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02/03/2020

The 2020 dog licenses are available in the Williamstown Town Clerk’s office. The office is open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The current fees are $5.00 for neutered and spayed dogs and $12.00 for all others.

It is a requirement that all dog owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination in order to obtain their dog license. Such proof must be in the form of a slip from a veterinarian, rabies tag or from last year’s license.

Residents may renew their dog licenses by mail if they send in a current rabies certificate, a check for the correct amount and a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Anyone who does not renew their dog license before June 15th, will be subjected to a $10.00 late fee charge.

Residents who have questions regarding dog licenses should call the Town Clerk’s office at 458-9341.

02/03/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nomination papers for elected offices in the Town of Williamstown are available in the Town Clerk’s office. Offices on the May 12, 2020 Annual Town Election ballot will be 2 Selectmen for three year terms, 2 Library Trustees for three year terms, 1 Housing Authority member for a five year term, 1 Housing Authority for a four year term, 1 Housing Authority for a two year term, and 1 Planning Board member for a five year term.

Candidates seeking to run for office must go to the Town Clerk’s office in the town hall to receive nominations papers. Completed nomination papers must be returned to the Board of Registrars for certification no later than Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Questions regarding running for town office can be addressed with Town Clerk Mary C. Kennedy at 458-9341 or [email protected].

The Annual Town Meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM at the Williamstown Elementary School. The deadline to submit articles for the Town Meeting warrant is Monday, March 30, 2020.

01/17/2020
Williamstown, MA Fire District

Williamstown, MA Fire District

Looking for Williamstown resident's interested in helping out in the Williamstown Community. Must be 18 years of age or older, physically fit, non-smoker, wiling to work hard, learn the skills necessary to become a firefighter and be on call 24/7. The Williamstown Fire District trains weekly every Monday night. A firefighter's duty is to save lives, protect property and protect the environment. We pride ourselves on being the very best and giving one hundred percent. DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

The Williamstown 2020 Annual Street Listing will be mailed to all Williamstown residents this week.  The census is arequ...
01/03/2020
Broadband Survey - Williamstown, MA

The Williamstown 2020 Annual Street Listing will be mailed to all Williamstown residents this week. The census is arequirement of the Massachusetts General Law and it is important that all residents return them to the Town Clerk’s office promptly. Failure to respond to the census will result in removal from the active voting list and may result in removal from the voter registration rolls.

Included in the mailing is a Broadband Survey, as Williamstown is considering the installation of a municipally-owned fiber optic network. The survey can either be returned with your Street List or can be completed online at williamstownma.gov/broadband.

Residents should not use the census form for the purpose of voter registration. Any resident who is not registered to vote may register by going to the Town Clerk’s office or by mailing a voter registration form to the Town Clerk’s office.

Parents of college students or member of the military who are registered voters in Williamstown should be aware that by deleting those children from their census form will remove them from the active voters list. Also, households that have dependent children in them, but that are not listed on your census form should add their children to the form and complete the information that pertains to each child. Information regarding the children is not a public record and is used only by the schools for enrollment purposes

All forms should either be mailed back in the enclosed return envelope or dropped off in the Town Clerk’s office. Anyone who does not receive their census form in the mail within the next two weeks or who has questions pertaining to the form should call Town Clerk Mary C. Kennedy at the Town Hall at 458-9341.

01/03/2020

From National Grid:
This is information with respect to a Power outage
Company: National Grid
Town: WILLIAMSTOWN
Streets**: HOOSAC RD, SIMONDS RD, COLE AVE, CHURCH ST, HENDERSON RD, NORTH ST, WHITE-OAKS RD, HEMLOCK LN, CUMMINGS AVE, SOUTHWORTH ST
Time Off: 1/3/2020 9:40:00 AM
Estimated Duration - in Hours: Assessing Conditions# Customers Impacted: 1496
Critical/High Profile Facility Affected: Y

**Other streets may be impacted in the vicinity of the streets noted.

12/10/2019

Over the next two weeks, the consultant working with the Fire District will be collecting audit information about existing streetlights. She will be in a vehicle clearly labelled Tanko Lighting.
The audit is one of the first steps in having information to plan for future lighting changes.

Thank you Neathawk Designs, Salco Construction Company Inc and Comalli Group Inc. The sign at the Williamstown Police De...
11/27/2019

Thank you Neathawk Designs, Salco Construction Company Inc and Comalli Group Inc. The sign at the Williamstown Police Department, Massachusetts exceeds our expectations!

Last week the Williams Record shared the story of Williamstown's latest Complete Streets funded safety improvement. Plea...
11/18/2019
Town installs new pedestrian crossing lights, signs along Main Street – The Williams Record

Last week the Williams Record shared the story of Williamstown's latest Complete Streets funded safety improvement. Please remember to active the new lights before crossing Main Street, especially in the evening.

Last week, Williamstown installed several new pedestrian crossing signs along Main Street in an attempt to address longtime concerns over pedestrian safety.

