2017 budget at the fire station at 8 p.m. Tuesday's business begins with the annual fire district election of officers for the coming year. The polls open at 6 at the fire station.

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Williamstown Fire District Accepts Bid for Driveway Project

The Williamstown Fire District on Wednesday hired John's Tractor and Excavating Service of Lanesborough to install a new driveway and apron in front of the Water Street station. The Prudential Committee, which governs the fire district, at its monthly meeting discussed the seven bids it received for the project. The quoted prices ranged from a high of $53,891 to the low, the accepted bid of $28,755.

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Williamstown Fire Chief: Decorate With an Eye Toward Safety

It's great to decorate your homes. But I'd caution everyone about using candles and lights and getting them too close to combustibles." — Fire Chief Craig Pedercini

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