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Clarksburg School Building Committee Learns Impact...

The Clarksburg School renovation and expansion is projected to add between $3.20 and $3.25 per $1,000 of valuation to the tax bill, but the town administrator said there are things that will mitigate that impact. The School Building Committee met Tuesday to discuss the financing of the project... click for more

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BArT School 2017-2018 Bus Routes

Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School begins the school year on Monday, Aug. 21. click for more

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North Adams Schools Set Opening Day 2017

Elementary and high school students in Grades K-8, and Drury students newly transferring from another school, will begin school on Thursday, Aug. 31. click for more

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Adams & Cheshire School Bus Route 2017

Public schools in Adams and Cheshire open on Wednesday, Aug. 30 click for more

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BArT Opens 14th Year of School With a View Skyward

A welcoming school-wide assembly on the Aug. 21 followed by an outdoor viewing of the solar eclipse by the entire school at 2:43 p.m. click for more

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North County Teens Honored for Summer Employment...

Odell, about to enter his senior year at McCann Technical School, said after the ceremony that he didn't blow anything up - though he admitted he "almost" did during the 125 hours he spent taking two college course and working at MCLA through the North Adams Summer Youth Works Program and the... click for more

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Education Task Force Takes in Reaction to...

Nearly a month after acting on the data accumulated in Phase 2 of the task force's multiyear study of the county's education system, the members at Saturday's meeting remained firm in their commitment that a single school district provides the best long-term option for providing educational... click for more

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As Eclipse Nears, Williams College Crew Prepares

Pasachoff will be viewing his 66th solar eclipse, the most of anyone ever. He serves as chair of the International Astronomical Union's Working Group on Solar Eclipses, and as such is also helping coordinate visitors from China, Japan, Bulgaria, Venezuela and other countries to the U.S. for eclipse... click for more

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Letter: Comments on the Recommendation of the...

Like many others, I appreciate the time the members of the Berkshire Educational Task Force have spent on a challenging and important problem. Their recommendation is being discussed in a variety of places, and thus merits a response. click for more

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Pittsfield Councilors Reject...

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SereniTea To Add Theatre And...

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Williams Bookstore is Williamstown's New 'Hangout'

The new Williams Bookstore was built with an eye toward drawing college students to the south end of Spring Street. And non-students are very much part of the plan as well.

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Adams Waiting On School Boiler-Room Roof...

Town officials say they are committed to repairing the failing roof on the elementary school boiler room. The condition of the roof has become another point of contention in the tense school district relationship between Cheshire and Adams.

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MCLA Receives Mellon Planning Grant

The council will create regional collaborations and extend best and emerging humanities practices in teaching, learning and community engagement by utilizing new and deeper ways to connect the resources in our region.

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Cheshire Selectmen Irked Plunkett School Roof...

The Selectmen are irked that the failing boiler room roof in the former Plunkett School is still not fixed. The board shared its displeasure after meeting with Robert Putnam, superintendent of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District, on Tuesday.

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Lanesborough Raises Questions On School...

The long talked about a vote on regionalization of the two elementary schools goes to the voters on Nov. 14. The Board of Selectmen set that date for a special town meeting to handle the question of whether or not Williamstown and Lanesborough should join together as one K-12 regional school district. Schools officials have been talking about taking such a step for years and it is eyed to save both towns money and improve efficiency.

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BArT Receives Grant for Collaboration with Local...

The dissemination grant will facilitate BArT's middle school mathematics teachers sharing with middle school teachers within the North Adams and Adams-Cheshire districts practices that support improvement of middle school math performance using the Data Wise model as a continuous cycle of inquiry.

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McCann School's District Towns Getting Some Funds...

Some towns in the Northern Berkshire Regional School District are going to see a little bit of relief in their assessments, and others will get turnbacks of transportation funds.

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Williams Professor Wins Grants to Study...

The grants, totaling $137,315, were recently approved by the NSF.

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MCLA Hosts Golf Classic on Aug. 7

The event will take place on Monday, Aug. 7, which represents a change from previous tournaments, previously held in September. Registration is underway online. Teams of four will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. In the event of rain, the Golf Classic will be held on Monday, Sept. 18.

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Brayton Students Take On North Adams Police in...

More than 40 Brayton Elementary fourth- and fifth-grade Summer Science Camp students swarmed the softball diamond Tuesday to face off against the Police Department in the Cops vs Kids Kick Ball game.

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Herberg Students to Take Part in Junior National...

Molly Sherman, Ahliya Phillips, and Tobias Gaulden-Wheeler will join sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from around the country in Washington, D.C. from July 30-Aug. 4.

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MCLA Hands Out Book Award Scholarships

One student from each of the high schools received this award, which honors outstanding high school juniors who have made a positive difference in the community.

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Lanesborough School Chair 'Re-Energized' By Task...

School Committee Chairwoman Regina DiLego participated in 32 meetings of the Berkshire County Educational Task Force over two years. And it was exhausting. But as the group voted last Saturday to recommend a single school district for all of Berkshire County, she's become "re-energized."

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Berkshire Country Day School Announces Teacher for...

Kreilkamp has more than 20 years of teaching experience, most recently for 10 years as the pre-kindergarten teacher at the Middletown Springs School in Vermont, where she developed several new programs.

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Berkshire Community College Hires New Reference...

Andrea Robare has been hired as Jonathan Edwards Library's full-time reference librarian and will work closely with the college's coordinator of Library Services, Karen Carreras-Hubbard, to expand Information Literacy and other library services across the campus.

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State Budget Includes $50K to Keep Preschool at...

The School Department was close to closing all of its preschool classes at Morningside and Conte Community School, two schools that need it the most. But, between state legislators and the union, there will at least be a few. The state budget includes $50,000 to help fund those programs.

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MCLA, BCC Agreement Bolsters Early Ed Degree...

Heather Thompson started going to college in 1998. And then found out she was expecting a child. She returned home to Berkshires and six months after giving birth, enrolled at Berkshire Community College.

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Williams College to Shut Down Electricity Three...

Williams College's campus will undergo a total blackout for three days this summer while the school installs two large generators.

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