MEMBER SIGN IN
Not a member? Become one today!
         iBerkshires     Williamstown Chamber     Williams College     Your Government     Land & Housing Debate
Search
Mount Greylock School Committee Appears Poised to Part Ways with Another Superintendent
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
06:36AM / Saturday, July 11, 2020
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee appears to be preparing to hire a new superintendent without having announced the status of its current superintendent.   The committee has posted a single-item agenda for a special meeting for Monday, July 13, with the following business to be conducted: "Search process for the selection of a permanent Superintendent discussion VOTE."   The meeting will come one week to the day after the School Committee hired Robert Putnam to serve as interim superintendent while Kimberley Grady is out on medical leave.   School Committee Chair Christina Conry on Friday evening declined to comment on several

1 Comment
>> Read More

Five Williams Graduates Awarded Hubbard Hutchinson Fellowships
11:00AM / Thursday, July 09, 2020
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williams College Office of Fellowships has awarded Hubbard Hutchinson Memorial Fellowships to five class of 2020 graduates pursuing careers in the arts.

The recipients are Caroline Fairweather (theater), Panalee Maskati (dance), Theodore McNally (writing), Alexandra Medeiros (music) and Sydney Rainer (art).

The Hubbard Hutchinson Memorial Fellowship is a cash award established in 1940 that is granted to a member or members of the graduating class to support their continued work in the creative and performing arts. Prizes of $25,000 are awarded in the categories of writing, art, dance, theater and music.

Caroline Fairweather, a theater major from Pittsfield,

0 Comments
>> Read More

Baker Pushes Back on Federal Pressure to Open Schools
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com
02:30PM / Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

BOSTON -- Gov. Charlie Baker Wednesday said he does not think it “makes sense” for a one-size-fits-all approach to reopening the nation’s public schools but stopped short of directly criticizing a presidential tweet pressuring states to open the schoolhouse doors in the middle of a global pandemic.   Baker was asked in his daily press availability about President Trump’s Tuesday Twitter statement that indicated his administration “May cut off funding if [schools] not open!”   The Republican governor, not for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic, found himself having to argue against his party’s leader while trying to not get into a

1 Comment
>> Read More

Q&A Williamstown Elementary Principal Ready for Next Phase of Her Career
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:58AM / Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0


Joelle Brookner at a Williamstown School Committee meeting in 2013. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — After nine years as principal at Williamstown Elementary School, Joelle Brookner is looking forward to a new role in the Mount Greylock Regional School District.   But she was denied a chance to look into the eyes of the final class she shepherded through the preK-through-6 school.   Instead of a grand celebration with hugs all around, she and members of her staff drove to students' homes to offer arm's length, socially-distanced congratulations.   "I think what I'm feeling now is extremely bittersweet," Brookner said after completing a third day of the

1 Comment
>> Read More

Mount Greylock Names Putnam Interim Superintendent
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
06:22PM / Monday, July 06, 2020
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Monday voted to offer an interim superintendent position to the former superintendent in the Central Berkshire and Adams-Cheshire Regional school districts.   Chair Christina Conry announced after the committee met in executive session for 38 minutes that Superintendent Kimberley Grady is on an indefinite medical leave.   Pending the successful negotiation of a contract, the district is hiring longtime Berkshire County educator Robert Putnam.   Putnam taught for 13 years in the Berkshire Hills Regional School District before moving into administration. He was the director of teaching and learning in

1 Comment
>> Read More

Williams Geosciences Professor Awarded NSF Grant to Study Boulder Beach Response to Storms
11:11AM / Thursday, July 02, 2020
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Rónadh Cox, the Edward Brust professor of geology and mineralogy at Williams College, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation.

The three-year, $340,000 grant will support her research on how boulder beaches respond to storms and how they change over time.

Boulder beaches record wave action on stormy coastlines, but surprisingly little is known about them. Cox's NSF-funded project, titled "Boulder Beaches: The Understudied Archive on High-Energy Coasts," aims to increase understanding of their dynamic evolution. The study focuses on 22 sites in Ireland, which has a wide range of boulder-beach settings, so that the

0 Comments
>> Read More

BCC Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Nursing Graduates
04:38PM / Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0


BCC, like many other schools, has been forced to be creative in recognizing its graduates during the pandemic. The graduates have often put their own spin on the unusual ceremonies. See more photos here. PITTSFIELD, Mass. —Twenty-seven graduates of the practical nurse certificate program at Berkshire Community College and 57 associate degree in nursing graduates were recognized on Tuesday night for a combination drive-through and remote ceremony in order to observe social distancing protocols because to COVID-19.     Ann Tierney, a nursing adviser, retired nurse practitioner and professor of nursing, addressed the practical nursing students while Lynn Geldert,

1 Comment
>> Read More

BCC Announces Spring Semester Deanís List
10:10AM / Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College has announced its spring 2020 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.

Connecticut

Kaitlynn Huften, Emily Deming

Sylwia Danowski

Bailey Derr

Olivia

0 Comments
>> Read More

Berkshire County Arc Announces Scholarship Winners
10:03AM / Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County Arc has announced its 2020 scholarship recipients for high school seniors pursuing undergraduate education in the field of human services.

Pittsfield High School graduate to attend Roger Williams University with a major in elementary education/special education.

Taconic High School graduate to attend MCLA and major in social work.

Wahconah Regional High School graduate to attend Fitchburg State College to major in criminal justice. 

Wahconah Regional High School graduate to attend University of New Hampshire's College of Health & Human Services. 

Wahconah Regional High School graduate to attend Westfield State University to

0 Comments
>> Read More

Three Williams Faculty Members Awarded Nelson Bushnell Prize
09:46AM / Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Three faculty members at Williams College are the recipients of the Nelson Bushnell ’20 Prize for excellence in teaching and writing, an award given annually to the faculty since 1995. 

This year's recipients are Rashida K. Braggs, Mea Cook and Bernie Rhie: Braggs for the integration of her scholarship with her teaching and for mentorship of junior faculty members; Cook for her creativity in her classes and the deliberate approach to inclusive pedagogy; and Rhie for his highly effective teaching and mentoring for junior colleagues through various programs.

Rashida K. Braggs

Braggs is an associate professor of Africana studies and a faculty

0 Comments
>> Read More

Page 4 of 37 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14 ... 37  
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