Williamstown Town Manager Peter Fohlin made public on Friday a letter he had written to the North Adams Transcript clarifying his views about the nature of the relationship between town government and Williams College.
The context of the letter is many years of discussion about whether taxpayers would be better off if the town requested from Williams an annual "payment in lieu of taxes" rather than periodic requests for one-time capital-spending or grant assistance. Fohlin was reacting to a headline in the daily paper published on Thursday which read: "College pays its share." Fohlin's entire letter, as supplied to GreylockNews, can be read here.
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