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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
Mazzucco Recommends Override Instead of Cuts
"An override from a financial standpoint is the only way fund our school system at the level needed." — Tony Mazzucco

Adams Finance Committee Backs Adams-Cheshire Budget
"As an elected servant I feel very disheartened that every year it is always the school vs the town. The school is your town." — Darlene Rodowicz

Adams-Cheshire School Budget Process Causing Confusion
"Frankly I don't know what it means ... and we will go toward it like we usually do but I think it is already over." — Mark Webber

Adams-Cheshire Begins Staff Cuts, Mulls Leaving NEASC
"Today was a hard day. ... It is tough news to hear that you are losing your job." — Superintendent Kristen Gordon

Adams-Cheshire Budget Will Be Decided at Town Meeting
"We will leave it to town meeting to decide if we will go for a Proposition 2 1/2 override." — Richard Blanchard

Adams-Cheshire Approves $19M Budget for Fiscal 2016
"We just can't in good faith put forth a budget that's going to hurt the kids any longer," said Rodowicz.

Finance Committee, Selectmen See ACRSD Proposed Budget
"I want to make sure we are transparent because these are big, big cuts." — Kristen Gordon

Cheshire Water Protection Bylaws Saved; Bridge Being Closed
"If they want to come, let them come. If they don't, it is their loss." — Carol Francesconi

Adams-Cheshire Starts Budget Talks at High Mark
"If you ask us to cut the budget any further it will be 100 percent staff cuts Ö those cuts will be devastating to the district." — Kristen Gordon

Cheshire Offers Some Support To Regional School District
"We are in this together and recognizing the communities are doing whatever they can." — Superintended Kristen Gordon

Adams-Cheshire Facing Significant Cuts, Job Losses
"If we are to have any pride in our district, we have to raise our standards and raise what we feel is acceptable to fund our schools." — Edmund St. John IV

Cheshire Hesitant on School Restructuring, Preparing for Budget
"We will do what we did in previous years, and we will talk to those with significant account changes or significant accounts period." — William Craig

Adams-Cheshire May Restructure School Model
"Everyone would all be on the same page within the district with the grade levels." — Kristen Gordon

Cheshire Selectmen Talk Pipeline, Proposed Solar Array
"If it gets to that point it could mean either considerable positioning for the town or no positioning depending on how you negotiate." — Mark Webber

Adams-Cheshire Updated on Autism Program
"We are able to do so much for them in a short amount of time." — Kim Biagini

Adams-Cheshire Anticipating Difficult Budget Year
"It is going to be another difficult budget year that is going to require us to look at different options." — Darlene Rodowicz

Adams-Cheshire Has New Administrators, Programs
"It was a unanimous decision by the committee as we chose Jeremiah." — Kristen Gordon

Adams Elementary School Has Plans For New 'Mega' Playground
"The playground will not only be used during recess, but during physical education classes." — Michele Colvin

Adams-Cheshire Prepped for Layoffs, Bogged Down by Evaluations
"There is a big wave currently of people saying that they canít keep up with these artifact binders." — Principal Peter Bachli

Adams Finance Committee Backs School Budget Cuts
"If Adams jumps up $300,000, Cheshire has to jump up near $150,000 or else the agreement isnít satisfied between the towns." — — Jonathan Butler

Hoosac Valley's Energy Efficient Building Earns Gold
"The school is a teaching tool and for me that is the number one thing." — state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi

Adams Finance Panel Urged to Reject 'Inadequate' School Budget
"Town meeting has changed budgets in the past. They have the final authority, and I urge you to stand up and make your case." — Paul Demastre

Adams-Cheshire District Preps Marketing Campaign
"There is something for everyone at Hoosac, and that's the message we want to get out." — Superintendent Kristen Gordon

Adams Selectmen Approve School Budgets for 2015
"The budget may represent what we call fiscal responsibility, but we are not so sure if it represents educational responsibility. " — Paul Butler

Adams-Cheshire Schools Cut Budget $469,000
"We felt that with the $75,000 we could at least get the urgent things done and the things that absolutely have to be done." — Kristen Gordon

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Lacrosse: HV at Mt Greylock
Liam Chenail scored five goals and added an assist to lead...
SB: Wahconah at Taconic
Taylor Farley hit a triple for the Wachonah softball team...
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Baseball: Drury at Lenox
Logan Rumbolt and Kirby Bryce led the Drury baseball team...
Baseball: Westfield Voc @...
The McCann Tech baseball team hit their way to a 8-0 win...
SB: Mt Everett @ Lenox
The final score was Mount Everett 15 and Lenox 3
Berkshire County Invitational...
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SB: Mt Greylock @ Drury
The Drury softball team earned its first win of the season...
Touch A Truck 2015
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Baseball: PHS @ Taconic
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Lacrosse: Monument @...
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SB: Mt Greylock at McCann
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