Nominations Sought For Williamstown Employee Award

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The League of Women Voters of Williamstown is seeking nominations for its annual Employee of the Year Award.

The League established the annual award beginning in 2001 as a way to show appreciation for the work required to keep the town running smoothly.

Nominees should be employees of the town of Williamstown who have provided outstanding service to the Williamstown community – duty above and beyond what is expected of them. This service can have been performed during the past year or in previous years. It can have been a single exceptional act or have been spread over several years.

All employees of the town of Williamstown are eligible. For example, this includes snowplow drivers, librarians, cemetery workers, police officers, town department heads, custodians, teachers, transfer station workers, fire fighters, the town manager – anyone on the town payroll.

Nomination forms are available at the Milne Library and at Town Hall, or nominations can be sent to the League of Women Voters of Williamstown, P.O. Box 392, Williamstown, by May 7. Nominations should include a description of the exceptional service provided and the name and telephone number or email address of the person submitting the nomination.

The name of winner will be announced on May 21 at the annual town meeting.

Past winners are Tim Kaiser, Rose Hamman, Betsy Reali, Mary Kennedy, Pat MacLeod, Chris Lemoine, Mindy Hackner, Paul Langlois, Brian O'Grady; Janet Saddler, Patti Patterson and, last year, the entire Department of Town Inspections.

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Williamstown Holiday Walk Weekend Returns Friday

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff

The Holiday Walk features a variety of activities, sales and raffles. 
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The 40th annual Holiday Walk is bigger than ever, with even more opportunities to ring in the season — in and out of Williamstown.
The three-day celebration gets underway on Friday and includes a jam–packed schedule Saturday that begins in the neighboring town of Hancock and ends in the city of North Adams.
"There's a ton going on in the region the next couple of weeks," Williamstown Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Susan Briggs said this week. "I was just on a call talking about that. Berkshire County likes to celebrate our holidays, and there are only a couple of weekends to do it.
"It's a busy time."
Falling each year just after Thanksgiving and before Williams College turns its attention to final exams, Holiday Walk is one of the signature events of the Williamstown Chamber.
And this year, organizers made a slight tweak to one of Holiday Walk's longest standing traditions: the Reindog Parade.
"The parade is an hour earlier," Briggs said. "Judging is at 1:30, and the parade will be at 2."
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