Adams Community Bank Elects New Corporators

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ADAMS, Mass. — Community Bancorp of the Berkshires MHC, the parent company of Adams Community Bank, held its annual meeting on Wednesday, April 10, at Charles H. McCann Technical School in North Adams.
 
The following individuals were elected corporators of Community Bancorp of the Berkshires, MHC: Justin McKennon, A.J. Enchill, Karen Sinopoli, Tim Burke, Tina Lamarre, Alexandra "Alex" Glover, Lindsay D. DiSantis, Robin Sher, Stella Downie, and Leonard Light.
 
Justin McKennon is a principal scientist at Electro Magnetic Applications Inc. (E). McKennon is an internationally recognized expert in the test and simulation of electromagnetic effects across the aerospace, space, defense, and related industries. He holds a master's and bachelor of science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in electrical engineering.
 
Enchill is the president and executive director of the Berkshire Black Economic Council (BBEC). The BBEC is a nonprofit that aids and advocates economic development for Black Entrepreneurs in Berkshire County. Enchill served as a district aide for state Sen. Adams Hinds. He holds a bachelor's in American Studies from Tufts University. He mentors young people in the community, including through Lever's Berkshire Interns and Inclusive Internship Preparation Program.
 
Sinopoli is the director of finance at Mill Town Capital, a private community investment group based in Pittsfield. Sinopoli has 15 years of experience in the finance industry, with a decade in the banking industry overseeing financial reporting and accounting operations for several Massachusetts banks. She holds a bachelor of science degree from Pennsylvania State University and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's Isenberg School of Management, earning a master of science in accounting). Sinopoli  is also a certified public accountant.
 
Burke is the CEO and managing director at Mill Town Capital, a private community investment group based in Pittsfield. He sources and leads business and real estate investments and partners with entrepreneurs on concept exploration and company formation. Burke spent seven years in the biotech industry in Cambridge in various finance, planning, and operational roles. He holds a bachelor's degree in corporate finance and accounting from Bentley University and a master of business administration from Bentley's Graduate School of Business.
 
Lamarre is the director and enterprise project management at Berkshire Health Systems.
 
She has diverse work experience spanning several years, with the last 19 years at BHS in project management and internet technology-related roles. She obtained a bachelor of science in business administration, management, and operations from Bay Path University. Lamarre has a master of Science in Information Technology from Western Governors University.
 
Glover is a managing partner at Lazan Glover & Puciloski LLP in Great Barrington. She is a civil litigator who also handles zoning, permitting, and other land use matters. She is a member of the Alford Planning Board, a corporate trustee of The Trustees of Reservations, a director of the Sheffield Land Trust and a member of its Land Protection Committee. Glover received her juris doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law. She received her undergraduate degree from Williams College.
 
DiSantis is a managing partner at Hunter, Granziano and DiSantis in Lee. She specializes in residential and commercial real estate, estate planning, and business law and is a certified mediator. She concentrates her mediation skills on family law, employment, real estate, and general litigation, and she has argued cases up to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and received her law degree from Western New England University School of Law.  
 
Sher is the chief financial officer and clerk to the board of trustees at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown. She has previously held positions as director of finance and administration, CFO/controller, and financial analyst. She received her bachelor's degree in Business administration and management in 1986 from the University of Colorado in Boulder and her MBA in 1991 from A.B. Freen School of Business at Tulane University. She also serves on the Finance Committee of Williamstown Rural Lands and is a board member of the Williamstown Farmers Market.
 
Downie owns Blue Vista Motor Lodge on Whitcomb Summit in the town of Florida. Before restoring and owning Blue Vista, she successfully owned and operated five Sky Zone Trampoline Parks and founded the toy store Stellabella Toys. She has worked closely with the Center for Teen Empowerment for more than 25 years. She is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, with a degree in economics and environmental studies. 
 
Light is the executive vice president at Lenco Armored Vehicles in Pittsfield. He has held a variety of marketing and sales management roles at Lenco since joining 16 years ago. He graduated from Northeastern University, where he obtained his MBA and BS. He has previously served as vice chair of the Wahconah Park Restoration Committee and as a mentor in the E for All program.

 


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Stentiford Walkoff Lifts Lions in Adams-Cheshire Title Series

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires.com Sports
ADAMS, Mass. – Cooper Stentiford homered to right field to drive in two runs in the bottom of the seventh and give Lions Club an 9-8 win over Bedard Brothers in the first game of the Adams-Cheshire Little League championship series on Friday at Beaver Bard Field.
 
Stentiford, who went 3-for-4, chased home Camden Durant, who hit a leadoff double for Lions, which has made a habit of dramatic comebacks.
 
“This was our second game in a row we were down big that we came back,” Lions coach Matt Kirchner said. “Last week, we were down nine going into the bottom of the sixth. That was to clinch a series.
 
“This one, same thing. And we’re short staffed with 10 kids. They stay with it. As long as the stay up, we stay up.”
 
This win was arguably as dramatic.
 
The Lions were down, 6-0, midway through the third inning and still trailed, 7-5, going to the bottom of the sixth.
 
But they scored two two force extra innings and two more to erase a one-run lead and walk off with game one of the series.
 
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