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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
Clarksburg School Committee OKs Pre-K Feasibility Study
"I still would want to move full steam ahead on the VFW. I don't think anyone wants to put the pre-K aside another year." — Jeffrey Levanos

MSBA Moves Taconic High School Project To Design Phase
"I think a new career, vocational high school fits in with everything else we are trying to do." — Mayor Daniel Bianchi

Pittsfield School, City Officials Prepping For Big Decisions
"We think this is too important for all us to hear the same thing at the same time." — Kathleen Amuso

'Milestone' for Mount Greylock School Project: Manager Selected
"Dore & Whittier is someone who knows the district well." — Rose Ellis

Pittsfield Prepping For New School Costs Estimates
"MSBA wants to make sure we get the program down before we jump into designing the building." — Carl Franceschi

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.

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