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Williamstown's Chopsticks Restaurant Reopens
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — After a six-week closure to address building code issues, a Main Street Chinese restaurant has been cleared to reopen, Town Hall reported Friday morning.   Town Manager Jason Hoch shared the happy news that Chopsticks restaurant was given the go-ahead to begin serving customers at any time after it was
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Williams Professor Wins Musicological Society Award
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College Professor of Music W. Anthony Sheppard received the H. Colin Slim Award for his article "Puccini and the Music Boxes," which appeared in the Journal of the Royal Musical Association in spring 2015, at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society on Nov. 5 in Vancouver,
Williams Russian Professor Named President-Elect of Scholarly Society
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Julie Cassiday, chair of German and Russian and professor of Russian at Williams College, has been named president-elect of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). As president-elect, Cassiday will serve as vice president in 2017 and president in 2018. Established in 1948,
Williams Grad Named Rhodes Scholar
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A 2015 graduate of Williams College’s Center for Development Economics, Diala Issam Al Masri, is one of three newly named Rhodes Scholars from Syria, Jordan, Lebanon or Palestine. This is the first year that the Rhodes Trust is choosing scholars from that region, the result of a new partnership with the
BCF Names Acting Executive Director After CEO's Sudden Death
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Children and Families, a social services agency serving Berkshire County and the Pioneer Valley since 1887, has appointed Diane Robie to the position of acting executive director, filling the vacancy caused by the recent death of President and CEO Carolyn Mower Burns. Robie, who was senior vice president
Williamstown's Holiday Walk Returns Saturday
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Carols, cookies and canines will help lift holiday spirits this weekend in the Village Beautiful.   The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce's annual Holiday Walk gets under way at 9 a.m. Saturday morning with the Run with the Reindeer 5-kilometer run and offers up a full day of family-friendly
Lanesborough-Williamstown Schools Begin Search for Interim Superintendent
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Lanesborough-Williamstown Tri-District is moving ahead with a plan that officials hope will bring an interim superintendent to the district as early as Jan. 1.   On Wednesday evening, the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee held a joint meeting with its colleagues from Superintendency Union 71,
'Moonlight': Illuminating
The DNA of everything that is wrong, sad and perplexing about race relations in the U.S. is poetically discerned and illuminated in filmmaker Barry Jenkins' Oscar-worthy "Moonlight." Jenkins ingeniously utilizes the low-budget, art house look of his sociologically profound film about a young black man's journey in ghettoized
Seven Years In, Cop on Top Continues To Grow
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It's been seven years since the first Cop on Top set in motion a series of fundraisers, growing every year, that has raised more than $600,000 for Special Olympic athletes.   "We've made so much money in our county program that we help other programs in other counties," said Officer
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McCann Announces First Quarter Honor Roll
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-2017 school year. This quarter, 107 students received high honors and 64 received honors. High Honors Seniors: Butler, Evan; Cristofolini, Lorenzo; Dean, Ainsley; Denault, Angela; Field, Mallory; Foley, Alexis; Gardner,
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