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Veteran Video Spotlight: Fran Giardina
12:20AM / Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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Veteran Video Spotlight: Marc Jaffe
12:15AM / Wednesday, November 11, 2020


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

Williamstown's Reindog Parade Going Virtual This Holiday
01:08PM / Tuesday, November 10, 2020
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The popular Reindog Parade is going virtual this year. Instead of marching with Santa Claus, pets of all kinds will be able to pose in their holiday fare on WilliNet.    The annual parade down Spring Street has been part of the Holiday Walk in early December. But because of the social distancing to keep the novel coronavirus at bay, this year, the parade is offering an open invitation: all animals are welcome to participate in the 1st Virtual Holiday Walk ReinPET Parade. Let the spirit of the season inspire you!    Send a video or photo of your dog, cat, bunny, bird, hamster, horse, cow, sheep, goat, llama, alpaca, chicken, or pig parading in


Bennington Rotary Club Donates PPE To SVMC
12:22PM / Tuesday, November 10, 2020
BENNINGTON, Vt.— Bennington Rotary Club provided a total of $4,340 to Southwestern Vermont Health Care $4,340 for the purchase of personal protective equipment.    "One of our main goals is to assist organizations worldwide that are fighting deadly diseases," Dana Rozycki, co-presidents of the Bennington Rotary Club said. "So we're happy to bring that home to our friends and neighbors at SVHC."   The club participated in the Rotary District 7870 COVID-19 Global Grant Program, in which funds provided by Bennington Rotary were multiplied by 3.5 times through a match at the district level.   The funds were used to purchase 9,000 medical-grade


Images Cinema Fundraiser
08:28AM / Tuesday, November 10, 2020
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.— On Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 7:30pm, Images Cinema will hold an online fundraising event, a Movie Trivia Night.    Visit to sign up teams of up to six people. Tickets cost $25 per team and will directly support Images Cinema.   "We miss the sense of community that in-theater films generate,” Managing Director Janet Curran said. “Having this Movie Trivia Night is a way to have more interactive connection with people, and hopefully also raise some funds to make up for lost income during this time of in-person theater closure."    This Zoom-based trivia night will consist of four rounds: two general


BCC Shines Light on Honors Program
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
02:18AM / Tuesday, November 10, 2020

BCC staff and student Keira Codey discuss the college's honors program on the video episode of 'BCC Presents: Access Higher Ed.' PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College is hoping to bring more awareness of its honors program as a path for student achievement.   For student Keira Codey, this was her first semester taking honors courses.    "With the higher level of the class, I felt like I would be more engaged in these classes," she said. "And I can say that I have been more engaged."   Now she'll be leaving BCC to attend the online history program at Southern New Hampshire University.   "The thing about


Williamstown Police Chief Apologizes, Faces Tough Questions from Residents
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
11:15PM / Monday, November 09, 2020
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williamstown's police chief Monday apologized for the times when his department has failed to live up to the community's expectations and directly engaged several of the residents who have spent the last three months calling for his removal.   "I've always strived for professionalism of me and the department," Chief Kyle Johnson said at a virtual meeting of the Select Board. "Yet, I have let you down with some poor judgment early in my tenure as chief by tolerating and participating in behaviors that should never have occurred in the workplace.   "For this, I am truly sorry. And I apologize to the community, to you the


SVMC: COVID-19 Update November 6
08:28AM / Monday, November 09, 2020
  November 6, 2020   SVHC Leaders Appear in Eighth Video


County Democrats Celebrate Biden-Harris Presidential Win
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
07:44PM / Sunday, November 08, 2020

Mayor Linda Tyer speaks of Berkshires native Susan B. Anthony's efforts on voting rights that helped lead to the election of Kamala Harris as the first woman vice president.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It was a day late, but county Democrats rallied on Sunday to celebrate the election of their presidential ticket.    Spontaneous celebrations broke out around the country — and in cities overseas — on Saturday afternoon when Joseph Biden was projected to become the nation's 46th president. His running mate, Kamala Harris was set to make history as the first woman elected vice president as well as breaking barriers as the first Black woman and first


Holiday Hours: Veterans Day
03:01PM / Sunday, November 08, 2020

An image of the 353rd Infantry in France taken two minutes before the armistice ending World War I went into effect.

Veterans Day falls on Wednesday, Nov. 11, and will be observed as a state and federal holiday.

The federal holiday is to commemorate the service of the nation's military veterans in ensuring peace.

It was first known as Armistice Day to mark the end of World War I at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. In recognition of the efforts of World War II veterans, President Eisenhower in 1954 signed legislation creating Veterans Day with the goal of honoring all American veterans.

Closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11:
Some federal and local

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Naumkeag Announces Third Annual Winterlights Event
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
06:23PM / Saturday, November 07, 2020

STOCKBIRDGE, Mass. — Winterlights, an immersive holiday light display, will be returning for its third year at properties of the Trustees of Reservations beginning Thanksgiving weekend.

This event has attracted tens of thousands of people and is a tradition for many.

Winterlights will be held at two of the Trustees' beloved properties:Naumkeag in Stockbridge and the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton.

Naumkeag, the former mansion and gardens of Mabel Choate, is also celebrating their 60th anniversary as a museum this year.

The displays will run Tuesdays through Sundays from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. from Friday, Nov. 27, through Saturday, Jan. 2, at both locations. Naumkeag will be


@theMarket: Markets Enjoy a 'Biden Bounce'
By Bill Schmick,
05:30PM / Friday, November 06, 2020
The nation spent most of the week wondering who won the presidential elections. While lawsuits, protests, and dueling press conferences occupied the airwaves and internet, global stock markets spent the time discounting the results. Have markets already picked the winner?   A Joe Biden win, with a Democrat House, and a GOP-controlled Senate was the conclusion reached by the markets on Tuesday. The "blue wave" that investors had expected and believed would unleash trillions of dollars' worth of stimulus, run up the national debt, and cause long-term interest rates to rise, was off the table. Instead, we would face at least two, if not four, years of political inertia. As I


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