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.

Berkshire House Delegation Gets Committee Assignments
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:55AM / Tuesday, February 19, 2019
BOSTON, Mass. — State Rep. Paul Mark will again chair the House Committee on Redistricting.   Mark was chair for the last two years and will continue to work as the U.S. Census begins. The population numbers gathered by the Census is followed by the state redrawing the lines for both the federal and state districts. Mark added that it also affects a significant number of federal and state grant programs which are based on per capita.   "It is extremely important that our region is treated fairly and having me as the chair helps ensure that our area is going to be treated fairly," Mark said on Thursday.    The Peru Democrat sees the job as a huge

0 Comments
Read More >>

McCann School Committee Endorses $9.6M Budget for Fiscal 2020
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:28AM / Tuesday, February 19, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The McCann School Committee on Thursday approved a straightforward budget that represents a 2.36 percent increase over this year.   The committee members had few questions about what Superintendent James Brosnan referred to as "vanilla" fiscal 2020 budget that will increase by $220,769.   "There are not a lot of frills or add-ons here. The increases are just a lot of things we don't have control over," School Committee member Daniel J. Maloney Jr. said. "We consider this a balanced budget that just really maintains. It does not move us forward a lot and it keeps us where we are."   The fiscal 2019 budget

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.kmmotors.com
www.iberkshires.com
Lakeside Bar & Grill
Lakeside Bar & Grill Serving Seafood and more with a smile ! Daily 11am-10pm. (413)447-9780. Outside or Inside Dining Available. Take out.
WILLIAMSTOWN.COM TEXT ADVERTISINGADVERTISE TODAY

Williamstown Looking at Hike in Transfer Station Sticker Prices
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:15AM / Tuesday, February 19, 2019
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Downturns in the market for recyclable materials have forced the town to plan on a $30 increase in the annual charge for stickers to use the transfer station, Town Manager Jason Hoch told the Select Board last week.   Hoch gave the board a broad strokes preview of the budget he will present to the town's Finance Committee. While there was good news on several fronts, the transfer station is a sour note on the town's books for macroeconomic reasons that are outside the town's control.   "We continue to see increased costs for recycling and, again, this is not a Williamstown problem, this is a national problem," Hoch said. "In

0 Comments
Read More >>

Berkshire Bruins Take Three Banners at Kittredge Tourney
By Stephen Dravis,
03:51PM / Monday, February 18, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Berkshire Bruins Peewee Gold squad exploded for four goals in a four-minute stretch of the second period Monday to put away Bethlehem, N.Y., and cap a successful 48th Gib Kittredge Tournament for the hosts.   Berkshire won three banners in the tournament, whose Martin Luther King Day Sunday finals were delayed by weather and rescheduled to Presidents Day.   The Peewees scored seven unanswered goals to earn an 8-1 win over Bethlehem in their title game.   Griffin Kotelnicki scored in the third period to give the Bruins Squirt Black squad a 3-1 lead, and it hung on for a 3-2 win over Schenectady.   And the Bruins’ Squirt Gold won its division

0 Comments
Read More >>

Mount Greylock Notifies Families of Missed Water Test
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
08:59AM / Monday, February 18, 2019
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A mistake by an environmental testing service at the Mount Greylock Regional School led the district to having to provide a notice to all of its families about the spring 2018 lapse in procedures.   At Thursday's School Committee meeting, Superintendent Kimberley Grady informed the committee of the omission in the campus's regular testing protocol for radium.   The error was discovered by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, which is requiring the district to distribute the notice, seen here.   Over the weekend, Grady sent the same notice by email to students' families.   Grady said the school's water

2 Comments
Read More >>

Hinds, Pignatelli Field Questions at Kimball Farms Forum
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:07AM / Monday, February 18, 2019

State Sen. Adam Hinds and state Rep. William 'Smitty' Pignatelli share their thoughts on the upcoming legislative session at the Tuesday morning forum. LENOX,  Mass. — Despite the challenges the Berkshires face, state Sen. Adam Hinds is "bullish" on the economy.   Hinds cited Wayfair's expansion into the area, the Berkshire Innovation Center, Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing, and growth around Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams as "reasons for hope" in the county.   The Pittsfield Democrat said Wayfair's CEO has signaled interest in doing more and there are other aspects of the company that could eventually

