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Four Guardian Employees Honored with Volunteer Recognition Award
01:17PM / Friday, December 15, 2017

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America honored four Pittsfield Office employees with the Volunteer Recognition Award during a Nov. 13 ceremony at which grants were presented to the four area nonprofit organizations for which the employees volunteer their time and energy.

The annual award presentation – consisting of a $1,000 check to the nonprofit organizations – showcases the community contributions of individual Guardian employees.

"We take great pride in our service to the community," said Gordon Dinsmore, head of Product for Individual Markets and President of Guardian's Berkshire Life subsidiary. "We give financial


English Professor Named First Williams-Mystic Faculty Fellow
01:02PM / Friday, December 15, 2017

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A new program that allows Williams College faculty to spend a semester at the Williams-Mystic program in Mystic, Conn., will begin in spring 2018 with Shawn Rosenheim, professor of English, as the first resident faculty fellow.

As the faculty fellow, Rosenheim will reside at the Mystic campus, participate in field seminars, contribute guest lectures and seminars, and incorporate aspects of the Mystic pedagogy back into his own teaching. During the semester, Rosenheim anticipates collaborating with the faculty as a guest lecturer and participant in interdisciplinary panels, and hopes to screen his film "Biosphere 2." He will also create a podcast about


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

Greylock 7th- and 8th-Grade Boys Hang on for Win
08:00AM / Friday, December 15, 2017
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Derek Paris hit a free throw with seven seconds left to secure a 39-36 win for the Greylock seventh- and eighth-grade travel basketball team on Thursday.   Parish finished with a team-high 17 points in Greylock's win over Bennington, Vt.'s., Mount Anthony. Dylan Harrison hit a pair of 3-pointers to finish with six points, and Alex Axt scored four for Greylock.   Mount Anthony got 18 points from Anthony Williams and 14 from Austin Grogan.   "Our kids in the second quarter pulled ahead with a 24-15 lead, but in the second half, their big, Anthony Williams, took advantage of his size and killed us on the boards with 12 of his game-high 18 in


Williamstown ZBA Sends Cell Tower Applicant Back to Drawing Board
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:01AM / Friday, December 15, 2017

Andrew Hoar chairs Thursday's ZBA meeting, which heard mostly complaints about the cell tower proposal.  WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday asked Verizon to consider a couple of alternatives for its proposed cell tower on Cold Spring Road at the junction of Routes 2 and 7.   The board continued the public hearing on the project, which requires a special permit and two zoning variances.   The project has been the subject of intense opposition from many town residents, who question it on several grounds that boil down to two essential issues: the public safety threat posed by a tower so close to a state highway and the visual impact in


Lanesborough Sets Bar High With Strong MCAS Scores
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:15AM / Friday, December 15, 2017
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Elementary school teachers and students have set the bar high.   The school held its first tests of the newly revamped Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System tests last year and the newly revealed scores show Lanesborough students trending ahead of state averages in nearly every category.   The state is not placing an accountability rank on schools that have moved to the new system, but the first year will set a benchmark to measure growth in the future.   Principal Martin McEvoy reported that last year's sixth-graders tied for second in the county when it came to English language arts. Thirteen percent of the students exceeded


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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