The School Committee is looking to provide four new advanced placement courses at Pittsfield High School, bringing the total offerings up to 23.
The school is looking to add AP Human Geography, AP Computer Science Principals, and two pilot programs AP Seminar and AP research. The School Committee is also looking to add the AP Computer Science Principals course to Taconic High School.
Williamstown Elementary School is looking to cut three teachers to offset rising health insurance costs.
Citing a 14 percent increase in health insurance cost and a need to make the district's budget more sustainable, School Superintendent Douglas Dias told the School Committee on Wednesday his preliminary fiscal 2017 budget includes a reduction of three teachers from current staffing levels.
The Board of Selectmen set the special town meeting for Tuesday, February 23 at 6 p.m.
There will only be two articles, with one of them not having a vote. The first question authorizes the Board of Selectmen to acquire easements to move a project to replace the Narragansett Avenue bridge and the other is on the Mount Greylock Regional Middle and High School project.
Thomas Sakshaug will head the commission reviewing airport operations.
Three city councilors requested a cost/benefit analysis for the airport, which has been operating in a deficit annually. A nine-member group met for the first time Thursday in hopes to submit a report in May.
"We are not here to replace the Airport Commission or do anything the Airport Commission does," Sakshaug, who will serve as chairman said.
The Adams farmers market is folding after three summers at the Visitors Center.
Town officials don't want to be responsible for running the summer operation anymore, but say they will provide support if a group wants to take it over.
Pleasant & Main Café & General Store, firstname.lastname@example.org, 413-274-6303, 1063 Main St. in Housatonic, wanted me to know they take Valentine's Day seriously.
Their Saturday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14, breakfast and brunch will feature romantic specials. On Sunday, they will serve a romantic afternoon tea meal and their Valentine's Day dinner menu items are sensual.
Williams College announced on Thursday that it will create a $5 million endowment for the Mount Greylock Regional School District.
The funding will go toward projects outside of the scope of work in the new construction and renovation project. The district has approved a $64.8 million renovation and the cost will be split between the two towns and the Massachusetts School Building Authority.
With a decrease of nearly $1 million in grant funding coming to city schools this year, the School Committee is wondering if now is the time to consider hiring a grant writer.
School administrators presented information about the array of grants — state, federal, and private — which help fund various programs inside the schools. Last year, the city reeled in some $7,774,500 from various sources. But this year that number is down to $6,804,161 - a total drop of $970,339.
David Moresi had a vision when he bought the Mulcare Block nearly two years ago: Restore his grandfather's tavern, the Mohawk, and open an Italian eatery.
The Mohawk reopened last year, but the restaurant has taken a little longer and required just the right ingredient.
Moresi found it in another North Adams native who had recently returned to the area with his growing family.
The voters of Williamstown will have a chance to decide whether an overlay district is created to accommodate a new hotel in South Williamstown.
Michael Deep, the owner of Waubeeka Golf Links, has submitted an article for the annual town meeting warrant by citizen's petition after the town's Planning Board decided on a 3-2 vote not to generate a zoning bylaw amendment proposal.
A proposed model railroad museum is moving into Phase 2 of planning with the approval of the Redevelopment Authority.
The estimated $8.5 million museum is the brainchild of museum visionary Thomas Krens and would entail some 31,000 square feet of space on the north side of Western Gateway Heritage State Park, which is overseen by the authority.
The Adams man suspected of plotting acts of terrorism from his Murray Street apartment could face additional charges as soon as March 23.
Prosecutors and defense attorney David Hoose were back in U.S. Magistrate Judge Katherine Robertson's courtroom on Wednesday for a status conference
Police Chief Robert M. Eaton Jr. is leaving the town after two years for a position in northeastern Massachusetts.
In an statement released on Wednesday, Eaton said he has been offered a similar post in Townsend in Middlesex County.
The town may not be getting the garage at the former Bushika gravel pit on Route 8.
Town Administrator Mark Webber told the Selectmen on Tuesday that solar array developer Kirt Mayland may sell the garage on the property to a local buyer instead of giving it to the town.