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Lenox Planners OK Solar Bylaw Language; Public Hearing Set Tuesday
"We spent a lot of time going through it," — Kate McNulty-Vaughan

Clarksburg Kindergarten Screening Scheduled
If you have not registered your child or have not received a phone call for an appointment for screening, please call the school at 413-663-8735. Children must be 5 by Aug. 31.

Berkshire School of Etiquette to Begin New Six-Week Children's Series April 7
The six-week course will focus on teaching children social skills, communication and listening techniques and dining etiquette.

Florida Kindergarten, Pre-K Registration Open
Screening for children entering preschool or kindergarten will be held on April 14 at the school.

Habitat for Humanity Invites Women to Volunteer During Women Build in the Berkshires
Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity is one of more than 300 Habitat affiliates nationwide hosting Women Build projects with support from Lowe’s, Habitat’s longtime partner in the event.

BHS Expands Employee Assistance Program to Northern Berkshire
EAP’s goal is to provide prompt intervention for these problems in order to reduce the risk of more severe suffering and/or disability.

Berkshire Humane Society's Catwalk Reopens on March 27
Besides its famous “Designer” rack, the shop also has a rack of “Boho Chic” fun and fanciful 1970’s-style clothing and a rack of cool and comfy “Eileen Fisher” items.

Hoosic River Revival Elects Officers
“How fortunate we are to have not only these dedicated, committed board members but also three more outstanding community-minded people working with us on the HRR Advisory Council.” — Judy Grinnell

Spencertown Academy Arts Center Holding Teen Short Story Contest
The contest is open to Berkshire and Columbia County teenaged writers in grades 9 through 12.

NASCAR Tickets Raffled For Woman Fighting Cancer
The tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.

Steiner School Hires Grad For First-Grade Teaching Post
A GBRSS graduate, Horowitz began her teaching career as an intern at the school for the 2012-13 school year.

New President Named for Coakley, Pierpan, Dolan & Collins
At CPDC, Denmark will have overall responsibility for the growth and management of the agency, while also working closely with MountainOne Bank, of which CPDC is a division.

Senator Warren to Speak at BCC Commencement
"We are elated to have Senator Warren serve as this year's keynote speaker." — BCC President Ellen Kennedy

Fire Station Cracks Concern Williamstown Fire Committee
"We're going to be at 34 Water St. for some time, and we can't afford to let the station fall apart." — John Notsley

Pittsfield Drop-In Youth Center Opens on North Street
"You only get this opportunity once. We need — the business community, the individuals of Pittsfield — we need to be involved here." — John Pariseau

'America's First Hippie': O.B. Joyful Left Indelible Local Legacy
"I always remembered whatever pertained to nature and have come to the conclusion that human beings do not think enough." — Oh Be Joyful   1 Comment

Take & Eat Food Program Fueled by Growing Need
"Why can't we make meals here for homebound elderly in need of meals on weekends?" — Deacon Francis Ryan

Williams Women Third at NCAAs, Take Swimmer of Year,Coach of Year
The Williams College women's swimming and diving team moved up two places from its 2014 finish at the NCAA Division III Championships.

Williams Men's Swim Team Posts Best NCAA Finish Since '82
The Williams College men's swimming and diving team finished third at the NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday.

Pittsfield School Project Panel Sets Session on Taconic Project
The community is invited to attend a meeting at Reid Middle School on Monday, March 23, at 6 p.m. to learn more about Taconic High project.

Williamstown Fin Comm Looks at McCann Tech, Elementary School
The school's assessment to the town is 2.5 percent higher than last year's, keeping it in line with the other town cost centers.

BCAC Crafts New Transportation Program For Low-Income Riders
"We are nonprofit. We are not motivated by profit; we are motivated by mission." — Debra Leoncyzk

Sweet! It's Maple Weekend in Massachusetts
In Berkshire County, Holiday Brook Farm in Dalton will participate, as well as Ioka Valley Farm in Hancock, Mill Brook Sugarhouse in Lenox, Jennings Brooks Farm in New Ashford and Windsor Hill Sugarhouse in Windsor.

Berkshire County Arc Names Vice President of Residential and Alternative Living Options
In this role, Menard-Weibel provides oversight and direction for the agency’s residential program, maintenance department and alternative living options.

Sand Springs Hires New Executive Director
Shen, of Williamstown, was raised in Austria and has resided in Hong Kong, Taiwan and California. Most recently, she was a senior development officer at Williams College.


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