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Williams College Senior Named a Rhodes Scholar
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College senior Summiya Najam has been named a Rhodes Scholar for Pakistan for 2020. Najam has been selected to join a class of approximately 100 students from more than 60 countries worldwide to receive this distinguished scholarship to study at Oxford University next year. She is Williams' 40th
CHP Adds Nurse Practitioner, Social Worker at Northern Berkshire Medical Practices
ADAMS, Mass. — Community Health Programs has expanded its Northern Berkshires practices with two new health care providers: a social worker and nurse practitioner.   Plunkett Thomas R. Plunkett, LICSW, is now seeing patients at CHP Adams Internists and CHP North Adams Family Medical and Dental. His position is part
Williams Names Schumann Visiting Professor in Democratic Studies
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College has announced the appointment of Rowan R. Phillips, multi-award-winning poet, author, screenwriter, academic, translator, and journalist, as the W. Ford Schumann Distinguished Visiting Professor in Democratic Studies. Phillips will assume the position at the start of the spring 2020
Wild Oats Market Hires New Marketing Manager
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Wild Oats Market has hired a new marketing and owner relations manager, Scott Menhinick. Menhinick comes to this position with two decades of professional experience as a publicist and brand manager/advisor, most recently with his own company, Berkshire Brand Management. He is also the founder and festival
Williamstown Declines to Say Whether U.S. Attorney Sought Pot Agreement
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williamstown's town manager Tuesday declined to comment on whether the town had been subpoenaed for records related to the host community agreement it made with a marijuana retailer that opened earlier this year.   Last week, the Boston Globe reported that U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling has subpoenaed
Hinds Sets Community Outreach Events for November
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The staff of state Sen. Adam G. Hinds, D-Pittsfield, will host two community outreach events during November.   The senator's staff will be available to meet with constituents in the communities of Charlemont and Washington for this month's staff office hours on Wednesday, Nov. 20,
Coalition Tackles Vaping, Alcohol Use in Community
Joyce Brewer, the TFPC program manager from Berkshire AHEC, speaks about vaping at the NBCC monthly forum on Friday in North Adams. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — As the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition was discussing the issue of vaping in the community at its forum on Friday morning, the Centers for Disease Control was
Mount Greylock School Committee OKs Multipurpose Building
Kimberly Roche of Dupere Law Offices advises the Mount Greylock School Committee on Tuesday night. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On a vote of 5-2, the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday voted to go forward with a multipurpose building to house the district's office, storage of records and "attic
Municipal Briefs: North Adams Launches Food Drive
The city of North Adams has started its annual holiday food drive and Mayor Thomas Bernard has set a goal to double last year's take. "Last year, we had our best year ever with that, raised over 1,000 pounds of food.  I want to double it. I want to raise a ton of food this year to benefit the Al Nelson Friendship Center
BArT Announces First Quarter Honor Roll
ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology (BArT) Charter Public School has announced the students who made honor roll for the first quarter of the 2019-20 school year. Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "Honors." Students who earned 90 percent or above in all of
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