11/07/2019

Town Hall will be closed on Monday November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

WilliNet - TV
10/22/2019
WilliNet - TV

WilliNet - TV

WILLIAMS COLLEGE SEEKING HOMES FOR ANNUAL WINTER BLITZ WEATHERIZATION ON SAT, NOV 16!
Volunteer student-teams will install -FREE- window-weatherization kits, door sweeps, hot water pipe insulation, energy-efficient light bulbs, & more. All materials are paid for by the Williams College Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiativess. Each group will be led by a trained team leader.

Homeowners who are seeking to lower their energy costs & cannot weatherize themselves are encouraged to sign up for this free program. If you are interested, please contact the 2019 Winter Blitz Planning Committee by one of three ways by November 1:

1) sign up online at https://sustainability.williams.edu/initiatives/winter-blitz
2) call (413) 217-4717 and leave a voicemail
3) send an email to [email protected]

The program, a collaboration between Williams College, Bennington College and MCLA, is accepting homes in Williamstown, Pownal, N. Adams, Adams, Bennington, & northern Lanesboro.

Williams College is inviting comment from the community as part of their strategic planning. Several ways to get involve...
10/08/2019
Public Invited to Provide Input to Williams Strategic Planning Process

Williams College is inviting comment from the community as part of their strategic planning. Several ways to get involved, including drop in hours on Wednesday mornings in October between 8 and 9 am at Spring Street Market.

https://www.williams.edu/strategic-planning/2019/10/01/public-invited-to-provide-input-to-williams-strategic-planning-process/

Williams in the World, one of eight working groups that are gathering input for the college’s strategic planning process, is seeking public input. The group is asking local residents to think out loud about how they could imagine Williams and its students, faculty, and staff becoming more fully an...

As the Town considers the feasibility of developing it's own broadband network, knowing what internet speeds people actu...
10/08/2019
The Eagle wants to know: What's your speed?

As the Town considers the feasibility of developing it's own broadband network, knowing what internet speeds people actually receive would be helpful. The Berkshire Eagle is gathering speed test data. Participation by Williamstown residents would assist us too.

As broadband projects advance in rural towns, residents with new fiber-optic service are enjoying some of the fastest internet connections in Berkshire County. But what about connection speeds in …

10/02/2019
Williamstown Police Department, Massachusetts

Williamstown Police Department, Massachusetts

Coffee with a Cop today:
8 - 9 AM @ Cumberland Farms, 446 Main Street
1 - 3 PM @ Williamstown Police Station, 825 Simonds Rd

See you there!

Congratulations to Mount Greylock Regional School for this morning’s ribbon cutting celebrating our renovated and expand...
10/02/2019

Congratulations to Mount Greylock Regional School for this morning’s ribbon cutting celebrating our renovated and expanded school!

09/26/2019

The Williamstown Water Department will be flushing water mains beginning Tuesday, October 15th through Tuesday, October 28th, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and midnight, weather permitting. Flushing will not be done on Friday evenings.

Customers may experience some riled water and lower than normal pressure. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

This is a semi-annual procedure to remove any sediment in the mains and check the operation of all hydrants. Any questions regarding this matter please feel free to call the business office at 458-3383.

Please be advised Berkshire Gas will be replacing mains on Cole Avenue, causing delays.
09/26/2019

Please be advised Berkshire Gas will be replacing mains on Cole Avenue, causing delays.

A new gas main being installed on Cole Ave at the intersection with Main Street is causing some traffic congestion, especially during the school commute. In an effort to keep traffic flowing, please use Southworth Street as applicable today & tomorrow instead of Cole Ave.

SolarFlair Energy, Inc.
09/17/2019

SolarFlair Energy, Inc.

The next Solar Information Session is being held on Wednesday 9/25 from 6:30-8:30pm at Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation (671 Cold Spring Road Williamstown). All residents are encouraged to attend! Solarize Mass Plus - North Adams & Williamstown Town of Williamstown

Next week we will be paving! A milling and resurfacing of Luce Road starts, Tuesday, September 3, at 7:00am. Milling and...
08/28/2019

Next week we will be paving! A milling and resurfacing of Luce Road starts, Tuesday, September 3, at 7:00am. Milling and paving of Holly Lane and Candlewood Drive will follow.

FYI if you're heading to Spring Street.
08/28/2019

FYI if you're heading to Spring Street.

Work in the Williams College-owned Spring Street public parking lot in Williamstown to redo a section of pavement that didn’t turn out satisfactorily due to weather conditions during installation. The college’s senior project manager reports that all should be back to normal by Thursday morning. In the meantime, the gates continue to be up in the section of parking dedicated to the Williams Inn to the south, so the public has access to those spots.

08/12/2019

The Zoning Board meeting for Thursday August 15 has been postponed due to lack of quorum. The Board will meet to hear all current petitions on September 19 at 7PM.

If you weren't able to visit the new Police station earlier this week, please join us tomorrow - Open House Saturday Aug...
08/09/2019

If you weren't able to visit the new Police station earlier this week, please join us tomorrow - Open House Saturday August 10, between 10 am and 2 pm.

