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Taconic Project Passes 90 Percent Design Phase

The 90 percent design drawings have been submitted to the MSBA but architect Carl Franceschi says the design work is much closer to 100 percent. "We are actually beyond 90 percent completion of the full document," Franceschi, of Drummey Rosane Anderson, said.

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Taconic High School Groundbreaking Scheduled May 13

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Taconic High School project is scheduled for Friday, May 13. The 3 p.m. ceremony will celebrate the start of construction on the $120.8 million new school. J.H. Maxymillian Inc. has already been working on the site in part of a number of early bids released. Gilbane Construction is the construction manager at risk, and will be heading the project and managing the subcontracting.

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Clarksburg School Preparing to Hire Project Manager, Architect

The School Building Committee hopes to have an agreement signed for an owner's project manager by July 11. The committee, meeting for the first time since it convened last October, were given an update on the progress toward a feasibility study that will guide decisions on renovating Clarksburg School or building new.

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Mount Greylock Building Debate Echoes Monument Mountain's

A group of volunteers labored for years to create a school building plan that passed muster with state officials and held the promise of state money to renovate an outdated and unsound high school building. In the 11th hour, residents concerned about the potential impact on local taxes campaigned to block the plan, arguing that the school could be repaired more cheaply and the state would still help.

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Two Lanesborough Selectmen Publicly Oppose School Project

Two out of three Selectmen are opposing the Mount Greylock Regional Middle and High School project. The Selectmen voiced their opinions on the $64.8 renovation and new construction project after some 900 voters responded to a poll with more respondents asking the board to oppose it rather than support it. A total of 894 voters responded to the survey and 435 urged the Selectmen to oppose it, 377 urged the board to support it, 80 said none of the above, and two people didn't answer the questio

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Forum Details Plans, Costs of New Mount Greylock School

If voters on March 1 in Williamstown and March 15 in Lanesborough pass debt exclusion votes to allow the district to borrow the $31 million to $35 million local share of thee $64.8 million project, the first phase of renovation could start this August.

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Students, Officials Celebrate Opening of Colegrove Park School

The gymnasium at Colegrove Park Elementary School filled with a thunderous "Thank you" as more than 300 children voiced their appreciation of their new school. The moment came at the bidding of Jack McCarthy, executive director of Massachusetts School Building Authority, as a way to recognize a community that had voted to raise taxes to provide them with a new school. "It's because you deserve it, you deserve a 21st century education, you deserve to be competitive not just with the rest of

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Lanesborough Selectmen Consider Surveying Residents on School Project

"There have been concerns raised that the cost of the new school project may be too high for many Lanesborough taxpayers," the letter reads.

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Lanesborough Considering Options For School Project Vote

"We have two towns that are used to having special town meetings so it may be an important part of the project for you." — Carrie Greene

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Clarksburg Eyes RFP for School Project; Officials Leery of Consolidation Talk

"We need someone to move us ahead." — Superintendent Jonathan Lev

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Mount Greylock Building Committee Reschedules Construction Manager Interviews

"We'll be asking on the 16th of November for them to provide their estimate and Design Partnership to provide their estimate." — Trip Elmore

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Clarksburg Approves Feasibility Study for Elementary School

"This is our fist bite at the apple and might be our only bite at the apple." — Matt Boyer

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Colegrove Park School Project Overseers Rebut Safety Concerns

"It is discouraging to these hardworking men and women to have their work disparaged." — Margo Jones

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Clarksburg Voters to Decide School Feasibility Funding

"I think the line items should be made whole with the town side first and the school side second." — Mark Denault

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Mount Greylock Building Committee Makes HVAC Decision

"These are high performance type systems we're providing." — Sal Fazzino

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North Adams School Project Aims for October Wrap-Up

"We're going to have the classroom building ready for Oct. 26." — William L. Jodice

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Lanesborough Hears Plan to Make Mount Greylock Funding More Equitable

The School Committee is developing a proposal that would tie capital apportionment to a five-year rolling enrollment average.

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Lanesborough Backs Off Asking MSBA To Delay Mount Greylock Project

"We're not trying to derail the new school. We all think we need a new school." — Hank Sayers

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Mount Greylock School Chair Reacts to Lanesborough Agenda

"The people in Lanesborough want to support education, and this building is not getting any cheaper." — Carolyn Greene

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Mount Greylock, Lanesborough Committees Discuss Hoosac Valley 'Proposal'

"There's rumors of a proposal, there is discussion of a proposal, but the proposal isn't real." — Richard Cohen

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Clarksburg School Preparing for MSBA Enrollment Discussions

"A lot depends on the economy but I think the potential, should we get this new school, is very positive for Clarksburg." — Jonathan Lev

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Mount Greylock Committee Decides on Addition/Renovation Plan

"The message we should be giving to kids is: Try to reuse as much as you can as you go through life." — Robert Ericson

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Mount Greylock School Committee to Pick Project at Thursday Meeting

The School Committee has the final say on which if any option goes to the MSBA and moves on to the schematic design phase of development.

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Mount Greylock Building Project's Tax Impact Discussed

"I think it's very conservatively estimated. I hope this is a 'no greater than' number. That was our goal." — Hugh Dailey

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Mount Greylock School Building Committee Narrows Design Options

"What we're really talking about is building a great building that people can thrive in." — Wendy Penner

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