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Mount Greylock Begins Talk of Curtailing Cell Phone Use
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
05:39AM / Saturday, August 24, 2019
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional School is considering a rule change that will promote talking instead of texting.   The middle-high school's School Council on Tuesday discussed modifications to the handbook that would curtail student use of cell phones during school hours.   It was the first time the council has looked at the issue, and any change likely could not be in place before the 2020-21 academic year.   But council members generally were receptive to a proposal from parent Nicole Anagnos of Williamstown, who asked to address the body.   "I've been starting to reach out to parents," Anagnos said. "Based on

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McCann Ready to Start New School Year With a Few Changes
By Jeff Snoonian, iBerkshires Correspondent
02:26AM / Friday, August 23, 2019
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The McCann School Committee met Thursday night in North Adams for what will be the last meeting of the year before students report in a week.   The meeting was also the last for Aaron Dean who will be taking over as superintendent of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District.   "He's a remarkable young man who has given his all to this committee, he has the ability to handle many issues at once," said Superintendent James Brosnan. "Thoughtful. Perceptive. That's probably a reason why [he was hired], he was so good here that the selection committee said 'Hey, he's our guy.' ...   "He'll be missed on a

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Junior Achievement Recognizes Founder Murray Crane
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:57AM / Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Douglas Crane says JA is one of his great-great-grandfather's 'most enduring and most impactful actions.' DALTON, Mass. — A century ago, Sen. Winthrop Murray Crane joined with two other prominent business leaders to create an organization that would help prepare young people for careers in an industrialized society.    Junior Achievement, now an international organization, has touched the lives of more than 100 million young people since it founding.    On Friday, Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts recognized Crane's role in its success by presenting a Founders Award to one of his descendants, Douglas Crane, at the Crane Museum of

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Field Debate Causes Friction on Mount Greylock Committee
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:28AM / Monday, August 12, 2019
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock School Committee on Thursday discussed questions that were raised about the plan to install an artificial turf field at the middle-high school — including concerns raised by members of the committee itself.   But one committee member and strong advocate for maintaining the course that was agreed upon earlier this spring said the time for asking questions is over.   Chairwoman Regina DiLego penciled a discussion into the agenda of Thursday's monthly meeting so that the committee could reflect on the feedback garnered at a July forum on the issue. Numerous residents at the forum expressed concern about the environmental and

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Berkshire Business Interns Recognized for Summer Efforts
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
06:43AM / Sunday, August 11, 2019
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Lever's Jeffrey Thomas gives a T-shirt to intern Jade Schnauber because she's kind of a big deal.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — They say that doing is the best way to learn. So for 10 weeks, 44 college students have had a chance experience how their education can be applied to real-world settings.    The Berkshire Business Interns, winnowed from more than 500 applications this past spring, worked in 20 different organizations, businesses and municipalities throughout the county this summer. About two-thirds hail from the Berkshires.   For Steven Luciano of Boston, who is studying international business at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, it was a chance

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Scientific Evidence Unclear on Risk of Artificial Turf Fields
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:58AM / Thursday, August 01, 2019
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  WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — From excessive heat to scrapes to cancer, the latest generation of artificial turf has been accused of being a safety risk that is unacceptable for use on athletic fields like the one being contemplated at Mount Greylock Regional School.   Even proponents of the turf will concede the first two points, admitting that "turf burn" abrasions are a real and that synthetic surfaces do get hotter than natural grass.   But reports of higher cancer incidences among athletes with long-term exposure to synthetic surfaces are highly anecdotal and do not stand up to scientific scrutiny, proponents say. And the health benefits of a

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Williams Professor Wins Award Astronomy Research and Education
10:23AM / Friday, July 26, 2019
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College astronomy professor Jay Pasachoff has received the Astronomical Society of the Pacific's Klumpke-Roberts Award.

The award is given to an individual or individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy.

Pasachoff’s passion and dedication to the field of astronomy goes beyond his main role as professor and researcher, touching numerous people across all generations. He wrote, in the Peterson Field Guide series, the popular "A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets," now in the 17th printing of its 4th edition; is lead author of "The Cosmos: Astronomy in the New

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College Notes: June & July 2019
03:51PM / Monday, July 22, 2019
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Maya Finston-Fox of Monterey was among 30students who gave up a week of summer break to make a difference through BW's Alternative Break service program. The Berea, Ohio, college's program facilitated four experiences with student volunteers traveling to Clarkston, Ga.; Kissimmee, Fla.; Portland, Ore.; and Raleigh, N.C.   Finston-Fox, a political science major and graduate of Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield, volunteered to take part in the experience in Portland. The team of nine students partnered with the YWCA of Greater Portland to learn about domestic violence against women and how college students can be better advocates for their community and peers. The YWCA of

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BCC Announces Spring Semester Dean's List
11:30AM / Monday, July 08, 2019
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College has announced its spring 2019 Dean's List.

To be eligible for the list, full-time students must have declared a major; completed a minimum of 12 non-repeated, traditionally graded credit hours during the spring semester; and achieved a 3.250 to 3.749 grade point average for Honors, or a 3.750 to 4.000 grade point average for High Honors. Part-time students are eligible for the list if they meet the same requirements, except that their credit hours may have been completed during the fall and spring semesters of one academic year.

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Jasmine Hyatt, Megan Meczywor, Samantha Rodriguez, Andrea Roya, Keira

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UNICO Awards Scholarships to Berkshire County Students
11:42AM / Friday, July 05, 2019
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The Pittsfield Chapter of UNICO National and its Scholarship Committee awarded  $14,000 in scholarships to local high school graduates who are continuing their post secondary education.

The students are:

* Sarah Aitken of Pittsfield High School received the Francis Sanginetti Scholarship. Sarah will be attending the University of Massachusetts, where she will study nursing.  She is the daughter of Daniel and Tammy Aitken of Pittsfield.

* Timothy Clayton of Wahconah Regional High School received the Brian Piccolo Scholarship.  He will be attending Endicott College. He is the son of Steven and Kimberly Clayton of Dalton.

* Joseph Cracolici of Pittsfield High School received a

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