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Williamstown Sets Mid-August Outdoor Town Meeting Date
By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — There will not be any football at Williams College's Weston Field this fall.
But there will be some action there this August if the town stays with the current plan for its annual town meeting.
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. The planned location will be the college's football field, which has a seating capacity of 1,400 in its permanent bleachers, not counting temporary seating that can be added on the east side of the field.
This will allow the town to take advantage of the facility's lights and sound system while maximizing the potential to give attendees an opportunity to participate in a socially distanced manner.
The meeting, normally held in mid-May, was postponed in April because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The topic of the agency's weekly webinar was the decennial U.S. Census: its history, its importance and the efforts of local officials to ensure that Berkshire County will be accurately counted.
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