Adams Nomination Papers Available

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
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ADAMS, Mass. — Nomination papers are available beginning Monday for the May town election.
Two three-year selectmen seats will be on the ballot that are currently held by Richard Blanchard and Joseph Nowak.
There will also be two three-year seats up for election on the Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee. Adams representatives Paul Butler and Jennifer Gageant will have to run again to hold their positions.
The Planning Board will have one five-year seat on the ballot currently held by Barbara Ziemba.
There will also be a three-year seat on the Northern Berkshire Regional Vocational School Committee (McCann Technical) seat for an Adams representative that is currently held by Joseph Allard
Treasurer/Collector Kelly Rice and Assessor Lorraine Kalisz' three-year posts will also be up for re-election, as will the one-year term of Moderator Myra Wilk and a three-year Cemetery Commission term held currently by James Taylor. 
Also on the ballot will be a three-year Board of Health seat currently held by Peter Hoyt; two three-year terms on the Board of Library Trustees currently held by Virginia Duval and Karen Kettles; two Housing Authority seats, a vacant one-year term and a five-year term held by Erica Girgenti; and two seats on the Redevelopment Authority, a vacant one-year term and a five-year seat currently held by Jacob Levesque.
As for town meeting members, Precincts 1 and 5 both have 10 seats up for election; Precincts 2 and 3 both have 12 seats, and Precinct 4 has 11. The terms range from one to three years.
Incumbents have until March 11 to notify the clerk if they are running for re-election; the deadline for all candidates to submit nomination papers is 5 p.m. on Monday, March 18 (except for town meeting members). Deadline to withdraw or object to nomination papers is April 3.
The voter registration deadline is April 16.

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Hundreds Hike Mount Greylock During The Ramble

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff

ADAMS, Mass. — More than 1,000 people took advantage of Monday's mild and sunny weather to make the ascent to the top of the state's highest peak during the annual Greylock Ramble.

ProAdams reports that near 1,200 people registered at the summit of Mount Greylock with more making there way to the top as the day went on.

The oldest hiker again was Caroline Brazeau from North Adams. Brazeau is 90 years old.

The three youngest to reach the summit were all four months old. Although Myles Mancino of Cheshire, and Annalise Stokes and Liam Brown of Adams may have had a little help, they still made it to the top.

David Slick and Lisa Bollinger traveled the farthest to hike Mount Greylock and traveled to Adams from Golden, Colo. 

The Ramble dates back to 1967 and is more recently partnered with a Ramblefest, a party that takes place at the Visitors Center day before.

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