Schools Announce Recipients of John and Abigail Adams Scholarship

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Berkshire County Schools are now announcing the names of students who have received the John and Abigail Adams scholarship. Schools are encouraged to send their lists to info@iberkshires.com to recognize their students in this space.

The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship provides merit-based credit toward tuition for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or university (with the exception of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design). The waiver is good for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education.

In order for a student to qualify, they must score "advanced" on their grade 10 MCAS English Language Arts, Mathematics tests or STE (Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics or Technology/Engineering) and "proficient" or "advanced" on the remaining two tests. Additionally, their combined MCAS scores must place them in the top 25 percent of their classmates within the school they attend or the district in which they reside.



Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School: Alyssa Anderson, Driss Bourzgui, Sarah deBethune, Gwendolyn Farnsworth, Miles Fippinger, Andrew Gillman, Grace Krzanik, William Peets, Ashley Pixley, Finley Root, Luke Salinovici, Sean Salinovici, Alison Sanchez, William Schrade, Gianna Sondrini, Kylie Taylor, Nicholas Viggiano, and Philip Williams.

Pittsfield High School: Dylan Bell, Loren Benoit, George Bissell, Genevieve Brites, Cole Brombeck, Benjamin Brooks, Emanuel Brown, Kobe Chen, Madeline Coco, Sophia Contini, Brandon Cook, Cassandra Crockwell, Joseph Cronin, Kevin D'aniello, Cameron Diehl, Daniel Dimassimo, Liam Fitzgibbons, Aliyah Heideman, Allison Henderson Mary Hines, Makai Jones, Jena Kaddoura, David Kankam, Jack Kelly, Stella Kimball-Dembitzer, Emma King, Mckenzi Kinnas, Abigail Kittler, Ella Korte, Logan Kroboth, Lucien Lamoureaux, Ryan Lapierre, Brian Lavino, Szofia Lewis, Cole Masiero, Emily Mazzeo, Patrick Mckinney, Sierra Murray, Declan O’Brien, Lilly Ouillette, Ryan Polastri, Ryan Poulton, Kyle Pullaro-Clark, Autumn Rodgers, Hannah Roloson, Corey Scarfone, Samantha Scoco, Kailee Soberano, Andrew Sohl, Elizabeth Sprague, Sasha Stedman, Emelyn Theriault, Elliot Thompson, Madison Tobin, Hailey Widdison and Whitney Zapotitla.

 


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Pittsfield Panel Continues Marijuana Zoning Restriction Decision

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff

The Community Development Board is considering a zoning amendment that would eliminate outdoor marijuana growing from residential neighborhoods. 
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Community Development Board continued a hearing giving it more time to consider a zoning amendment that would essentially eliminate outdoor marijuana cultivation in residential neighborhoods.
 
The board heard from City Planner CJ Hoss on Tuesday who spelled out different outdoor cultivation zoning scenarios and the board agreed to hold off on a decision allowing members to digest the information they heard for the first time that night.
 
"Then we can look at even more scenarios, look at different impacts, and see how this can be resolved," Chairwoman Sheila Irvin said. 
 
The proposed change comes from a petition sponsored by the City Council and Hoss went through a series of maps and scenarios that showed where cultivation would be eliminated with different minimum lot sizes, different set backs, and elimination from specific zones.
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