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Old Williams Inn Slated for Demolition This Summer
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College plans to begin demolition of the old Williams Inn as early as the beginning of August, a school spokesperson said on Monday.   Last Thursday, the college installed chain-link fence around the perimeter of the building site at the junction of Routes 2 and 7.   Monday morning,
SJC Rules Dangerous Defendants Can Be Held During Trial Delays
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Supreme Judicial Court ruled on Monday that a trial court judge may extend pretrial holds on some defendants to protect the community and victims because of a delay in jury trials.   Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington's office previously argued for the court to create such a balancing
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Williamstown Continuing To Hold Off on Filling Swimming Hole
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A popular town-owned swimming hole remains dry as officials await updated guidance from the commonwealth on public beaches.   The pond at Margaret Lindley Park, which is drained each fall to prevent ice damage to the dam at the east end, was not filled this spring because of the closures of outdoor
SVMC: COVID-19 Update June 22
  June 19, 2020   SVMC Orthopedics | Open. Ready. Safe.     SVMC's Chair of Orthopedics and Harvard Medical School-educated joint replacement specialist Michaela Schneiderbauer, MD, shares her thoughts about providing high-quality and safe care for patients at this time. Watch Now   CNR Gets a Perfect Score for Infection Prevention     The Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls (CNR) has earned deficiency-free status on a survey meant to determine ability to prevent transmission of COVID-19. Read More     Expert Advice: Where to Wear a Mask Infection Prevenionist Donna Barron, RN, breaks down the who, what, where, when, and why of mask wearing. Learn More.     Vaccine Update Infectious Disease Specialist Marie George, MD, dives in to the complex and fascinating field of vaccine development and what it means for the COVID-19 vaccine. Go Now.   How to End Stigma United Counseling Service urges us to relearn how we talk about mental illness with the aim to overcome stigma and encourage treatment. Read More.     SVMC Graduates Two Podiatrists   SVMC is proud to be a training hospital for upcoming specialists in podiatry. We wish new graduates Cody Anderson, DPM, and Kurt Malkames, DPM, well in their careers as foot and ankle specialists. Read More     More COVID-19 Resources   Important numbers, frequently asked questions, articles, and more are available on our website. Visit Now       Southwestern Vermont Health Care |  ‌  ‌  
Williamstown Voters Go to the Polls on Tuesday
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The town's voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide one of five five-year seats on the Planning Board.   That is the only contested race among the six positions on the ballot for the annual spring election.   Challenger Peter Beck faces incumbent Carlisle in the Planning Board
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Mount Greylock School Committee to Hear Proposal for Fields Advisory Group
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee's Finance Subcommittee on Thursday settled on a proposal for an advisory group to help the full committee make a decision that has stymied it for months.   Following a request from School Committee Chair Christina Conry, the subcommittee crafted a proposal
Guerilla Bunny Hides Eggs on Solstice Weekend
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — For the past 12 years in Stockbridge, Mass., pedestrians out for an early walk on Easter morning have found unusual, hand-painted eggs hidden around town. The delicate works of art, depicting untraditional designs in vivid colors and fine detail, are painted on empty or "blown out" whole eggshells, which are
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Heat Stroke Is No Joke
As states begin to relax stay-at-home COVID-19 restrictions, populations on lockdown are flocking outside -- just in time for summer. As the mercury rises, however, so do reports of heat-related illnesses. Heat can trigger exhaustion and heat stroke, and, like COVID-19, can exacerbate underlying conditions like cardiovascular, respiratory,
Greylock Federal Appoints Escobar to New Immigrant-Focused Role
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Greylock Federal Credit Union has appointed Gloria Escobar to the newly created role of Financial Wellness Latinx Outreach Coach.  In this new role, Escobar will expand her financial coaching responsibilities, assist members in obtaining ITIN loans and strengthen Greylock's relationships within the growing
Day Delivers Personal Message to Juneteenth Gathering
The rallies at Field Park have become a weekly Friday event. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Otha Day's music is his message, and on Friday evening, that message was about unity.   On a day when millions of Americans celebrate the end of slavery, Day reminded a crowd of hundreds gathered at Field Park that the
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