Letter: Blackmer Brings Expertise to City Council

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To the Editor:

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, I encourage everyone to vote for Lisa Blackmer for North Adams City Council.

Our council has been lacking an expert on state and federal funding resources ever since Lisa left the council a few years ago. The intricacies of Beacon Hill and Washington, D.C., are something that Lisa has become very familiar with in her professional roles in various towns around the region. Knowing which levers to pull and buttons to press will be a great asset to our city's legislative body.

Mark your ballots carefully and seriously. Avoid the gadflies. North Adams is moving in the right direction and Lisa was, and will be, a huge part of that for years to come.

Greg Roach
North Adams, Mass.

 

 


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Drury High's Class of 2020 Takes a Second Bow

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff

The ceremony at Joe Wolfe Field gives graduates a chance to sharein their achievements. See more photos here.  
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Drury High School had something of a do-over on Friday night as graduates and family members gathered at Joe Wolfe Field to have a second celebration. 
 
The class of 2020's saying is "Time 2 Make History," something this class has certainly done already: the first Drury class go fully online for learning, to have a drive-by graduation, and to have two graduations. 
 
The novel coronavirus pandemic had closed schools in March and forced some innovate forms of commencement and graduation, with many opting to go virtual or use a parade of cars to safely deposit the graduates and their families for a diploma pickup and photo.
 
Mayor Thomas Bernard had pledged there would be a time when the graduates could stand together, even if it was late in the summer. The first attempt on Wednesday was postponed because of rain forecast. But the time was definitely right this week, especially since the governor earlier on Friday lowered the attendance for outdoor gatherings from 100 to 50 because of recurring hotspots of COVID-19. 
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