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Second Congregational Church Installs Interim Minister
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Second Congregational Church of Williamstown has named the Rev. Barbara A. Kershner as its interim minister. The Rev. Kershner succeeds the Rev. Penny Rich Smith, who served the congregation for 23 years. From 2001-2014, the Rev. Kershner served as pastor of St. John's U.C.C. in Orwigsburg, Pa., a
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SVMC Health Blog: Five Easy Swaps for a Healthier Lunch Box
It's back to school time, which means parents and kids are shopping for items to fill up lunch boxes and brown paper bags. Sure, you could choose the same foods you chose last year, plus whatever new "superfoods" that just hit the supermarket. However, just as the New Year is a good time to make resolutions, a new school year
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Williams Professor 2017 Recipient of Richtmyer Lecture Award
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The American Association of Physics Teachers has selected Jay M. Pasachoff to receive the 2017 Richtmyer Memorial Lecture Award. Pasachoff is recognized with the award for outstanding contributions to physics and effectively communicating those contributions to physics educators. The award will be presented at a
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Pittsfield Pols Discuss Importance of Millennial Voters At BCC Forum
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In just a few short years, college students will be graduated, looking for work, buying a home, having children, and pay off loads of student debt. But right now they aren't thinking of that, at least not in the political sense. The 18- to 29-year-old age bracket votes at a much lower rate than older
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Special Ed Preschool Issue Continues to Vex Williamstown School Committee
Superintendent Douglas Dias, left, and Chairman Dan Caplinger at Wednesday's meeting. Caplinger several times had to stop comments on school personnel. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — School Committee Chairman Dan Caplinger said he left the school's Side-by-Side program off the agenda for Wednesday's meeting because he
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Eclipse Mill Quilt Exhibit Translates LeWitt Into Textiles
Carson Converse, left, and Michelle Jensen at Friday's reception. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A new exhibit at the Eclipse Mill Gallery proves artist Sol LeWitt could have been a quilter. Or more to the point, a pattern maker. The late artist was a leader in the conceptual movement and believed art was as much about the
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The Independent Investor: Dementia & Your portfolio
As more Baby Boomers reach retirement age, few elderly investors are willing to discuss a growing risk to their portfolio. The onset of diminished mental capacity can cause huge losses in your life savings. Many only realize the problem in hindsight. Don't let that happen to you. The facts are concerning. For example, one in nine
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'The Magnificent Seven': They Ride Again
Hombres and women folk hankerin' for a good old-fashioned horse opera with just a touch of newfangled sensibilities might want to mosey on over to a movie theater showing director Antoine Fuqua's remake of "The Magnificent Seven." It's a rip-roaring homage to John Sturges' 1960 version, the one starring Yul
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Mount Greylock to Host McCann Football at Lanesborough Park
The park was named after 1997 Mount Greylock graduate William E.  Laston. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — A scheduling quirk has led to a fitting tribute for a departed community member.   On Friday night, Mount Greylock Regional will host McCann Tech in a varsity football game at Bill Laston Memorial
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Williamstown Elementary Earns Level 1 Status, State Commendation
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williamstown Elementary School passed its first year under a new standardized testing regime with flying colors, the School Committee learned on Wednesday. Last spring marked the first time the school's pupils were evaluated by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC,
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