MEMBER SIGN IN
Not a member? Become one today!
         iBerkshires     Williamstown Chamber     Williams College     Your Government     Land & Housing Debate
Search
News and events in Williamstown, Mass.

Mount Greylock Committee Rejects Enrollment Recommendation
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:10AM / Friday, April 11, 2014
Important
4
Interesting
1
Funny
2
Awesome
6
Infuriating
18
Ridiculous
1

School Committee members Robert Ericson and David Langston were on opposites of the enrollment debate. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Thursday night started on a road that could lead to the elimination of choice and tuition students at the junior-senior high school.   On a vote of 4-2, the committee rejected the enrollment recommendation of the School Building Committee to instead certify a "study enrollment" to the Massachusetts School Building Authority.   The study enrollment provision allows districts entering the MSBA's feasibility study process to do so with two enrollment projections under

1 Comment
Read More >>

Advocates Look To Make Arts Part of Governor's Race
By Joe Durwin, Pittsfield Correspondent
02:27AM / Friday, April 11, 2014
Important
2
Interesting
1
Funny
0
Awesome
1
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

MassCreattive's Matt Wilson is advising local organizations how to impress the importance of the arts on candidates in this election season. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — MassCreative says it wants to do what it did in the Boston mayoral race on a more statewide level this fall, with a new "Create the Vote" campaign aimed at raising the prominence of the arts as an economic and social issue in the ramp up to the coming gubernatorial election.     "We have a great opportunity to influence this election," Executive Director Matt Wilson told representatives from about a dozen local cultural organizations at a strategy meeting at Barrington Stage

1 Comment
Read More >>

my Resume
by domo2012 03:29PM / Thursday, March 20, 2014
  Akeem Shaw uuu 3630 N 20th street millwaukee, WI 53208   Cell Phone: (414)722-0927 Email: mynameisakeem@yahoo.com           To Whom This May Concern:                   Thank you for this opportunity and taking the

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,

www.iberkshires.com
www.williamstowndds.com
www.iberkshires.com
WILLIAMSTOWN.COM TEXT ADVERTISINGADVERTISE TODAY

Are We There Yet?: Be a Llama Mama
By Rebecca Dravis,
09:49PM / Thursday, April 10, 2014
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
Awesome
1
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

"Llama, llama red pajama waiting, waiting for his mama" ... Who knew so many words rhymed with "llama"?

And who knew llamas could be so much fun! Find out for yourself this Saturday, April 12, with a double dose of llama drama (ha ha, I'm a poet) at the Mason Library in Great Barrington. First, at 10:45 a.m., children in grades pre-K through 3 can come make a fun paper llama. Registration requested at 413-528-2403 or through the website.

Then, at 11:30 a.m., the real llama will appear, courtesy of Debbie Elias, owner of Country Quilt Llama Farm. Elias will read stories (like something from the "Llama Llama" series by Anna Dewdney, where that first quote

0 Comments
Read More >>

The Independent Investor: Banks Face Tougher Regulations
By Bill Schmick,
08:46PM / Thursday, April 10, 2014
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
Awesome
1
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

This week the eighth largest U.S. banks were told they need to increase capital by about $68 billion. In some ways it is too little, too late in the government's efforts to prevent another financial meltdown. Nonetheless, the regulations do provide an increased level of safety for taxpayers.

"Too big to fail" is a term that makes most of us grind our teeth. It was taxpayers, after all, who were required to pay trillions of dollars to rescue our financial sector after the 2008-2009 financial crisis precipitated by our largest banks. Ever since then, regulators have been looking at ways to prevent the same thing happening again.

Now, over five years later and despite massive

0 Comments
Read More >>

Chamber Career Fair Connects Hundreds With Open Jobs
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
04:42PM / Thursday, April 10, 2014
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

Those looking for a better job got to browse openings at more than 50 companies. More photos can be found here.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Hundreds of job seekers flocked to Berkshire Hills Country Club on Thursday for the annual Berkshire Chamber of Commerce career fair.