Its official! We've cut the ribbon on the new police station. Please join us this evening for National Night Out activit...
08/06/2019

Its official! We've cut the ribbon on the new police station. Please join us this evening for National Night Out activities and open house tours from 5 to 7 pm. Activities and open house tours again on Saturday 8/10 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Please join us at the new Williamstown Police Department, Massachusetts Station. Ribbon cutting tomorrow 8/6 at 3 pm fol...
08/05/2019

Please join us at the new Williamstown Police Department, Massachusetts Station. Ribbon cutting tomorrow 8/6 at 3 pm followed by National Night Out activities and open house tours from 5 to 7 pm. Activities and open house tours again on Saturday 8/10 from 10 am to 2 pm.
(photos Craig Clemow)

Williamstown Police Department, Massachusetts
08/04/2019

Williamstown Police Department, Massachusetts

On Tuesday, 8/6, South Street/Gale Road will close to thru-traffic at 8:30 am as a house is moved from 101 South Street to 297 Gale Rd. The location of the house on the roadway will dictate motorists to use either South Street or Gale Road to access businesses or residences along the roadway. The Clark will be opening an hour later than usual at 11:00 am and it is expected that access will be via South Street. All Pine Cobble School access should be via Gale Rd. Officers will be on scene to direct motorists accordingly, and emergency services as needed.

From the right angle, it looks like the Department of Public Works has recreated our logo in gravel.
08/02/2019

From the right angle, it looks like the Department of Public Works has recreated our logo in gravel.

The Williamstown Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee is conducting a survey to evaluate past and current experiences...
08/01/2019
Williamstown, MA Parks and Recreation Community Survey

The Williamstown Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee is conducting a survey to evaluate past and current experiences that Williamstown residents and visitors have had with the town’s parks and recreation offerings. Likewise, the committee hopes to collect ideas and suggestions for further development of current and future recreational offerings. Please fill out the following survey and help us envision an even brighter future for our town!

http://bit.ly/ParkRecSurvey

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey for the Williamstown Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee! Your responses will be very valuable for the evaluation and improvement of Williamstown's current parks & recreation offerings, as well as the development of future ones.

Williamstown Police Department, Massachusetts
07/22/2019

Williamstown Police Department, Massachusetts

UPDATE: Kyrwin Bristol, 34, of Grandview, MO was operating the 2014 tractor trailer eastbound on the Taconic Trail, when he experienced brake failure near the intersection with Cold Spring Road, preventing him from stopping at the intersection. Bristol turned right onto Cold Spring Road and the truck and trailer flipped onto its side. Bristol was uninjured and out of the truck when officers arrived on scene. The crash remains under investigation with assistance from the MSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section.
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At approximately 5AM this morning, a tractor trailer carrying food products flipped over at the Cold Spring Road / Taconic Trail intersection. There were no other vehicles involved and the operator was uninjured. Expect intermittent traffic delays until approximately 3PM today while the truck is unloaded, righted, and removed from the scene.

Out for a bike ride on Route 43 and finding your bicycle needs some attention? We’ve added 2 repair stations - one at Bl...
07/14/2019

Out for a bike ride on Route 43 and finding your bicycle needs some attention? We’ve added 2 repair stations - one at Bloedel Park at Five Corners and one at Hopper Road just across the bridge. Thanks to Brian Keller’s class at Hancock Elementary School for suggesting this earlier this year at a planning meeting for improvements to Route 43!

07/09/2019

The new Williamstown Police Station at 825 Simonds Road is now fully in service. Thank you for your support! Looking forward to showing everyone the new facility in early August.

Working on final preparations for Williamstown Police Department, Massachusetts to move to their new station tomorrow.
07/08/2019

Working on final preparations for Williamstown Police Department, Massachusetts to move to their new station tomorrow.

06/19/2019
Solarize Mass Plus - North Adams & Williamstown

Looking forward to rolling out a new program - Solarize Plus to help increase the number of people using solar panels as well as solar hot water and battery storage. First information sessions start next week and opportunities will continue through the summer and fall. Excited to be partnering with the City of North Adams to bring this Northern Berkshire!

Massachusetts-sponsored renewable energy campaign for residences and small businesses in North Adams and Williamstown. Focused on photovoltaic (PV) electricity and home electrical storage (house batteries)

06/05/2019

We have been advised that paving is scheduled for Latham Street tomorrow. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and some delays will be likely.

05/24/2019
Margaret Lindley Park

Margaret Lindley Park

Great news, the pond is now open for the 2019 summer season!

05/24/2019
Margaret Lindley Park

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Margaret Lindley Park is open for swimming.

Great news, the pond is now open for the 2019 summer season!

05/23/2019
Sand Springs Recreational Center

Sand Springs Recreational Center

As a follow up to the town meeting last night, I wanted to clarify that Memorial Day (Monday, May 27, 2019), Sand Springs will be open at 11AM and free of charge to all residents of Williamstown. Please share this post and help us spread the word! See you at the pool in 5 short days! Like us on Facebook to stay up to date on what’s happening at the pool.

05/21/2019

Town Meeting is tonight (Tuesday, May 21st) at 7:00 PM in the gym of the Elementary School. Residents will need to check into the cafeteria to get their voter card. You should plan on arriving early so we can get everyone checked in and start the meeting on time.

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31 North Street
Williamstown, MA
01267

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Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

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(413) 458-3500

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