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County School Officials Press Legislators on School Funding Formula
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:52AM / Tuesday, October 02, 2018
LEE, Mass. — Local school officials pressed members of the Berkshire delegation to make education funding a priority in the coming legislative year.    And the legislators urged them to keep up the pressure.    "The pressure we feel at home can translate into action at the State House," said state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, explaining that when they speak with legislative leaders, "I can go and say this is the most important issue in Pittsfield."   But while the Pittsfield representative is a firm believer in grassroots activism, she said the critical part of the equation is finding new revenue.    "We're underfunding

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Berkshires Beat: Albany Berkshire Ballet Receives Grant For 'Rockwell in Our Time'
02:08PM / Monday, October 01, 2018
Rockwell in dance

The Albany Berkshire Ballet has been awarded a project grant of $2,500 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Cultural Investment Portfolio for the continued development of the new work "Rockwell in Our Time" by choreographer Mary Giannone Talmi. Talmi is collaborating with playwright Kevin McGerigle and composer Christopher Culpo with additional choreography by Andres Ramirez and music by Ben Talmi. The ballet is a multidisciplinary work inspired by Norman Rockwell's "Four Freedoms" that moves forward and backward in time reflecting World War II America and our current national reality.

"The individuals that work together to produce a

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Feeding the hungry
by buddy 04:12PM / Friday, February 21, 2014

Williamstown Community Preschool Installs New Signage
by Billsville 02:46PM / Tuesday, February 26, 2013


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Community Preschool began sprucing up its new home by hiring local sign maker Lindsay Neathawk,

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Williams Women's Soccer Blanks Castleton State
08:35PM / Sunday, September 30, 2018
CASTLETON, Vt. -- Sydney Jones scored in the second minute of the second half to break a scoreless tie and send the Williams College women's soccer team on to a 2-0 win over Castleton State on Sunday.   Madison Feeney added an insurance goal for the Ephs (8-0-1) in the 65th minute.   Olivia Barnhill stopped two shots for Williams, which hosts Farmingdale State on Saturday.   Women's Golf WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Joanna Kim tied for third place to lead Williams to a second-place finish at the Williams Fall Invitational at Taconic Golf Club.   Kim finished the two-round event at 10-over, and the Ephs finished three strokes behind team champion

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North Adams Youth Bowling League Gets Some Help
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
06:46AM / Sunday, September 30, 2018

About three dozen children and teens ranging in age from 5 to 19 participate in the Saturday morning league.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Gary Superneau Youth Bowling League is still going strong and has a new partnership that opens it up to more families.   League organizer Brent Lefebvre said because of the new financial partnership with MountainOne, the longtime youth bowling league will be able to teach more children how to bowl.   "The youth bowling league has been around for a very long time. I bowled in it when I was a youth and it was around before I came along," Lefebvre said. "This partnership will help us grow the sport of bowling by

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Maimaron Leads Williams Football Past Trinity
08:15PM / Saturday, September 29, 2018
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Bobby Maimaron threw for 154 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 95 yards Saturday to lead the Williams College football team toa  21-16 win over Trinity.   The Ephs took control in the third quarter, scoring 14 points to erase a 9-7 half-time deficit.   Maimaron completed two scoring strikes to Frank Stola in the quarter, one for 16 yards and another for 49.   The Bantams (2-1) made it close with 63-yard TD pass with 1 minutes, 31 seconds left in the fourth quarter.   Williams (3-0) is at Bates next Saturday.   Field Hockey NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Libby Dolin scored in the 22nd minute to lift Williams to a 1-0 win at Conn

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Legislation Extends Lafayette Trail From Hinsdale to Hancock
06:03PM / Saturday, September 29, 2018

Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis du Lafayette as a young general in 1791. BOSTON — A bill to expand the Lafayette Trail through the Berkshires is expected to be signed soon by Gov. Charlie Baker.    The measure, S. 2265, An Act relative to the Lafayette Trail, was filed in December 2017 after state Sen. Adams Hinds met with Consul General Valéry Freland, of the Consulate General of France in Boston.     As chairman of the Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development, Consul Freland sought to brief Hinds on the cultural significance of the trail, which tracks the route the Marquis de Lafayette, the famed French general

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@theMarket: The Market's Last Quarter
By Bill Schmick,
04:29PM / Friday, September 28, 2018
Today marks the end of the third quarter for stocks in 2018. But it is the fourth quarter that will determine what kind of year it will be. Let's place our bets.   First, we should look at what could go wrong over the next three months. Tariffs probably lead the list. More of them, (although the dollar amount is minimal in the scheme of global trade), would be bad for sentiment within the global stock markets. Mid-term elections are a toss-up, but simply not knowing the outcome I count as a negative. Quarterly earnings results might also hold some risk for investors. And finally, the latest investor sentiment readings (a contrary indicator) are as high as they were back in January

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Markey Proposes Legislation to Restore Berkshire TV Lineups
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:12PM / Friday, September 28, 2018

U.S. Rep. Edward Markey said the Berkshire customers should get both stations. PITTSFIELD,  Mass. — Two flags decorated microphones at the podium in the City Hall chambers Friday morning.   One was Springfield-based WWLP Channel 22 and the other was Albany, N.Y.-based WNYT Channel 13.   One major difference between the two is that no one who lives in Berkshire County could watch the Massachusetts station on cable television to hear the press conference at Pittsfield City Hall.    Spectrum cable pulled Channel 22 from its lineup earlier this year, as well as WCVB Channel 5 out of Boston. Spectrum subscribers in the Berkshires on Friday weren't able to

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Main Street Hospitality Taps Manager of Guest Experiences
10:56AM / Friday, September 28, 2018

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Morgan Russell has joined the Main Street Hospitality team as the manager of guest experiences across four Main Street Hospitality Group properties.

Originally from Boston and then growing up in the Berkshires, Russell brings 10 years of luxury hospitality concierge experience to this new position. Prior to joining Main Street Hospitality, he specialized in building guest engagement programs for various high-end boutique hotels in Colorado including the Arrabelle at Vail Square, The Sebastian Hotel and The Christiana.

Russell will work collaboratively with partners throughout the region to expand the guest experience program at all of Main Street's hotels and

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This Week in Williamstown: Sept. 27-Oct. 3
10:42AM / Friday, September 28, 2018

 

Good Morning!

This weekend is the 63rd Annual Fall Foliage Parade in North Adams.  This year's theme is "Year of Dog" so be sure to bring along your furry friend.  The parade starts Sunday at 1:00.  But the fun starts Saturday with the Brew N Chew, food trucks, local beer, craft fair, street performers, and so much more.

Saturday in Williamstown you won't want to miss is the ABC Clothing Sale and the Williamstown Community Presschool's Tag Sale.

Get out and Enjoy...

Susan

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Regional Workforce Development Plan Rolling Out
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:57AM / Friday, September 28, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Workforce development professionals are taking a deeper dive into building the region's health care, hospitality, and manufacturing industries.   It isn't that other sectors aren't important but that the Baker administration has tasked local officials to develop a blueprint for workforce development with specific industries to focus a greater amount of attention.    Headed by the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board — which will soon have a much easier name to remember — county officials completed a plan are now looking to implement it.   "We needed to prioritize two to three industries and two to three

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Perry Leads Williams Field Hockey to Victory
09:56PM / Thursday, September 27, 2018
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Isabel Perry scored twice Thursday to lead the 13th-ranked Williams College field hockey team to a 3-0 win over Springfield College.   Simone Veale scored a goal, and Emma Santucci made three saves for the Ephs (5-1).   Williams goes to Conn College on Saturday.

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