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Mount Greylock Building Committee Grapples With...

Richard Cohen pushed back hard against a decision not to purchase classroom whiteboards that are compatible with the touchscreen capability in the projectors the district has purchased — challenging both the decision itself and the process by which it was made. click for more

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Williams Senior Wins Cambridge Scholarship

With the help of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Okoye hopes to continue studying the mechanisms that allow diseases to thrive in the human body and use this knowledge to inform rational drug and therapy design. click for more

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Pittsfield Schools Shift Bus Payment Back to City,...

The final payment for the school bus fleet is moving to the city's side of the budget. At the public hearing on the School Department's proposed budget Wednesday, Superintendent Jason McCandless said the $558,469 payment is being pulled from the budget request. click for more

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Q&A: Former FBI Agent Clint Watts on Social Media...

NBC News contributor and former FBI agent Clint Watts spoke at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' spring public policy lecture last week about the attacks and implications from the Russian propaganda campaign. click for more

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Mount Greylock to Retain Counsel on Building...

At issue currently is a change in the phasing of the project, which originally planned to have classes move into the new three-story academic wing during this month's vacation week. click for more

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Southern Vermont College Hosts Girls and Women in...

The event featured free clinics from SVC's female athletes from lacrosse, basketball, volleyball and softball for about a dozen local girls ages 6 to 12, as well as warmups and games. click for more

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118 Hoosac Valley Eighth-Graders Compete in...

The 118 students in the class could work independently or in groups and have been working on their projects for 10 weeks. click for more

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SVC Science Professor Receives Vernier Software...

This award was given for a project titled "Climate Effects on Maple Ecology at Southern Vermont College," a proposal involving students in a long-term research project on campus. click for more

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Four Finalists Selected For Adams-Cheshire...

Out of six applicants for the post, only five were interviewed. One candidate dropped out and the committee voted to eliminate one applicant who they felt was not qualified. click for more

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Clarksburg Votes Yes to Interstate School District...

With 59 registered voters in attendance at the special town meeting, the decision was unanimous to begin talks with Stamford, Vt., that could create Massachusetts' first interstate school district. The entire process took barely 15 minutes.

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Mount Greylock Committee Offers Interim Super...

On a vote of 6-0-1 with committee member Steven Miller abstaining, the panel chose Grady from among two finalists for the position.

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Berkshire County Sixth-Graders 'Go to College'

On Wednesday, students from Williamstown Elementary, Hoosac Valley and Undermountain Elementary visited Berkshire Community College, rotated through three sessions and enjoyed a free pizza lunch.

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Wahconah to Present 'Mary Poppins'

This "practically perfect" musical is based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film.

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North Adams School Committee Sets Date With...

The School Committee has set a tentative meeting for Monday, April 9, with the members of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee to enter into discussions about the possibility of sharing a superintendent.

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Updated: Adams-Cheshire Plans Talks with North...

After quickly reviewing the District Management Group Shared Superintendent Feasibility Study on Monday, the committee asked to hash out the prospect of a shared administrator further with North Adams.

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Hoosac Valley High Sophomores Score Perfect MCAS...

The principal said this is the first time the school has done this, and it is part of an effort to make clear to students the importance of the test not only for their future but for the school.

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Clarksburg to Vote on Stamford School Merger Study

The single article at the special town meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Clarksburg School on Thursday will allow the town to enter into conversations with Stamford, Vt.

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Taconic High School Construction: Fixtures and...

Tiling, fixtures, flooring, more tiling, painting, and ceilings. That's what's getting the biggest focus at the new Taconic High School building. The mechanical systems are mostly complete and now the finishing touches are being installed throughout most of the building.

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Williams College Appoints New Chaplain

As chaplain to the college, Bailey Fischer will support the vitality of the many religious, spiritual and intellectual traditions at Williams through dialogue, outreach and advocacy. In addition, she will provide counseling and spiritual guidance for undergraduates and foster community between students and their neighbors in Williamstown and the wider world.

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Berkshire County Resident Awarded Hart Scholarship

A resident of Berkshire County for the past 16 years, White is a transfer student from Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield. She is completing her undergraduate degree in biology at MCLA. Within her biology major, White is particularly interested in genetic recombination.

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Pittsfield Set to Make Final Payment For School...

Soon the School Department will take another look at its transportation options. The city currently owns and operates its own bus fleet. With the final payment being made this upcoming fiscal year, school officials this is the time to start planning for either purchasing new buses in a few years or opt out of the transportation business altogether.

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Williamstown Finance Committee Reviews School...

When those costs are adjusted for an apples-to-apples comparison, the property tax burden for Williamstown Elementary comes out to $6.5 million, up from $6.4 million this year, a change of 1.84 percent.

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Pittsfield Schools Propose $61.6 Million Fiscal...

The School Committee has put forth a $61,671,338 proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The request is a 1.6 percent increase over last year's budget for a total increase of $985,000.

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Mount Greylock Confident of Keeping Timeline,...

Mike Giso of Turner Construction addressed a joint meeting of the school district's Transition Committee and the Mount Greylock School Building Committee to explain the revised phasing plan for the building project.

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Mount Greylock Agrees to Elementary Tuition...

In the past, Lanesborough Elementary has charged New Ashford separately for special education expenses on top of the standard per-pupil rate, but Grady clarified that special ed costs are factored into the DESE per-pupil number.

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Gold Medalist Shiffrin Tells Youngsters to Have...

Earlier this month, she wrapped up her seventh career World Cup season title in Europe, and on the way back to her home base in Colorado, Shiffrin stopped off to visit her grandmother in Lanesborough.

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North Berkshire School Union to Begin Search for...

The school union committee will meet on April 12 with Patricia Correira, a field director for the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.

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Clarksburg School Holding Information Meeting on...

The school has mailed out a brochure explaining the reasons for exploring an interstate school district, including providing more educational opportunities, access to a full-day preschool and expanded space.

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CBS News' Schieffer Speaking at Williams' 229th...

Bob Schieffer, former CBS News reporter and award-winning journalist, will be the principal speaker at Williams College's 229th commencement exercise on Sunday, June 3.

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