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Windstorm Blows Through Berkshires
12:14PM / Monday, April 15, 2019
 
A wind gust or microburst blew out the side of a barn in Clarksburg. Owner Dan Tanner posed on Facebook that it shifted the barn 4-6 inches and took down trees around the property. A severe storm system working its way along the East Coast blew through the Berkshires early Monday morning, taking down trees in several areas.    The region saw winds of 45 to 60 mph and tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings were in place for several areas overnight in eastern New York state.    There is a flood watch in effect through Tuesday morning from rainfall and snowmelt runoff and strong winds are expected to continue in the I-91 corridor, according to the National

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Mount Greylock Committee at Standstill on Multipurpose Building
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:59AM / Monday, April 15, 2019

Regina DiLego, Dan Caplinger and Al Terranova near the start of Thursday's 6 p.m. meeting.   WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock School Committee for the second straight meeting failed to reach a decision on whether to accept the low bid to build a multipurpose building on the campus of the middle-high school.   After several rounds of voting on various approaches to the proposed $2.8 million project Thursday night, the committee ended up hopelessly deadlocked at the end of a 5 1/2 hour meeting that included a 90-minute executive session to discuss the contracts of non-union personnel, specifically the district's superintendent and business manager

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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,

Williamstown Youth Center Thanks Bedard Bros.
by Billsville 02:13PM / Friday, June 22, 2012
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Williams Softball Sweeps Bates
06:08PM / Sunday, April 14, 2019
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Junior Rebecca Duncan went 6-for-7 Sunday including a walk-off, game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the seventh of game one, to help the Williams College softball team celebrate its five seniors in style with a 2-1, 9-1 sweep of Bates College at Cole Field.    The wins extended the Ephs' win streak to 12 games and improved their overall record to 23-4 on the season. The Ephs are at NESCAC West rival Amherst Friday for the opener of a three-games series beginning at 5 p.m.   Williams will host the Mammoths Saturday for a doubleheader to complete the series beginning at noon.    Women's Lacrosse SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Cas

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TenBarge Scores Six Goals in Williams Lacrosse Win
07:55PM / Saturday, April 13, 2019
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Emma TenBarge scored six goals Saturday to lead the Williams College women's lacrosse team to a 15-12 win over Colby.   Claire Fitzpatrick had a hat trick and set up two goals for the Ephs (8-5, 4-5 NESCAC), who got six saves from Kami Cisneros.   Williams goes to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to play Skidmore on Sunday.   Men's Lacrosse WATERVILLE, Maine -- Cory Lund scored twice and set up a goal in a balanced Williams attack as the Ephs beat Colby, 11-6.   Harry Gahgan stopped 11 shots for Williams (10-2, 6-2), which hosts Western New England on Wednesday.   Baseball WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Mike Stamas doubled to center field to drive in a

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Williamstown Author Pens Second Middle-Grade Novel
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
09:49AM / Saturday, April 13, 2019

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — When Williamstown author Ali Benjamin started thinking about a follow-up to her 2015 middle-grade novel "The Thing About Jellyfish," she struggled to find the right topic and the right tone. 

"Jellyfish," while a beautiful story about a young girl's journey of self-discovery, is, after all, a story about the death of a child. Benjamin had planned her next book around the issue of gun violence, but in the years following the release of "Jellyfish," real life seemed too dark in many ways to pick another tough topic.

"I finally said to my editor, 'I don't think I can do the book we have been talking about,'

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Waubeeka Golf Links Reopening Restaurant as Tavern on 7
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
06:03AM / Saturday, April 13, 2019
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Tavern on 7 is opening at Waubeeka Golf Links and restaurant manager David Travisano wants everyone to feel welcome in the overhauled restaurant.   "It is about the product that we will be serving. Scratch, fresh cooking with great service," he said. "There is a great ambiance here looking out over the golf course it will be a great dining experience."   Travisano, who used to cook at Taconic Golf Club, plans to completely rebrand the form W Bar & Grill hoping to bring in both club members and the public to the golf course on Route 7.   "We want to make this Williamstown's newest dining destination," he

