Carpenter, Framingham State Women Top Williams in OT

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Mount Everett alumna Gwendolyn Carpenter scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds Saturday to help the Framingham State women's basketball team earn a 67-66 overtime win over Williams College.
 
Carpenter scored three points in OT and made a steal with 10 seconds left to help seal the victory.
 
Krysta Padellaro led Framingham State (3-1) with 15 points.
 
Maddy Mandyck scored a game-high 16 points for Williams (2-3), which hosts Springfield College on Tuesday.
 
Men's Basketball
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Nate Karren scored 15 points to lead the Williams College men's basketball team to a 90-50 win in the first round of the Purple and Gold Classic.
 
Declan Porter and Dalton's Brandon Roughley each scored 13 for Williams (2-0), which plays in the title game on Sunday.
 
Men's Hockey
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Evan Ruschil stopped 25 shots as Williams earned its second straight 1-0 victory to start the season.
 
Connor Tobin scored a power play goal in the second period for the game-winner.
 
Williams (2-0, 2-0 NESCAC) hosts Oswego State on Saturday.
 
Women's Hockey
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Paige Larose scored a pair of goals to lead Colby to a 5-2 win over Williams.
 
Chloe Heiting made 26 saves for Williams (0-2), which hosts Plymouth State (N.H) on Tuesday.
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Historic Store at Five Corners Reopens in Williamstown

By Brian RhodesiBerkshires Staff

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Under new ownership and management, the Store at Five Corners reopened Tuesday morning for the first time in more than two years. 

The store and cafe, built in 1770 and located in the town's Five Corners Historic District, had been closed since July 2020. The 252-year-old building, originally a tavern, went through several recent owners before being purchased by the nonprofit Store at Five Corners Stewardship Association in January of this year. 

"It took us a few months to get it to where it is right now but I feel like our hard work paid off," said store operator Corey Wentworth. "I feel like it's really nice in here." 

The association had done an email survey of residents in October that had an 85 percent return, with most giving the store a high rating for its importance to themselves and the community and that it remain independent. The nonprofit, first working through the South Williamstown Community Association, has been working to raise the more than $1 million needed to purchase the property and secure its future. 

The stewardship association chose Wentworth as the store's new operator in April. He has several years of experience in restaurants, including the Salty Dog and Flour Bakery and Café in Boston, Duckfat and Fore Street Restaurant in Portland, Maine, and Tourists resort in North Adams.

There were some renovations, Wentworth said, to get the building ready for reopening day. Additionally, he noted that works from local artists are displayed on the walls across the store. 

"So far, it seems like, what we have been working toward, is working," he said. 

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