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Williamstown Cal Ripken Lengthens Basepaths in Majors This Spring
08:46AM / Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Williamstown Cal Ripken Baseball is thinking big for 2015.   For the first time, the league will implement the 50/70 rule for teams in its Majors division.   The players in the 10- to 12-year-old division will play on a field where the basepaths are 70-feet long and the pitching rubber is 50 feet from home plate -- increases of 10 feet and 4 feet, respectively.   "When we do that, it allows the kids to play straight baseball," league president Allen Hall explained. "Runners can take leads. Pitchers can pick off runners. A dropped third strike comes into play.   "It's a much faster, more exciting game for the

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Lanesborough Says Override Only Option To Fund Mount Greylock Request
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:11AM / Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Town Administrator Paul Sieloff told the Selectmen that he isn't budging from the 1 percent offer and is crafting the town's budget based on that. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Town Administrator Paul Sieloff says if Mount Greylock Regional School District wants to hike its assessment by 11 percent, it will need to convince voters of an override.   High School officials aren't backing down from asking for a 4.5 percent raise in the budget, which will result in $276,700 more in Lanesborough's assessment, or a 10.54 percent increase over this year.   Sieloff says the request is asking for every bit of new money Lanesborough will generate if the town raises taxes

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Williamstown Community Preschool Installs New Signage
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Congressman Neal Calls For Major Public Works Investments
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
08:24PM / Monday, February 23, 2015
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U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, right, tours Unistress, which makes concrete blocks for such projects as bridges. PITTSFIELD, Mass. —— A $70 million concrete contract for the repairs on New York's Tappan Zee Bridge has led to hundreds of jobs in the Berkshires.    U.S. Rep. Richard Neal is calling for even more of those types of projects.   The Springfield Democrat met with Unistress owner Perri Petricca and union officials on Monday to discuss the impact federal public works projects can have on local companies and workers.   "The best, fastest and most dependable way to put people back to work is with a big public works initiatives," Neal

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Williamstown Cal Ripken Baseball Signups Start Tuesday
01:35PM / Monday, February 23, 2015
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Williamstown Cal Ripken Baseball will hold registration for the upcoming 2015 season at the Williamstown Elementary School on Tuesday, Feb. 24, and Thursday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Boys and girls are eligible to play in our league. Your child must be ages 4-12 on April 30, 2015 to play.

 

Williamstown Cal Ripken Baseball is comprised of four levels:

- Tee ball (for our beginning players)

- Rookie (coaches do the pitching)

- Minors (kids start to pitch)

- Majors (most experienced)

 

Skills assessments will be held in March to place kids at the level appropriate for their ability. 

 

You can also register for the 2015 season by visiting

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Mezze Brings 'Berkshires' First Taste of Spring' to New York City
12:41PM / Monday, February 23, 2015
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mezze Restaurant Group will head to the James Beard House in New York City on Monday, March 9, to present their first team dinner with talented chefs from Mezze Bistro and Allium.

Chefs Nicholas Moulton and Daire Rooney will prepare dishes featuring food produced in the region in complementary cooking styles for the “Berkshires’ First Taste of Spring” dinner.

An entrepreneur, internet executive and currently a venture partner at Greycroft Partners, Bo Peabody is co-founder of Mezze Restaurant Group in partnership with Nancy Thomas, a local food advocate and restaurateur who began working in the industry in 1984 and launched Mezze Bistro + Bar

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The Carpet Guy: Take Simple Steps to Protect and Care for your Carpet
By Chuck Roberts,
11:34AM / Monday, February 23, 2015
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Caring for your carpet is similar to taking care of yourself. Annual visits to your doctor, a proper diet, exercise, all lead to good health and hopefully, an extended life.

The same is true for your carpet. An annual professional cleaning, vacuuming, spot cleaning, and catching dirt before it enters you home, all helps to keep your carpet and home healthy, and extend the life of your carpet.


Catching dirt

Most dry soils, approximately 70 percent, that are brought into a home are deposited within the first 10-15 feet. Using mats outside and inside, help reduce the amount of soils brought further into the home. Removing shoes upon entering the house also helps. Change filters in your

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Donations Wanted for ABC Clothing Sale
11:29AM / Monday, February 23, 2015
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The ABC Clothing Sale is entering its 22nd year, and volunteers are already at work to continue this annual community event with an expanded mission and a new theme: “A Better Community.”

All net proceeds from the sale will be used to serve at-risk families and youth in our area and to address issues of hunger, poverty and inequality in our community. This will be accomplished by a new collaboration with the Outreach Ministry of the First Congregational Church.

Donations are welcome until Labor Day at the First Congregational Church, 906 Main St., Williamstown, on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and on Sunday between 9 a.m. and noon, plus other

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New Leaders Elected to Clark Board of Trustees
01:41PM / Friday, February 20, 2015
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — O. Andreas Halvorsen and Robert G. Scott were recently elected to lead the board of the Clark Art Institute. They succeed Peter S. Willmott, whose term ended on Dec. 31.

Halvorsen will serve as chair, while Scott will serve as vice chair.

Halvorsen is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Viking Global Investors LP, an investment management firm with offices in Greenwich, N.Y., Hong Kong, and London. He holds a bachelor of arts in economics from Williams College and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is involved in a variety of philanthropic activities and is a trustee of Williams College. Previously, he served on the

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Williamstown Finance Panel Begins 2016 Budget Review
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:59AM / Friday, February 20, 2015
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Finance Committee Chairwoman K. Elaine Neely, center, conducts Wednesday's meeting that swiftly reviewed four department budget requests for fiscal 2016. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Finance Committee on Wednesday began its in-depth review of the town's budget, and so far there are no expenditures raising any red flags for the panel.   In a breezy one-hour session, the committee signed off on the budgets of the town's Community Development Office, Public Safety Department, town clerk and Council on Aging.   None of those cost centers is projected to have budget increases out of line with the 2.5 percent increase in total expenses presented in the balanced

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Drury High Class Bringing Tony Winner to Perform at School
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
01:36AM / Friday, February 20, 2015
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The Drury High School's Performing Arts Management class is bringing singer and songwriter Duncan Sheik to the school in April.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Drury Performing Arts Management Class will bring in Grammy and Tony-winning artist Duncan Sheik to the high school this April.

Tucked away in the arts wing of Drury High School, you can find Jamie Choquette's Performing Arts Management (DPAM) class sitting around a table conference style and talk business.

At first glance, one would not think they were standing in a high school classroom as the students talk marketing, lighting specifics, ticket sales, and fog machines.

Many of these conversations are focused around

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