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Williams Volleyball Off to Good Start in Boston
09:21AM / Saturday, September 13, 2014
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BOSTON -- the Williams College volleyball team (4-1) started its busy weekend off strong with a three-set win over Salisbury (9-2) on Friday in the first match of the UMass Boston Invitational.   In the second match of the day, Williams fell to UMass Boston (7-3) in a grueling five-set match.   The Ephs played their first match of the day against Salisbury University, beginning the first set with an early lead. Solid plays and well-executed attacks won the Ephs the first set, 25-16.   Salisbury fought back in the second set, putting up an improved defense against Williams’ attacks. The teams alternated serving streaks and kills until the score was tied at 18-18. Errors

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Expanded Mount Greylock School District Questioned
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:15AM / Saturday, September 13, 2014
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The School Committee listened to David Langston's arguments against joining the Mount Greylock Regional School District. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Elementary School Committee on Wednesday heard the case for not moving the school into an expanded Mount Greylock Regional School District.   David Langston spoke to the panel about concerns he has with the way education is funded by Mount Greylock's other member town, Lanesborough.   "I've become more and more convinced that regionalization is not a particularly good idea for Williamstown," Langston said. "Regionalization for Williamstown Elementary means taking a school that's

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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


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Coping With Caregiver Costs
By Wells Fargo Advisers, Submitted Content
01:22PM / Friday, September 12, 2014
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More Americans are facing rising caregiver costs. The financial challenge of caring for an aging parent can also create caregiver stress. Don’t allow caring for an aging parent or spouse to become a crisis.

Nearly 10 million adults over the age of 50 provide care or financial support for aging parents. Their ranks have swelled significantly over the last decade and will continue to grow, according to a study on caregivers by MetLife.

The cost of providing care for a loved one – whether an ailing spouse or elderly parent – can be daunting.
Beyond medical expenses, such as in-house or nursing home care, it can also include lost income due to the large time

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Berkshire Eagle Parent Mulling Newspaper Sales
01:13PM / Friday, September 12, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Eagle's parent company revealed it may be looking to sell off all or parts of its newspaper business.

Digital First Media CEO John Paton announced on Friday that the company is using investment bank UBS to review "strategic alternatives."

"Strategic alternatives — what does that mean exactly?

"Well, it could mean we decide to sell the company. Or sell parts of it. Or expand it. Or stay the course," Paton posted on his blog.

It's been rumored the company has been trying to cut $100 million out of its overall operating budget this year.

DFM operates Digital First Ventures, 21st Century Media and MediaNews

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Are We There Yet?: Late-Summer Outdoor Fun
By Rebecca Dravis,
01:10PM / Friday, September 12, 2014
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Fall is in the air, folks, even if it's not on the calendar yet. Fall is my favorite time of year - not too hot, not too cold. So in that vein, I present four late-summer outdoor activities for this weekend, which except for the possibility of some showers on Saturday afternoon is supposed to be a good one.

Before the rain hits on Saturday, Sept. 13, head over to Williamstown for the Williamstown Community Chest's annual Fun Run. This community event consists of two races: 5K Run and a 1-mile Kid’s Run/ Family Walk. The Fun Run races are open to everyone, veteran runners or first-time runners, along with daily walkers or occasional walkers. Families with pets and strollers

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iBerkshire Tag Sales: Sept. 13-14
12:01PM / Friday, September 12, 2014
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iBerkshires is the area's leading online news source and the best way to get exposure for your yard sale. And it's free!

Send address, date, time and a brief description to ATTN: Tag Sale at info@iberkshires.com. Depending on the submissions, the list will be posted on Thursday or Friday afternoons.

View Berkshire County Tag Sales, Aug. 2-3 in a full screen map

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Con Comm Inserts Stronger Language in Lowry, Burbank Statements
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:29AM / Friday, September 12, 2014
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Conservation Commission Chairman Philip McNight, left, and Commissioner Robert Hatton. McKnight presented a draft statement laying out the history and intent of land under the commission's control. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Conservation Commission on Thursday strengthened the wording that will be used in its statements regarding the town-owned properties under its care, custody, management and control.   At the urging of Commissioner Robert Hatton, the final statements — which could be voted as soon as Sept. 25 — will include language declaring the commission's intent to keep the Lowry and Burbank properties in their current uses: agriculture and passive

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McCann Begins School Year With New Staff, Equipment
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:53AM / Friday, September 12, 2014
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The McCann School Committee is updated on Thursday on projects and hires.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School's administration said the new year is off to a solid start.

Principal Justin Kratz told the School Committee on Thursday night that the freshman have already settled in.

"The start of the school year has gone very smoothly," he said."We welcomed the new freshmen in, and they found their way around the building. They seem to be a really nice class, and they seem to be really friendly."

Kratz said he also spoke to the seniors about their new role in the school.

"We talked about what their role is as seniors and how they can help to

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The Independent Investor: The United States of Scotland?
By Bill Schmick,
05:38PM / Thursday, September 11, 2014
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Will the ghost of William Wallace finally see the British thrown out of his country once and for all? If the latest polls on the outcome of the Sept. 18th referendum on Scottish Independence are any indication, Scots are in a dead heat over the political and economic future of their country.

Last weekend, for the first time, polls showed that the majority of voters in Scotland were leaning toward independence. Since then new polls show the public vacillating between yes and no on a daily basis. The news has shocked the world and galvanized the three major British political parties to implement a no-holds-barred program of damage control.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Liberal Democrat

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MassDOT, Peter Pan Offering Expanded Routes
02:35PM / Thursday, September 11, 2014
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BOSTON — The state Department of Transportation, in partnership with Peter Pan Bus Lines, will be offering regional transportation services as part of the new BusPlus program.

BusPlus is a public/private partnership in which MassDOT provides new regional buses to private for-profit bus companies. The companies in return must deliver regional services improvements and will be responsible for all bus maintenance and operating costs.

New service expected to begin on Sept. 15 includes:

• Providence, Worcester, Springfield, Lee, Lenox, Pittsfield, Williamstown, and Albany; one new round-trip Monday through Sunday. This daily service will increase from two daily round-trips to

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