The Williamstown Community Chest is accepting applications for its 2021 Mary and Henry Flynt Grants. The application deadline is Oct. 1.

The bequest that established the grant program specifies that grants will be made annually, based on a competitive process to persons or entities, including the Town of Williamstown, that provide services to the town or its residents, although not necessarily exclusively.

The fifth round of grants in 2020 funded one-time projects and innovative programs provided by the following organizations: BFAIR, Berkshire Helping Hands, Berkshire Nursing Families, BRIDGE, Community Legal Aid, Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, Northern Berkshire Transport, and ROOTS Teen Center.

An application form is available at, calling 413-458-2443 or emailing

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.