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Williams College Alumna Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College graduate Yue-Yi Hwa, class of 2011, has been awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a doctorate in education at St. Catharine's College at Cambridge. Hwa is currently doing education policy research at the Penang Institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After earning an masters in
MCLA Gallery 51 Seeks Camera Phone Photo Show Submissions
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Gallery 51 is gathering images for “Waiting: A Camera Phone Photography Show,” which will open on Thursday, May 26, and run through Saturday, June 25. A collaborative group project of MCLA and Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah,
Cal Ripken Opens Saturday in Williamstown
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The annual Cal Ripken Opening Day in Williamstown will be celebrated Saturday, April 30. The boys and girls of the Williamstown Cal Ripken Baseball League will be marching through town to celebrate opening day, escorted by a color guard from American Legion Post 152, the WES marching band, Village Ambulance and
Williamstown Planning Board Nears Agreement on Waubeeka Overlay
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Planning Board on Thursday came close to approving a compromise amendment on the Waubeeka Overlay District proposal. At the latest in a series of meetings that started in September, the panel narrowed its areas of disagreement to one: whether a potential resort at the South Williamstown golf course is limited
'BOOM' Looks to Connect Local Musicians
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Calling all Berkshire musicians: BOOM has arrived. The Berkshires may be brimming with musicians, but for whatever reason, few venture far from their favorite open mic or music venue — leaving a sometimes stagnant local music scene. "The issue with the Berkshires is it is just a spread-out area
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Berkshire Medical Center Gets OK to Expand Addiction Treatment
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center is taking the first steps in providing local comprehensive after-care for patients struggling with addiction. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has approved the proposal by BMC to create a new 30-bed unit to improve long-term recovery. The Clinical Stabilization Services center
MPO Short On Ready Projects to Spend $2.5 Million
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The MPO isn't quite sure how to use up $2.5 million for road projects.   The money was planned to be used for a renovation of the intersections near Berkshire Medical Center. However, the state Department of Transportation and city officials say there is no chance the design will be ready in time for
Can You Make Your Investments Less 'Taxing'?
Tax Freedom Day, which typically occurs in late April, according to the Tax Foundation, is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay off its total tax bill for the year. So you may want to use this opportunity to determine if you can liberate yourself from some investment-related taxes in the future. Actually, Tax
Williamstown Selectmen Back Mohawk Trail Partnership
Bob O'Connor of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, foreground, talks as Selectmen Andrew Hogeland and Jane Patton listen. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen on Monday agreed to support a drive to create a 21-community economic development and conservation project stretching
Berkshire Tidbits: Spring Cleaning, Mushroom Cultivation
Mariette and James Rickard show other gardeners at Canoe Meadows community gardens one of their prized 'peanut' pumpkins at the annual end-of-season garden picnic celebration in 2010. Last Saturday, April 23, was an Earth Day celebration and inauguration of the new community gardens at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds.
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