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Mount Greylock School Committee: No Need to Gauge Community Support for Fields Project
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Without an actionable measure to vote, the Mount Greylock School Committee on Thursday spent nearly an hour talking about the athletic field decision that will be left to the next iteration of the panel.   And three members blocked a proposal to collect data to help inform that
Butterflies Like it Hot at Mountain Meadow
Likely northern broken dash skipper imbibing nectar at Deptford pink. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Adventuresome butterflies highlight the widespread nectar oases in a special habitat teaming with nectar to meet their spurious flight demands.    Thanks to lucid awareness of the ecological value of so many
Pittsfield Developing Plan for Bicycle Network
The first public meeting on the master plan was held Wednesday. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city is developing plans to make Pittsfield safer and more accessible to bicycling.    The first public meeting for the Pittsfield Bicycle Facilities Master Plan was held on Wednesday but the plan has been in the
Children Learn About Wildlife at Richmond Free Library
Children pet Chili the chinchilla.  RICHMOND, Mass. — There were some furry and feathery guests of honor at the Richmond Free Library this weekend. On Saturday afternoon, founder of Nature Matters Jennifer Leahey wowed local children and parents  with a presentation of live animals. This event was sponsored
PHS Names 57 AP Scholars
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield High School's Advanced Placement program has 57 students being recognized by the College Board for their achievements.     During the 2020 exam administration 213 students took 389 exams in 23 different subject areas.  PHS has the largest AP program in Berkshire County and is
Berkshire United Way Hires Director of Donor Engagement
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire United Way welcomes Robby O'Sullivan to the staff as director of donor engagement.   O'Sullivan comes to BUW from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, where he served as director of major gifts for nearly ten years. In that role, he was responsible for working with a community of members and donors to
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Mount Greylock District Enrollment Down, School-Year Start Survey Positive
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School District lost more than 5 percent of its student population from the 2019-20 academic year, but the ones who remain report general satisfaction with the hybrid start to the school year — at least in the general education population.   On a night when the School
BArT Upcoming Enrollment Deadlines
ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts and Technology (BArT) Charter Public School is currently accepting applications for students in grades six through nine for the 2020-2021 school year, and grades six through ten for the 2021-2022 school year.    The next enrollment deadline for the 2020-2021 school year will be Thursday,
@theMarket: Politicians Play Cat & Mouse With Investors
It was a week of will they, or won't they. Both parties claimed to want another stimulus deal done before the election, but the proof is in the pudding and as of Friday, the plate is empty.   Investors may be coming to the conclusion that the latest negotiations between the Democrats, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,
North Adams, BRPC Loan Programs Designed to Aid Small Business
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Small businesses that have seen their revenue drop because of COVID-19 maybe eligible for forgivable loans of up to $10,000.    The city of North Adams and the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission are administering microenterprise loans to assist low- and moderate-income business owners cover
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