W’town Town Meeting to have warrant article about use of electronic voting at future Town Meetings.

Town Clerk Nicole Beverly recommends citizens acquaint themselves with the electronic voter clicker system by signing up for individual demonstrations of how the system works with Meridia Interactive Solutions owner.  Your choice of 30 min or 60 minute demo! Click here to schedule: www.meridiaars.com/scheduledemo

Select the ‘TownVOTE’ program if 30 minutes is enough for you, or just select ‘EZ-VOTE Connect’ for an hour.

W’town Local Election on Tue, May 9 to determine contested Select Board race; uncontested Planning Board & Library Trustees.

4 candidates returned papers to Town Clerk for 2 open seats on Select Board (3yr):  Stephanie Boyd, Andi Bryant, Paul Harsch, Andrew Hogeland. Planning Board 1 yr seat: Benjamin Greenfield; Planning Board 5 yr seat: Cory Campbell.  Milne Library Trustees, 2 open seats:  Alex Carlisle and Katherine Evans.

NOMINATIONS OPEN for “Scarborough Salomon Flynt Community Service Award”..deadline April 17. Award presented at Annual Town Mtg on May 23, 2024.

This Award is a result of the merger of the Faith R. Scarborough Award and the Williamstown Community Chest Volunteer of the Year Award.  DEADLINE for nomination submissions is April 17, 2023. More info & nomination forms can be found here:
The Award will recognize a person’s, persons’ or civic group’s demonstrated dedication, excellence and integrity to community service in order to make Williamstown a better place. Nominators should provide a narrative of accomplishments in support of their nominee. With many deserving people nominated in a given year, much of the Committee’s decision- making is based on the substance of the reasons given for the nomination and provides the content of the award recipient’s certificate.
Nominations may be submitted online or emailed to the Town Moderator Elizabeth Goodman at egoodman@williamstownma.gov or delivered in a sealed envelope to the Town Manager’s office in Town Hall, 41 North St., W’town.
DEADLINE for nomination submissions is April 17, 2023.



Williams Presents: “Trauma & Creativity: How Your Experiences Becomes Your Purpose” on TUE, April 4, 7:30pm at ’62 Center

The public is invited to hear Mikel Jollett at ’62 Center on Williams College campus. No tickets required.  Jollett will discuss, “how despite our successes, we all carry trauma. Even if we haven’t used that word to describe our experiences, we each bear the burden of shame and guilt. And by simply being human, we all endure grief over those we’ve lost. Inside the highly-curated personas we’ve built, we have constructed monuments to this grief. These monuments lurk in our hearts and minds, unseen by our co-workers, friends, family and community. They may not even be apparent to ourselves. Yet these monuments make us into the people we are today. Ninety percent of the art in the world is an external manifestation of these internal monuments. And our stories, even the ones we don’t want to tell – especially the ones we don’t want to tell – are a gift. Healing from these scars, while harnessing their power, enables us to offer our true value to the world: as artists, as creators, as leaders, and as people. With his sharp wit and extraordinary vulnerability, Mikel constructs a road map that allows listeners to transform even the most challenging life experiences into opportunities for growth.”

Tonight’s (3.15.23) Affordable Housing Trust Mtg is CANCELLED due to weather issues.

Affordable Housing Trust will NOT meet tonight – WED, MARCH 15, 2023. AHT is scheduled to meet again on WED, APRIL 19 at 6pm.