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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
Williamstown Fin Comm Looks at McCann Tech, Elementary School
The school's assessment to the town is 2.5 percent higher than last year's, keeping it in line with the other town cost centers.

Williamstown Elementary Committee Sends Budget to Town
"We feel we still can have an enrichment program and work it into social studies." — Superintendent Gordon Noseworthy

Williamstown Officials Discuss Mount Greylock Expansion Proposal
"It's kind of like: We're living together, it's not working out, let's get married." — Hugh Daley

Williamstown School Employee Gets 'Soup-er' Win
"When they told us we'd won, I couldn't even process it." — Joelle Brookner

Williamstown Elementary Committee Starts Budget Discussion
This year's Renzi Award winners are Hazel Scullen, Gina Wang, Charles McWeeny and Kyle Trottier.

Williamstown-Lanesborough Superintendent Looks Back on Career
"I think I've tried to see a thread through all the work I do that it's really about relationship building." — Rose Ellis

Williamstown School Committee Preps for Superintendent Uncertainty
"I don't want to be in violation of the law because of our dependence on a partner that might be in a position where they can't make that decision." — Richard Reynolds

Williamstown Elementary Holds Concert for Veterans
"Veterans Day, we celebrate all the veterans who served our country, no matter how small the task — from the cook to the first-line fighter." — Ron James

Expanded Mount Greylock School District Questioned
"The town leadership in Lanesborough has not had public education as something they were willing to make sacrifices for." — David Langston

Mount Greylock to Again Take Up Regional Expansion
"He thought starting the search early was to our benefit. If we said Jan. 1 or July 1 in our ad, we could then say it's an interim position." — Carolyn Greene

Williamstown-Lanesborough Superintendent Retiring Dec. 31
"We had already begun the process of looking into the future of the superintendent in the Tri-District." — Carolyn Greene

School Committee 'Summit' Brings Mount Greylock, SU71 together
"I have to say that the foundations of the relationship [between Williamstown and Lanesborogh] have been seriously shaken." &mdash Rose Ellis

Williamstown Elementary Sees Enrollment Bump
"After the first day of registration when we had 18 walk-ins, we were really surprised." — Principal Joelle Brookner

Williamstown Elementary Committee Weighing Calendar Options
"The association took a vote, and they're requesting with our principal the consideration of starting before Labor Day." — Rose Ellis

Williamstown Elementary Budgets for Repairs
"What could we conceivably do with the $100,000 or so we're talking about?" — Vice Chairman Chris Jones

Fun, Learning Combine on Computers at Williamstown Elementary
"We want to move students away from being consumers of technology to being producers." — Rose Ellis

Williamstown Elementary Committee Looks at Building Improvements
"So many schools are in the condition they are — and Mount Greylock is a good example — because of deferred maintenance." — Rose Ellis

Williamstown Elementary Committee Assesses MCAS Results
"In a nutshell, we are well above the state average for proficient [pupils]." — Joelle Brookner

Williamstown OKs Remote Participation in Public Meetings
"I can't stress that enough about being physically present when possible." — Jane Allen

Williamstown School Board Sets Calendar, Debates Regionalization
"I appreciate the patience of our parents. We would have liked to have had a calendar before now." — Rose Ellis

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