Letter: Williamstown Planning Board Election

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To the Editor:

Congratulations! Perhaps more townspeople will just say "No" to the progressing destruction of a lovely, traditional New England town. Current zoning restrictions are the result of careful deliberations. and have been time honored and starting this current ADU proposal with a questionable premise as to need, should be discussed thoroughly.

Rich Alley


Williamstown, Mass. 

 

 

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Williamstown Fire District Opts to Cancel Street Light Plan

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — After hearing widespread concern about potential health impacts, the Prudential Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to rescind a decision it made this winter to have LED bulbs installed in the town's street lamps.
 
The committee, which oversees the Fire District, at its monthly meeting decided to back out of an agreement with National Grid to swap out the current incandescent fixtures with light-emitting diodes that have bulbs that burn at 4,000 degrees Kelvin.
 
The color temperature of the planned bulbs generated considerable discussion at the district's annual meeting in May and again at a recent meeting of the town's Planning Board, which concurrently is discussing a bylaw amendment aimed to reduce light pollution.
 
The issue also prompted a couple of dozen people to attend Wednesday afternoon's meeting at the fire station -- many attending their first ever Prudential Committee meeting.
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