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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
Architects Make Presentation to Mount Greylock Building Committee
"It's important to talk to both towns, both communities. We want to understand what the issues are from multiple perspectives." — Joe Drown

Lanesborough-Williamstown Superintendent Choice 'Pleased' to Negotiate
Douglas Dias has told officials ... that he "would be pleased to enter negotiations with" the Tri-District.

Mount Greylock Architect to Give Presentation Thursday
"The more minds we tap, the better the investment we will make." — Chairman Mark Schiek

Mount Greylock School Committee Votes to Send Towns Higher Budget
"If that's the will of the committee, that's a discussion we'll have on the floor of town meeting." — Carolyn Greene

Williamstown-Lanesborough Offers Superintendent Post to Medway Principal
"I think we need to act expeditiously." — Rich Cohen

Williamstown Native Seeks Support for Film Project
"I'm just so myopic. I just want to see it get made. I just want to see it." — Matt Bosson

Williamstown-Lanesborough Superintendent Finalists Named
It is possible but unlikely that the committees will choose to select a candidate on Monday night.

Mount Greylock School Committee Asks for Options to Add to Budget
"Ask for the money you need. Don't shortchange this set of kids coming in to make sure you get the building project." — Hugh Daley

Mount Greylock School Budget Cuts Criticized
"If we sent our students to any of the other surrounding high schools, our tax base would be devastated." — Richard Cohen

Lanesborough Administrator: Override May Be Avoided
"The interesting wild card is the elementary school budget, which brings into play the override situation." — Paul Sieloff

Mount Greylock Presents Budget to Williamstown Fin Comm
"We're anticipating the need to cut drastically to meet a very specific request to come in at a 1 percent increase for Lanesborough." — Carolyn Greene

Williamstown Fin Comm Talks Mount Greylock Budget, Historical Museum Move
"The Williamstown Historical Museum is the custodian of the town's history." — Peter Fohlin

Mount Greylock Committee Sends Preliminary Budget to Towns
"If the state doesn't kick it in, it throws it over to the towns and the towns need to kick it in." — Lynn Bassett

Lanesborough Says Override Only Option To Fund Mount Greylock Request
"We don't really have an option at that point." — Paul Sieloff

Lanesborough School Affiliation Research Group Wraps Up Study
"We're trying to help get everybody moving in the same direction." — John Goerlach.

Mount Greylock Committee Votes Not to Make 'Devastating' Cuts
"A 2.37 percent increase, I think would be demoralizing." — Carolyn Greene

Guest Column: Mount Greylock Budget Cuts Would Be Catastrophic
To provide a snapshot of what Mount Greylock would look like at diminishing levels of revenue, further reductions were proposed in phases.

Lanesborough FinCom Hoping Schools Keep Budget Requests Minimal
"The two schools are now 70-72 percent of the [town] budget and we just can't continue to go up." — Paul Sieloff

Mount Greylock Committee Talks Potential Budget Cuts
"We've tried very hard to be responsible, and every once in a while you get into a situation like this." — Carolyn Greene

Mount Greylock School District Facing Tough Budget Choices
"Basically, they said they want us to cut out budget." — Carolyn Greene

Williamstown Officials Discuss Mount Greylock Expansion Proposal
"It's kind of like: We're living together, it's not working out, let's get married." — Hugh Daley

Williamstown-Lanesborough Superintendent Looks Back on Career
"I think I've tried to see a thread through all the work I do that it's really about relationship building." — Rose Ellis

Williamstown Schools Agree to Contract With Interim Superintendent
"We need a superintendent. We have three weeks to go. We've kind of painted ourselves into a corner." — Robert Barton

Williamstown-Lanesborough Tri-District Picks Interim Superintendent
"Basically, I like people. I like teaching. I like to think I hit the ground running and I'm quick to learn." — Gordon Noseworthy

Mount Greylock Candidates Make Their Cases
Three candidates are standing for two of the four-year seats available for Williamstown's representation on the Mount Greylock Regional School District Committee.

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