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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
State Reimbursement Rate for Taconic Project Causes Concern
"I think most of the confusion has come because for seven or eight years people have been hearing 80 percent." — Jason McCandless

Mount Greylock Invited to MSBA's Feasibility Stage
"Yay!" — School Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Greene

Pittsfield School Building Panel Opts for New High School
"I just want to thank everybody, this is a milestone for the city of Pittsfield." — Chairwoman Kathleen Amuso

Space Is Top Concern In Picking Pittsfield School Building Project
"It was pretty clear that that would be the preferred option at this point." — Carl Franceschi

Taconic Architect: Building New Better Than Renovating
"New construction is making more sense than either of the other two options." — Carl Franceschi

Mount Greylock Committee Moves Toward Complaint Resolution
"I'd be mad if you were going to subject my kid to a test just to be a guinea pig." — Chris Dodig

Criteria Developed To Compare Taconic Project Options
"The most valuable part for us is the input we got in the small group sessions." — Carl Franceschi of DRA

Mount Greylock Submits Higher Enrollment Number to MSBA
"We just have to make the best decision we can with the information we have. — Carolyn Greene

Space Study Keeps Options Open For New or Renovated Taconic
"We could still justify adding onto the building to make up for those deficiencies." — Carl Franceschi

Mount Greylock Building Committee: Small Window of Opportunity
"If we don't jump at it, it goes away." &mash; Ron Turbin

Mount Greylock's Enrollment Projection Debated in Subcommittee
"Those students are not 'choice.' They're an obligation. We call them choice because that's the funding stream." — David Langston

Mount Greylock Enrollment Question Still at Issue
"In 2012, MSBA decided to change its procedure and settle the enrollment first. Now is the time to settle the enrollment." — Carolyn Greene

Mount Greylock Committee Rejects Enrollment Recommendation
"You have to essentially be willing to say, yes, we could be a two-member town only." — Carolyn Greene

Taconic School Study Approaches First Deadline
"We have a methodology now that we've agreed upon with the MSBA for moving forward." — Carl Franceschi

Mount Greylock Building Committee: Keep Choice, Tuition Students
"The idea that not proceeding with the feasibility study is a zero-cost option is a fantasy." — David Langston

Pittsfield Superintendent Fears Taconic Vocational Plan Unrealistic
"I think over the coming weeks we really need to revisit what CTE programs we are going to build for." — Jason McCandless

Mount Greylock Officials React to Lanesborough Meeting
"The issues currently being discussed are not new, and for any one of them to become a deal-breaker at this time would be highly unfortunate." — Carolyn Greene

Lanesborough Examining High School Options
"You just can't look at this as a day-to-day decision." — Paul Sieloff

North Adams School Contractor Bids Delayed by Complaint
"It takes a little work to be prequalified so you think they would have done it." — Margo Jones

Dalton Voters Nix BerkshireTrail Roof Project
The Dalton vote effectively cancels the need for other towns to hold respective special town meetings.

Mount Greylock Sends Feasibility Study Request to Towns
"The bottom line is that we're finding that there's much greater savings than anticipated." — David Backus

Dalton Sets Special Town Meeting for Berkshire Trail Roof Project
The project is estimated to cost the district less than 50 percent of the total cost, thanks to the MSBA grant.

Central Berkshire School Roof Project Needs District Vote
"I think it was an inopportune time for them to choose this course of action." — Dalton Chairman Daniel Boyle

Design Decisions For Taconic High to Be Made This Year
"It's going to be some hard work, but it's certainly going to be worthwhile." — Mayor Daniel Bianchi

Mount Greylock Committee to Send Warrant to Towns on Feasibility Study
"They want to know the towns support the school incurring the debt." — Chairwoman Carolyn Greene

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