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Step Up For Kids Event Raises Awareness For Child Abuse Prevention
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:56AM / Saturday, April 13, 2019

Each pair of shoes represent one case of child abuse in Berkshire County per month. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The steps in front of City Hall on Friday were filled with 58 little pair of shoes, each one representing a child being abused in Berkshire County each month.   The display was part of the 13th annual "Step Up For Kids," a presentation to rally support for efforts to combat child abuse. The annual event is put on each year by the Children's Trust to recognize child abuse prevention month in April.   "It saddens me that our kids need us to dedicate a month to their protection. Isn't it a child's birthright to be loved, nurtured, and

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Williams College Baseball Team Edges Middlebury
08:07PM / Friday, April 12, 2019
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Williams College’s Sam Rohrer went seven innings on the mound to earn a 2-1 win over Middlebury on Friday.   Rohrer struck out three and scattered four hits before giving the ball to Philip Barnett, who struck out two in a scoreless eighth. Kyle Dean picked up his third save of the season with a perfect ninth inning.   Doug Schaffer led Williams’ offense with a 3-for-3 day at the plate that included a double and an RBI.   Williams (15-4, 2-2 NESCAC) hosts Middlebury for a double-header on Saturday.

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@theMarket: Earnings Season Cause Markets to Surge
By Bill Schmick,
04:48PM / Friday, April 12, 2019
After a week of low volume consolidation, all three averages broke higher on Friday. The bulls are still in charge and seem determined to push stocks back to their all-time highs.   A trigger could be this year's first quarter earnings season, which is upon us, some of the multi-center banks reported today. They did not disappoint, beating estimates handily and expectations are that most of the big banks will also beat earnings estimates. That won't be too difficult to do given that earnings estimates have been down-graded not once, but twice, over the last three months.   Overall, the Street is expecting companies that comprise the S&P 500 Index to report a decline in

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iBerkshiresTV Launches With Local News, Interviews
Staff Reports,
04:42PM / Friday, April 12, 2019
Here at iBerkshires, we are always open to trying new things. After 19 years of providing local news to our readers, we know no everyone gets their news in the same manner. There are readers, there are listeners, and there are viewers. So, we're working on a potential new partnership with Clayson Creative to bring you a new way to get your news. We're introducing iBerkshiresTV.    In this pilot episode, Jeff Snoonian is our host. He brings you all of our top headlines from the last two weeks. Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer was gracious enough to sit down with iBerkshires' Pittsfield Bureau Chief Andy McKeever to discuss her At Home in Pittsfield program. And we've got

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Berkshire County School Vacation Activities Abound
12:24PM / Friday, April 12, 2019

Looking for something to do with the kids during April school vacation? Look no further!

 

Single Events

Wednesday, April 17: The Family Center will host its annual Touch A Truck celebration from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind the Hasins Center on 210 State St., North Adams. Touch a Truck is an annual free, fun community event for the whole family. Featuring big trucks and vehicles to explore. Children will have a chance to see and learn about a fire truck, police car and ambulance. Other vehicles to explore will be a school bus, tractors and construction vehicles.

Wednesday, April 17: The Nutshell Playhouse will present “Saving Jazzy” at The Whitney

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Preschools Around Berkshire County
12:17PM / Friday, April 12, 2019



Berkshire County Head Start: Becket, Great Barrington, Lee, North Adams and Pittsfield

Child Care of the Berkshires: Child Care of the Berkshires operates three licensed child care centers across Berkshire County, as well as a system of family child care providers and a program for young parents.

Berkshire Family YMCA: Pittsfield and North Adams

Most public elementary schools have a preschool option. Check with your school district.

 

Private preschools

Adams
St. Stanislaus School, http://diospringfield.org/SUBDOMAIN/ststansadams/

Dalton
Dalton Preschool, https://daltonpreschool.org/

Great Barrington
Berkshire South Regional Community Center,

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