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New Williams Professor 2017 Recipient of Richtmyer...

Pasachoff is an astronomer and is Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams College and the author of textbooks and tradebooks in astronomy, physics, mathematics, and other sciences. click for more

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Adams-Cheshire District Creating Plan to Increase...

Another year of subpar standardized test scores has administrators in the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District seeking ways to improve performance. "What we need to do is more parent outreach and work with students, teachers and administration because it is going to have to be a broad... click for more

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MCLA's Feigenbaum Center for Science and...

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by USGBC, is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. click for more

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Darrow School Senior Nets Second Place in Poetry...

The poem, titled "Something Like Social Anxiety: A Spoken Word Poem,” addresses issues of introversion and isolation. click for more

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Fulbright Teaching Assistant Joins Williams...

Pía Maiti is one of nearly 400 young educators from 50 countries who has traveled to the United States for the 2016-2017 academic year through the Fulbright FLTA Program to help internationalize U.S. colleges and universities, a key goal of many institutions as they prepare students for the 21st... click for more

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BCC, Springfield College Sign Articulation...

Jeffrey Moulton was approaching graduation and he wasn't sure what he wanted to do with his life. He sat with his advisers multiple times and they urged him to continue his education. He applied and was accepted to Springfield College and there he found the same level of support and "family... click for more

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Young Man Living With Disability Awarded Reiter &...

Alex wrote about his diagnosis of fetal stroke, as well as his use of assistive technologies during his academic career. While doctors predicted he would never walk, talk or be in a mainstream classroom, he graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with high honors and devoted his time... click for more

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Southern Vermont College Joins Community...

Upon completion in March 2017, the capacity of the site will be restricted to 500kW in order to qualify for the Vermont Group Net Metering program. click for more

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St. Stans to Host Color Run Fundraiser

St. Stanislaus Kostka School will host a "My School Color Run" this weekend to raise funds for the parochial school. Principal Linda Reardon said the color run is not your standard race or really a race at all, but a chance for the community to get together for a 5k fun run in which participants... click for more

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Williams College to Award Bicentennial Medals at...

President Adam Falk and College Council co-presidents seniors Michelle Baland Caitlin Buckley will welcome the Class of 2017 at Convocation, which formally launches the academic year. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in Chapin Hall after a formal procession.

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Local Student Begins Providence College Career...

Volunteering for Urban Action, under the leadership of upper classmates, increases a new student's understanding of urban issues while simultaneously introducing them to Providence. PC's 26th annual Urban Action program took place from Aug. 22-24.

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MCLA Welcomes 11 New Faculty Members

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts recently welcomed 11 new, full-time faculty members to eight departments on campus, including two associate professors, eight assistant professors, and one instructor.

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C.T. Plunkett Breakfast in The Classroom a Success...

Adams-Cheshire Regional School District staff and School Committee members have deemed the C.T. Plunkett Breakfast in the Classroom program a success. Food Service Director Rosanne Schutz told the committee Monday that the grant-funded program that lets students eat breakfast in the classroom has increased the number of students eating breakfast in school by nearly 200 percent.

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BCC to Host Film Production Workshop

Students will write, produce, direct and edit individual short projects and participate in group projects. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to understand the basics of narrative, scripting, camera operation, direction, lighting, sound and non-linear editing.

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North Adams School Committee Welcomes Staff, OKs...

The music has ended and the team, at least for the interim, is in place at Drury High School. Timothy Callahan, a school district veteran who has been assistant principal at Drury, will take the lead as interim principal. His temporary promotion created another vacancy, which is now being filled by Molly Meczywor, a teacher and former athletic director.

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Williams Opens First New Residence Hall in 40...

The 25,000-square-foot residence hall contains 40 single rooms and 10 doubles organized into six-person suites that share a bathroom.

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Mount Greylock School Community Adjusts to Campus...

On a clear day, from the Mount Greylock Regional School parking lot, you can just make out the scaffolding surrounding the War Memorial at the summit of the school's namesake. There is no missing the evidence of the two-year construction project under way at the junior-senior high school.

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MCLA Starts Off Semester With New Leader, More...

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is starting of the 2016 fall semester in a good place. For the first time in two years, it has a permanent president at the helm, enrollment is up and it was just awarded $2 million to help it keep doing what it's been doing so well: retaining and graduating its low-income and students of color.

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Williamstown Elementary Welcomes New Faces for...

As the School Committee held its second meeting in the month of August, Williamstown Elementary School's principal reminded the committee members they're not the only ones devoting time to the school in the "off season." "People think that summer comes and teachers go on vacation, and it's just not true," Brookner said. "I've seen everybody. Some days, I want to say, 'What are you doing here? Go home.'

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Williams College Students Cleanup, Paint Up in...

At Hillside Cemetery, William College students set to work straightening out gravestones and scrubbing them clean. On Main Street, they were painting the vintage-looking light poles shiny black and a crosswalk in bright colors. Still more were over at Christopher Columbus Drive clearing brush around the Hoosic River.

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Part of Church Street to Close Sunday Due to MCLA...

With classes starting again next week, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has announced that a portion of Church Street between Bradley and Blackinton streets will be closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 4, to allow for safety as a large volume of students move into area residence halls.

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Pro-Charter School PAC Spent Close To $4K on...

A national pro-charter school organization has dumped nearly $4,000 into support of House of Representatives candidate Michael Bloomberg's campaign. According to finance reports, Democrats for Education Reform spent $3,510.20 on direct mailers supporting the candidate and another $320 for the design. The design was done through Bartlett Interactive from Concord and the mailing was done by Novus Group out of Boston. DFER is based out of Washington, D.C. and New York City and has spent a massiv

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Mount Greylock Committee Declines Chair's Request...

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Wednesday declined a request from its chairman to allow her to step down from the position. Carolyn Greene asked her colleagues for a vote to replace her as chair with two months left before the panel's regular November reorganization, citing the personal toll of several months of in-fighting on the committee.

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Clarksburg School Sets Back to School Night,...

Clarksburg School will hold its annual back to school evening event on Sept. 21, but it will be a little different than in years past. Usually, teachers would give a presentation on that night and set up conferences for the parent night in December.

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Williamstown-Lanesborough School Bus Routes 2016

The following school bus routes are for Mount Greylock Regional for the 2016-17 school year. School opens Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Mount Greylock and Williamstown; school opens Thursday, Sept. 1, for Lanesborough Elementary.

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care Employees Donate...

The children attend 16 local schools, and each school will receive 10 to 11 backpacks to distribute.

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MCLA Announces Diverse Incoming Class of 2020

According to Denise Richardello, executive vice president at MCLA, nearly 100 of these incoming freshmen will enter MCLA with college credits through dual enrollment courses, Advance Placement (AP) credits, or International Baccalaureate credit.

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Williamstown Elementary Challenged Again on...

Williamstown Elementary School officials on Monday continued to face questions about their decision to restructure the school's special education program. Although Side-by-Side was not on the committee's agenda, two of the most outspoken critics of last spring's decision took the opportunity to raise the issue during the meeting's public comment period.

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