PHS Names John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Recipients

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Henry Duval, Principal of Pittsfield High School announced Monday that sixty-four seniors at Pittsfield High School are among students statewide to receive the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship.

"On behalf of the entire PHS school community, I congratulate the sixty-four members of the Class of 2021 who qualified for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship. Earning this designation speaks both to the collective strength of instruction and curriculum at PHS as well as an individual willingness to strive for academic excellence," Duval said. "I am encouraged that the John and Abigail Adams scholarship will provide some financial relief and encourage members of the Class of 2021 to pursue their education beyond PHS."

The scholarship is available to students whose MCAS performance puts them in the top 25 percent of their district. To be eligible, students must either score Advanced on one exam and Proficient on the other, or Advanced on both the English and Math exams.
Sixty-four students from Pittsfield High School have been awarded the John & Abigail Adams Scholarship. They are as follows: DeLisia Adorno, Aniya Aleen, David Babineau, Meadow Bailey, Marlon Binns, Samantha Blau, Riley Burke, Archia Charles, Gabrielle Cohan, Nathan Cracolici, Erin Curran, Jacob Dean, Morgan Depson, Alayna Farmer, John Fick, Avery Flint, Rachel Graves, Dakota Grosz, Sasha Grosz, Owen Gutzmer, Amber Hamling, Connor Hayford, Kobe Holloway, Alia Jackson, Gerdlie Jean-Louis, Gerdrose Jean-Louis, Emma Kostyun, Samira Lawton, Jingkai Lin, Christian Marchbanks, Elise Martin, Morgan Martin, Meredith McCandless, Alyssa Mercier, Connor Monette, Conor Mooney, Zoe Moran, Lillian Mosley, Ryan Muller, Edward  Mullin, Jaclyn Oakes, Julia Ostellino-Moran, Briana Palmieri, Brian Pasterczyk, Isabella Penna-Ward, Luke Peplowski, Danielle Plankey, Liam Quadrozzi, Sadiya Quetti-Goodson, Jasmyn Roark-Somersall, Samuel Robertson, Jacob Saarony-Taylor, Zavia Shepherd, Emery Sime, Nina Snowise, Tyler Stevens, Alexandra Swanson, Elizabeth Swanson, Sadie Tierney, Keegan Vittum, Hannah Wheeler, Leighana Williamson, Raelyn Wisner and Yan Zheng
The Adams Scholarship provides a tuition waiver for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or university.

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Methuselah Loses License for Two Days

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A bar and restaurant owned by a city councilor had its license suspended for two days for violating state COVID-19 guidelines.

On Monday, the Licensing Board voted to suspend Councilor at Large Yuki Cohen's liquor license for Methuselah Bar and Lounge, scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday, after a hearing for three alleged pandemic violation complaints that included pictures and anonymous testimony.

Because of the anonymous nature of the evidence submitted, the board weighed in on the fact that this is not Cohen's first time in front of the Licensing Board, as Methuselah faced a five-day liquor license suspension in 2018.

"I feel like in light of what the history is, I don't think we can just pretend that there's no history,"  Chairman Thomas Campoli said, concluding with the other board members that this case had to be handled differently than if it was a first violation.

On Jan. 15, the board held a hearing for two of the violations occurring on Aug. 22 and Dec. 11. It was decided to continue the hearing for the third violation and voting until Monday, Jan. 25.

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