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Adams-Cheshire Backs Out of School Building Program

After a conference call with the Massachusetts School Building Authority on Tuesday, during which representatives from both towns were present, the district agreed to withdraw its consideration for an elementary school project.

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Cheshire Officials Against Funding Hoosac Valley Elementary Repairs

Selectman Robert Ciskowski last week shared his notes with the board from a recent tour of the former C.T. Plunkett School in Adams with representatives of the Massachusetts School Building Authority.

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Adams Officials Wary of New School Project

There was some uncertainty on the board's part that building a new elementary school would be the best solution.

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Cheshire Selectmen Warn School Renovation Tough Sell

Vosburgh informed the board that representatives from the Massachusetts School Building Authority will visit the Adams school this month for a senior study of the building.

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MSBA Officials Plan Tour of Hoosac Valley Elementary

Superintendent John Vosburgh told the School Committee on Monday that five MSBA representatives will visit the school on Oct. 17 to survey the facility and meet with administrators and town leaders.

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North Adams to Try Again for Feasibility Study of Greylock School

Malkas said MSBA officials came out last year to tour Greylock and interview herself, Principal Sandra Cote and then Mayor Richard Alcombright.

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Adams-Cheshire Eyes Consolidation to Hoosac Valley Campus

The School Committee on Monday voted to apply to the Massachusetts School Building Authority in hopes of securing funds to allow the once four-school district to move to one campus.

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North Adams Closes Books on Colegrove Park School

The books have closed on the Colegrove Park Elementary School project nearly 18 months after it opened. The finally tally is $29,084,907, with the city responsible for $7,057,296.53. The city's portion is $402,251.53, over the initial projection of $6.6 million. It comes to about 1.4 percent of the project cost.

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Taconic Construction: Walls Going Up, Power Coming On

The wrap around the construction site is expected to be fully removed soon. The work has ramped up in recent week with the onset of nicer weather. On Thursday there were close to 150 workers on site through various subcontracts.

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Wahconah Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Building Feasibility Study

Nearly 75 percent of those voting in the Central Berkshire Regional School District on Saturday cast ballots to move the district forward in the process of renovating or replacing Wahconah Regional High School.

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North Adams Mulls Moving PreK and Grade 7 Classes

The Finance and Facilities Subcommittee will recommend the School Committee approve reconfiguring grades to move Grade 7 up to the high school. The move to consolidate resources will also relocate the preK program from Johnson School into the elementary schools and add one class.

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Clarksburg School Options Being Narrowed Down

The School Building Committee is leaning toward one of two new options developed in response to feedback at its last meeting, when the initial plans for a renovated Clarksburg School were proposed. Proposals E and F pick up on the concerns raised over the size of the primary wing and the need for a gym. The committee appeared heavily in favor of Option E, which included a rebuilt and expanded primary wing, a new kitchen and cafe, and a 4,000 square-foot gym, smaller than the 5,000 square-foot

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Clarksburg School Building Committee See Initial Plans

The School Building Committee got its first look at plans for a new or renovated school and the cost gave members pause. The initial project estimates range from $12 million to $24 million on the high side; most put the town's cost at about $8.75 million to $12 million.

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Wahconah School Building Committee Sets Guided Tour

A guided tour of Wahconah Regional High School is being set for this Saturday morning, Jan. 7, to give the community an understanding of the needs and limitations of the 55-year-old building. The school was invited by the Massachusetts School Building Authority in July to enter the agency's eligibility phase. During this phase, the Central Berkshire Regional School District will vote on funding a feasibility study that will recommend a long-term solution for the school building.

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