Mount Greylock Regional School officials Wednesday trumpeted a fiscal 2018 budget proposal that shows no increase in member towns' appropriations related to the school's operating costs.
Williamstown and Lanesborough will be delivered higher assessments, but the increase is due entirely to the bond payment on the addition/renovation project approved in debt exclusion votes in both towns in early 2016.
Days after the seat opened up, Helen Moon announced her candidacy to become a Ward 1 city councilor.
Moon announced her candidacy Thursday morning. The 34-year-old is a registered nurse in the critical care unit at Fairview Hospital.
The Selectmen on Wednesday declined to step into a dispute between two local softball leagues, tabling a vote on field usage until April.
There was a full room Wednesday of parents and coaches from the Lassie League and the newly established Adams-Cheshire Savoy League that both requested the use of Russell and Reid fields because they are unwilling to rejoin as a single league.
The Baker Hill Road District has asked the state to allow it to purchase the Berkshire Mall.
The mall isn't currently for sale but the district wants to be in a place to acquire the property and needs legislative approval. The district had previously offered to purchase the property and the concept is to use the district as a tool in the creation of a public/private partnership with a private developer for reuse. The Baker Hill Road District is responsible for building and maintaining the con
Christine Hoyt officially kicked off her campaign for a seat on the Board of Selectmen on Thursday morning at Town Hall.
"After a lot of thought and consideration and support from family and friends I felt it was time to take that next step as it relates to being involved in the town of Adams," Hoyt said. "With that, with enthusiasm, I stand here today and announce my candidacy for the town of Adams selectman."
The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee delayed its budget vote until Monday, March 27, to determine if more positions needed to be included.
The date puts the vote before required 45 days prior to town meeting. Committee members felt this allowed the opportunity to form a budget that may include positions originally cut.
Peeps of all ages are invited to make a diorama based on their favorite book or story. Dioramas are to be created out of your favorite Peeps treats. Extra credit may be given to those who deftly use puns in the concept or title. Contest entry forms/rules are available at Ventfort Hall.
Jackson joins illustrator Barry Moser and the Northampton Jazz Workshop. Recipients will be celebrated at the ninth annual Arts & Humanities Awards Celebration on May 24 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. Tickets are available at NEPR.net. Proceeds support the programs and services of New England Public Radio.
JCPenney at the Berkshire Mall will be closing.
The store is part of 138 nationwide the company is closing. The anticipated closures were announced on Feb. 24 and on Friday the company released the list of specific stores slated for closure.
Greylock Works received a $2,176,341 MassWorks grant last fall to redo the entry and parking lots on the east and south side of the sprawling structure. Part of that grant was a 10-year easement for the city to allow use of the parking for the adjacent Alcombright Athletic Complex.
Community Health Programs has opened its renovated offices on the North Adams Campus of Berkshire Medical Center and hopes to add new doctors to its North County practice.
Members of 1Berkshire and the North Adams Chamber of Commerce got to tour the new offices at a joint chamber event on Wednesday catered by Bounti-Fare and Kelly's Package Store. CHP moved into the former 3rd North wing of the hospital last December.
It was in the mid-1980s when Michael Dukakis was looking to close the Avalon School, which was in receivership. Meanwhile, Hillcrest officials had taken an idea of expanding into the education field to their Chief Operating Officer Eugene Dellea.
Dellea brought the concept the board chair, financial and legal reviews were done and the leadership was ready to bring the idea of buying Avalon to the full board. But first, they needed the governor's office to stopping his efforts to close it.
Town Planner Andrew Groff brought the board a proposed bylaw for discussion that limited retail pot establishments to one of the town's commercial zones, the Planned Business zone at the north end of Simonds Road and on Main Street (Route 2) west of Stratton Road.
Papers have been completed with the required number of signatures for five of the seven seats on the ballot. Potential candidates have taken out papers for the other two seats, Town Clerk Mary Kennedy reported on Thursday morning.
The Board of Selectmen walked out of Monday's meeting thinking that a study to look at the financial viability of Village Ambulance Service would be paid for by the town, Williams College, the service and the Williamstown Fire District.
That was news to the members of the Prudential Committee that governs the fire district.
Voters passed three articles at Wednesday's special town meeting that will bring the budget into balance and allow tax bills to finally go out.
The town is dealing with a $249,992.06 deficit because of an accounting error and higher-than-expected charges from the state.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian writer and recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, will be the principal speaker at Williams College's 228th commencement exercise on Sunday, June 4.
The day before, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins will be the baccalaureate speaker.