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SJC Rules Dangerous Defendants Can Be Held During Trial Delays
11:35PM / Monday, June 22, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Supreme Judicial Court ruled on Monday that a trial court judge may extend pretrial holds on some defendants to protect the community and victims because of a delay in jury trials.   Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington's office previously argued for the court to create such a balancing test that emphasizes case-specific circumstances, local conditions, and progression toward resuming jury trials to find the balance between a defendant's due process rights and public and victim safety.   The Supreme Judicial Court took up the matter in Commonwealth v. Scott Smith and consolidated it with two other appeals from in the

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Williamstown Continuing To Hold Off on Filling Swimming Hole
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:36PM / Monday, June 22, 2020
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A popular town-owned swimming hole remains dry as officials await updated guidance from the commonwealth on public beaches.   The pond at Margaret Lindley Park, which is drained each fall to prevent ice damage to the dam at the east end, was not filled this spring because of the closures of outdoor recreation areas due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Although beaches like the one at the park now are allowed to operate during Phase 2 of the commonwealth's reopening plan, the town does not think the park near the junction of Routes 2 and 7 is large enough to allow adequate social distancing.   "The beach guidance right now requires 12 feet

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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
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
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SVMC: COVID-19 Update June 22
12:20PM / Monday, June 22, 2020
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Williamstown Voters Go to the Polls on Tuesday
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:01AM / Monday, June 22, 2020
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The town's voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide one of five five-year seats on the Planning Board.   That is the only contested race among the six positions on the ballot for the annual spring election.   Challenger Peter Beck faces incumbent Carlisle in the Planning Board race.   In addition to that contest, there are uncontested races on the ballot for the Select Board (two seats), Milne Library Trustees (two seats) and Housing Authority (three seats).   In-person balloting will take place in the Williamstown Elementary School gymnasium from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.   Voters are asked to wear face coverings and abide by social

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Mount Greylock School Committee to Hear Proposal for Fields Advisory Group
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:18AM / Monday, June 22, 2020
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee's Finance Subcommittee on Thursday settled on a proposal for an advisory group to help the full committee make a decision that has stymied it for months.   Following a request from School Committee Chair Christina Conry, the subcommittee crafted a proposal to bring to the full panel as soon as its Thursday, June 25, meeting.   The proposed Athletic Infrastructure Advisory Group would be charged with delivering and providing background to the School Committee two or three options "for resolving current challenges to athletic infrastructure" at the middle/high school. The proposal as drafted gives

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Guerilla Bunny Hides Eggs on Solstice Weekend
11:24AM / Sunday, June 21, 2020

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — For the past 12 years in Stockbridge, Mass., pedestrians out for an early walk on Easter morning have found unusual, hand-painted eggs hidden around town. The delicate works of art, depicting untraditional designs in vivid colors and fine detail, are painted on empty or "blown out" whole eggshells, which are lacquered for strength. Past designs have featured dragons, Earth, Air, Fire, and Water elemental signs, Grecian Urns, Egyptian Papyrus, the Stone Age, the four seasons, plants, and flowers.

The eggs are the work of a single anonymous artist known only as the "Guerilla Bunny." Each individual egg takes two to 10 hours to paint. Once

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Heat Stroke Is No Joke
By Patrick Pickering,
10:38AM / Sunday, June 21, 2020

As states begin to relax stay-at-home COVID-19 restrictions, populations on lockdown are flocking outside -- just in time for summer. As the mercury rises, however, so do reports of heat-related illnesses. Heat can trigger exhaustion and heat stroke, and, like COVID-19, can exacerbate underlying conditions like cardiovascular, respiratory, kidney or mental diseases.

Heat stroke develops quickly and is a life-threatening emergency. The condition occurs when the body is exposed to excessive heat and produces or absorbs more heat than it can release, causing the body's temperature to climb. The condition can affect anyone, but young children and the elderly are most vulnerable.

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Greylock Federal Appoints Escobar to New Immigrant-Focused Role
10:27AM / Sunday, June 21, 2020

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Greylock Federal Credit Union has appointed Gloria Escobar to the newly created role of Financial Wellness Latinx Outreach Coach. 

In this new role, Escobar will expand her financial coaching responsibilities, assist members in obtaining ITIN loans and strengthen Greylock's relationships within the growing Latinx community and its commitment to its designation as a Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance) credit union.

"Gloria's commitment to her community and to the mission of Greylock is known by all who meet her," said senior vice president/chief lending officer Jodi Rathbun-Briggs. "I couldn’t ask for a better advocate for the

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Day Delivers Personal Message to Juneteenth Gathering
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
07:52PM / Friday, June 19, 2020

The rallies at Field Park have become a weekly Friday event. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Otha Day's music is his message, and on Friday evening, that message was about unity.   On a day when millions of Americans celebrate the end of slavery, Day reminded a crowd of hundreds gathered at Field Park that the historical origin of Juneteenth was just one step on the road to achieving that unity.   And, he gave that unity a soundtrack.   "This sound," he said, giving one drum beat, "literally unites each of us on this planet to everyone else on this planet. We are all responsible, not just for yourself and your children, but we are all responsible for

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Neal Delivers Milk to Pittsfield Food Pantry
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
06:30PM / Friday, June 19, 2020

Neal speaks with pantry coordinator Mary Wheat and state Sen. Adam Hinds.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, in partnership with Vanguard Renewables and  H.P. Hood, delivered 400 gallons of milk to the South Congregational Church Community Food Pantry.   It is hard enough for the food pantry to serve all those in need. Throw a pandemic in the mix and resources have to be stretched even further.    "Food security in the pandemic is critical," Neal said Friday afternoon. "One of the things that really got my attention, you would see these photos of farmers having to dump milk. Throwing away perishables. That got my

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Baker Administration Pushes Testing, Rescinds COVID 'Standards of Care'
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:15PM / Friday, June 19, 2020
BOSTON — State officials Friday continued to praise Massachusetts for taking the steps that have lowered the rate of positive tests for COVID-19 and introduced new vehicles to advance the commonwealth's testing program.   "As you know, we continue to ramp up our testing capacity in the commonwealth and access to testing," Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders said. "At this point, testing for COVID-19 is widely available. Today we have launched a revamped testing website called [www.mass.gov/covid-19-testing] as a more convenient resource to the public.   "The website has details on who should get the test and connects with our COVID-19

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'The Petrified Forest': Diners, Disillusionment & Diva
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
03:56PM / Friday, June 19, 2020

I wish that I were reviewing one of the half-dozen movies certain to be made when this pox upon our house is no more. But until that glorious return to normality has us resuming all the simple joys of life we take for granted, like going to the movies, I'll be retro-reviewing and thereby sharing with you the films that I've come to treasure over the years, most of which can probably be retrieved from one of the movie streaming services. It is my fondest hope that I've barely put a dent into this trove when they let the likes of me back into the

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