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Williamstown Town Election Nomination Papers Available

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Nomination papers are now available for the May 11 town election.
Two positions are available on the Select Board, one full three-year term, the seat currently held by Anne O’Connor, and one one-year spot to fill the remainder of the term of Jeffrey Thomas, who last week announced his intention to step down from the board.
Also on the ballot will be one three-year seat on the Milne Library Board of Trustees, one five-year seat on the Housing Authority, one five-year seat on the Planning Board and one three-year seat on the Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional [McCann Tech] School Committee.
Potential candidates should make an appointment with Town Clerk Nicole Pedercini to pick up papers. She can be reached at 458-3500, Ext. 101 or by emailing
Completed nomination papers must be returned to the Board of Registrars by Tuesday, March 23.

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