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Berkshire County Schools Closing for Two Weeks
Staff Reports,
02:52PM / Friday, March 13, 2020
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Schools across Berkshire County will be closed for the next two weeks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.    The decision follows teleconference meetings held on Friday with the state Departments of Elementary and Secondary Education and of Public Health, as well as between the Berkshire County Superintendents Roundtable.    DESE left much of the decisionmaking up to local authorities but there was a recommendation that communities seeing an increase in community transmission of the novel coronavirus should consider closing for 14 days. Community transmission means that there are patients who are diagnosed or presumptive for the coronavirus

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The Independent Investor: Chances of a 2020 Recession Have Just Sky-Rocketed
By Bill Schmick,
12:19PM / Friday, March 13, 2020
The one-two punch of a worldwide pandemic, plus the sudden sharp decline in energy prices have increased the odds that the U.S. economy could fall into a recession as early as this year. The fact that we still do not know the economic damage of the COVID-19, only increases the odds of a prolonged economic downturn.   At this writing, the number of cases and deaths attributed to the pandemic is growing, which is moving both consumers and businesses to dial back their spending on travel, conferences, large events and various work processes. As schools close, more and more parents are stuck at home instead of going into the office. This is also causing increased disruptions in

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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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Mount Greylock Building Project Achieves LEED Certification
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:02AM / Friday, March 13, 2020
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School this week learned that the $64 million adddition/renovation project at the middle-high school achieved LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.   The council's approval of the project's sustainable elements ensures the district 2 percentage points on its reimbursement from the Massachusetts School Building Authority.   That should translate to about $1 million of the total share the state authority will contribute to the project when all is said and done, said Hugh Daley, a Williamstown Select Board member and part of the finance working group of the district's School Building

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Open Meeting Law Modification Allows for Remote Participation
11:02PM / Thursday, March 12, 2020
BOSTON — The Baker-Polito administration has issued an emergency order temporarily modifying the state's Open Meeting Law in order to allow state, quasi and local governments to continue to carry out essential functions and operations during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.   This emergency order suspends the requirement for public access to the physical location where a public meeting is taking place, provided there are other means of access available. This includes the use of a phone conference line for members of the public, social media or other internet streaming services, online meeting services, or methods of access.   Additionally, the order relieves the

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Mount Greylock Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll
07:42PM / Thursday, March 12, 2020

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional School has announced its honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2019-20 school years.

Students are placed on the honor roll when their quarterly letter grades average a B or better, and when the student receives no grade lower than a B minue in all graded classes.

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Gabriella Alvarez, Madeline Art, Miriam Bakija, Brody Baumgartner, Taylor Cornell, Khushi Devre, Julia Donati, Lily Edge, Sarah Egan, Brandon Fahlenkamp, Alexander Falk, Toby Foehl, Lucas Forman, Tarryn Gaherty, Brandi Gill, Logan Gould, Noah Greenfield, James Hetherington, Molly Howard, Julia Jammalo, Mitchell Jezouit, Saville Keyes, Aaron McKeon, Amelia Murphy, Eva

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'The Way Back': Hoosiers, Too
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
06:39PM / Thursday, March 12, 2020
Occasionally, especially in unstable times, a predictable movie like Gavin O'Connor's "The Way Back," about a former basketball phenom on the skids who seeks grace by coaching the ragtag team at his alma mater, instills a salubrious sense of order, albeit for only 108 minutes.   Truth be told, I never really liked the idea of entertainment as diversion from one's troubles, but rather preferred that my amusements be the cherry on top of a life relatively free of any truly serious adversities. Oh, that it would always be the case.   Still, referring to yet another category of use, entertainment's ability to render instructive wisdom, as is dramatically

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How Much Will Market Volatility Really Affect You?
Submitted by Edward Jones,
12:14PM / Thursday, March 12, 2020

There's no way to sugarcoat it: If you're an investor, you haven't liked what you have seen in the financial markets recently. The effects of the coronavirus triggered a market "correction" – a decline of 10 percent or more – and more volatility is almost certainly on the way. But instead of fretting over your investment statements, you could consider some more positive approaches to this situation.

For one thing, ask yourself this: When do you really need the money from your investment accounts, such as your IRA and your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored plan? These are retirement accounts, so, depending on your age, you may not need to tap into them

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Williamstown Businesses Likely to Take Hit with Students' Departure
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:03AM / Thursday, March 12, 2020
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Local business owners were concerned but not panicking Wednesday on news that Williams College will be closing its campus for classes after Friday and moving to a remote learning model for the rest of the semester in response to concerns about the novel coronavirus.   "It will impact us, definitely, on both sides of the business," said Amy Jeschawitz, a co-owner of Nature's Closet, which sells outdoor clothing and smoothies and salads in its bifurcated Spring Street store. "The smoothies are definitely popular with the students.   "We know break comes up at the end of March, but having them leave a week early does have an

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Pignatelli, Barrett File Bill to Establish Coronavirus Fund
03:54PM / Wednesday, March 11, 2020
BOSTON — State Reps. William "Smitty" Pignatelli and John Barrett III have filed an emergency bill to establish a "COVID-19 Quarantine Assistance Fund."   The act would establish an account to be administered by the secretary of health and human services and to be funded through amounts transferred or authorized by the Legislature.    The money would be expended as grants to residents of the commonwealth of Massachusetts who are unable to work during an infection, quarantine or isolation period caused by the novel coronavirus.    "In this time of public health emergency, it is vital that we do all we can to assist those in

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Local Colleges Make Changes to Address Coronavirus Concerns
Staff Reports,
11:18AM / Wednesday, March 11, 2020
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Citing similar actions by 70 colleges and universities around the country, Williams College President Maud Mandel on Wednesday announced that the school is effectively closing the campus to students and going to remote instruction after Friday, March 13.    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is canceling classes for a week following next week's spring break but anticipates resuming a regular schedule on March 30.   In a communitywide email, Mandel announced that the liberal arts college will dismiss students for spring break after Friday's classes, one week earlier than planned, and that the remote learning will begin on Monday,

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Berkshire County COVID-19 Cases at 7; Governor Declares State of Emergency
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:14PM / Tuesday, March 10, 2020

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency on Tuesday afternoon as the state continued to grapple with rising numbers of presumptive positives for the novel coronavirus.   The governor, at a press conference broadcast from Boston, said the Executive Branch would begin instituting measures to address the spread of the disease, including prohibiting international travel on behalf of the state for its 42,000 employees, encouraging the use of telecommunicating and video conferencing where viable, canceling large events and asking workers who are sick or who exposed to the virus to remain home.    The total number of presumptive positives for

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CDC: Updates and Information
01:55PM / Tuesday, March 10, 2020
 

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