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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.

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Williamstown Fire District Voters OK Purchase of Tanker Truck

Voters on Tuesday unanimously approved the Williamstown Fire District's budget in a brief annual meeting at Williamstown Elementary School.

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Williamstown Fire District Election, Meeting Set for Tuesday

The polls will open at 4 p.m. and will stay open until at least 7 p.m. for the election, in which John Notsley, the chair of the five-person Prudential Committee, is one of several candidates on the ballot running without opposition.

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Williamstown Fire District Proposes Tax Cut for FY21

The Fire District will ask voters to approve a slight tax increase when they convene the annual district meeting at the end of the month.

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Williamstown Fire District Eyes Slight Decrease in Spending for FY21

The Prudential Committee, which oversees the district, at its Wednesday meeting, reviewed the FY21 spending plan and other warrant articles for the June 30 annual district meeting.

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Williamstown Fire District 'Slows' Building Project in Light of Economy

The Prudential Committee on Wednesday discussed the need to slow down in its quest to replace the Water Street fire station in light of the current state of the economy.

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Williamstown Fire District Moving to Hire Owner's Project Manager for Station Project

At its Wednesday meeting, held via video conference, four members of the five-person board that governs the fire district decided to draft a Request for Services to issue in hopes of finding an OPM.

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Williamstown Fire District Seeks Candidates for Governing Body Spots

In 2018, district voters OKed a proposal to expand the three-member committee that oversees the district. The enabling legislation to change the district's charter was approved in Boston at the end of the most recent session.

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Williamstown Fire District Election, Meeting Tuesday

One item on the meeting warrant is a complement to an article that passed without commen at last week's annual town meeting.

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Adams Fire District Say No to Full-Time Fire Chief

The Fire District voted to keep the status quo and shot down the proposition to increase the fire chief position to full time.

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Adams Fire District to Decide on Full-Time Fire Chief, Firefighter

The proposed fiscal 2020 budget of $2,177,361 is down 21 percent from this year's budget of $2,777,800 but it does include the additions of a full-time fire chief position and a single full-time firefighter position.

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Williamstown Fire District Waiting for State's Approval of Committee Expansion

At Wednesday's monthly meeting, the committee learned that there likely is no way to move forward with the change approved by voters in November in time for this year's annual election in May.

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