The Williamstown Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday unanimously approved Verizon Wireless' application to erect a monopole cellular tower at the junction of Routes 7 and 2 behind the former Taconic Restaurant.

IBerkshires.com reports that ZBA Chairman Andrew Hoar at the outset of yesterday’s continuation of the hearing stated his intention to have a motion before the board by the end of the night.

An hour and a half later, Keith Davis obliged him, reading for the record a lengthy draft motion composed by the town's community development director granting Verizon the two special permits it needed to erect a 95-foot tower on the