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Adams Fire District Gets Second Open Meeting Law Complaint

The Adams Fire District has received its second Open Meeting Law complaint in the last month, despite the insistence of the Prudential Committee and legal counsel that it has complied with the law.

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Adams Fire District Approves Two Bylaw Changes in Special Meeting

The Adams Fire District approved both of the proposed bylaw changes on the warrant at its special meeting on Wednesday.

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Adams Fire District to Hold Special Meeting on June 16

The Adams Fire District will hold a special meeting on Thursday, June 16, to debate two bylaw amendments, including one that would have customers pay some fees directly to the town.

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Williamstown Fire District Celebrates Briggs' Service

After decades of service to the town's fire district and decades more to the protection of lives and property, Ed Briggs said an emotional goodbye at Tuesday's annual district meeting.

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Adams Fire District Rejects Bylaw Change Prompted by Lawsuit

Members of the Fire District voted 13-11 to oppose a proposed bylaw amendment that would have made customers pay some fees directly to the town.

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Williamstown Fire District Election, Annual Meeting Tuesday

The town's fire district Tuesday will face decisions on adding two new members to the Prudential Committee and a fiscal year 2023 budget that foresees a 2.5 percent increase in operating expenses.

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Williamstown Fire District Honing FY23 Budget Proposal

On a percentage basis, one of the biggest line item increases is in the area of education and training, where Thurston has penciled in $15,000 for FY23, up from $10,500 in the current year, a jump of 43 percent.

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Williamstown Fire District Facing Decisions on FY23 Budget

The chair of the committee that governs the fire district warned that the district's fiscal year 2023 budget would not be a "slam dunk" for voter approval this spring.

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Williamstown Fire Committee Pushed to Move on Architect Contract

The chair of the Fire District's Building Committee last week pushed the Prudential Committee to finalize a contract with the architects chosen to design a new station on Main Street.

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Williamstown Fire District, Architect Still Without Contract

But the absence of a deal has not kept the district from moving forward with the planning process.

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Adams Fire District Sets Virtual Review of Organizational Study

The Fire Department will hold a virtual meeting to go over some findings from the recent Organizational Assessment and Strategic Plan that could inform some changes within the Fire District.

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Williamstown Fire District Officials Respond to Budget Questions

The committee that governs the town's fire district Wednesday finalized the fiscal year 2022 budget request it will send to voters later this month.

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Veteran Williamstown Prudential Member Not Running Again

Longtime Prudential Committee member Ed McGowan announced at Wednesday's special meeting of the body that he will not be seeking another term on the five-member panel.

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Williamstown, Fire District Talk About Trading Some Responsibilities

On Wednesday, the Prudential Committee, which oversees the district, voted, 5-0, to allow its legal counsel to represent both the district and town in negotiations to move jurisdiction over street lighting to Town Hall.

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Williamstown Fire District Seeks New Perspective from Advisory Panel

It is governed by an elected committee that, until last year, had just three members, each with decades of experience in fighting fires, including one whose father served on the same committee.

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Williamstown Fire District Signs Deal on Tanker Truck

Chief Craig Pedercini on Wednesday reported to the Prudential Committee that the district received one bid for the truck, and it accepted the proposal from New England Fire Equipment and Apparatus for a purchase price of $366,987, just a hair under the price tag that district voters approved in July.

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Williamstown Fire District Forms Subcommittees to Advance Building Plan

The committee that governs the town's fire district last week announced two subcommittees to help advance planning for a new Main Street fire station.