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Williamstown Elementary Creates Math Support Position
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Elementary School Committee on Thursday discussed the possibility of adding a part-time math support position for the 2016-17 academic year. The administration asked for a special meeting of the committee to approve the creation of the position in case the school district realize a cost savings
Williamstown Man Sentenced in Child Sex Abuse Case
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A local man was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Springfield in connection with persuading a 16-year-old boy to travel to New York three years ago to engage in sexual activity. Ronald S. Brown, 53, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 15 years in prison and 10 years of
Students Join Berkshire Community College’s 2016 STEM Starter Academy
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Twenty-six Berkshire County students have joined the 2016 STEM Starter Academy at Berkshire Community College, a program geared toward high school students who are interested in attending BCC to study STEM fields. Part of a statewide Massachusetts Community College initiative, the program features a three-week
Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Bank Offers Free Admission to Hancock Shaker Village for Children
Free for kids: For the fourth consecutive year, Berkshire Bank is sponsoring Hancock Shaker Village's "Be Our Guest" program, a cultural access program that provides children ages 12 and under with free admission with a paid adult throughout its 2016 season. The museum is open daily through October and for an abbreviated schedule
Biz Briefs: Goodwill Leases Space in Great Barrington for New Retail Store, Donation Center
Growing again: Goodwill of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont is expanding again, having leased 2,000 square feet of retail space on Route 7 in Great Barrington, where it plans to open a new thrift store next month. This will be the second retail enterprise the Pittsfield-based non-profit organization has launched in 2016, following the
Williamstown Using New Technique on Hancock Road Paving
A road sign alerts motorists on Hancock Road (Route 43) to a paving project this month. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The town paving project that began last week on Hancock Road will look a little different than residents are used to — at least while it is progressing. For the first time, Williamstown is using a
Hancock Resident Having Fun With Politics, Launches Mock Presidential Campaign
HANCOCK, Mass. — A Polish proverb reads, "not my monkeys, not my circus" to essentially mean, it's not my problem.   For years that's how Hancock resident Barry Grauman has felt about politics. He's been an active voter, intent to make it to the polls every time. But, he's never liked his choices. He
Williams Grad, Olympian Swims Career Best in Rio
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Is there a better place and time to swim a lifetime best in your event?   Recent Williams College graduate Faye Sultan did that Friday, leaving the 2016 Summer Olympics with a beaming smile broadcast around the world.   Sultan competed in the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games and finished
Williamstown Planners Define Housing Issue for Consultants
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Planning Board is moving forward on its objective of opening up housing options in the Village Beautiful.   Earlier this month, the panel developed a narrative outlining its concerns to submit to two Eastern Massachusetts consultants who hope to work with the town.   The Massachusetts
@theMarket: Three in One
On Thursday, all three U.S. benchmark averages — the S&P 500, NASDAQ and the Dow Jones Industrial Average—registered historical new highs on the same day. You don't want to know what happened the last time this happened. That was in 1999. The year after ushered in the Dotcom boom and bust where some averages lost 20-30
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