WilliNet to stream & broadcast “Claiming Williams” Morning (11:00am) & Evening (7:30pm) Keynote Addresses on Thu. Feb. 2.

The EVENING KEYNOTE with Imani Perry: “South to America: A Journey Below the Mason Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation streams here on willinet.org at 7:30 p.m, THU, FEB. 2.

Arshay Cooper is a rower, author, the protagonist of the documentary A MOST BEAUTIFUL THING- about the first African-American rowing high school team from Chicago’s West Side. Watch his Keynote Address, streaming here on willinet.org & broadcast of Spectrum tv channel 1303 at 11:00am THU FEB 2.

Select Board Meeting of Jan. 23 is rescheduled to MON, JAN. 30, 7pm at W’town Town Hall.

Select Board rescheduled to meet next MON, JAN. 30, 7:00pm at W’town Town Hall. Watch live streaming on willinet.org; streaming on willinet app on ROKU, AppleTV, Firestick and broadcast live on Spectrum tv ch 13o3!

“Across Shared Waters: Contemporary Artists in Dialogue with Tibetan Art” at Williams College Museum of Art -Feb. 17-July 16.

Much as the headwaters of Asia’s major rivers form in the Tibetan plateau and flow into the world’s seas, interest in Tibetan art and culture has circulated globally, inspiring artists within Tibetan regions and throughout the world. Across Shared Waters: Contemporary Artists in Dialogue with Tibetan Art from the Jack Shear Collection presents works by 11 contemporary artists of Himalayan heritage alongside traditional Tibetan Buddhist rolled paintings, or thangka, from the Jack Shear Collection, a juxtaposition that highlights the richness and diversity of Tibetan artistic expression and fosters greater understanding and appreciation of Himalayan histories and identities.

More INFO & Lectures & Events dates/descriptions!

1Berkshire offers 10 month leadership training to Berkshire HS Juniors: current SOPHMORES need to APPLY BY FEB. 10 for next year!

Learn more about yourself & your community through an intensive and rewarding 10-month long experience, beginning with a mandatory 3-day, 2-night retreat  in early June 2023, and concludes with a mandatory commencement APRIL 16TH, 2024. Through the program, participants will meet peers from across the region, community leaders from businesses, government agencies, and civic organizations, develop deep leadership skills, learn about the challenges and solutions facing the Berkshires, and discover how to apply central leadership tenets to their own lives and their future careers.

As the premier youth leadership development program in the region, YLP will expand participants’ horizons. Come enjoy this experience of a lifetime!

Before applying, be sure to read the documents at the two links provided here.

View Eligibility/Selection Criteria & Attendance Policy

View Tuition, Participation Policy and Program Dates.

As you fill out this application, be sure to press the “SAVE” button at the bottom of the form periodically, this will allow you to return to your application via a link that will be sent to your email address.

Town Hall request to W’town Residents: Return Local Census FORM to Town Hall. Form mailed to all households on Jan. 9.

The census (Annual Street Listing) is a requirement 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.

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 Secretary of State’s website: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/ or by mailing a voter registration form to the Town Clerk’s office.  Voter registration forms can be found on the Secretary of State’s website as well: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/Voter-reg-mail-in.pdf.

Parents of college students or members 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 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 at Town Hall. You can use the Town’s drop box,located outside the front door of Town Hall or come into the office.  Anyone who does not receive their census form in the mail within the next three weeks or anyone who has questions pertaining to the form should call Town Clerk, Nicole E. Beverly at 458-3500 Ext. 101.