MEMBER SIGN IN
Not a member? Become one today!
         iBerkshires     Berkshire Chamber     Berkshire Community College     City of Pittsfield    
Search
BCC Enters Home Stretch Of Renovation Project
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:23AM / Sunday, January 15, 2017
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0


The classroom spaces have have much more natural light with the renovations. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The state's oldest community college is starting to look more like the newest.   Berkshire Community College is wrapping up renovations to two academic buildings. The $30 million renovations have been under way since the spring 2015.   The renovated Hawthorne Hall was opened on June 1 and construction workers are putting the final touches and equipment is being moved into Melville Hall in anticipation for an opening later this month.   "We're looking late spring or early summer," Director of Facilities David Moran said of the entire project, which

0 Comments
>> Read More

Superstructure of New Taconic High Nearly Complete
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:04PM / Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The superstructure of the new Taconic High School is nearly completed.   The city will hold a topping off ceremony next Friday, a tradition in construction projects to celebrate the final beam of a structure being placed. The completion of the superstructure is pretty much on schedule, the hope was to complete it by the start of 2017. A total of 10 subcontracting companies are currently on site working on the building now.   The construction site is broken into multiple areas with the gymnasium and auditorium on the west side and the shop areas to the east. The western portion has been enclosed and heaters are warming the inside to allow walls and decking

0 Comments
>> Read More

MCLA Recognized for Community Service
02:29PM / Monday, January 09, 2017
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — In recognition of its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts recently was named to the 2016 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

MCLA President James F. Birge said the college is pleased to be recognized for the community service that students, faculty and staff engage in throughout the year.

"MCLA has a long history of volunteer service," Birge said. "Whether it's volunteer work, civic engagement or service-learning in the community, or even beyond the Berkshires, these efforts prepare our students

0 Comments
>> Read More

Miss Hall's Students Chosen for Music Festival
02:21PM / Monday, January 09, 2017
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Six Miss Hall's School musicians and vocalists, including students from Glendale and Pittsfield, have successfully auditioned for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association's (MMEA) Western District Festival Concert to be held in January.

Sophomore Trudy Fadding of Glendale was selected to play cello, and freshwoman Ria Kedia of Pittsfield was selected to play violin in the festival's District Orchestra. Trudy and Ria will be joined in the orchestra by violinists Fah Lohprasert, a senior from Thailand; Meigue Mollaioli, a senior from Italy; and Se Ri Park, a senior from South Korea. Soprano Daisy Zhou, a senior from China, was selected to sing in

0 Comments
>> Read More

Wahconah School Building Committee Sets Guided Tour
Staff Reports,
07:49PM / Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

DALTON, Mass. — A guided tour of Wahconah Regional High School is being set for this Saturday morning, Jan. 7, to give the community an understanding of the needs and limitations of the 55-year-old building.

The school was invited by the Massachusetts School Building Authority in July to enter the agency's eligibility phase. During this phase, the Central Berkshire Regional School District will vote on funding a feasibility study that will recommend a long-term solution for the school building.

If the study is approved when the seven towns of the district vote in the spring, the MSBA will provide a percentage of the funding.

The school district is seeking to replace or

0 Comments
>> Read More

Eleven BArT Scholars Receive John and Abigail Adams Scholarship
12:48PM / Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

ADAMS, Mass. — Berskhire Arts & Technology Charter Public School has announced that 11 members of the senior class are recipients of the John and Abigail Adams scholarship.

Recipients of these scholarships, upon acceptance, are entitled to attend any Massachusetts state school tuition free.  

Kaitlyn Anderson, Christopher DiCarlo, Christopher Doubiago, Peter Elliott, Emily Failla, Tessa Langsdale, Emma Madden, Jason Mills, Alain Morrissette, Dean Parise, and Kelsey Rod all received this award.

In order for a student to qualify, he or she must score "advanced" on the Grade 10 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System tests in English/language arts,

0 Comments
>> Read More

Richmond Students Donate to Those In Need
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:28AM / Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

RICHMOND, Mass. — Giving is not a seasonal thing at Richmond School — the school community makes a point to help those in need all year round.   But the holiday season is a special time and this year the school community participated in two holiday drives among its other charitable initiatives.    "I think it is the most important outcome for our kids is to give back and I think the kids enjoy doing it," Principal Monica Zanin said last week. "They see how grateful the community members are and that it is why we do it."   This year, the Student Council selected families in the community and collected boxes of food for them.   But it

1 Comment
>> Read More

Educational Task Force 2/3 Way Through Presentations To Local Governments
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:45AM / Monday, December 19, 2016
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Berkshire County Educational Task Force has had a busy month presenting at 30 or so public meetings with still more than a dozen to go.

The task force is rolling out its plans for Phase 2 of a study looking at the future of Berkshire County's school systems. The next phase will dive deep into various options — from leaving things as they are to creating super-regional school districts — and is funded with $150,000 from the state.

The efforts are to explore ways to counter declining enrollment mixed with the rising costs of education and offer school districts recommendations on how they might address those vexing issues.

"The

2 Comments
>> Read More

Pittsfield Urgently Seeks to Restore Bus Drivers Pensions
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
12:52AM / Thursday, December 15, 2016
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0


The City Council approved the order, voicing its support for the bus drivers. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council is urgently looking to get retired bus drivers the pensions they deserve.   On Tuesday, the City Council passed a home rule petition, which needs to be approved by the state Legislature, to give retired bus drivers and attendants post-employment benefits.   The move comes right as some retirees are seeing a cut in benefits, sometimes 30 percent or more.   "It is a hope to get this rectified by the end of the year," said Council President Peter Marchetti.   The urgency is high and after approving the petition, Marchetti called for a

1 Comment
>> Read More

Guest Column: Getting Smart About Art
Guest Column,
02:50PM / Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

The North Adams Public School district boasts one of the finest art programs in the commonwealth.

Students of all grade levels participate in classes and field trips that nurture their creativity in a fun and hands-on way. Our elementary schools offer choral and instrumental programs during the school day and perform concerts throughout the academic year. They make frequent field trips to Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Through a partnership with Berkshire Children and Families and Brayton Elementary School, students are introduced to classical music through the innovative Kids 4 Harmony program.

Arts programming at Drury High School has grown so much that the school has created

0 Comments
>> Read More

Page 7 of 27... 2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12 ... 27  
Pittsfield.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 106 Main Sreet, P.O. Box 1787 North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2008 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved