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Williamstown Won't Attempt Street Closure Saturday

After hearing more testimony from a local business owner at Monday's meeting, the members of the Select Board showed no interest in going through with the plan to allow outdoor dining and shopping in downtown between 4 and 10 p.m.

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Williamstown to Try Outdoor Dining on Spring Street Again Saturday

Despite the vagaries of Mother Nature and the voices of those who raised concerns about the plan, the town plans to temporarily close Spring Street to vehicles the next two Saturday evenings to allow outdoor dining.

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Spring Street Will Be Closed Saturday for Outdoor Dining

At the end of Monday's more than 2 1/2-hour meeting of the Select Board, Chair Jane Patton announced that the street will be closed from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

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Williamstown to Begin Resurfacing Spring Street on Monday

Unfortunately, the local economy already is severely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among many consequences is a loss of traffic on the normally busy commercial street.

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Williamstown Businesses Likely to Take Hit with Students' Departure

Local business owners were concerned but not panicking Wednesday on news that Williams College will be closing its campus for classes after Friday and moving to a remote learning model for the rest of the semester in response to concerns about the novel coronavirus.

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BHS, Williams College Collaborate on Retail Pharmacy on Spring Street

The Williamstown Apothecary is scheduled to open in early spring, following the completion of renovations to the property being undertaken by Berkshire Health Systems and municipal permitting.

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New Owners Take Over Williamstown's Nature's Closet

Longtime store manager Beth McLean and friend Amy Jeschawitz bought the combination outdoor store/smoothie shop on Jan. 2 from founder Steve Hinchcliffe.

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Williams College Redoes Section of Pavement in Spring Street Lot

The college's senior project manager Wednesday morning characterized the project as "punch list work" on a multiphase rebuild of the parking lot that was completed last year.

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New Williams Inn Opens on Spring Street

The $32 million, 64-room hotel at the bottom of Spring and Latham streets replaces the 100-room original hotel at Field Park that closed on July 31. The older inn, purchased by Williams College in 2014, was considered outdated and energy inefficient for an institution that's committed itself to sustainabilility.

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Cones, Closures and Curators Coming to Williamstown's Spring Street this Spring

Williams College this week is working to install a new home for the popular parlor at the corner of Spring Street and Walden Street, across from the Williams Bookstore and adjacent to the public parking lot.

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Chapter Two Books in Williamstown a Place for Community

The nonprofit Friends began brainstorming what could possibly replace one of the main financial engines that has provided the group with funds to support programming and other items at the library.

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Chapter Two Books Opens in Williamstown to Support Milne Library

Chapter Two Books, operated by Friends of the David and Joyce Milne Library, held its grand opening on Thursday at its location at 37 Spring St. with a ribbon cutting celebrated by local officials, library employees and Friends.

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