The fair featured 51 employers from all over the region to collect resumes and tell people what positions they need filled.

"We've already had 230 people [at noon] and we're anticipating more than 400 for the day," said Darci Hess, Berkshire Chamber of Commerce's director of marketing.

Of note, Hess said many of those job seekers listed themselves as "underemployed" rather than

0 Comments
Read More >>

Williamstown Preschool Finds Church a Good Fit
By Phyllis McGuire, Special to iBerkshires
12:42PM / Thursday, April 10, 2014
Important
1
Interesting
1
Funny
0
Awesome
1
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

Preschool teacher Caitlin McConnell and Nathan Keating, who was wearing a crown to mark his 5th birthday.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The building that housed First United Methodist Church for 138 years looks the same as ever to the passerby.
 
The steeple, the stately front doors and stained-glass windows are still in place.

But the cheerful preschool sign in front hints at the transformation within.
 
On any school day, the sound of children at play — laughing, bouncing balls and riding tricycles — fills the former sanctuary-turned-gymnasium.  

Williamstown Community Preschool and the Methodist congregation co-existed for 40 years, sharing an addition to

0 Comments
Read More >>

Williamstown Elementary Sees Enrollment Bump
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:14AM / Thursday, April 10, 2014
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

School Committee Vice Chairman Chris Jones, right, ran the meeting in place of Chairwoman Valerie Hall, who was unable to attend. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The folks at Williamtown Elementary School may be wondering what all this talk about Berkshire County's population decline is about.   Principal Joelle Brookner and Superintendent Rose Ellis informed the School Committee on Wednesday that the school has about 17 more applicants than anticipated for the 2014-15 kindergarten class.   The news necessitated adding at least one half-time teacher and has the committee planning to revisit the four school-choice slots it already approved for the kindergarten

0 Comments
Read More >>

BMC Confirms Hirings, Medical Practice Relocations
09:16PM / Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Important
10
Interesting
3
Funny
0
Awesome
5
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center has provided an update on efforts to date in restoring emergency and medical services previously provided by the now defunct Northern Berkshire Healthcare.

Employment

As of today, Berkshire Medical Center has hired 143 former employees of North Adams Regional Hospital and NBH. This includes the physicians and other clinical support staff for the former NBH physician practices, VNA & Hospice of Northern Berkshire staff, physicians, nurses and staff for the planned Satellite Emergency Facility and other support services. Of these, 96 are permanent positions and 47 are temporary 90-day positions. Some of the temporary positions,

6 Comments
Read More >>

State Releases $30 Million for Pothole Repairs
07:39PM / Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
1
Ridiculous
0

North Adams crews patching potholes on Eagle Street.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The state announced good news on Wednesday for motorists tired of slamming into the proliferating potholes along the region's byways.

The new Pothole and Winter Recovery Program will dump some $40 million to smooth over the scarred and cracked pavement and infrastructure damaged by the long, long winter.

"We experienced an extraordinary winter season that caused damage to our roads, bridges, and vehicles well beyond the typical year,” MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard Davey said in announcing the program in Dorchester. "This one-time, targeted program will speed repair and recovery and

5 Comments
Read More >>

BArT Gets ZBA OK, But Building Project on Hold
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
06:20PM / Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Important
2
Interesting
2
Funny
0
Awesome
11
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
2

Attorney Sydney Smithers, right, explains Berkshire Arts & Technology's building needs to the Zoning Board on Tuesday.

ADAMS, Mass. – The Zoning Board of Appeals approved a variance Tuesday night from a zoning bylaw for construction of an addition to the Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School.

Unfortunately, BArT’s groundbreaking for the expansion has been put on hold.

Although the school has passed all the permitting and variances for the 10,000-square-foot, two-story expansions, the bids for the addition exceeded the school's budget. The project was estimated to cost near $3.5 million. However, the general contractor bids came in between $3.9

5 Comments
Read More >>

Page 66 of 208... 61  62  63  64  65  66  67  68  69  70  71 ... 208  
Williamstown.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Sreet, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2011 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved