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Berkshire Community College Celebrates 60th Year With Video Ceremony
BCC has had a generational impact on many. Here is late professor Mitch Mulholland with his son and future college vice president William Mulholland on his graduation. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The state's first community college opened 60 years ago in the Central Annex building on Second Street with about 150 students and
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Northern Berkshire United Way Sets Fundraising Goal for 2020-21
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire United Way kicked off its annual campaign drive on Wednesday under much changed conditions from last year.    Instead of the traditional breakfast at the Williams Inn, the nonprofit agency switched to remote but with still the same confidence that it will raise $490,000 to
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BFAIR Listed as Donation Organization on Amazon
Did you know that every time that you shop on Amazon you could be donating to BFAIR? By choosing BFAIR as your charity of choice on Amazon, 0.5 percent of all eligible purchases are automatically donated directly to BFAIR!   Follow these 3 simple steps below and help support BFAIR's Mission: To enrich the lives of people of all ages and abilities by providing positive life experiences and advocacy through distinctive, individualized, quality service.   To add your charitable organization: Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser. From your desktop, go to Your Account and select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page. Select a new charitable organization to support. Note: You can also hover over the Supporting notice in the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the Change link next to the name of the charity you’re currently supporting. Support us on Amazon  
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Williamstown Planning Board, Ag Commission Work on Cannabis Production Bylaw
The Planning Board meets virtually to discuss development of a new bylaw proposal on cannabis cultivation. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Two town committees are working on parallel paths to bring next year's annual town meeting a cannabis cultivation bylaw on which voters can agree.   Specifically, the Planning
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Massachusetts Early Voting Runs Through Oct. 29
Today's Massachusetts mail and early vote update. We have now cleared 1 million early votes (1,001,725) and are at 29.6% of total 2016 turnout. — Steve Koczela (@skoczela) October 20, 2020 A record turnout is expected for the 2020 election as states with early voting say they are surpassing numbers from just four years
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DIRE Committee Concerned About 'Enough Is Enough' Messaging in Williamstown
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A personal story of loss Monday informed the DIRE Committee's reaction to both a letter from the Police Department's union and the response from the town Select Board.   Andrew Wells called in to the virtual meeting of the Diversity Inclusion and Racial Equity Committee to talk about the 2013
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Mount Greylock Superintendent Succession Topic in Exec Session
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Executive session minutes from the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee show that the panel did discuss a succession plan for the district's superintendent behind closed doors, and the minutes shed light on the reason for the superintendent's subsequent departure.   In mid-July,
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Letter: MGRS Needs More Responsible Approach to Field
To the Editor: Last week the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee grappled with how to advance the athletic fields improvement project. I came away from their meeting, disappointed with their approach to and the ultimate outcome of their decision. After having made a commitment in September 2019 to explore the possibility of a –
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Williamstown to Look at Updating Bylaw on Political Signs
The ballot return box on the steps of Town Hall is bolted to the porch. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The town is asking the Sign Commission to take a look at an out-of-date bylaw that addresses political signs.   The issue came up recently when residents asked questions about candidates signs and "issues"
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Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Events 2020
Halloween this year means extra precautions because of the novel coronavirus and towns are weighing safe ways for trick-or-treaters to celebrate the spooky holiday. This may mean community events, limited trick or treating or cancelations. Check back as the holiday approaches for what your town is doing.  If you are going door to door,
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