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SVHC Weekly Health Update: May 6
08:40AM / Monday, May 09, 2022
  May 6, 2022   Emergency Medicine in Southern

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Letter: Kuttner for Planning Board
Letter to the Editor,
07:10PM / Sunday, May 08, 2022

To the Editor:

Ken Kuttner will make a wonderful addition to the Williamstown Planning Board.

The goals of preserving land and creating housing for people of all incomes do not need to be mutually exclusive. And yet some of the changes to the zoning bylaws that the Planning Board has put forth as a means of increasing affordable housing could radically alter the landscape of Williamstown and fail to lead to more affordable housing.

A good, smart planner like Ken Kuttner, a candidate for Planning Board, understands that a well-planned town protects its natural environment and farmland, while also providing housing for people of all incomes. We would all be well served by having such an

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Letter: DeMayo-Wall Running for Planning Board
Letter to the Editor,
07:00PM / Sunday, May 08, 2022

To the Editor:

Dear Williamstown Voters, My name is Carin DeMayo-Wall and I am running for the Williamstown Planning Board. I ask for your vote on May 10.

I grew up right here in Williamstown. I attended Mount Greylock High School ('89) and Williams College ('93). I originally left to work at the State House in Boston and I returned to Williamstown 10 years ago. Williamstown was, and is, a wonderful place to live and raise a family. I have seen how my hometown has changed and I have a vision for its more inclusive future.

I was moved to run for Planning Board when I witnessed several families, whose kids were in my own child's classroom at Williamstown Elementary School,

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Letter: Jane Patton for Williamstown Select Board
Letter to the Editor,
06:45PM / Sunday, May 08, 2022

To the Editor:

We are writing in support of Jane Patton for re-election to the Select Board.

Jane led the board through a tumultuous time in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd (in Minneapolis in 2020) and the revelations of misconduct in the Williamstown Police Department. Under Jane's leadership, the Select Board created the DIRE committee and she served as a member in its inaugural year. Over the past two years, Jane has shown up every day, listened empathically and worked diligently to build back the trust that was lost with many in the community. She asked the difficult questions, held people accountable and made the tough decisions.

Jane and her colleagues on

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Letter: Vote DeMayo-Wall for Planning Board
Letter to the Editor,
06:40PM / Sunday, May 08, 2022

To the Editor:

The only way that you can live in Williamstown and say "let's wait for the new town plan to solve our housing problem" with a straight face is if you're new to town or you have been asleep. We know that Williamstown will not follow housing recommendations in a master plan because we have a near-perfect record of not doing so.

Here's the evidence we do have: Williamstown's 2002 plan outlined seven strategies the town should use to create a target of 200 new housing units that people at or under the area median income could afford. We then spent the next 20 years ignoring all but one of the recommendations, and disparaging those who sought to bring

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Letter: Planning Board Candidate Carin DeMayo-Wall
Letter to the Editor,
06:30PM / Sunday, May 08, 2022

To the Editor:

I am writing in support of Carin DeMayo-Wall for Planning Board. I believe that her connection to and ongoing involvement in our town and our issues makes her the best person for the job.

Carin runs a family farm, so she knows the issues of farmers. She and her family rent apartments, so she knows the issues of people who can't find "affordable" housing in town. She has seen some of those families leave town, because they can not find affordable housing. She has worked for 30 years at the Williamstown food pantry, so she knows the issues of our citizens who find it hard to make ends meet. Not only does she have children in our school system, she herself was

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Letter: Support for Williamstown Planning Board Recommendations
Letter to the Editor,
06:15PM / Sunday, May 08, 2022

To the Editor:

I support the Williamstown Planning Board's bylaw recommendations. They represent a good first step towards reducing the artificial barriers in our decades-old zoning map.

While some have criticized the board for moving too fast, I found the process deliberate and thorough. The board engaged the community in an open discussion. There was a spirited debate, with many opportunities for community input. The original proposal was changed in response to suggestions received along the way, which reflected the board's willingness to listen and respond to the community.

The final product (1) removes barriers for apartments above businesses and small scale multi-unit

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Letter: Support Ken Kuttner for Planning Board
Letter to the Editor,
06:00PM / Sunday, May 08, 2022

To the Editor:

We are so blessed to have two thoughtful, dedicated community members running for the open Planning Board seat. I'm writing to share my support for Ken Kuttner because of the vision and approach he will bring to the planning board at this time.

The Planning Board has proposed zoning changes that are meant to address the need for more inclusive housing in Williamstown, a need embraced by both candidates. In Ken's "meet the candidate" video (on his website along with a lot more about Ken), he does a great job of explaining that — while he supports the planning board proposals to increase density in general residence — there are better, more

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Mount Greylock Regional High School Honor Roll
12:14PM / Sunday, May 08, 2022
Mount Greylock Regional High School Quarter 3 Honor Roll   Grade 12 Zoe Armet, Henry Art, Adriel Benko, Edward Brannan, William Broadwell, Jillian Bump, John Cangelosi, Jack Catelotti, Cayden Conry, Christian Doucette, Maisie Dufour, Diego Galvez, Samantha Garzone, Ryan Goss, Jonah Hane, Luca Hirsch, Rosario Larios-Sontay, Felicia LaRoche, Preston Maruk, Catherine McAllister, Karissa McInerney, Eleanor McPartland, Isaiah Mejias, Livia Morales, Teague Murphy, Derek Paris, Tej Patel, Lily Rorke, Emma Sandstrom, Piper Schulman, Alayna Schwarzer, Mackenzie Sheehy, Josephine Smith, Christian Sullivan, Katherine Swann, Rona Wang, Anthony Welch, Malina Woodbury   Grade 11 Ainsley Abel,

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Community Thankful for Baseball, More on Opening Day
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com Sports
11:22AM / Sunday, May 08, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Williamstown Cal Ripken President Chris Johnson Saturday framed his Opening Day remarks around four words: character, diversity, teamwork and respect.   He could have added a fifth: gratitude.   Saturday was a day for giving thanks in North County as the area’s youth baseball programs held opening day festivities.   The Adams-Cheshire Little League took its show on the road, holding a joint celebration with its new partners in Dalton-Hinsdale Little League with a parade and ceremony at Chamberlain Park.   Back north, Williamstown held its first Opening Day parade since 2019 before officially christening the season at Bud Anderson Field,

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Clark Art Mother's Day Activities
04:00PM / Friday, May 06, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — the Clark Art Institute hosts Mother’s Day at the Clark.    Visitors are encouraged to bring their mothers to the Clark for a day of activities. The activities are offered free with gallery admission.   Special gallery guides are available for visitors at the Clark’s Admissions desk to provide a self-guided walk through the galleries focused on the theme of mothering. After a walk through, visitors can make a card or bookmark to share with the special people in their lives. Artmaking activities take place in the Clark Center's lower lobby from 1 to 4 pm.  

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Williamstown Planning Board Candidates Differ on Bylaw Proposals
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:15AM / Friday, May 06, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Whoever wins a Planning Board seat in Tuesday's town election will not have a say in the zoning bylaw amendments that go to town meeting one week later.   But they had some things to say about those proposals in a forum hosted last month by the local chapter of the League of Women Voters.   Carin DeMayo-Wall and Kenneth Kuttner each have spoken before the Planning Board directly to argue for and against some of the most discussed bylaw amendments the board has proposed.   On Tuesday, voters will decide whether to give Kuttner or DeMayo-Wall a five-year term on the five-person Planning Board.   Not surprisingly, several of the questions at

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