|'Chappie': My Fair Robot|
by Michael S. Goldberger
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.
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
|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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