Koperek Wins Gold at Bay State Winter Games

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Yvonne Koperek of Christmas Brook Figure Skating Club earned a gold medal this weekend in the Bay State Winter Games at Williams College's Lansing Chapman Rink.
 
Koperek topped a field of 10 skaters in her group in the Excel Pre Juvenile Girls Free Skating division.
 
The Bay State Winter Games continue the first weekend in March with events in North Adams and Pittsfield.
 
The masters ice hockey tournament will be held at the Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rink, March 1-3.
 
The inaugural Bay State curling competition will be held March 2 and 3 at the Pittsfield Boys and Girls Club. CurlBerkshires will host the competition.
 
Other local skaters to earn medals at this weekend's skating competition included:
 
Silver
Shaleigh Levesque (Christmas Brook), USFS Pre Juvenile
Daniella Santamarina (Pittsfield SC), USFS Intermediate
Katie Malone-Smith (Pittsfield SC), USFS Adult Bronze
Lara Shore-Sheppard (Christmas Brook), USFS Adult Silver
 
Bronze
Samantha Whittum (Christmas Brook), USFS Juvenile
Caroline Gillett (Pittsfield SC), USFS Preliminary
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Williamstown Playground Project Nearing Completion

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — After more than a year of planning, fund-raising and advocacy, efforts to rebuild a town playground are in the homestretch.
 
Last week, the poured rubber surfacing was scheduled to be laid at the new playground at Linear Park, off Water Street, and one of the volunteers helping lead the project said the hope is that the site will be ready for youngsters before the end of the fall.
 
"It's starting to look like a playground," Amy Jeschawitz said as she surveyed the partially installed equipment that will be finished off once the rubber padding and wood fiber infill are installed.
 
The brightly-colored, modern play pieces are a far cry from the dated equipment at the park just a couple of years ago, when a safety inspection found deficiencies at the town facility.
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