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Fulbright Teaching Assistant Joins Williams College
05:18PM / Friday, September 23, 2016
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — María Pía Maiti from Argentina has been awarded a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program grant to serve as a teaching associate in Spanish and take courses at Williams College for academic year 2016-17. 

While in the United States, Maiti will share her language and culture with U.S. communities to inspire Americans to travel and study overseas, and make U.S. citizens better prepared to engage with businesses, governments, and organizations abroad.

Pía Maiti is one of nearly 400 young educators from 50 countries who has traveled to the United States for the 2016-2017 academic year through the Fulbright FLTA Program

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Williams College to Award Bicentennial Medals at Convocation
11:46AM / Friday, September 16, 2016
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College Bicentennial Medals will be presented at Fall Convocation on Saturday, Sept. 17, to Convocation Speaker Maxine A. Burkett, Class of 1998, and four other accomplished alumni.

President Adam Falk and College Council co-presidents seniors Michelle Baland Caitlin Buckley will welcome the Class of 2017 at Convocation, which formally launches the academic year. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in Chapin Hall after a formal procession.

Established in 1993 on the occasion of the college’s 200th anniversary, Bicentennial Medals honor members of the Williams community for distinguished achievement in any field of endeavor. This year's medalists

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Schools Drive 8 Percent Tax Rate Hike in Williamstown
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:49AM / Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williamstown residents can expect a tax rate increase of about 8 percent in fiscal 2017 thanks largely to the expansion and renovation of the junior-senior high school that voters approved earlier this year.

On Monday, Town Manager Jason Hoch told the Board of Selectmen that he expects to see an overall increase in the tax rate of $1.27 in the coming year, a hike of 8.03 percent over last fiscal year.

Last year's rate was $15.79 per $1,000 assessed value and the average value was $355,136; the estimated increase this year is about $400 on the average tax bill.

About 55 percent of that increase is attributed to the building project at Mount Greylock

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Williams Opens First New Residence Hall in 40 Years
08:34AM / Thursday, September 08, 2016
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — As students return to campus this week, a new residential hall, the first one built in 40 years at Williams College, will open. Horn Hall, located on Stetson Court, will house 60 sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

The 25,000-square-foot residence hall contains 40 single rooms and 10 doubles organized into six-person suites that share a bathroom. It has several lounge rooms, study areas, a collaborative meeting room and classroom space, and a backyard with patio space for entertainment or meeting space. The building has many sustainability features, including low-flow plumbing fixtures, triple-glazed windows, additional exterior insulation in the roof and walls,

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Mount Greylock School Community Adjusts to Campus Under Construction
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
11:19AM / Wednesday, September 07, 2016
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On a clear day, from the Mount Greylock Regional School parking lot, you can just make out the scaffolding surrounding the War Memorial at the summit of the school's namesake.   There is no missing the evidence of the two-year construction project under way at the junior-senior high school.   Nevertheless, school officials and local law enforcement were on hand Tuesday morning to greet motorists on the first day of school.   The authorities wanted to make sure that people parking for the day or dropping off students were aware of the slightly altered traffic flow necessitated by the renovation and addition project at Mount

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MCLA Starts Off Semester With New Leader, More Students & $2M Grant
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
12:29AM / Wednesday, September 07, 2016
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is starting of the 2016 fall semester in a good place.

For the first time in two years, it has a permanent president at the helm, enrollment is up and it was just awarded $2 million to help it keep doing what it's been doing so well: retaining and graduating its low-income and students of color.

President James F. "Jaimie" Birge announced at Tuesday's traditional convocation breakfast that the college was told last week it would receive a $2.177 million federal "Strengthening Institutions Program" grant.

"Last week, the U.S. Department of Education recognized MCLA as one of only 13

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Williamstown Elementary Welcomes New Faces for School Year
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
06:59AM / Saturday, September 03, 2016
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — As the School Committee held its second meeting in the month of August, Williamstown Elementary School's principal reminded the committee members they're not the only ones devoting time to the school in the "off season."

"People think that summer comes and teachers go on vacation, and it's just not true," Brookner said. "I've seen everybody. Some days, I want to say, 'What are you doing here? Go home.'

"But the classrooms are already looking beautiful. People are really excited about new ideas. It's a yearlong commitment from our teachers."

The WES faculty and staff officially reported for duties

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Williams College Students Cleanup, Paint Up in North Adams
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:14PM / Friday, September 02, 2016
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — At Hillside Cemetery, William College students set to work straightening out gravestones and scrubbing them clean.

On Main Street, they were painting the vintage-looking light poles shiny black and a crosswalk in bright colors. Still more were over at Christopher Columbus Drive clearing brush around the Hoosic River.

The green T-shirt clad students on Friday morning were participating in the Leading Mind program, one of a half-dozen "EphVentures" designed to introduce the class of 2020 to the bucolic Williamstown college and the Northern Berkshires.

"We welcome all these students to Williamstown and we call it the Purple Bubble," said

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Mount Greylock Committee Declines Chair's Request to Step Down
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:31AM / Friday, September 02, 2016
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Wednesday declined a request from its chairman to allow her to step down from the position.   Carolyn Greene asked her colleagues for a vote to replace her as chair with two months left before the panel's regular November reorganization, citing the personal toll of several months of in-fighting on the committee.   "For the past several months, we have experienced a level of contention at meetings and over emails that I have not been able to resolve," Greene said, reading from a prepared statement. "It has been an enormously draining and time-consuming process, and it's taken

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Williamstown-Lanesborough School Bus Routes 2016
06:38PM / Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The following school bus routes are for Mount Greylock Regional for the 2016-17 school year.

School opens Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Mount Greylock and Williamstown; school opens Thursday, Sept. 1, for Lanesborough Elementary. The elementary routes will be added as available.

 



Routes listed are morning runs; unless otherwise indicated, they are reversed in the afternoon.

Students are dismissed at 2:25 p.m.; buses leave at 2:30



6:40      Balance Rock at Ore Bed Road
6:40      Balance Rock at Park Drive
6:43      Balance Rock at Potter Mountain
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