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First Mount Greylock Building Vote Could Come This Spring
The Finance Committee heard a report Tuesday on the status of the Mount Greylock Regional school project from Superintendent Rose Ellis, left, and School Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Greene. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Last week, Mount Greylock Regional High School
Williamstown Special Fire District Meeting Sparks Debate
Finance Committee member Andrew Hogeland suggested tying a proposed feasibility study for a combined police and fire station to the Fire District's vote on a land purchase. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — For the second time this year, Andrew Hogeland has shown himself to be Williamstown's version of
Lanesborough Contracting for IT Services
The Board of Selectmen approved the contract on Monday. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The town is contracting with the Hampshire County Council of Governments to overhaul its  computer systems.   On Monday, the Board of Selectmen approved signing the contract and set aside $12,000 to bring the
Independent Candidate For Governor Campaigns In North Adams
Evan Falchuk shaking hands with voters as he marched in the Fall Foliage Parade in North Adams on Sunday. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Evan Falchuk has been keeping his boots on the ground in his campaign for governor. On Sunday, that took him to the Fall Foliage Parade to meet Berkshire County
Grief Expert to Talk at Mount Greylock on Wednesday
Maria Trozzi is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston University and author of 'Talking With Children About Loss.' WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — With the first anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting just around the corner, the media rehash of the tragedy is
Have Hope Initiative Seeks to Raise Addiction Awareness
The Have Hope Initiative's goal is to provide support for victims of addiction and raise awareness of the dangers of drug abuse. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — After the sudden, tragic death of her friend, Rebecca Pero Dodge wanted to make sure her life wasn't lost in vain.   "I had to
MCLA Science Center Name Revealed at Ribbon Cutting
Gov. Deval Patrick and many other excited officials and MCLA members cut the ribbon at the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts President Mary Grant announced a "transformational gift" of $5 million
Governor Sees Manufacturing 'Renaissance'
Gov. Deval Patrick gets a tour of the Crane stationery division in North Adams. Timothy Bizony explains the letterpress process to the governor. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Manufacturing's "quiet renaissance" needs to start making more noise, says Gov. Deval Patrick. Patrick and a host of state
Are We There Yet?: Harvest & Foliage Festivals Abound
What a great weekend to live in northern Berkshire County! The Northern Berkshire Fall Foliage Festival offers myriad fun opportunities for families, starting with the Children's Parade at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. Children should arrive at 5 p.m. in costume and then march to City Hall, where they will receive a ribbon just for
Guest Column: The Need for Mentoring in the Commonwealth
With schools across the commonwealth fully back into the swing of things, this is a perfect opportunity to turn our attention to the education system and think of what we can be doing to strengthen Massachusetts schools and remain a leader in education. While statewide, students here in Massachusetts out-perform their peers, but there is a
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