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Williams Track, Cross Country Teams Raise Money for Social Justice Causes

In light of the recent conversation surrounding systemic racism in the United States, the Williams College track and field and cross country teams united to raise money for the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance.

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Greylock Thunder Holding Travel Softball Team Tryouts

The Greylock Thunder 18-and-under girls fastpitch travel softball team will be holding tryouts for its 2021 summer tournament team on Sunday, Aug. 9, and Sunday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Reid Field, 15 Sparrow St.

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Mount Greylock Committee Member Pushes to Reopen Schools

Several times during a more than two-hour virtual meeting, Steven Miller reiterated his contention that the Lanesborough-Williamstown district is uniquely situated to move to full, in-person instruction.

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North Adams School Committee Seeks Candidates for Vacant Seat

The committee at its regular meeting Tuesday agreed to request statements of interest from prospective candidates. The deadline for letters of interest is Monday, Aug. 10, at 4 p.m. at nrauscher@napsk12.org.

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Williamstown Select Board Recommends Social Justice Articles to Town Meeting

The Select Board on Monday recommended to town meeting passage of two warrant articles designed to address issues of racial equity and diversity after reconsidering an earlier decision to make no recommendation on one of the measures.

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Williams College Promotes Seven Faculty Members to Full Professor

They include Jessica Chapman, history; Lisa Gilbert, geosciences; Christopher Goh, chemistry; LeRhonda (Rhon) S. Manigault-Bryant, Africana studies; Ashok Rai, economics; Neil Roberts, Africana studies; and Fred Strauch, physics.

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Hoosac Valley Considering Phased-In, Hybrid Model for Schools

The Hoosac Valley Regional School District is expected to eliminate the full in-person education model from its plans for reopening.

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Berkshires Beat: Food Pantry Returning to Eagle Street Starting Aug. 12

The Food Pantry will operate from the Holden Street side of the St. Elizabeth Parish Center one final Wednesday, Aug. 5, during two sessions, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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Tanglewood Online Festival Enters Sixth Week

A unique, all-encompassing digital music festival, the array of programming replicates a choice selection of the previously announced 2020 live performances Tanglewood had hoped to present this summer, but which had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus.

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How Can You Help Lower Your Longevity Risk?

Insurance companies and pension funds view longevity risk as the risk they incur when their assumptions about life expectancies and mortality rates are incorrect, leading to higher payout levels. But for you, as an individual investor, longevity risk is less technical and more emotional: it's the risk of outliving your money.

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SVHC Nurse Named Impact Award Honoree

Hewson-Steller works as a nurse navigator in the Cancer Center and the Breast Health and Imaging Center. In addition to helping recently diagnosed patients cope with their illness and determine their course of action, Hewson-Steller conducts outreach aimed to promote awareness, prevention and screenings.

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McCann Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian for Class of 2020

Vanessa Harrington and Emma Carpenter have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the McCann Technical School graduating class of 2020, announced Principal Justin Kratz.

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Pittsfield Police Chief Says Too Soon Assess Budget Cut Impact

Police Chief Michael Wynn told the Police Advisory and Review Board that it is still too soon to tell how the reduced budget will affect operations.

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Isaias to Bring Rain, Wind to Northeast

A tropical storm warning has been issued for Massachusetts and Connecticut as now-Hurricane Isaias was nearing landfall along the Carolinas' coasts. Rain in the region is expected to start during the night on Monday and continue through Wednesday.

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Drury High Sets Graduation Celebration at Joe Wolfe

Drury High School will celebrate the class of 2020 on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Joe Wolfe Field.

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Williamstown Conservation Commission OKs Patch Work on Route 43

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation this month will do some repair work on Route 43, but a full rebuild of Water Street south of Latham Street is still several years away.

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Berkshire HorseWorks Gets Grant to Support COVID-19 Responders

Berkshire HorseWorks Inc. has received $10,000 from the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund for Berkshire County to support the "Healers and Horses" Program.

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First-Responder Profiles: EMS Director Jen Weber

This is a series profiling some of our local first-responders in partnership with Lee Bank to highlight the work they do every day — not just during a pandemic.

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SVMC: COVID-19 Update August 3

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Greylock Thunder 18U Softball Competes at Connecticut Tourney

The Greylock Thunder 18-and-under travel softball team went 1-5 at this weekend's USSSA Northeast National Championships to slip to 11-17-3 this summer.

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Pittsfield Thunder Baseball Takes Two from Americans

Brayden Gutzmer had four hits, including a double and a triple, to help lead the Pittsfield Thunder 14-year-old travel baseball team to a double-header sweep of the Berkshire Americans on Sunday at Joe Wolfe field.

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Pittsfield Panel Wants Public Participation on Pot Growing

The subcommittee voted to table an agenda item Wednesday that would restrict marijuana cultivation in residential zones until meetings can be opened more fully to the public.

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North Adams Covers Half Cost for Cumberland Farm Cleanup

The city will be contributing less than $34,000 to the cleanup of the former City Yard on Ashland Street.

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Markey Talks Education, Health & Green New Deal in Campaign Swing

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey made three stops in the Berkshires on Friday to speak on education, technology climate change, health care, racial justice and other issuing affecting the nation.

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Mount Greylock Offers Superintendent Post to Pittsfield's McCandless

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee Friday voted 6-0-1 to offer its vacant supinentendent post to current Pittsfield Superintendend Jason “Jake” McCandless.