Letter: Blackmer Right Choice for 1st Berkshire

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To the Editor:

The 1st Berkshire district needs a strong advocate in Boston. This person needs to be willing to make the trips to the State House and still have the energy to visit each community that is represented. This person needs experience in state and local government and also needs to employ the tenacity to stand up and fight for our district.

It is tough to find all of these qualities in one person but Lisa Blackmer has all of them.

Lisa has proven her willingness to go to Boston for us, because she has done it for the last six years. I know she has the energy to be in every community because she tirelessly attends events and forums across the district.

I have had the pleasure of serving with Lisa on the North Adams City Council and I know how hard she works and the pride she takes in being a public servant. Lisa has earned respect here and in Boston because she is smart, dedicated, and honest. I have the utmost confidence that Lisa will work tirelessly for our district and ensure that every community is actively represented.

A vote for Lisa on Oct. 10 is a vote for our communities.

David Bond
North Adams, Mass.



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MSBA Invites Greylock School Into Eligibility Phase for Renovations

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Greylock Elementary School has made it into the eligibility phase to look into renovating or replacing the 60-year-old building.  
The Massachusetts School Building Authority Board of Directors voted at its meeting on Wednesday to invite the North Adams Public Schools into the first step of the school building process.
"The board has voted the Greylock Elementary School into the eligibility period," said Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, chairman of the MSBA. "The MSBA will work collaboratively with local officials to ensure the best outcome for the district's students."
Greylock School has not had any significant renovations since an addition in the mid-1960s while Drury High, Brayton Elementary and the former Conte schools have been renovated or rebuilt over the past 25 years. 
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