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Cheshire Digs Deeper Into School Project, Sets Town Meeting Date

The Board of Selectmen continue to keep the redevelopment of the former Cheshire School on the front boiler.

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Williamstown Preparing Town Meeting Warrant for August

Much of the agenda looks as it did when plans for a May meeting were put on hold at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic this winter.

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Williamstown Sets Mid-August Outdoor Town Meeting Date

On Wednesday, the Select Board approved Town Manager Jason Hoch's proposal for an outdoor town meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m.

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Clarksburg Town Meeting Passes $4.6M Budget, OKs Truck Purchase

The meeting, held on the lawn of the Senior Center because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, swiftly approved a town budget of $4,565,710 and the purchase of a new Department of Public Works truck for $250,000.

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Clarksburg Voters to See Reduced Budget at Town Meeting

Select Board Chairman Ronald Boucher had been against considering the truck and adding $50,000-plus in debt annually for the next five years.

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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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Clarksburg Town Meeting to Decide Budget, Truck Purchase

Town meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center at 712 West Cross Road. The meeting will be set up in the parking lot and there will be provisions for keep people separate because of the pandemic; voters are encouraged to bring their own chairs and umbrellas.

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In Williamstown, Fewer Town Election Hours, Higher Prices at Transfer Station

The Select Board on Monday set narrower hours for this month's town election and authorized a jump in the cost of disposal at the town's transfer station

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Clarksburg Shifting Annual Town Meeting to Senior Center

The Select Board on Wednesday voted to approve a decision by the Board of Health to open the library, Senior Center and Town Hall next month to limited access and in accord with the state's reopening plan.

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Lanesborough OKs Articles at 'Socially Distanced' Town Meeting

Town Moderator Chris Dodig kicked off the meeting by explaining the town's thought process in deciding to have the meeting at all despite the novel cooronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the municipal budget process across the state and forced many towns to postpone meetings and even some to go so far as to consider holding them outdoors.

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Lanesborough Town Meeting Tuesday

The meeting is set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the elementary school and doors will open at 5 to allow everyone to be safely seated.

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Lanesborough Institutes Health Protocols, Keeps Town Meeting on June 9

The town has implemented a series of protocols intended to keep residents safe and comfortable attending the annual town meeting on Tuesday.

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Clarksburg Holds Off on Budget Review, Police Chief Salary

Select Board Chairman Ronald Boucher said at Wednesday's meeting that he and Town Administrator Rebecca Stone had spoken with Norman Rolnick of the Board of Health. The closure of town buildings "will remain status quo," he said.

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Adams Preparing for 'Very Conservative' Budget for Fiscal 2021

The fiscal 2021 budget has to be approved at town meeting by the end of the fiscal year on June 30, which might prove difficult given the social distancing guidelines an auditorium full of people would violate every current regulation. If town meeting were postponed past that date, the town would have to revert back to its 2020 budget and work on a month-to-month basis.

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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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Williamstown Planning Board to Hold Tuesday Hearing on Bylaw Amendments

On Tuesday at Town Hall, the board will hold the public hearing mandated under state law to present all three proposals to voters for comment and possible revision in advance of their inclusion on the town meeting warrant.

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