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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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Lenox Re-Elects Incumbents in Low Turnout Election

The town of Lenox has posted the unofficial results for Monday's annual town election. All incumbents were returned to their positions unchallenged.

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Beck Wins Seat on Williamstown Planning Board

Beck, a newcomer to town politics, took the seat from incumbent Alex Carlisle by a vote of 399-299, unofficially, in the only contested race on the town election ballot.

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Williamstown Voters Go to the Polls on Tuesday

The town's voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide one of five five-year seats on the Planning Board. That is the only contested race among the six positions on the ballot for the annual spring election.

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Lanesborough Elects Murphy as New Selectman

Former Finance Committee member Michael P. Murphy easily ousted incumbent Hank Sayers, 295-156. Sayers has served on the board since winning a special election in 2013 to fill a vacant seat.

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Candidate Statement: Murphy Running for Lanesborough Selectman

Candidate statement by Michael Murphy, who is running for a seat on the Board of Selectmen. The town election is Tuesday, June 16, from noon to 6:30 p.m.

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Clarksburg Write-in Candidate Wins Seat in Light Turnout

Allen M. Arnold garnered 86 write-in votes on Thursday to beat Karin V. Robert, a former board member who had been the only candidate to take out papers. Robert earned 72 votes.

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Clarksburg Lists Voter Precautions for Thursday Election

This year's election will be taken with precautions because of COVID-19 and only four voters will be allowed inside the polling center at a time.

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Williamstown Planning Board Candidates Meet in League of Women Voters Forum

The two candidates for one seat on the Planning Board found a lot of common ground in a forum held last week.

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Beck, Carlisle Contend for Williamstown Planning Board Spot

It is a local election season like none we have seen before, and the town's two candidates in the only contested election on the ballot are missing out on opportunities to see the voters and make their case.

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Clarksburg Moves Town Election, Town Meeting to June

The town election had been tentatively scheduled for May 26 but Town Clerk Carol Jammalo had asked the board to reconsider the date to give her more time to plan because of the ongoing pandemic.

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Towns Shift Election, Town Meetings This Spring

For elections, town officials are encouraging voters to apply to receive mail-in ballots in order to protect the health of voters and ballot workers on election day.

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Williamstown Encouraging Voters to Obtain Mail-In Ballots

Town Clerks Mary Kennedy and Nicole Pedercini addressed the board at its twice-monthly virtual meeting to talk about the adjustments being made for the now June 23 election day.

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Williamstown Postpones Town Election, Town Meeting

To get ahead of that possibility, the board voted unanimously to move the election to June 23 and the town meeting to a date to be determined.

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Cheshire Extends Property Tax Deadline

Like several other municipalities, Cheshire will give its property owners until June 1 to pay real estate and personal property taxes. The board extended the date from May 1 in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The June 1 date also applies to the application process for exemptions or abatements.

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Deadline for Nomination Papers for Clarksburg Election

The last day to take out papers for the eight offices on the town election ballot is Friday, April 3.

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No Contested Races in Cheshire Town Election

This town election, seats will mostly be filled with incumbents with only a few newcomers trying their hand at town government.

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Few Contested Races in Adams This Coming Election

Only current Chairwoman Christine Hoyt had returned nomination papers by the Monday deadline, meaning she will run for her second term unopposed on the ballot.

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Adams Nomination Papers Due Monday

There is one three-year seat up for election on the Board of Selectmen that is currently held by Chairwoman Chistine Hoyt is up for reelection.

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Williamstown Needs Candidates for May's Town Election

In addition to those two slots, voters will be asked elect three members of the Housing Authority, two members of the David and Joyce Milne Public Library Board of Trustees, and one member of the Planning Board.

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Cheshire Elects Francesconi, DeAngelis to Select Board

Michelle Francesconi and Ron DeAngelis won the special election Tuesday to fill two newly created seats on the Board of Selectmen.

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Three Running For Two-Year Cheshire Selectman Seat

E. Richard Scholz, Michael Biagini, and Ronald DeAngelis are vying for a two-year seat on the expanded five-member Board of Selectmen.

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Hubbard Wins Lanesborough Board of Selectmen Seat

Gordon Hubbard will join the Board of Selectmen after defeating Robert Ericson on Tuesday. Hubbard reeled in 269 votes to Ericson's 114. Hubbard is the owner of the Mount Greylock Campsite Park and campaigned on his wide-ranging experience in teaching, school administration, volunteer firefighter, an emergency medical technician, and now as a business owner running a "mini-village" that is the campgrounds.

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Ericson Looks to Reel in Taxes If Re-elected to Lanesborough Selectboard

A small town like Lanesborough shouldn't have the highest tax rate in the county, according to Robert Ericson. Ericson is seeking his third term on the Board of Selectmen and has grown into taking a more fiscally conservative view on the town's finances - a viewpoint he said he didn't he'd ultimately take. But as he's spoken with many residents in town, he's realized the demographics are aging and there are a significant number of retirees on the verge of being "forced out of their houses."

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Hubbard Seeks to Bring 'Wealth of Experience' to Lanesborough Selectboard

Gordon Hubbard is hoping to bring a wide range of experience to the Board of Selectmen. Hubbard is the owner of Mount Greylock Campsite Park but prior to that boasts of a career in teaching, school administration, volunteer firefighting and as an emergency medical technician.

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