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Mount Greylock to Again Take Up Regional Expansion
Mount Greylock Regional School Committee member David Langston, left, and Lanesborough School Committee member Robert Barton. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — It will be RDAC redux for the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee.   After a joint meeting Tuesday with members of the Lanesborough and
Digitial First Puts Vermont News Buildings on the Market
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Digital First Media, owner of New England Newspapers, is shedding itself of more real estate. On the market along with The Berkshire Eagle Clocktower building are the locations of its three Vermont papers: Bennington Banner, the Brattleboro Reformer ($850,000) and the weekly Manchester Journal ($275,00). The
Williamstown-Lanesborough Superintendent Retiring Dec. 31
Rose Ellis, who was hired as superintendent for Williamstown in 2000, and later for Mount Greylock and both Lanesborough and Williamstown school districts, will retire this year. Updated with comments from Superintendent Rose Ellis. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The three school committees that make up the
Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education Program Begins Fall Enrollment
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Enrollment is beginning at the Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education Program fall classes, which begin Sept. 8. Free classes are offered for High School Equivalency Exam preparation (GED), Pre-College Skills, English for Speakers of other Languages and Basic Skills. New programs include Career Pathways; college and
Berkshire Train Campaign Chugs to North County
Passenger rail advocates gathered last week for a presentation on the proposed resumption of service between Pittsfield and New York. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The proposed passenger train service from New York City to the Berkshires will have no stops north of Pittsfield.   But that did not
Williamstown Con Comm to Issue Statement on Lowry, Burbank Status
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Conservation Commission is close to producing documents that it hopes will add clarity to the status of some of the lands under its control.   The commission this summer has been addressing the lingering controversy surrounding the Lowry and Burbank properties,
North Adams' Mountain Girl Farm Growing Naturally
Katie Barbeau is taking up farming on South Church Street in North Adams. Barbeau is also one of the first to receive a Friends of Animals scholarship toward her studies as a veterinarian technician. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A local mother and daughter are taking a natural approach to farming on their recently
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BEAT Celebrates A Decade of Environmental Advocacy
BEAT's Bruce Winn provides a presentation on the proposed pipeline to the Pittsfield City Council. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Since incorporating more than 10 years ago, it has engaged with a wide variety of issues impacting the local ecology, but the mission of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team remains
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Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Hosts Talk on Abolitionism
ADAMS, Mass. — As important as Susan B. Anthony was to the Suffrage movement, the contribution of Anthony — and women like her — to Abolitionism sometimes goes overlooked. Not at Susan B. Anthony's birthplace. Not on Saturday.   Northampton historian Steve Strimer at will give a talk titled "The
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Are We There Yet?: Summer or School?
Well, it's still summer, but the feeling of fall is in the air ... both in Mother Nature and in the stores, where aisles are lined with colorful signs of school. I personally could not be more thrilled with the weather. A day of blue skies, 70-degree temperatures and a light breeze is perfect, in my eyes. Heat and humidity? Who needs
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