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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
Pittsfield To Vote On Taconic Project Tuesday
"You can earn a good living without incurring the debt and putting your life on hold." — Jason McCandless

Taconic High School Project Estimated at $116M
"It is a generational opportunity and I wouldn't want to cut too much out of it." — Ellen Kennedy

Clarksburg School Preparing for Town Meeting Vote on Feasibility Study
"There's a lot of work before we do any digging." — Jonathan Lev

Pittsfield City Council Pores Over Proposed Taconic Design
"Right now the question before us in 2015 is do we want to proceed with the Taconic High School project or do we want to get off the list and start all over?" — Tricia Farley-Bouvier

Pittsfield Residents Wary of Taconic High School Cost
"Where are we going to get this $40 million?" — Ellen Fothergill

Taconic School Project Decisions Needed in Next Few Months
"There is a lot coming in the coming months." — Jason McCandless.

Clarksburg School Invited Into MSBA Eligibility Phase
"I'm delighted that the board has voted Clarksburg Elementary School into the Eligibility Period." — Treasurer Steven Grossman

Clarksburg School Application on MSBA Agenda
"So next week, we may actually have an official word on entering the program." — Superintendent Jonathan Lev

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

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