MEMBER SIGN IN
Not a member? Become one today!
         iBerkshires     Williamstown Chamber     Williams College     Your Government     Land & Housing Debate
Search
News and events in Williamstown, Mass.

Climate Change Expert: Keep Heat on Banks, Insurers
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
07:16AM / Sunday, December 08, 2019

About two dozen protesters demanding action on climate change gather on the steps of Williamstown's First Congregational Church on Friday afternoon.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A leading expert on climate change Thursday told a packed house that while big oil is an enemy, it is not the only one.   Big banks and big insurance play their part.   "The four banks in the world that fund most of the fossil fuel industry are big American banks," Bill McKibben said during his appearance at MCLA for the Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture. "Chase Bank is the biggest by far and the biggest with a bullet. Chase Bank lent over the last

5 Comments
Read More >>

Williams Women's Basketball Improves to 8-0
09:18PM / Saturday, December 07, 2019
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Maggie Meehan scored 22 points Saturday to lead the Williams College women's basketball team to a 64-45 win over Babson as the Ephs improved to 8-0 this season.   Mikaela Topper scored 15 points, and Emily Chang had eight points and eight rebounds.   The Ephs are off until Dec. 18, when they meet Delaware Valley in Miami, Fla.   Men's Basketball WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Springfield's Heath Post hit two free throws with 16 seconds left, and Williams missed a pair of shots in the final 16 seconds as the Pride earned a 76-75 win.   Jake Ross scored 26 points, and Post finished with 23 for Springfield (7-0).   Williams (4-3) got 29

0 Comments
Read More >>

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,

Williamstown Youth Center Thanks Bedard Bros.
by Billsville 02:13PM / Friday, June 22, 2012
Bedard Brothers Chevrolet, through the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program, has helped sponsor the Williamstown Youth Center's Soccer Program for the 2012 season. In addition to soccer equipment, this
www.papajoesristorante.com
www.facebook.com
www.bedardhonda.com
WILLIAMSTOWN.COM TEXT ADVERTISINGADVERTISE TODAY

Williamstown Housing Trust Decides on Ask to Community Preservation Committee
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
06:09AM / Saturday, December 07, 2019
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The town's Affordable Housing Trust plans to seek $75,000 in unrestricted funds from town Community Preservation Act funds this spring.   On Wednesday, the trustees met and reviewed the group's application, which will be reviewed by the Community Preservation Committee this winter. The CPC vets all funding requests under the act and decides whether to send them for approval to town meeting in May.   The Affordable Housing Trust has received CPA funding from the town's voters each year since the trust was created. In fact, even longer.   "The first grant was made before the trust was even formed," trust Chairman Thomas Sheldon

2 Comments
Read More >>

'The Irishman': At 3 Hours & 29 Minutes, it all Depends
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
05:31PM / Friday, December 06, 2019
"Fuhgeddaboudit" was the advice from those who decided against climbing the movie mountain that is Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman," all 3 hours and 29 minutes of it. Dilemmas presented themselves. How many times will I have to go to the bathroom? Should we skip breakfast, have dinner now, pack a picnic lunch, or maybe even book a room close to the theater?   The destinies of whole lives were changed for those strict constructionists who wouldn't succumb to the tyranny of their bladders by availing themselves of the small screen, Netflix offering.   Me? Nope. I came this far in my moviegoing ... lived through the days of when films broke in midstream,

2 Comments
Read More >>

Whiplash Weather in Store for the Berkshires
01:32PM / Friday, December 06, 2019
Mother Nature is making sure there's a snowy background for Friday night's tree lightings in North Adams and Pittsfield. The National Weather Service is predicting a few inches and up to 5 inches in the higher elevations, with steady snowfall until 10 p.m.    Motorists should beware of slippery roads and low visibility, especially Friday night.   A number of school districts have canceled after-school programs for Friday: Hoosac Valley Regional; Berkshire Arts & Technology Public Charter; Mount Greylock Regional School District; Drury High; and Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union (early dismissal, too).   But wait, this is the Berkshires so you know the

0 Comments
Read More >>

The Independent Investor: Truth About NATO & Defense Spending
By Bill Schmick,
04:19PM / Thursday, December 05, 2019
While it would appear that President Donald Trump left the London NATO Summit this week empty-handed, the truth is he has already achieved what several presidents before him could not. Unfortunately, it is a shallow victory at best.   Just a week ago, in preparation for President Trump's visit, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization announced a change in the funding of its budget. It agreed to reduce the United States' contribution to the alliance (now 22 percent) and redistribute the costs to other members. As a result, the U.S. and Germany will now pay the same amount. Each will contribute 16 percent of NATO's central budget.   The problem is that NATO's central

