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Williamstown League of Women Voters Accepting...

The Williamstown League of Women Voters is sponsoring candidate forums for the two contested races for the Mount Greylock school committee. click for more

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Berkshire United Way Teams Up With Ready4K

To support early childhood education, BUW and NBUW have teamed up with Ready4K to help support early childhood education through a text messaging program. click for more

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OLLI, 1Berkshire & BIC Launch Transformative...

This eight-week course of weekly webinars will bring regional, national, and global experts and leaders together to share and discuss key technologies impacting a broad spectrum of individual and societal realms, with a focus on how they impact rural regions like Berkshire County. click for more

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Drop in Families Opting for Remote Learning Has...

An increase in the number of families planning to send their children for in-person instruction is raising concerns of a budget hit for the Mount Greylock Regional School District. click for more

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Pittsfield Schools Anticipate New Layoffs

McCandless told the School Committee that without students in the actual buildings, there may be a need to lay off a sizeable amount of the cafeteria staff. click for more

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Q&A: New Williamstown Elementary Principal Finds...

Kristen Thompson was motivated to make a move and is dedicated to making the most of the opportunity to serve as principal at Williamstown Elementary School. click for more

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Williams College Officials Pleased with Students'...

Williams has been delivering education — and probably some sort of dining plan — since 1793, but never before in an environment like that created by the COVID-19 pandemic. click for more

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Berkshire Museum Enters Next Reopening Phase

The Berkshire Museum, which began a phased reopening on Aug. 1, will start phase of their reopening process that will bring changes to the museum’s available gallery experiences click for more

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Pittsfield School Committee Takes No Action on...

In August, the School Committee voted to eliminate the 50-year-old team mascot and begin the process of determining a new, more culturally acceptable identity for the vocational school. click for more

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Williams College to Award Bicentennial Medal to...

Alumnus Wole Coaxum '92, founder of Mobility Capital Finance (MoCaFi), will be presented a Bicentennial Medal Saturday, Sept. 12. during the virtual convocation ceremony.

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The Berkshire Museum Helps Families Prepare for a...

The new digital content, located here, includes an updated digital edition of the museum's award-winning publication "In Kindergarten" in addition to fun, age-appropriate videos that teach essential kindergarten skills and explore pandemic precautions for early learners.

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North Adams School Committee OKs Golf, Cross...

The School Committee on Tuesday voted to move football and soccer to the so-called "Fall II" and to allow golf and cross country to go ahead with precautions.

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Williamstown, College Coordinating COVID-19 Effort

Dr. Erwin Stuebner also said that while it was unfortunate the college had to change the status of two students to remote learning because of violations of Williams' COVID-19 protocols, it is also encouraging to see the institution take that step.

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North Adams Schools Use $1M in Grants to Prepare...

The North Adams Public Schools has received more than $1 million grants to aid it in shifting to remote learning or, later on, a hybrid model of learning.

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Q&A With The CBRSD Superintendent

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Mount Greylock School Committee OKs Agreement with...

A divided Mount Greylock Regional School Committee Tuesday approved a memorandum of agreement with the district’s union that lays out the plan for the start of the school year for students this month.

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Pittsfield School Committee Adopts Face Mask...

At the end of a long meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 26, the committee accepted a "use of face mask" policy that would guide mask use during the upcoming school year.

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BCC to Offer New Certificate Programs This Fall

Berkshire Community College will be offering two new certificate programs in the 2020-2021 academic year, including Law Enforcement and Mental Health Worker certificates – in addition to the Cannabis Industry certificate, which is now offering a second year cohort model this fall.

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Mount Greylock Still Negotiating with Union on...

After meeting in executive session for more than 2 1/2 hours, the seven-member panel returned to open session to inform the audience viewing its virtual meeting that it would not, as planned, be taking a vote on a memorandum of agreement with the Mount Greylock Educators Association.

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Williams Removes Two Students for Breaking...

Williams College has removed two students from campus for violating the school's quarantine order for returning students.

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BCC Offers Networking and Cybersecurity Program

Students can also elect to transfer to a college or university to further their skills in computer Info Systems (CIS) to become a tier 2 or 3 security analyst or network engineer. On average, entry level analysts start out making about $62,000 a year.

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Pittsfield Public Schools Postpones All Fall...

The committee heard from Athletic Director Jim Abel on Wednesday and moved on his recommendation to essentially suspend all fall athletics with hopes of resuming them at a later date.

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Williams College Welcomes Students Back for...

Williams College on Monday began the phased return of its student population for the fall semester with a mandatory test and quarantine period.

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College Notes: Summmer & Fall 2020

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MCLA Welcomes Six New Faculty Members

Six new faculty members will be joining the MCLA community for the college's fall semester: Lisa Arrastia, Thomas Burton, Whitney Gecker, Sharon Head, Sudipto Sarkar, and J. Antonio Templanza.

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Summer Jazz Camp Brought Music to Bowe Field

Playing a musical instrument with others has topped the list of things not allowed during the pandemic, but musical director Richard Boulger found a way to make it happen.

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