0 Comments
Read More >>

Williamstown Cal Ripken Baseball/Softball Opens Registration
Community submission,
05:41PM / Sunday, February 17, 2019
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Williamstown Cal Ripken Baseball and Softball is open to boys and girls ages 4 (before Sept. 1, 2019) through age 12 (as of April 30, 2019, for baseball or Dec. 31, 2019, for softball) who live in Northern Berkshire County and border towns in Vermont and New York.   The following divisions are available:   Grant Division: Ages 4 - 6 (Pre-K and Kindergarten) The primary goal is to begin to instruct young players in the fundamentals of baseball and softball in a supportive team environment. Batters hit from a tee when needed, but also hit coach (or machine) pitched baseballs when possible. We place 4 year-olds in Learn-to-Play to provide the most

0 Comments
Read More >>

In Pursuit of Beetle Happiness: Part 2
By Tor Hansen, iBerkshires columnist
04:38PM / Sunday, February 17, 2019

A sacred scarab of Egypt. Interfering with beetles pulling a dung ball across the desert sands may have aroused the anger of the gods in Egyptian superstition and ancient folklore. Thus the beetle is not pierced but rather held in position by the pins.    One spring day in Truro, Cape Cod, in the late 1980s, I looked with remorse over the sand dune between my residence and Cape Cod Bay. The 60-foot dunes here are cloaked in Rosa rugosa and beach plum, and many green leaves still budding with declining white blossoms showed devastating defoliation by a rampant lasiocampid invasion. The silken tents house scores of growing beautiful blue-spotted larvae that can quickly

0 Comments
Read More >>

Williams Men's Basketball Reaches NESCAC Semi-Finals
11:15PM / Saturday, February 16, 2019
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Kyle Scadlock scored 20 points, and all five Williams College men's basketball starters finished in double figures Saturday as the Ephs opened the NESCAC tournament with an 88-77 win over Trinity.   Matt Karpowicz scored 19 and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds for the Ephs (20-5), who go to Hamilton next Saturday to take on Amherst in the league semi-finals.   Women's Basketball MEDFORD, Mass. -- Jac Knapp scored 19 points to lead Tufts to a 75-51 win over Williams in the quarter-finals of the NESCAC tournament.   Mikaela Topper scored a game-high 22, and Maggie Meehan had 20 for Williams (11-14).   Women's Hockey WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.

0 Comments
Read More >>

'The No-Collusion Oscar Picks 2019'
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
07:23PM / Saturday, February 16, 2019
The phone rang, as it usually does whenever I'm sitting in the third-floor witch's hat of my haunted Victorian home in some gothic-like, small New England town with a dark past, anguishing over my Oscar picks. The voice at the other end sounded like Alec Baldwin at first.   "Want to get all your picks right this year, Iceberger?" the caller asked.   "The name's Goldberger."   "Iceberger, Goldberger, what's the difference? You want to get them all right? Want to get them so right that you'll be tired of winning?"   "Well, sure, but who are you and what's in it for you, and how do I know you know who will

0 Comments
Read More >>

Williams Women's Hockey Tops Middlebury
11:24PM / Friday, February 15, 2019
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Bri Laycock scored a power play goal midway through the third period to give the Williams College women's hockey team a 2-1 win over Middlebury on Friday night.   Williams (16-4-3, 9-2-4 NESCAC) took a 1-0 lead in the second period with a goal by Meghan Halloran, but the Panthers (14-5-3, 9-4-2) came back to tie it with a goal in the 20th minute.   Chloe Heiting stopped 27 shots for Williams, which hosts Middlebury on Saturday evening.   Men's Hockey AMHERST, Mass. -- Amherst's Phil Johansson scored in the third minute of overtime to give the Mammoths a 4-3 win over Williams.   Nick VanBelle and Jack McCool scored second-period goals to

0 Comments
Read More >>

1Berkshire Calls For 'New Narrative' of Berkshire Economy
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:23PM / Friday, February 15, 2019

Tyler Fairbank was an integral part of both the original blueprint and the new one. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire economy is growing, according to 1Berkshire.   The economic development agency said some $1 billion worth of investment has been made in the county in just the last three years. Now, the organization is asking the business community to embrace a "new narrative" of the county's economic future and has put forth Berkshire Blueprint 2.0, an economic development plan for future growth.   "We think it is time for a new narrative. When this project began many here in the county were working off the aging narrative that often referred to the

1 Comment
Read More >>

Page 1 of 195 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11 ... 195  
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