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The event is a fund-raiser for the Williamstown Community Chest, which supports local non-profits.
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About four dozen 5-kilometer race competitors head off down School Street at the start.
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Some competitors really fly across the finish line.
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Jonathan Igoe wins the 5K with a time of 21 minutes, 9 seconds.
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Runners in the 5K shared the course at the end with participants in the 1-mile walk/stroll/run. One of the latter decides to get a closer look at the course before crossing the finish line.

One Hundred Hit Streets of Williamstown for Fun Run/Walk SportsPrint Story | Email Story
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- About 100 people Saturday morning participated in the Williamstown Community Chest's 13th Fun Run.
Fifty-three people completed the 1-mile walk/stroll/run course, with the remaining participants taking on the more challenging 5-kilometer run.
Athletes of all ages and a few canine companions took off from the parking lot at Williamstown Elementary School and tackled a course that included Cole Avenue, Main Street and North Street before looping back through the Williams College campus to WES.
Anna Lopez as the first runner to complete the 1-mile course.
Jonathan Igoe won the 5K in 21 minutes, 9 seconds.
The event is fund-raiser for the Community Chest, which for 94 years has provided funding to local human service organizations.
For more information about the non-profit, visit its website at
Top 10 5K Finishers
1. Jonathan Igoe, 21:09; 2. Ed Gollin, 22:00; 3. Stephanie Boyd, 23:13; 4. Brenna Lopez, 23:31; 5. Dusty Lopez, 23:31; 6. Rob Matthews23:34; 7. Madeline Carswell, 24:06; 8. Viggo McCeellan, 24:07; 9. John Aste, 24:11; 10. Daniella Franco-Romo, 24:19.
Top 10 1-Mile Walk/Stroll/Run
1. Anna Lopez; 2. Oscar Heeringa; 3. Max Strolle; 4. Ruggles Raule; 5. George Heeringa; 6. Brent Heeringa; 7. Nora Lopez; 8. Nate Elder; 9. Liam Carter; 10. Rhys Nafziger.
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Williamstown Police Sergeant Wants Disciplinary Hearing Made Public

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The town Thursday will hold a disciplinary hearing against a police sergeant who has filed a discrimination complaint against the town with the commonwealth.
The attorney for Sgt. Scott McGowan on Wednesday announced that McGowan has filed a new complaint against the town with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, alleging that he was placed on administrative leave last winter as retaliation for allegations he raised in a 2019 MCAD complaint and subsequent federal lawsuit against the town, the former town manager and the former police chief.
The town, meanwhile, has scheduled a disciplinary hearing for McGowan for Thursday. McGowan's attorney said Wednesday in a news release that McGowan is exercising his right to make the virtual hearing open to the public.
At press time, the town did not respond to requests about how the public will be able to access the hearing, and no link was available in the calendar section on the town website.
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