Adams-Cheshire Presents Superintendent's Award

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Cameron Wagoner

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Cameron Wagoner has been presented the Superintendent's Award for his academic achievements at Hoosac Valley High School. 

Adams-Cheshire Regional Schools Superintendent John Vosburgh made the presentation at Monday's School Committee meeting at Cheshire School.
 
Each year, superintendents across the state award one student with a Certificate of Academic Excellence, sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents.
 
Wagoner, a senior, has received several undergraduate awards in courses such as Spanish II and III, geometry, algebra II, and biology. He also received the Williams College Book Award during his junior year and is a recipient of a John & Abigail Adams Scholarship. 
 
He is a member of the Leo Club, a community service group sponsored by the Adams Lions Club, which provides students with opportunities to give back to the community in a variety of ways including clothing drives, holiday gifts for families, and canned food drives. He is also a member of the track team.
 
Wagoner is planning to attend Rensselaer (N.Y.) Polytechnic Institute in the fall but has not decided his major yet. 

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Residents of Pine Valley Fed Up With Garbage Mess

By Jeff SnoonianiBerkshires Correspondent

Residents of Pine Valley Mobile Home Park clean up trash on Monday afternoon.
CHESHIRE, Mass. — Residents of Pine Valley Mobile Home Park have dealt with rapidly deteriorating roads, a malfunctioning septic system, and a temporary loss of water service because of allegedly unpaid electric bills by its owners over the last several  years. 
 
Now they're dealing with a garbage strewn entryway because of unprotected roll-offs that have been invaded regularly by wildlife.
 
The property off of Wells Road has two 8-cubic-yard capacity trash containers at the entrance to the park in which the residents throw their refuse. Typical household waste from frozen vegetable packaging to dog food containers to diapers. A great deal of which is now scattered over a large swath of real estate that spans either side of Dublin Road. 
 
Residents say the problem has persisted every spring for years and the management and its on-site employee have failed to ameliorate the problem. The problem begins with the local bear population emerging from hibernation hungry and looking to feed in the quickest and most convenient way possible. They get into the containers easily as there is no protective fence or operable bear-proofing in use. The bears drag bags of trash to a nearby copse of trees where they are ripped open and sorted through. Once the bears get what they need and the coast is clear, smaller critters (fox, raccoons, squirrels, etc.) move in and further cannibalize the scraps which results in a wider spreading of refuse to nearby properties.
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