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Williamstown School Committee Sends Fiscal 2018 Budget to Town
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
11:21AM / Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown School Committee on Tuesday voted to send the town a fiscal 2018 budget that raises overall spending at the K-6 school by 2.39 percent.   The appropriated portion of the budget — the part paid by local property taxes — is up by 3.64 percent according to the budget presented at a Tuesday public hearing and approved by a unanimous of the committee moments later.   "We're intentionally trying to make sure the overall budget doesn't increase [by more]," said School Committee Chairman Joe Bergeron, who also serves on the panel's finance subcommittee. "We need to tuck more of the budget into the

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Grants to Support 'Served' Project at Williams College
12:19PM / Monday, March 20, 2017
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College has received two grants that will be used to support the creation and presentation of a 2018 dance project featuring workers from Williams College Dining Services.

A $25,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts will be used to bring students and the Dining Services workers together in the creation and performance of a new work. Served will be a dance-theater merger based upon the movements of Dining Services workers, and will be performed by the workers themselves. Williams students will also help create a toolkit for other artists/presenters interested in using the Served process to create their own community-based

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Mount Greylock's Operating Budget Flat, Building Project Drives Hike
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:29AM / Monday, March 20, 2017
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional School officials Wednesday trumpeted a fiscal 2018 budget proposal that shows no increase in member towns' appropriations related to the school's operating costs.   Williamstown and Lanesborough will be delivered higher assessments, but the increase is due entirely to the bond payment on the addition/renovation project approved in debt exclusion votes in both towns in early 2016.   On Wednesday night, the Mount Greylock School Committee held its public hearing on the FY18 budget.   The bad news is that the district is assessing Lanesborough at $3.2 million and Williamstown at $6.4 million.   The former

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Kindergarten Registration Dates Scheduled Around County
11:29AM / Friday, March 17, 2017
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Schools across Berkshire County are holding registration days for next year's kindergartners. Schools can submit their information to be added to this list to info@iberkshires.com.


C.T. Plunkett Elementary School will hold kindergartden registration on Friday, March 10, from 8:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the office at C.T. Plunkett Elementary School, 14 Commercial St. Adams.  

Incoming children must be5 years old by Aug. 31.  Parents registering their children must bring their child’s birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residence. Call the office at 413-743-0876 with any questions.

 

St. Stanislaus Kostka School is now registering for the 2017-2018

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Williamstown Elementary Invites Public to Saturday Budget Forum
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:57AM / Friday, March 17, 2017
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The chairman of the Williamstown School Committee hopes a Saturday morning budget workshop will provide more interaction with the public ahead of next week's more formal budget presentations.

The School Committee will hold its public hearing on the fiscal 2018 budget on Tuesday evening and is scheduled to vote a final budget request to the town later that evening. If all goes well, the district will make its presentation to the town's Finance Committee on Wednesday, March 22, likely the last public discussion of the spending plan before the May 16 Annual Town Meeting.

Before next week's hearings, the committee will hold an informal session on

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Nigerian Novelist Speaking at Williams' 228th Commencement
03:59PM / Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian writer and recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, will be the principal speaker at Williams College's 228th commencement exercise on Sunday, June 4.    The day before, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins will be the baccalaureate speaker. Both will receive honorary degrees at commencement, as will former Williams College provost and current president of Washington and Lee University Will Dudley; public health and environmental advocate Gina McCarthy; and Gavin A. Schmidt, the director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.  
Adichie is the leading African writer of her generation.

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Williams Professor Receives 2017 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship
12:26PM / Friday, March 10, 2017
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The American Council of Learned Societies has named Dorothy J. Wang, associate professor of American Studies, a 2017 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow. Wang is the first professor from Williams College to win the highly competitive fellowship, which provides "potential leaders in their fields with the resources to pursue long-term, unusually ambitious projects."

The Burkhardt Fellowship carries a $95,000 stipend and a $7,500 research budget, allowing awardees to take up a yearlong residency at an institution whose resources and scholarly community are suited to facilitate his or her research project. This year, 22 fellows were chosen out of 160

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Lanesborough School Approves Level Service Budget
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:57AM / Friday, March 10, 2017
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LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — After a brief public hearing the School Committee approved a budget that calls for a level-funded appropriation from the taxpayers.   This will be the third consecutive year the school has asked for an appropriation of $2,434,710.   The overall budget is up by $40,949 from last year but that increase is being covered by school-choice revenue and is not coming from the town. The total budget is set at $2,769,997 but $345,177 is coming from non-appropriated sources such as school choice and grants. That represents a 1.5 percent total increase in spending.   "We're looking at an additional $40,949 over the current budget which we will be

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Mount Greylock Students Present 'The Pajama Game'
11:05AM / Thursday, March 09, 2017
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional School District will present its annual musical theater production on Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, at 7 p.m. at the '62 Centre for Theatre and Dance at Williams College. 

This year, Mount Greylock will present "The Pajama Game" by George Abbott and Richard Bissell, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Based on the novel "7 1/2 Cents" by Richard Adler, "The Pajama Game" takes place in the middle of America (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) in the middle of the 20th century.

Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid

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Lanesborough Elementary Asking For Level Budget Appropriation
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:27AM / Tuesday, March 07, 2017
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LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Elementary School Committee is not asking for any increase in this upcoming budget.   Interim Superintendent Kimberly Grady presented to the Lanesborough Finance Committee on Monday and said while the spending is up by 1.49 percent, that increase is being covered by school choice revenues.   Therefore, the appropriation from the town would be the same as this year to fund the proposed budget.    "In order to be mindful of the concerns in Lanesborough I've heard over the last several years and the new school, using choice we have been able to come in a zero," Grady said.    Last year's appropriated budget

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