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Mount Greylock School Committee Approves $11M Budget for 2017
MacDonald explains the foundations of the budget. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee approved a fiscal 2017 budget of $11 million on Tuesday night, up $413,000 over this year. The approval followed public hearings held on Monday in Lanesborough and prior to the regular School Committee
Williamstown Planners Advise Against Waubeeka Zoning Change
A rendering of a possible site plan for a hotel along Route 7 in South Williamstown. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — After nearly two hours of discussion on Tuesday, the Planning Board ended up in the same place it was six weeks ago: a 3-2 vote against proceeding with a proposed overlay district to allow a hotel at Waubeeka Golf
Mount Greylock Presents 'Nice Work If You Can Get It'
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional School District will present its annual musical theater production on Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, at 7 p.m. at the ’62 Centre for Theatre and Dance at Williams College. The school will present "Nice Work If You Can Get It," a fresh (2012) presentation of the
Is Your 'Financial Umbrella' in Place?
April showers may bring May flowers, but March is National Umbrella Month. While ranking high on the list of truly obscure celebrations, this “Month” can still teach us a few things – especially if we think about “umbrellas” that can help us protect our financial goals. Consider these key areas: *
Hundreds Spent on Campaign For, Against Mount Greylock Project
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Former Selectman Robert Barton spent more than $500 opposing the proposed Mount Greylock Regional High School building project.   The project passed in Lanesborough by 134 votes on Tuesday and overwhelmingly two weeks ago in Williamstown. Both member towns had to pass debt exclusions for bonding the
Mount Greylock School Project Wins in Lanesborough
Competing signs were posted throughout town in the weeks leading up to the vote. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Voters in Lanesborough approved a $64.8 million renovation and rebuild of the aged Mount Greylock Regional School by a 134 votes on Tuesday.   The tally was 633-499 with nearly 50 percent of the town's
Nominations Sought for New Williamstown Community Award
The medallion design for the new Scarborough Salomon Flynt Community Service Award. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Two awards given annually at town meeting are being combined into a single honor. Town Moderator Adam Filson and Bernadine Williams of the Williamstown Community Chest informed the Selectmen on Monday about a
Berkshire Tidbits: Introductions to Cheese, Maple Dining
Matthew Rubiner of Rubiner's Cheesemongers & Grocers is offering cheese workshops geared for children. Classes and cheese pairing seminars continue at Rubiner's Cheesemongers & Grocers this month. Owner and presenter Matthew Rubiner has, wisely, divided his popular — FREE — kids' cheese tasting
Williamstown Officials Stay Course on Community Preservation Act
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen on Monday declined to ask voters whether the town should continue participation in the Community Preservation Act. In 2002, Williamstown voted to add a 2 percent surcharge on property valued at more than $100,000. The funds are granted each year by annual town meeting to support projects
Lanesborough Assessment Drops in Mount Greylock Draft Budget
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Despite the Mount Greylock Regional School District budget rising by nearly 4 percent, Lanesborough's cost to run the school is dropping.   The proposed fiscal 2017 budget presented by School Committee and administrative staff on Monday reduces Lanesborough's assessment by $13,549, or a minus a
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