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Dalton Board Discusses Possibility of New Wahconah Track
By Sabrina Damms, iBerkshires Staff
12:42PM / Wednesday, August 31, 2022
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  Rich Peters, co-chair of the Wahconah building project, contacted iBerkshires on Thursday and said the track may have events next year but that the school could receive a warning and not be able to use it the following year if it was not fixed. The rubber, he said, was not so much peeling as worn off exposing asphalt, not cement, and the running shoes have micro spikes, not nails.    Most importantly, he noted that the $2 million being discussed by the board does not actually exist — it simply won't be borrowed.    "There will be no monies being returned to the towns," he wrote. "This only impacts the total amount that the

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BERK12 to Pilot Two Dual Enrollment Courses
10:49AM / Sunday, August 28, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — During the 2022-2023 school year, Berkshire Educational Resources K-12 (BERK12) will sponsor several pilot dual enrollment courses for high school students.

The courses will run during the school day with live virtual class meetings and likely opportunities for in-person experiences throughout the school year. Approximately 20 seats are available for each course.

Interested students should discuss these dual enrollment opportunities with their school counselor to determine if their schedule can accommodate enrollment in the class. To signify your interest for this opportunity please complete this initial registration form.

An information session for the

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BCC Seeking Peer and Community Tutors
05:29AM / Saturday, August 27, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College invites current students and members of the community to become tutors in all subject areas, with a particular need for biology and chemistry tutors.  

Those interested in tutoring may be current BCC students who have earned a grade of B or higher in the courses they plan to tutor, or they may be community figures with study or experience in the field. Retirees and graduate students are welcome to apply.

Tutors are paid per hour, and schedules are flexible. Tutoring services at BCC are offered free of charge to all registered students.

In-person, remote and small-group tutoring is available for most courses. In-person tutoring

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BCC to Host Two Virtual Information Sessions in September
11:02AM / Friday, August 19, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, MA — Berkshire Community College is hosting two free and virtual information sessions in the month of September. 

The first session will be at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7. The second session will be held just under two weeks later on Monday, Sept. 19 at 12 pm.

The 30-minute info sessions, presented by admissions counselors on Zoom, are designed to familiarize prospective students with the application and registration process. Information session participants can ask questions about the admissions process, learn about financial aid options, and hear from staff.  

To register for a session, visit www.berkshirecc.edu/openhouse. For more information,

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Berkshire Bank Foundation Awards 40 Scholarships
06:08PM / Wednesday, August 17, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Five Berkshire students and one from Rowe were among the 40 students in New England and New York State awarded Berkshire Bank scholarships.    The students are: Lillian Rose Boudreau of Adams, Sean O'Dea of Rowe and Vivian Leona Berard, Samantha Depson, Leila Fiana Paredes and Victoria Maria Tynan, all of Pittsfield.   Each student will receive $2,500 as NeXt Gen Scholar to support their pursuit of an undergraduate degree from an accredited non-profit college or technical school. Eighty-one Berkshire Bank employees volunteered to help select the winners from over 150 applications.   A total of $100,000 in scholarships were awarded for this

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BCC to Host Free Registration Day on Aug. 27
09:50AM / Wednesday, August 17, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, MA — Berkshire Community College (BCC) invites all interested in applying for the fall 2022 semester to attend a free registration day on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Prospective students can walk in without an appointment and be instantly accepted to the College after applying. The fall semester begins Tuesday, Sept. 6.  

Academic advisors and financial aid counselors will be available to help guide students through the application and financial aid process. For those wishing to participate online, the One Stop virtual window will be open for questions and answers at www.berkshirecc.edu/financialaid. 

In-person participants should enter through

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BCC Announces 40 under Forty Winners
01:44PM / Friday, August 12, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) will hold its annual 40 Under Forty awards celebration on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on the BCC Main Campus, in the new One Stop Enrollment Center.

Tickets are $65 and are available at www.berkshirecc.edu/40underforty. 40 Under Forty honors talented millennials and Generation Z professionals in the Berkshires who have shown their support for the region through leadership, community service and a deep dedication to improving the quality of life for those living and working in the community.  

Nick Delmolino, Executive Director of Advancement, said he is thrilled to participate in his first 40 Under Forty

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Administrators Push for Taconic's Transition to All Vocational
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
04:07PM / Monday, August 01, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — District leaders continue to push for Taconic to become a vocational school, reporting that the four-year-old facility is quickly outgrowing the secondary model.

The School Committee at its last meeting continued this conversation that started about two years ago.  In March, it was recommended that the school move toward the all-vocational model beginning next year.

The transition would start with Taconic only accepting Career Technical Education (CTE) students in the fall of 2023. Non-CTE students in Grades 10 through 12 would remain at the school and by the fall of 2026, the whole student body would be vocational.

"Taconic High School is growing out

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Berkshire Community College Welcomes New Staff Members
11:20AM / Saturday, July 30, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College has announced the addition of five new staff members: Meghan Callaghan, Jennifer Filippi, Erin Lynn, Matthew Palardy and Seth T. Tuper. 

Callaghan joins BCC as Dean of Teaching and Learning. She will lead the Division of Teaching and Learning Innovation. She arrives from Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), where she worked in several roles over the past 13 years. Her responsibilities included coordinating the Office of Community Engagement, expanding outcome and assessment work into the co-curricular, serving as BHCC’s Massachusetts Community College Council union president, being a founding member of the Center

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Taconic's Student Voice Club Has Successful School Year, Looks for New Members
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
01:30PM / Tuesday, July 26, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Taconic High School's new student government organization had a number of accomplishments in the 2021-2022 school year and is looking to recruit more members for the next.

Founder William Garrity gave a presentation on the Taconic Student Voice Club at the last School Committee meeting.

The club's first project involved ensuring the future of a theater program that was seemingly at risk.

In late October it was announced that the nonprofit that provides funding to the school for theater programming, Save Our Shakespeare, was dissolving. This made students concerned that the school would not be able to participate in Shakespeare & Company's Fall

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