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Williamstown Votes On $65M School Project Tuesday

This is a a rendering of the proposed Mount Greylock Regional School renovation.
A rendering of the proposed Mount Greylock Regional School renovation.

In addition to Massachusetts’ presidential primaries, voters in Williamstown will be heading to the polls Tuesday to decide on a proposed $65 million high school renovation project.Under the plan, the Mt. Greylock Regional School District would pay between $31 and $35 million with the state picking up the rest. District Building Committee Chair Mark Schieck described the school’s current state.

“It’s inefficient,” Schiek said at a public meeting in February. “It’s oversized. Poor heating and ventilation. There’s moisture and indoor air quality problems. There’s no ADA-compliance in the building, really.”

The average Lanesborough homeowner’s taxes would increase between $353 and $393. In Williamstown that range is $505 to $570. A simple majority is needed to exclude the project’s debt payments from Proposition 2½. Lanesborough votes March 15.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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