Nine BArT Scholars receive John and Abigail Adams Scholarship

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ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School announced that nine students were awarded John and Abigail Adams scholarship. 
 
Recipients can attend any Massachusetts state school tuition-free. Audrey Aka, Jacob Bristol, Olivia Case, Jonathan Harford, Elizabeth Laurin, Caitlin Moriarty, Michael Perkins, Maximilian Poirot and Shelby Reynolds all received this award.
 
In order for a student to qualify they must score at advanced and proficient levels on their grade 10 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System English language arts and mathematics tests. Additionally their combined ELA and math scores must place them in the top 25 percent of their classmates within the district. The waiver is good for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education and does not expire until 6 years after the student's graduation date.
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Solid Waste District Considers Accepting North Adams

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
ADAMS, Mass. — Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management has entered into conversations with North Adams about rejoining the district.
 
Williamstown representative Tim Kaiser told the commission Thursday that he and program director Linda Cernik have met with city officials about re-entering the district.
 
"At the request of the city we had a meeting ... and they are interested in rejoining the district," Kaiser said. "They expressed that they have the capability of running pretty much all of their operations now but they are weak in areas that they feel we are strong in."
 
Kaiser said the city is specifically interested in the coordinated events, outreach, and educational opportunities the district offers. The waste district had come up at a city Public Services Committee meeting in May about composting and education. He did not see a downside at this point and noted that if North Adams were to join, it would become the district's largest member.
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