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Lip Dub Will Have North Adams Dancing in the Streets
Kate Merrigan films a piece for the North Adam Lip Dub project. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Just under 14,000 people live in North Adams. And they are all invited to a big party — along with the thousands of other Berkshire County residents who work, shop, play in or otherwise visit North
Miss Hall's School Head's List and Honor Roll
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Miss Hall's School has announced 35 local students among the 103 girls schoolwide named to the head's list and honor roll for the semester that ended Jan. 24. For head's list recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade average of 92, with no
Williamstown Elementary Committee Weighing Calendar Options
Williamstown is considering a request to begin school earlier next fall. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The elementary school could be looking at a very short summer, depending on what the school committee decides next week about the 2014-15 school calendar.   Thanks to the five snow days —
High End Sales, Williamstown and Berkshire County
The first million-plus sale in the county was recorded in 1996 and three years later the first one in Williamstown. In the ensuing years there have been a total of 280 countywide, of which 21 have sold in Williamstown. Three each sold in 2002, 2007 and 2012 with none in 2013 and one so far in 2014. Countywide, the number of million-plus sales
Mount Greylock Officials React to Lanesborough Meeting
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional School officials Tuesday responded to suggestions that the district might stop accepting tuition students and that it could "slow down" the state building authority's process.   The message from the district was twofold:
Lanesborough Selectmen Considering Secret Ballot At Town Meeting
The Board of Selectmen expressed interest in doing a secret ballot for the big ticket items in the budget. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Voters overwhelming rejected a plan to cut $25,000 from the Police Department's budget in 2012. The Selectmen say they had support for the move. But when voters had to raise
Mount Greylock's Proposed Assessments Up More Than 4%
Superintendent Rose Ellis, left, and School Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Greene lead a public hearing on the fiscal 2015 budget. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday held a public hearing to discuss the district's preliminary fiscal 2015
Williamstown Select Board Lets Housing Committee Vet Proposals
The Selectmen decided Monday night to let the Affordable Housing Committee evaluate two proposals for town land; Selectman David Rempell reiterated his belief that the board should be more closely involved. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen on Monday decided not to insert itself directly into
BRPC Sees Opportunity in Forestland Program
Thomas Matuszko of BRPC explained the program to a small group at the Adams Visitors Center on Monday night. ADAMS, Mass. — Northern Berkshire County could tap into federal assistance to promote and maintain its forestry resources.  A forestry conservation program being promoted by the Berkshire
Local Businessman Planning Purchase of Waubeeka
A purchase and sale agreement has been signed for Waubeeka Golf Links. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Waubeeka Golf Links should have a new owner Friday. Michael Deep of North Adams confirmed on Tuesday that he has signed a purchase-and-sales agreement for the 18-hole golf course. "I'm excited,"
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