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Dowling Presented McCann Superintendent's Award

McCann Technical senior Aimee Dowling was presented the Superintendent's Award on Thursday in front of her family and teachers. click for more

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North Adams School Committee Bids Farewell to...

It's been a long 16 years for Mark Moulton and John Hockridge but they will always have that time engraved in their minds and, now, on presentation clocks given to mark their departures from the committee. The School Department said farewell to the second longest-serving members of the board on... click for more

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Clarksburg Girls Group Raises Funds for Berkshire...

A student-led movie night at Clarksburg School raised more than $400 for the Berkshire Food Project. The nine girls involved in the group presented the check for $411.50 to Darlene Ellis, the non-profit's kitchen manager, on Monday. click for more

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Adams-Cheshire May Become Hoosac Valley Regional...

An advisory committee is recommending a new name for the regional school district: Hoosac Valley Regional. The suggestion was made at the second meeting of the Regional Agreement Amendment Committee, which is reviewing the documents regulating the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District. click for more

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Cupcake Reward Tops $10K Northern Berkshire United...

A chance to be a "United Way hero" — and get a box of homemade cupcakes — drove the School Department's donations to Northern Berkshire United Way across the $10,000 line last week. click for more

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McCann Tech Inducts Honor Society Students for...

These students were selected for membership based on scholarship, service, leadership, and character. click for more

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Clarksburg Elementary Holocaust Exhibit Runs...

Little urged people to attend the exhibit, that will be held Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the school, because the day will come when there will be no more survivors. click for more

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Two New Members Join Berkshire Community College...

The BCC Board of Trustees is composed of area residents appointed to the board by the governor of Massachusetts. click for more

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Rotary Announces 2017 Service Above Self Award...

This award exemplifies student volunteer efforts and their selfless contributions to the service of others. The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise which we both encourage and foster. click for more

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Tree Lightings & Holiday...

Roundup of tree lightings and...

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Holiday Festivals and Craft...

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Petricca Seeks to Garnish...

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Renovation of Former...

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Richmond Students Build 'Boo Boo Bags' For...

Richmond Consolidated School cares. They care about every child who has their first experience in the emergency room, scared and nervous. They want those children to feel like everything is going to be Okay.

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Taconic Construction: Progress Aided by Mild Fall

A mild autumn has helped move along outside work at the new Taconic High School. As December sets in, concrete is still being poured. That mild weather has allowed workers to put sidewalks all around the school.

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Mount Greylock Transition Committee Holds First...

The Transition Committee of the Mount Greylock Regional School District Tuesday discussed the work ahead of it as the two-town district expands to include its two elementary schools. Tuesday was the first meeting of the group, which does not formally have authority over the three schools — Mount Greylock, Williamstown Elementary and Lanesborough Elementary — until the new regional agreement goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

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McCann Pins Nine LPN Graduates

McCann graduated nine Practical Nursing students during Wednesday’s Pinning Ceremony. "Last January I told them it would be a very difficult year and they would have to band together and they would have to work together as a team," Superintendent James Brosnan said Wednesday as he opened the ceremony.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Decides on...

Mount Greylock Regional School's name finally jibes with its reality. The district's School Committee last week formally voted to change the name of the middle-high school to reflect the fact that it serves students in Grades 7 through 12, removing the word "high" from the title.

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Hoosac Valley Kindergarten: How to Cook a...

From Cheerio stuffing to proper time and temperature — anywhere from 4 minutes to six days at at least 6 degrees — these children offer a range of recipes for a Thanksgiving turkey. We do, however, caution that anyone following these recipes is doing so at their own risk.

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Craneville Students Show Gratitude to Veterans

Freedom is not free. At Craneville Elementary School the freedom to wear hats in class cost the students $1.

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Clarksburg School Building Committee Accepts...

A subdued and sparse School Building Committee voted on Monday night to recommend no further votes be taken on the proposed school project. The $19 million renovation and addition project went down to defeat at a special town meeting on Saturday by a vote of 292-263. It was a record turnout of 555 that weighed on the largest public works project this town of less than 1,700 had ever considered.

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McCann Technical Scores Level 1 on MCAS Tests

Principal Justin Kratz said McCann was a Level 1 district three years ago but because the vocational students typically perform well on the test, it was hard to maintain the percentage of growth critical to the state leveling formula.

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Journalist, CNN Analyst Toobin Talks About the...

The last 10 months have been exhausting and invigorating for political and legal journalists, says CNN political analyst and legal writer Jeffrey Toobin. Toobin was the speaker at last week's annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture series at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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Mount Greylock School Transition Committee Named

The three school committees who govern the Lanesborough and Williamstown school districts Wednesday named the transition committee that will lead the expanded Mount Greylock district through the November election.

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Clarksburg School Project Defeated in Record...

The borrowing authorization required a two-thirds vote to pass, or 370 yes votes out of the 555 cast. The result was a flip of September's special town meeting vote that saw the project fail to capture two-thirds of the ballots by one vote.

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E3 Students Create Recipe Cards for Food Pantry

The students came to the church bearing a set of recipe cards, which they produced as part of their quarter-long service-learning project to address issues related to food insecurity. As an added treat, they prepared samples of some of their favorite recipes, like pasta salad and five-layer dip, for the food pantry clients to try out.

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Clarksburg Town Officials Offer Override Option as...

Town officials are floating the idea of a Proposition 2 1/2 override to stash away funds for capital projects that would include repairs to the aging elementary school. Homeowners have been struggling with sticker shock over the controversial $19 million school project. While it's generally recognized the 50- to 40-year-old school building is in dire need of repair, the thought of shelling out $350,000 a year over the next 40 years has a lot of residents seeking a "Plan B."

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Williamstown & Lanesborough Approve School...

Within minutes of each other — and several miles apart — voters at the special town meetings in Lanesborough and Williamstown easily passed motions to create one regionalized school district for its children in kindergarten through Grade 12.

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Williamstown Selectmen Recommend School...

The Board of Selectmen on Monday voted to recommend the town approve the expansion of the Mount Greylock Regional School District to include its two feeder elementary schools. In concurrent Tuesday special town meetings in Lanesborough and Williamstown, voters in the two towns will be asked to approve the current junior-senior high school district to include the elementary schools in each town.

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Lanesborough, Williamstown Voters Face School...

At contemporaneous town meetings in each community, residents will be asked whether to consolidate the three schools of the Tri-District into a single, expanded Mount Greylock Regional School District. If they do so, the current practice of electing a separate school committee for each elementary school will be a thing of the past, and the budgets for both preK-6 schools will be incorporated into a single spending plan that voters will be asked to approve each spring at Annual Town Meeting.

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Mount Greylock Building Committee Discusses...

The Mount Greylock School Building Committee recently further clarified the concept of "change orders" that have begun to affect the building project's budget in a modest way.

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Mount Everett Fall Festival Features Bard's 'Romeo...

Performances are Thursday, Nov. 9, and Friday, Nov. 10, both at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Consolati Performing Arts Center (TAC PAC). Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.

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