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Mount Greylock Interim Superintendent Proposing Fully Remote Start to School Year
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:10PM / Wednesday, August 12, 2020
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional School District's interim superintendent Tuesday told the community he will propose the district start the year with fully remote learning for general education students.   In a virtual town hall, Robert Putnam previewed the proposal for the start of school that he will present to the School Committee for a vote on Thursday evening. Districts throughout the commonwealth must present their reopening plans, approved by school committees, to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education by Friday.   Putnam emphasized throughout his presentation that all of his plans for the preK-12, three school district are still subject

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Letter: Bright Future for Outdoor Marijuana Cultivation in Williamstown
Letter to the Editor,
07:00PM / Tuesday, August 11, 2020

To the Editor:

As a small vegetable farmer in Williamstown, I am a strong supporter of the citizens petition on outdoor marijuana cultivation that will be voted on at the Williamstown town meeting on Aug. 18.

As a young person and a farmer, I am perplexed and frustrated by the fear that is driving opposition to this bylaw. I am looking to the future, where farmers have diversified revenue streams and are able to make a living wage.

Everyone in Williamstown benefits from the pastoral scenery that farmers are critically important in maintaining. It is the working farms that keep our open lands open. It is the working farms that help keep property values high in Williamstown.

This

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Feeding the hungry
by buddy 04:12PM / Friday, February 21, 2014

Williamstown Community Preschool Installs New Signage
by Billsville 02:46PM / Tuesday, February 26, 2013


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Community Preschool began sprucing up its new home by hiring local sign maker Lindsay Neathawk,

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by Billsville 02:13PM / Friday, June 22, 2012
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Williamstown Panel Looks at Context of Historic Monuments
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:46PM / Tuesday, August 11, 2020

A sign erected by the Williamstown Historical Commission to recognize the site of the 18th Century West Hoosac Fort. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The town's newest committee Monday got down to the business of finding ways to talk about the truth of the Village Beautiful's founding.   The Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Equity Committee discussed two historical markers and whether they do more to sanitize that history and marginalize Native Americans than they do to educate the public.   Lauren Stevens of the 1753 House Committee told the DIRE Committee that his group has discussed how to properly contextualize one of the highest profile structures in town, a replica

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Tanglewood's Online Festival Continues
By Stephen Dankner, Guest Columist
11:47AM / Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival will enter its seventh week with a capacious selection of state-of-the-art digital audio and video streams. These performances were recorded at Tanglewood’s breathtaking spaces at the superbly designed Linde Center – a constituent part of the BSO's/Tanglewood’s new entity, the Tanglewood Learning Institute (TLI). Other concerts will include performances previously recorded and archived by the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood. 

A unique, all-encompassing digital music festival, the diversity of programming replicates a choice selection of the previously announced 2020 live performances Tanglewood had hoped to present this

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How Can You Prepare for the 'New Retirement'?
Submitted by Edward Jones,
11:23AM / Tuesday, August 11, 2020

A generation or so ago, people didn't just retire from work – many of them also withdrew from a whole range of social and communal activities. But now, it's different: The large Baby Boom cohort, and no doubt future ones, are insisting on an active lifestyle and continued involvement in their communities and world. 

So, what should you know about this "new retirement"? And how can you prepare for it?

For starters, consider what it means to be a retiree today. The 2020 Edward Jones/Age Wave Four Pillars of the New Retirement study has identified these four interrelated, key ingredients, along with the connected statistics, for living well in the new

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Williamstown Ag Commission Weighs Tabling of Two Pot Bylaw Proposals
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:36AM / Tuesday, August 11, 2020
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Agricultural Commission on Monday floated the idea of recommending town meeting next week take no action on either marijuana bylaw amendment on the warrant.   Faced with the prospect of a meeting with lower than typical turnout because of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with a complicated debate over dueling land-use articles, Ag Commission Chair Sarah Gardner asked her colleagues whether it makes more sense for the meeting to table both the article proposed by the Planning Board and the article the commissioners drafted and put on the warrant via citizens petition.   "I'm nervous about voting on something so important with a small

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Letter: Town Meeting Vote: 'Bend The Arc Toward Racial Justice'
Letter to the Editor,
07:00PM / Monday, August 10, 2020

To the Wditor:

Williamstown Can't Wait: Vote To Bend The Arc Toward Racial Justice

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. directed "Why We Can't Wait" to people he referred to as being of "genuine good will" — white clergy and town leaders of the 1960s who opposed civil disobedience as a necessary and urgent black civil rights strategy. Here in Williamstown, there may be similar people of "genuine good will" who don't see the importance of efforts to further the rights of marginalized peoples by supporting the citizen's petition for the town to affirm the "Not in our County (NIOC) Pledge." This pledge is a statement of commitment to bring

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Williams Officials: Town's Safety High Priority in Reopening Plan
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:52AM / Monday, August 10, 2020
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College officials Friday sought to assure the Board of Health that the safety of the town is at the forefront of the school's plan to welcome students back to campus at the end of the month.   The college's vice president for finance and administration told the board in a virtual meeting that the impact on the community is something that is discussed every day by the school as it prepares for the beginning of students' arrival on Aug. 24.   "Every conversation is rooted in what is safe not only for the college community but the community as a whole," Matt Sheehy said. "As a community member myself living in town,

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Mount Greylock Adds Day in High School, Splits Elementary Days
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:17AM / Monday, August 10, 2020
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — All students at Mount Greylock Regional School will be in school two days a week, and elementary school pupils will attend four days a week to start the school year under the latest iteration of the hybrid learning model announced Thursday by interim Superintendent Robert Putnam.   And the School Committee finalized its negotiation on a three-year contract with incoming Superintendent Jason "Jake" McCandless.   After meeting in exectutive session for about 15 minutes, the committee came out and voted 6-0 (with one member, Regina DiLego, absent) to approve a contract negotiated with McCandless, who was offered the job the week

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Education Commissioner Pushed for Plan He Now Says Superintendents Favor
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:52PM / Saturday, August 08, 2020
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The commonwealth's commissioner of education may be overselling the grassroots desire to return to in-person instruction in comments he made earlier this week.   On Tuesday, Commissioner Jeffrey Riley told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce that a "vast majority" of Massachusetts school superintendents favor hybrid or in-person models of instruction.   The remark was reported by the State House News Service consortium and Commonwealth Magazine, a Boston-based non-profit.   Riley appeared to be basing that comment on the initial plans districts were required to submit to the Department of Elementary and Secondary

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SVMC: COVID-19 Update Aug. 7
06:28PM / Friday, August 07, 2020
  August 7,

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"The Great McGinty": Some Honest Deceit
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
06:06PM / Friday, August 07, 2020

I wish that I were reviewing one of the half-dozen movies certain to be made when this pox upon our house is no more. But until that glorious return to normality has us resuming all the simple joys of life we take for granted, like going to the movies, I'll be retro-reviewing and thereby sharing with you the films that I've come to treasure over the years, most of which can probably be retrieved from one of the movie streaming services. It is my fondest hope that I've barely put a dent into this trove when they let the likes of me back into the

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