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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 npedercini@williamstownma.gov.
 
Completed nomination papers must be returned to the Board of Registrars by Tuesday, March 23.

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Williamstown Select Board Finalizes Charge for Town's Diversity Committee

By Stephen Dravis
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Select Board Monday concluded an effort that dates back to early summer when it unanimously approved a revised charge for the town's diversity committee.
 
Chairman Hugh Daley drove the effort to revise the document that outlines the purpose of the Diversity, Inclusion, Race and Equity Advisory Committee.
 
Although the Select Board had the authority to unilaterally change the charter for a body it created in the summer of 2020, the board engaged in a dialogue with its colleagues currently serving on the DIRE Committee to find language that made sense to all parties.
 
Right up until the final moments before Monday's vote, the board made substantive changes to the final draft based on recommendations from one of three current Select Board members who have served on DIRE.
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