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Williamstown Selectmen Side With Waubeeka Petitioner, Against Planners
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen on Monday voted 4-1 to recommend next week's annual town meeting approve the "acreage-controlled" Waubeeka Overlay District bylaw amendment that is favored by the petitioner, the attorney for Waubeeka Golf Links owner Michael Deep. At its last meeting before town meeting, the
Running With The Law 5K Race Planned For June
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — "Running with The Law" returned to the streets this past weekend with runs planned every Saturday up to a community road race planned for June. Last fall, it was hard to miss North Adams Police officers running downtown with an entourage of nearly 20 elementary school students. This same program,
'Disrupting Aging' Comes to the Berkshires
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County is home to one of the fastest growing populations of older adults in Massachusetts and across the country. In fact, about 21 percent of the population is currently over 65, and that number is expected to grow. Our culture tells us that aging will change us against our will, and for the worse. Dr.
Letter: Support Sarah Gardner for Williamstown Planning Board
To the Editor: Last fall, the select board and the Planning Board jointly appointed Sarah Gardner to the vacant seat on the Planning Board, electing her from among a slate of strong candidates. I voted for Gardner then without hesitation, and I will do so again on Tuesday, when she goes up against another accomplished candidate for a
Letter: Gardner Has Skills, Experience for Planning Board
To the Editor: Williamstown residents are fortunate to have someone of Sarah Gardner's experience and skills willing to serve on its Planning Board. Don't be fooled by the notion that good business decisions and good planning decisions are at odds. They go together like chips and dip.   Lauren R.
Letter: Vote Dan Caplinger for Williamstown School Committee
To the Editor: My name is Dan Caplinger, and I'm running for re-election to the Williamstown Elementary School Committee. I've served on the committee since 2012 and became its chair in June 2015. I've also served in related roles on other local school committees, including the superintendency union committee between
Berkshire Taconic Awards $1.8 Million in Spring Grants Cycle
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — The board of directors of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has announced the recipients of the first round of grantmaking for 2016. The foundation distributed a total of $319,245 in grants to individuals and nonprofits in the four-county region it serves, and grants totaling nearly $1.5 million from donors with
Mount Greylock Announces Third Quarter Honor Roll
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional School District has released its Third Quarter Honor Roll. Of total school enrollment of 556, 288 have made Honor Roll for the third quarter. Grade 12: Elizabeth Bernardy, Ian Culnane, Bailee Duquette, Hannah Fein, Calvin Filson, Holly Fisher, Sophie Gerry, Adam Hall, Mollyann
Pasachoff Receives Grant for Expedition to View Total Solar Eclipse
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College professor Jay Pasachoff has received a grant of $25,000 from the National Geographic Society for his expedition to view the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017. This eclipse will be the first with a path of totality to cover the continental United States from coast to coast since 1918,
Biz Briefs: Greylock’s Billow Receives 'Volunteer of the Year'
Volunteer award: The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing and Business Development Council has recognized Joanne Billow, Marketing Services manager at Greylock Federal Credit Union and Greylock Marketing Group in Pittsfield, with a “Volunteer of the Year” Award. The Volunteer of the Year is selected by the Council
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