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'Chappie': My Fair Robot
Popcorn Column by Michael S. Goldberger   Sony Pictures  Chappie overcomes a tough childhood on the wrong side of the tracks to achieve his potential. Sci-fi fans, techno geeks, open-minded moralists, dabblers in sociology and
Berkshire Taconic Sets 2nd Round of 2015 Grant Deadlines
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has announced the second round of deadlines for competitive grants in 2015. Covering the period from April through June, the spring cycle of deadlines is open to regional nonprofits, students and schools. For nonprofits The Wassermann-Streit Y’diyah Memorial Fund
Williams Senior Named Luce Scholar
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College senior Sam Lewis has been named a Luce Scholar by the Henry Luce Foundation for the 2015–16 year. Each year, between 15 and 18 college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals are chosen for this recognition, which provides funding, language training, and professional placement
McCann School Committee OKs $8.8M Budget for Fiscal 2016
The School Committee on Thursday approved an $8.8 million spending plan for fiscal 2016. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The McCann School Committee on Thursday approved an $8.8 million nearly level-funded budget for fiscal 2016. "It's not a whole lot different than last year," said committee member
The Independent Investor: Kids & Money
Given that most Americans grow up with little or no idea of how to save, budget, or spend money, it might be a good idea to ask why.  It begins with the family but discussing money in this country is as uncomfortable as talking about sex.  That needs to change and it starts with our children. "My kids were taught about
Clark Art Institute Receives $15 Million Gift
The Clark Art Institute has received a $15 million donation. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Clark Art Institute has received a $15 million gift from Felda and Dena Hardymon that is one of the largest donations in the Clark's history.  The Hardymons, residents of Berkshire County and Cambridge, have
Williams Swimmer a 'Face in the Crowd'
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Williams College senior captain and standout swimmer Sarah Thompson has been named to Sports Illustrated magazine's "Faces in the Crowd" in the March 16 issue (page 32).   Thompson was named to "Faces in the Crowd" for leading Williams to a second consecutive record-breaking team score
Williamstown Architects Offer Development Ideas for Water Street Lot
Several architects have proffered some possibilities for reusing the vacant town garage site on Water Street. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Three different architects appeared before the Board of Selectmen on Monday night to pitch ideas to develop the town-owned former home of the town
Bashevkin Leaving After 29 Years With Northern Berkshire Community Coalition
NBCC Executive Director Alan Bashevkin, seen here after being presented the Downing Award, is stepping down after 29 years leading the coalition. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The founder of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is stepping down after nearly 30 years of leading the agency. "It's
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Nominations Sought for Scarborough Award
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Faith R. Scarborough Community Service Award Committee is accepting nominations for the 34th annual award. The committee will select a citizen who has demonstrated integrity, excellence and dedication in community service. The award will be presented at town meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, May
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