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SU-71 OKs Superintendent Search; Lanesborough Officials Seek to 'Study' Union
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Sports
03:05AM / Monday, September 15, 2014
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School Union 71 agreed to a salary of $145,000 to $160,000 for a new superintendent to be shared with Mount Greylock. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The two-school Superintendency Union 71 on Friday morning approved the framework of the search for its next superintendent, even as town officials in Lanesborough prepare to study whether SU-71 should continue.   Four of the six SU-71 committee members attended Friday's meeting at Williamstown Elementary School, where the committee endorsed, among other things, the salary range of $145,000 to $160,000 previously OK'd by the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee.   SU-71, which consists of Williamstown and Lanesborough

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Williams Men's Soccer Falls, Women Win in OT
06:02PM / Sunday, September 14, 2014
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass —For 29 years, Mike Russo’s Williams College men's soccer team and Jon Anderson’s Babson team have clashed in an annual cross-state battle.   On Sunday, Anderson and his side prevailed one last time. In an upset, the unranked Beavers (6-1) got a 1-0 win against the No. 3 Ephs (3-1). With Russo set to retire at the end of the season, the two coaches will not face each other again, barring a meeting in the NCAA tournament later this year.   “There are mixed feelings, and it’s tough for me to see us beat him in the last game we’re going to face him” said Anderson. “But we play to win, and let’s face it,

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Feeding the hungry
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Williamstown Community Preschool Installs New Signage
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Williams Soccer, Field Hockey Teams Win at Home
07:39PM / Saturday, September 13, 2014
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Three freshmen were among the five goal scorers for the Williams College women's soccer team in a 5-0 win over Trinity on Saturday.   Natasha Albaneze had a goal and an assist for the Ephs (3-0), who avenged a 2-0 loss to the Bantams in 2013.   Danielle Sim scored the game-winner on an assist from Albaneze in the 35th minute.   Hanna Kaeser, Audrey Thomas, Kriste Kirshe and Albaneze tacked on goals.   "We know our strength is our depth, and to know that we can have player after player come off the bench and increase the tempo of play is a huge lift for us," Williams coach Michelyne Pinard said. "Trinity is a great team. They do a

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Coalition Brainstorms Topics for Monthly Forums
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:52PM / Saturday, September 13, 2014
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Justin Inhe, CEO of the Northern Berkshire YMCA, center, makes a point during the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition monthly forum Friday.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Six months after North Adams Regional Hospital closed its doors, health care issues were still on the minds of the 100 people who joined together for the first Northern Berkshire Community Coalition monthly forum of the fall on Friday.

The meeting was the annual September Needs Assessment Forum, which is held to set the agenda for the monthly discussions for the year ahead. Many topics were thrown out by the group, most of whom work for a nonprofit or social services agency.

"No idea is wrong," Coalition

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@theMarket: Waiting on the Fed
By Bill Schmick,
10:36AM / Saturday, September 13, 2014
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It should be clear to you by now that in the United States the Federal Reserve Bank is calling the shots in our financial markets. To a lesser extent this phenomena is happening all over the world. As such, the markets did little this week because the Fed doesn't meet again until Tuesday.

The S&P 500 Index has simply been trading in a tight range between 1,970 and 2,000. Although stocks are marking time, there has been some movement elsewhere in the financial spectrum. Take the dollar for example. The greenback is on a tear against most other currencies, but specifically the Yen and the Euro. As the dollar has strengthened gold, silver and oil have plummeted.

This is both good

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Williams Volleyball Off to Good Start in Boston
09:21AM / Saturday, September 13, 2014
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BOSTON -- the Williams College volleyball team (4-1) started its busy weekend off strong with a three-set win over Salisbury (9-2) on Friday in the first match of the UMass Boston Invitational.   In the second match of the day, Williams fell to UMass Boston (7-3) in a grueling five-set match.   The Ephs played their first match of the day against Salisbury University, beginning the first set with an early lead. Solid plays and well-executed attacks won the Ephs the first set, 25-16.   Salisbury fought back in the second set, putting up an improved defense against Williams’ attacks. The teams alternated serving streaks and kills until the score was tied at 18-18. Errors

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Expanded Mount Greylock School District Questioned
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:15AM / Saturday, September 13, 2014
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The School Committee listened to David Langston's arguments against joining the Mount Greylock Regional School District. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Elementary School Committee on Wednesday heard the case for not moving the school into an expanded Mount Greylock Regional School District.   David Langston spoke to the panel about concerns he has with the way education is funded by Mount Greylock's other member town, Lanesborough.   "I've become more and more convinced that regionalization is not a particularly good idea for Williamstown," Langston said. "Regionalization for Williamstown Elementary means taking a school that's

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Coping With Caregiver Costs
By Wells Fargo Advisers, Submitted Content
01:22PM / Friday, September 12, 2014
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More Americans are facing rising caregiver costs. The financial challenge of caring for an aging parent can also create caregiver stress. Don’t allow caring for an aging parent or spouse to become a crisis.

Nearly 10 million adults over the age of 50 provide care or financial support for aging parents. Their ranks have swelled significantly over the last decade and will continue to grow, according to a study on caregivers by MetLife.

The cost of providing care for a loved one – whether an ailing spouse or elderly parent – can be daunting.
Beyond medical expenses, such as in-house or nursing home care, it can also include lost income due to the large time

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Berkshire Eagle Parent Mulling Newspaper Sales
01:13PM / Friday, September 12, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Eagle's parent company revealed it may be looking to sell off all or parts of its newspaper business.

Digital First Media CEO John Paton announced on Friday that the company is using investment bank UBS to review "strategic alternatives."

"Strategic alternatives — what does that mean exactly?

"Well, it could mean we decide to sell the company. Or sell parts of it. Or expand it. Or stay the course," Paton posted on his blog.

It's been rumored the company has been trying to cut $100 million out of its overall operating budget this year.

DFM operates Digital First Ventures, 21st Century Media and MediaNews

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Are We There Yet?: Late-Summer Outdoor Fun
By Rebecca Dravis,
01:10PM / Friday, September 12, 2014
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Fall is in the air, folks, even if it's not on the calendar yet. Fall is my favorite time of year - not too hot, not too cold. So in that vein, I present four late-summer outdoor activities for this weekend, which except for the possibility of some showers on Saturday afternoon is supposed to be a good one.

Before the rain hits on Saturday, Sept. 13, head over to Williamstown for the Williamstown Community Chest's annual Fun Run. This community event consists of two races: 5K Run and a 1-mile Kid’s Run/ Family Walk. The Fun Run races are open to everyone, veteran runners or first-time runners, along with daily walkers or occasional walkers. Families with pets and strollers

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