0 Comments
Read More >>

Youth Football Team Seeking Community's Help for Trip to World Championships
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:32PM / Thursday, December 05, 2019

Lanesborough Tigers coach Jason Pause, middle, poses with the team's captains, from left, Mitch Waynick, Damon Pause, Aiden Macpherseon, Judge Martin and Dominic Carnevale.   LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The life of a young athlete can get pretty hectic, especially when his or her team is so good that the season never seems to end.   When the Lanesborough Tigers two weeks ago wrapped up a Northeast Regional football championship on Saturday in New Jersey, some of the players had no time to enjoy their triumph.   "Basketball travel team tryouts were that Monday," Tigers coach Jason Pause recalled this week. "Some of the kids have a

0 Comments
Read More >>

MCLA Gallery 51 Annual Holiday Art Show Opens Thursday
10:31AM / Thursday, December 05, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Gallery 51 opens its Made by Hand Holiday Art Show will on Thursday, Dec. 5, just in time for the holiday season.    All art will be priced below $100 and will be available for purchase that evening through Dec. 28.   The public is invited to attend the show's official opening from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Gallery 51 on Main Street. There will gifts choices from more than 40 local makers and artisans.   The holiday art show celebrates the artwork of local and regional artists and includes sculpture, ceramics, watercolors, jewelry, paintings, cards, collages, fiber, book arts, photography, and

0 Comments
Read More >>

Sommer Center for Music & Art to Open Former Adams Church
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
03:59AM / Thursday, December 05, 2019

Members of the Adams-Anthony Center and local officials at the former St. Mark's Church for the announcement of the academy. ADAMS, Mass. — The Olga C. Sommer Center for Music & Art will open in the former St. Mark's Episcopal Church and host the Berkshires Academy for Advanced Musical Studies.   A group of New York-based musicians look to breath new life into the former church on Commercial Street. On Wednesday, residents and town leaders were asked to imagine what the Berkshires Academy for Advanced Musical Studies (BAAMS) could bring to Adams and the greater region.   "I like to say that every one of us have little candles in our heads that

3 Comments
Read More >>

Mass MoCA Launches Winter Season With Free Admission
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:05AM / Thursday, December 05, 2019

Mass MoCA spokeswoman Jodi Joseph welcomes the gathering of museum employees and volunteers to the winter season update. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is offering an early Christmas present to Berkshire County residents: Free admission to the galleries from Dec. 6 through Dec. 22.    "We do this once a year. We do it as a pop up," said Jodi Joseph, director of communications. "We delight in throwing open the doors to bring our friends and neighbors from all over the county here."    Art, she said, edifies and enriches us in these uncertain times. "It comforts, it nourishes, teaches, it inspires,

1 Comment
Read More >>

Williamstown Youth Center Receives Donation of 25 Tablets
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
05:10PM / Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Youth Center director Michael Williams speaks at the presentation in the center's gym.  WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Youth Center could have started a Writers' Club for its afterschool program that involved having the kids sit down and print their musings by hand.   But thanks to a donation from Charter Communications, the cable and internet provider known locally as Spectrum, the facility has 25 brand-new tablets to help engage youngsters.   "It's not really writing if you're on a screen, right," WYC Executive Director Michael Williams joked on Wednesday afternoon.   Williams emceed a brief ceremony in the center's

2 Comments
Read More >>

Something for All Ages at Williamstown's Annual Holiday Walk
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
12:34AM / Wednesday, December 04, 2019
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — With 36 events spread over 23 venues in two towns over three days, Williamstown's 36th annual Holiday Walk weekend has something for everyone … and way more than anyone could manage.   Fortunately for the promoters at the Chamber of Commerce, there are dozens of partners to help stage the annual celebration that gets under way on Friday morning.   "The Community Chest runs the Penny Social, Habitat for Humanity does the Tree Showcase," Chamber Executive Director Susan Briggs said this week. "I'm more than happy to put the schedule together and coordinate the loose ends, but to have the organizations do the bulk of the

1 Comment
Read More >>

Page 2 of 191 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12 ... 191  
Williamstown.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Sreet, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2011 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved