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McCann Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian for Class of 2020

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Vanessa Harrington and Emma Carpenter have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the McCann Technical School graduating class of 2020, announced Principal Justin Kratz.
 
Harrington, daughter of Tara Harrington, was a student in the Information Technology Program. She is the recipient of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendent's Award for Academic Excellence and the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and ranks first in her class with a 4.26 grade-point average. 
 
Her many extracurricular activities include National Honor Society, Yearbook and Prom committees, Dancecapade School of Dance, Lenox Sportsmans Club Archery, and volunteering at the Christian Center. 
 
Harrington will be attending Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J., to study biology with the goal of working as a neonatologist.
 
Carpenter, daughter of Heather Carpenter and Chad Carpenter, was a student in the Computer Assisted Drafting Program. She is a recipient
of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and ranks second in her class with a 4.22 GPA.
 
She will be attending Westfield State, majoring in psychology with the future goal of working in forensic psychology.
 
Both students will graduate with their classmates from McCann Technical School with high honors on Aug. 6, 2020.

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North Adams Auctioning Off 10 Properties in October

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city will be auctioning off 10 properties this October, expected to be the first of number of lots to be sold. 
 
The auction will take place on Thursday, Oct. 15, at Joe Wolfe Field at 11 a.m.
 
The Community Development Office has been developing a strategic plan for disposing of  "functionless" properties — those that are not in service or generating revenue. The city can dispose of properties through auction, sale to abutters and requests for proposals.
 
The 10 properties in question include four conforming lots with and without structures and six nonconforming lots suitable for abutters to expand their holdings.  
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