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Baker's $38B Budget for 2016 Raises School, City Aid
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled his first state budget on Wednesday, a $38 billion spending plan that give municipalities and schools more money while addressing a $768 million budget deficit. Unrestricted local aid is being increased by 3.6 percent to $980 million; Chapter 70 education aid is being increased by
Mount Greylock presents 'South Pacific'
Mount Greylock students present 'South Pacific: In Concert' on Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, at the '62 Center at Williams College. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — War, romance, human frailty and some of the most memorable tunes in the American theater will be on display at
Berkshire County Head Start Registering Children for 2015-16 School Year
Children who will be 3 or 4 years old by their local elementary school cutoff date may be eligible for a free preschool program at one of the seven sites throughout Berkshire County. If parents cannot attend any of the registrations, applications are always accepted and can be obtained by calling 413-499-0137 or downloading an application
Williamstown Housing Trust Awards Second Homebuyer Grant
Affordable Housing Trust board members Stanley Parese, left, and Richard DeMayo. The trustees discussed the parameters of their Mortgage Assistance Program as they voted to award a second grant. Updated at 7:45 on March 4 to reflect the fact that displaced residents of the Spruces Mobile Home Park
Hancock Suing Berkshire Wind Over PILOT Payments
The town of Hancock and the owner of Berkshire Wind are in a dispute over PILOT payments. The Selectmen on Tuesday voted to take the utility to court. HANCOCK, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday decided to authorize the town's attorney to sue Berkshire Wind Power Cooperative Corp. for back payments
Hancock School Committee Opens Conversation About Expansion
Hancock Elementary's four classrooms house the K-6 program. The School Committee is proposing an addition to provide more classroom space and bathrooms. HANCOCK, Mass. — The School Committee on Monday explained its rationale for investigating a possible expansion to the elementary school and sought
BMC North Reopens Operating Rooms
Carol Fairchild, director of the Crane Center, explains some of the changes at the newly relicensed operating rooms in North Adams. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The operating rooms at the former hospital are being put back into use after a nearly $1 million upgrade. Two of the four surgical suites at the Northern
McCann Tech Robotics Team Demonstrates for School Committee
Students on the robotics team hold a demonstration for School Committee members on Thursday. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School's robotics team look to expand the program and come back even stronger next year. The team, the Mad McCannics, ran a demonstration with their competition robot
Williamstown Economic Development Panel Hears from North Adams Planner
Williamstown is seeking guidance on an economic plan. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Economic Development Committee heard from North Adams' city planner earlier this month, and one piece of advice stood out: Keep seeking advice.   Mackenzie Greer sat down with the ad hoc committee to share
@The Market: Full Steam Ahead
The major averages made all-time highs again this week, except the Nasdaq. It is just a matter of time before that tech-heavy index joins the party. But what happens after that? The short answer is that we go higher, maybe not right away, but soon. January, you may recall, was a down month, which was similar to last year. This month saw a
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