Williamstown Won’t Attempt Street Closure Saturday
Williamstown will not be closing off Spring Street to vehicular traffic this Saturday evening as previously planned.
iBerkshires.Com reports after hearing more testimony from a local business owner at Monday's meeting, the members of the Select Board showed no interest in going through with the plan to allow outdoor dining and shopping in downtown between 4 and 10 p.m.
Though the Select Board made no decision on the topic — none of the attempts to close the road this summer have been a board decision — the Chamber of Commerce in its Thursday email blast announced that the street closure would not happen, listing the information under the heading "Selectboard update."
The "outdoor dining" enabled by street closures in other parts of the country during the COVID-19 pandemic frequently was cited by advocates for giving the idea a try in Williamstown.