MountainOne Engages Capeless Elementary Students with Storybook Reading

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The first-grade class at Capeless Elementary School recently enjoyed a surprise visit from some very special guests.
 
Jennifer Meehan, vice president of community engagement at MountainOne, stopped by the school to present and read MountainOne's new children's storybook, "How to Climb a Mountain," to 35 students. The book features Mo, the MountainOne Spokesgoat, and aims to promote positive life lessons, literacy, and financial education, stated a press release.
 
Meehan was joined by Mo the Spokesgoat.
 
According to a press release:
 
"How to Climb a Mountain" follows Mo on a journey that highlights the importance of preparation, overcoming fears, and achieving goals. The students were actively engaged throughout the reading, participating in guided, thought-provoking questions that reinforced the book's themes and incorporated financial literacy and goal setting.
 
The event concluded with Mo the Spokesgoat personally providing each child with a free copy of the storybook, along with a set of crayons, coloring pages, and financial literacy activities.
 
"We were incredibly impressed with the students, who all actively engaged in the storybook reading and provided some impressive answers during the guided questions," said Meehan. "We look forward to sharing Mo's adventures and lessons with more children throughout the Berkshires and South Shore in the coming weeks and months."
 
MountainOne invites local schools, libraries, summer programs, and community partners to host a reading of "How to Climb a Mountain" and future stories featuring Mo. To request a reading, please visit the MountainOne website at mountainone.com/mo-storybook/ and fill out a short form.

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PIttsfield 16s Fall in Babe Ruth Regional Final

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AUGUSTA, Maine -- The Norwalk, Conn., Babe Ruth 16-year-old All-Stars Tuesday beat Pittsfield, 2-0, in the championship game of the New England Regional.
 
It marked the second shutout loss to the Connecticut State Champions in three days for Pittsfield. But it was a very different game this time around.
 
On Sunday, Norwalk beat Pittsfield, 10-0, in six innings to wrap up pool play.
 
That forced Pittsfield to win two straight games to get a rematch in the finals, and it did so, blanking Lyndon, Vt., on Monday and edging Eastern Mass Champion Lynn on Tuesday morning.
 
But in the title game, Norwalk pitcher Jaxon Ermo held Pittsfield to four hits and allowed two walks while striking out six in a complete-game shutout win.
 
For Pittsfield, Connor Paronto and Sam Glockner split time on the mound, striking out three.
 
But Norwalk generated 10 hits and scored a run in the second and a run in the sixth to give Ermo the offensive support he needed.
 
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