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Williams College Class of 2019 Set to Arrive Aug. 31
Over the first few days students will meet their academic advisors, learn about academic departments, get to know the campus, and take placement exams and the mandatory swimming test. In between the scheduled events, students will settle into their dorms

YMCA Accepting Registration for Elementary School-Age Programs
First day of care will be Tuesday, Sept. 1 with half day care at the available schools and at the YMCA. Pittsfield kindergartnersí first day is Sept. 2 with half day care available until Sept. 21 at the YMCA.

'Mile in Her Shoes Art Show' Seeks Participating Artists
The Walk a Mile Art Show presents artists and community members with an opportunity to create wearable art for a great cause.

Berkshire Bank Names MacDonald SVP Corporate Auto Sales Leader
He has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive business including previous roles at TD Bank as the National Sales Manager for auto finance and various positions within the auto dealer community.

Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Aug. 28-Sept. 3


Berkshire Opera Festival Appoints First Director of Development
Held, who hails from Gettysburg, Penn., brings a wealth of producing and fundraising experience across a broad spectrum of the performing arts.

Adams-Cheshire Makes High School Pitch to Lanesborough
"We are presenting a tuition option that would be good for us but great for you." — Tony Mazzucco

Opened or Closed? Debate Over Kirvin Park's Gate Grows
"I have major issues if this gate is open." — Kathleen Connor

North Adams Neighborhood Opposed to Bike Path Plan
"We don't want it in our neighborhood. Period." — Patti Lentine

Triad Holds Annual Picnic at Greylock Club Pavilion
"You just keep going and going and it's wonderful." — Police Director Michael Cozzaglio

Adams Inviting Residents to Get Involved in Strategic Planning Process
"It's really about the community's vision for the future and what they want to get done in the next five years." — Tony Mazzucco

Adams-Cheshire Sets School Opening 2015
Classes start on Monday, Aug. 31, for the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District.

Adams to Look Into Expanding Solid Waste Services
"Here is a case before we try to save money by cutting a service, there might be an opportunity to make money." — Tony Mazzucco

Mount Greylock Officials Make Case for School District
"I knew what to look for when I looked for a high quality, academically focused high school." — Douglas Dias

Economist Urges Berkshires To Build Around Strong Non-Profit Economy
"We've really experienced a lot of shocks to the economy." — Steven Sheppard

North Adams Committee Reviewing Online Information Access
"I think this is a very long-term issue ... the city has been doing paper for a very long time." — Eric Buddington

BRTA Details Regional Transit Plan
"All told we'd need six additional vehicles and $3 million." — Robert Malnati

Williamstown Selectmen Debate Cost Saving Vs. 'Green' Action
"It's not the lowest, but it's pretty darn low and it's essentially green." — Ronald Turbin

Mercier Named Administrator of Mount Carmel Care Center in Lenox
Mercier replaces David Laplante, who was recently named vice president for the Carmelite System.

The Classical Beat: Chamber Concerts Blossom Throughout Region
This will become the dominant genre of music making to be found until next June, when the warm late spring weather invites us to share massed performances outdoors at Tanglewood and other venues, large and small.

Austen Riggs Center Commends Berkshire Community Scholarship Recipient
Given annually since 1977, the scholarship is awarded to a graduating Berkshire Community College student who has demonstrated academic excellence in the behavioral sciences.

North Adams Hosts Fifth Annual Motorama on Sunday
In addition to looking at meticulously restored and maintained vehicles, attendees can enjoy live music, 50/50 raffles, food, and shopping.

MCLA Holds School Supply Drive to Benefit Local Students
Items needed include pencils and erasers, mechanical pencils, notebooks and journals, folders and binders, notebook paper, rulers, calculators, markers and crayons.

North Adams Happenings: Aug. 26-31


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