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|Williamstown Food Pantry Readies Christmas Donations
"Every penny that comes in goes to help families, mostly in food, once in a while in a few other areas." — Carol DeMayo
Pittsfield Awarded Third Consecutive Grant To Combat Youth Violence
The funds will continue the city's efforts to reduce youth and gang violence.
North Adams Commission Hikes Campground Seasonal Rates
"Until we have metered sites, we're going to have to entertain this increase to keep us in the black." — George Forgea
Lanesborough School Committee's Barton Resigns
"I have decided to resign as a member, rather than try to serve with members who are either not truthful or not reliable." — Robert Barton
Clark Art to Charge Admission Starting Jan. 1
Beginning Jan. 1, adult admission to the galleries will be $20, according to the museum's website. 1 Comment
BRNC Wins Open Country Award From Outdoor Life
It was BNRC's work along the Clam River in Sandisfield that drew the attention of the magazine's editors.
Adams Board of Health Revisiting Rental Inspection Fees
"I can't really do a good comprehensive inspection, and it puts us at liability because, heaven forbid, I knock something over." — Scott Koczela
Tree Lightings & Holiday Events 2014
Roundup of tree lightings and other holiday events in the Berkshires.
Crafts & Artisan Store Kit & Kaboodle Reopens in North Adams
"There are a lot of people out there that really love the handmade items. They last longer and they're quality items." — Carolyn Albert
North Adams Airport Commission Provides Feedback On Bike Path
"We will work with you and find a way to make it work. If it is possible to do, we will do it." — Jeffrey Naughton
Exterior Work Continues on Colegrove Park School
"This is the hard part, we're in the winter with difficult conditions. You don't get to see anything because it's covered up." — Margo Jones
Maple Grove Civic Club Will Reactivate Taxpayers Association
"If it's hard, they should work hard to start it. I don't see why we have to be the ones that start it for them." — Joseph Nowak
Lanesborough School Committee Chair Rejects Call to Resign
"Several days later, you did nominate me to be the committee chair even though you considered me a misleading liar." — Regina DiLego
Solid Waste District Eyes Hazardous Waste Collection
"I think we will get more cars because we haven't done one in a while ... I think the timing is right." — Sandy Totter
Adams Library Pulls Service Animal Policy After Outcry
"We would never discriminate against any service animal or person in this building." — Library Director Deborah Bruneau
Pittsfield Performance Pavilion Ready for Summer
"We've already got people lined up asking to the use this facility for the summer." — Dr. John Herman
Adams Scholars Named at Hoosac Valley
To be eligible, students must have scores of Advanced and Proficient on grade 10 MCAS tests in English Language Arts and Mathematics (at least one score must be advanced).
Berkshire Nursing Families Launches Fundraising Campaign
Every dollar pledged to Berkshire Nursing Families before Dec. 31 will be matched up to $40,000 by a generous donor, who supports BNF’s mission to improve the lifelong health of Berkshire County through the promotion and support of breastfeeding.
Williams College Admits 244 to Class of 2019 in Early Decision Plan
The 112 women and 132 men will comprise 44 percent of the incoming Class of 2019, whose ultimate target size is 550.
BHS's Community Pet Food Bank Almost Empty
Any size donation, big or small, would be appreciated.
MCLA Receives Grant to Increases Arts Education
MCLA, along with the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Vermont Arts Council and the Berkshire Readiness Center, will add to the emerging body of literature on rural arts education initiatives by examining and compiling best practices in rural areas of t
Clark Library to Close Over Holiday Break; Museum Bustling With Activities
The timing of the closure has been coordinated to minimize disruption to the collection.
Norman Rockwell Museum Welcomes New Board of Trustees Officers and Members
During the September meeting, Robert T. Horvath was elected to the office of Chairman of the Board of Trustees, assuming the office previously held by Anne H. Morgan.
Williams Awards Tenure to Five Professors
The vote will be ratified by the full board in January, and the promotions will take effect July 1, 2015.
Forum: North Berkshire Needs Focus on Health, Not Just Health Care
"It's not about hospitals. It's not about health care. It's about health." — Ruth Blodgett