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State Report on Transportation Planning Doesn't Neglect Rural Concerns
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
07:18AM / Sunday, January 27, 2019
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Far from the world of Big Digs and bigger traffic jams, the rural communities in the Berkshires have their own unique transportation issues.   Williamstown Select Board member Andrew Hogeland spent the last year serving on a statewide panel looking at the future of transportation and advocating to make sure rural communities are not left out of that discussion.   Take, for example, the telecommunications that are needed to facilitate rideshare services like Lyft and Uber and that, someday, will enable autonomous — i.e. driverless cars.   "Probably something like 5G will be useful for autonomous and connected cars [i.e. cars that


Williams Women's Track Impresses at Middlebury
11:06PM / Saturday, January 26, 2019
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. ––Following the impressive day the pentathletes had yesterday, the Ephs performed well on Day 2 of the Middlebury Invitational on Saturday.   The Ephs finished in second place, of six teams, falling to Middlebury. Middlebury finished with 165 points, Williams had 150, and St. Lawrence came in third with 115.5 points.    The distance squad set the team off to a strong start. In the mile, Abby Scott started the team off quick with a finish of 5:19, a time good enough for 4th place. In her first collegiate meet, after coming back from an injury, Mount Greylock graduate Lilly Wells also had a great race. She finished in 12th place with a 5:45 mile. In


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

Aircraft Parts Company Wins Lever Manufacturing Challenge
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:59PM / Saturday, January 26, 2019

Judges Tom Rutledge, left, Douglas Crane and Katherine Putnam quizzed the presenters on their business plans at Berkshire Community College. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — An innovative wire harness clamp won its developers a $25,000 grant on Thursday to take their concept to the prototype and testing stage.    United Aircraft Technologies Inc. of Troy, N.Y., beat out three other finalists in Lever's Berkshire Manufacturing Innovation Challenge based on its product's application in the life sciences, growth potential, ability to attract investment capital and, perhaps most importantly, create jobs in the region.    "We know entrepreneurs have to hustle and

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Life On The Teller Line: Greylock Employee Celebrates 40 Years With Company
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:35AM / Saturday, January 26, 2019

When GE employed some 10,000 people, the lines for the credit union were long. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Catherine Maloney's co-worker was frantically trying to ask her something.   She had just gotten into work at the credit union and didn't understand him at first and then realized that he had forgotten the alarm code.   Time ran out. Police were on the way. He put his hands on his head and walked out front of the branch to confront the police arriving with guns drawn. He wasn't happy with her then.   It's funny now.   Or how about the time when it was busy and the systems were acting up? The computer system was being overloaded and needed to be


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, owner of Neathawk Signs and Design, to create a 3D sign for the business.

Neathawk installed the sign late Monday afternoon that features multicolored hand prints from the children as the leaves of a tree poking out of the top. Underneath the name and address "a place to grow" is written. The children's hand prints were taken at the school and Neathawk then scanned them into her design programs to create the sign.


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Grand Tradition Concert 2011
by Billsville
02:30PM / Monday, December 19, 2011
WilliNet has posted this year's Grand Tradition Concert, recorded on Dec. 11, at the Williamstown Elementary School. You can also find it on the WilliNet schedule here.

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