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Adams Officials Wary of New School Project

There was some uncertainty on the board's part that building a new elementary school would be the best solution. click for more

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Berkshire Education Task Force Developing Models...

Now, it's hoping to offer pathways to school officials as they decide whether and how far to proceed toward the task force's solution of a single countywide school district. click for more

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Clarksburg Principal Looks to Spend More Time in...

Her goal is to spend at least 30 percent of her week, or about 1 1/2 days, in classrooms. Instead of working around meetings, the first thing in her calendar will be classroom time and everything else will fall around that. click for more

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Gabriel Abbott School Starts Off School Year With...

The children had a good handle on the different components of the game, readily answering questions about the aspects making up the bingo card. It's not surprising because the bullying prevention program has been part of their curriculum since kindergarten. click for more

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Clarksburg School Making Slow Progress on Repairs

But the building still needs significant repairs and updates to meet current code including complying with the federal American With Disabilities Act. A preliminary estimate done during the feasibility study had a cost of $4 million to address priority projects that included the removal of... click for more

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Cheshire Selectmen Warn School Renovation Tough...

Vosburgh informed the board that representatives from the Massachusetts School Building Authority will visit the Adams school this month for a senior study of the building. click for more

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County School Officials Press Legislators on...

Frustrated lawmakers had pegged the added revenue to education and transportation, but the court had blocked the ballot question precisely because it related taxing and spending in a single question. click for more

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Williamstown Town Manager: Inspection Fees 'Never...

Jason Hoch also talked about the process by which the town arrives at the fee schedule that has been called into question by some district officials and residents of Lanesborough and Williamstown. click for more

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MSBA Officials Plan Tour of Hoosac Valley...

Superintendent John Vosburgh told the School Committee on Monday that five MSBA representatives will visit the school on Oct. 17 to survey the facility and meet with administrators and town leaders. click for more

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Ground Broken For Berkshire Innovation Center

Shawna Axenroth and her daughter got hiking in the scenic Berkshire hills, and talk about the environment. They run science experiments in their kitchen. And they are both looking to pursue scientific careers.

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Mount Greylock Committee Hears Concerns About...

Mixed in with concerns about the ongoing labor strife in the newly expanded district were several comments about disparities between Williamstown Elementary School and Lanesborough Elementary School, where, committee members were told, pupils do not have access to the same opportunities for music instruction and a currently unfilled library position is straining resources.

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PHS Graduates Honored For Scoring Well On AP Exams

PHS boasts of the county's largest AP exam program with 200 students taking 342 exams in 21 different subject areas in 2018. The school has taken on a focus on expanding AP opportunities for its students.

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Pittsfield Little League Looks to Spruce Up Deming...

The Little League is looking to spruce up Deming Park. Greg Coscia has begun conversations with the city to make a number of improvements to the park. First, the league wants to make railings leading to the scorekeepers building permanent. Those were installed prior to the district tournament when stairs were replaced and repaired. Coscia hopes to put a taller fence behind it to make it more difficult for trespassers to get in.

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Southern Vermont College Board of Trustees Names...

Pinchuk joined Snap-on Incorporated in 2002 as senior vice president and president of Snap-on's Worldwide Commercial and Industrial Group. In April 2007, he became president and chief operating officer, as well as a member of the board of directors. In December 2007, he was elected chief executive officer and was named chairman of the company in April 2009.

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Mount Greylock School Committee, Teachers Air...

The meeting began with public comments from 10 people, including a spokesman for the district's teachers union, with a common theme: Pay the teachers what they've been promised.

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Pittsfield Dedicates Adult Learning Center To...

In the latter part of William Stickney's career, he struggled to walk. Then Superintendent of Schools William Travis remembers seeing Stickney sitting on the stairs in the Mercer Building, using his arms to push himself up one stair at a time as he attempted to get to his office. That was Stickney's dedication to the belief that all adults deserved a second chance.

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BCC, AHEC Announce Fall Workshops

The Collaborative was created between BCC and Berkshire AHEC in the fall of 2017. Its purpose is to jointly create and launch two new non-credit, continuing education programs; to explore the possible development of for-credit health professions student education; and, to develop a shared vision for a long-term partnership/integrated organization and develop a five-year strategic plan, including some short- and mid-term financial projections.

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North Adams Recognizes Child Cancer Month, Sandy...

Mayor Thomas Bernard read two proclamations last week recognizing September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the city's participation in a weeklong program from the Sandy Hook Promise.

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Mount Greylock Needs to Deal with Dirt Stockpile...

The committee kicked off its monthly meeting with a discussion about dirt, specifically, the large pile of earth to the south and west of the renovated school and how to dispose of it.

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McCann Honors Former School Committee Members

Mahar and O'Hearn, who both recently stepped down from the committee, were awarded plaques from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.

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MCLA Welcomes 10 New Faculty Members

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts recently welcomed 10 new, full-time faculty members, including nine assistant professors and one instructor, to eight departments on campus.

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Mount Greylock Building Committee Seeks More...

At issue is up to $300,000 in fees that the school building project has incurred over the life of the addition/renovation at the middle-high school.

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New Taconic Opens to Fanfare But Not Without...

The new Taconic High School opened on time, on budget, and with tremendous fanfare. But not everything is perfect. The building isn't 100 percent complete yet and traffic on Valentine Road has become very problematic. But, the doors are open and a ribbon cutting featuring state officials is scheduled for Oct. 19.

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Adams-Cheshire Reports Successful First Week of...

Adams-Cheshire Regional School District students went back to school Wednesday, Aug. 29, and Vosburgh told the School Committee on Monday that there was plenty of enthusiasm among the students.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Featured Speaker at MCLA's...

Also speaking this fall will be Emmy Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, and Galen Nelson, senior director of innovation and industry support at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

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Williamstown Select Board Weighs Permit Fee Issue...

Resident Matt Sheehy asked the board to encourage the district to push for a waiver of the fees, arguing that makes fiscal sense for local taxpayers and political sense for the future of the two-town regional school district not to expect the bill to be paid.

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Williams College Inducts Mandel as 18th College...

Mandel told the crowd gathered in Chapin Hall how her family fled the Holocaust in the 1930s only to have their ship of refugees denied entry into the United States. And she mentioned how lucky they were to eventually be given sanctuary by Great Britain, one of the few European nations not to eventually be occupied by Nazi Germany.

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BCC's Director of Nursing Resigns

Wynn said the change will have no impact on the students who have just returned for the semester nor does she expect that the college would miss the Sept. 30 deadline to address issues outlined by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing to resolve its status.

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McCann Tech Opening Day 2016

The high school will open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, for Grades 9 through 12 .

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