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McCann Senior Named U.S. Presidential Scholar

McCann Principal Justin Kratz said Dorwin is one of only four Massachusetts students to be named a Presidential Scholar this year, one of only 160 nationwide and only the third student in Berkshire County ever to receive the honor (according to the "unofficial official record-keeping" of local history buffs at McCann).

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McCann School Says Farewell to Longtime Member

McCann Technical School celebrated some of its outstanding students on Thursday night, including its oldest: 86-year-old James R. Gazzaniga Sr. The longtime School Committee member was presented with a special diploma to recognize his 36 years of service, as well as a proclamation from the state House of Representatives, a plaque from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees and, perhaps more pointedly, a SkillsUSA medal and T-shirt from the students.

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McCann Cutting Costs for Electrical & Solar Array Repairs

McCann Technical School will receive $10,000 in repairs to its small roof-mounted solar array with a net-metering contract that will cut electricity costs. The McCann School Committee voted Wednesday to enter into a 25-year solar net metering contract that should cut electricity costs by 25 percent.

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McCann Student to Compete in Canada

McCann Technical School students Spenser Tanner and Samantha Dorwin will travel to Quebec this May to compete in "Competences Quebec." Massachusetts SkillsUSA leadership announced at McCann on Thursday morning that Tanner, a metal fabrication senior, was selected by SkillsUSA Massachusetts to compete at the SkillsCanada invitational competition.

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Adams-Cheshire Schools Preparing For Downsizing

Town officials agree that the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District must close a school — and that it shouldn't be C.T. Plunkett Elementary. That consensus came during last week's review of the school budget during the third of four nights of fiscal 2017 budgetary review by the Selectmen and Finance Committee. Wednesday's review focused on Adams-Cheshire and McCann Technichal School that together make 39 percent of the entire $14.5 million spending plan for 2017.

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Adams Town Hall New Home for Carving of K-9 Kumar

The Adams Police Department presented the town with a life-size wooden statue of the town's K-9, Kumar, in a special case. Police Chief Richard Tarsa, Officer Travis Cunningham, and K-9 Officer Curtis Crane brought the hand-carved and painted statue made by Berkshire Carousel to Wednesday's Selectmen's meeting.

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McCann Students Continue Louison House Work

McCann Technical School's SkillsUSA Chapter President Lauren DeRose and members Claire Klammer and Alexx Langlois explained their contributions to the non-profit Family Life Support Center in Adams. School Committee member Gary Rivers said through the donations, repair work, and kindness of the McCann students, they were able to make the Louison House a "home" for the holidays.

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McCann Student Receives Superintendent Award

"You make us proud, you, make McCann proud, there is no doubt you make your family proud, and you make yourself proud." — James Brosnan

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McCann Students Share Success Stories

“If I could see myself before getting involved with the BPA I would not recognize myself today." — Andrea Leal

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McCann Students Make Repairs To Louison House

"I think the biggest thing you can take away from something like this is a sense of community." — Samantha Dorwin