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MSBA Invites Mount Greylock to Step 1 of Building Process
By Stephen Dravis, Williamstown Correspondent
04:11PM / Wednesday, October 02, 2013
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Mount Greylock Regional High School is eligible to begin work toward a feasibility study. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — All the hard work of the Mount Greylock Regional School District Building Committee paid off on Wednesday.   "Now," in the words of the district's superintendent, "the real work begins."   The Massachusetts School Building Authority on Wednesday voted unanimously to invite Mount Greylock into the authority's eligibility period for major renovation for new construction of the 53-year-old junior/senior high school.   Superintendent Rose Ellis, School Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Greene and Building Committee co-Chairwoman Paula

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Trick-or-Treat Hours for Halloween 2013
04:52AM / Wednesday, October 02, 2013
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Trick-or-treaters around Berkshire County and beyond will be donning costumes and ringing doorbells in anticipation of treats on Halloween on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.

Below is a list of towns holding trick-or-treat hours on Halloween, unless otherwise noted. Those towns in orange have not been confirmed so check back. If you don't see your town listed and you know the hours, let us know at info@iberkshires.com or 413-663-3384, Ext. 29, or if your organization is holding something Halloween related.


Adams: 5:30 to 7; Adams Lions Club holds its annual Halloween Parade on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 1, beginning from East Maple Street and marching to the gazebo for judging and awards. Hot dogs

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


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Williamstown Residents Share Thoughts About Water Street Lot
By Stephen Dravis,
04:08PM / Tuesday, October 01, 2013
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Williamstown residents and local officials brainstormed about the types of housing developments they would like to see. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — About 30 community members gathered Monday evening to share their thoughts about how the town should develop a 1.27-acre Water Street parcel that formerly was home to the town garage.   And although no firm decisions were reached, the people who hope to frame a plan for affordable housing at 59 Water St. came away with plenty of data about the types of housing residents want to see there and which types they do not.   Not surprisingly, the participants in the session expressed a desire for something attractive on the town-owned

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Businesses Warned of Utility Scam
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01:24PM / Tuesday, October 01, 2013
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Area businesses are being warned not for fall for a scam targeting their electricity accounts.

At least one business owner fell for the con in which someone calls up claiming to be from National Grid and threatens to turn off the electricity unless the victim pays through GreenDot MoneyPak payment cards.

Williamstown Police Chief Kyle Johnson said four business owners have already contacted him about the scam, which has been floating around at least since this past April.

National Grid, in a press release, said it has "received numerous calls from electric customers saying they have been contacted by phone by individuals claiming to be from National Grid

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Susan B. Anthony Museum's Benefit Auction Set for Oct. 13
12:22PM / Tuesday, October 01, 2013
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June and the Bee will perform during the event. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum will have its live and silent auction on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Williams Inn.   Paul Hutchinson will lead the auction. The event itself is free and open to the public.   In addition, June and the Bee will perform. The trio from Amherst will perform folk tunes.   Individuals and businesses that donate for the auction will be listed in the auction program booklet. All proceeds will benefit the Birthplace Museum's educational and community programs.   For more information, to donate items or to volunteer, contact Executive Director

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Habitat for Humanity Selling Trees for Christmas Showcase
12:09PM / Tuesday, October 01, 2013
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity is ready for the holiday season with both its annual Christmas Tree Showcase and miniature tree sales.   The annual Christmas Showcase will take place at the First Congregational Church on Main Street on Dec. 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. during the annual Williamstown Holiday Walk.   Last year, more than 150 trees were raffled off. Trees have different themes, including the more tradional holiday look. Previous themes include birds in paradise, snowflakes and lights, athletics, story time, skiing, apples, toy land, pets and more.   Starting on Oct. 1, miniature artificial trees will be available for $7 each to decorate

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Coakley to Receive Woman of Achievement Award
12:31AM / Tuesday, October 01, 2013
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Professional Women are honoring Attorney General Martha Coakley with its Woman of Achievement Award for 2013.

The group annually honors a woman in the community for her lifetime achievements. Past recipients include former Gov. Jane Swift, state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi, Susan B. Anthony Birthplace & Museum President Carol Crossed, Steepleview Realty owner Jennifer Segala, educator Sally Goodrich and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts President Mary Grant.

Coakley is a North Berkshire native who graduated from Drury High School and in the first co-ed class from Williams College. She was elected attorney general in 2006 and held her

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Berkshire Chamber to Host Women in Business Luncheon
11:52PM / Monday, September 30, 2013
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Sheila Keator, left, and state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier will be the guest speakers at this year's Women in Business Luncheon.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will host the 10th annual Women in Business Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Berkshire Hills Country Club.

Sheila Keator of Keator Group LLC will be the keynote speaker and state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Keator's niece, will be the emcee.

The luncheon is organized annually to celebrate National Business Women's month and to honor the history and success of businesswomen in Berkshire County. Past speakers have been able to share with attendees their

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Alternatives to Help Meet Your Investment Goals
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04:02PM / Monday, September 30, 2013
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When it comes to managing the wealth you've accumulated in any one stock, have you ever asked yourself, "How much is too much?" Holding a large position in one stock generally increases your risk level compared to a well-diversified portfolio. (Keep in mind, however, that diversification cannot eliminate the risk of fluctuating prices and/or uncertain returns.)

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• Equity compensation, including stock options and restricted stock
• Building sizable positions of company stock in an employer-sponsored retirement

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Williamstown Development Subject of 'Listening Session'
By Stephen Dravis, Williamstown Correspondent
06:36PM / Sunday, September 29, 2013
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The vacant lot at 59 Water St. is the subject of an information session on affordable housing development on Monday night at 7 in the Wiliamstown Elementary School auditorium. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Do not expect any of the rancor that accompanies discussions of other properties when the Affordable Housing Committee hosts a Monday evening public listening session on developing the former town garage site.   Over the last 11 months, affordable housing advocates have drawn heavy criticism for suggesting that a pair of town-owned parcels currently in conservation could be developed at some future date.   But no one has raised any concerns about whether to build on the

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