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Mount Greylock Announces Honor Roll
02:55PM / Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional School District has announced its third quarter honor roll.

The total school enrollment is 572, of which 294 have made honor roll for the third quarter.

Grade 12: Richard Astle, Nicholas Bolognia, Miranda Bucky, Robert Buffis Jr., Alana Chesney, Alexander Cheung, Melodybelle Crowell-Morse, Raquel Crowell-Morse, Nicholas Dastoli, Meredith Dezieck, Nicholas DiSanti, Erin Dodig, Geff Fisher, Schuyler Fohrhaltz-Burbank, Taylor Fohrhaltz-Burbank,  Kendal Frye, Amanda Galib, Madeline Gaskill, Michelle Gingras, Celeste Gravel, Joseph Greenhalgh, Thomas Guettler, Kelsey Hebert, Kathy Ho, Emily Kaegi, Mookharin Khajornchaisak, Joshua

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Lawmakers File Report On Lowering Student Debt
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:38AM / Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It used to be that going to college was a surefire way to get ahead economically.

High school students across the state  get those acceptance letters in the mail, celebrate, fill out all of the loan paperwork and then head off to college to make a future.

But after the degrees are passed out, the first loan payment comes due. The new graduates find that for years to come, a significant amount of the salary they worked so hard to earn goes right to the creditors.

"People assume that the student loans will be worth it. But that's not necessarily the case," said state Rep. Paul Mark, D-Peru, who headed a joint subcommittee looking into student

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MCLA Christens New Veterans Resource Center
By Rebecca Dravis, iberkshires Staff
04:22AM / Thursday, April 17, 2014
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Looking back 50 years to the Vietnam War, Coleman Nee, the state secretary of veterans services, knows that veterans returning home were not greeted with love and support.

"When you came home, we did not meet our obligation to you as a system," Nee said Wednesday.

But maybe some belated appreciation can still help.

"It may be 50 years late, but hopefully it's not too late," he said. "Thank you."

Nee thanked all of the veterans who attended a ceremony Wednesday at Massachusetts College of Liberals Arts marking the opening of a new Veterans Resource Center in the college's Venable Hall that will give all veterans in the MCLA

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Mount Greylock Enrollment Question Still at Issue
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
10:46PM / Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The issue of Mount Greylock Regional School's enrollment projection is not dead yet.   Last week, a special meeting of the School Committee voted 4-2 to send what is called a "study enrollment" to the Massachusetts School Building Authority as the school prepares to begin a feasibility study on a new high school.   The reason for the special meeting was that the MSBA had an April 15 deadline for receiving the school's enrollment projection.   At Tuesday's regular School Committee meeting, Chairwoman Carolyn Greene told the committee the MSBA allowed the district to miss that deadline and may grant an extension to as late as

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Edith Wharton Writing Competition Winners Announced
10:45AM / Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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LENOX, Mass. — The Mount has announced the winners of the 15th annual Edith Wharton Writing Competition.

The Mount and The Berkshire Eagle established the writing competition in 1998 in support and recognition of emerging young writers in Edith Wharton's beloved Berkshire region. This year's writing competition is sponsored by The Berkshire Eagle, Berkshire Life, WSBS and Newspapers in Education.

The 2014 competition invited local and regional students from grades nine through 12 to submit entries in one or both categories: Fiction and Poetry. Marsha Recknagel, former writer-in-residence at Rice University, and Simon's Rock professor Peter Filkins served as judges. The

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What If: Engineer a New Use for North Adams Hospital
By Paul Harsch,
05:29PM / Monday, April 14, 2014
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What if there was actually an exciting new use for the existing hospital building?

What if BMC and decisionmakers determine that the present North Adams Regional Hospital structure is simply too large for the present and declining population in North Adams and Northern Berkshire?

Besides the difficult road to recovery for all of the displaced employees for whom we as a community will need to do our very best to help become either re-employed elsewhere within the region or re-trained for new opportunities, there would then be the enormous task of re-utilizing the existing hospital structure.

What if we as a community and as a county were to re-imagine something radically new, something

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Lanesborough School Sets Budget Target
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
10:32AM / Monday, April 14, 2014
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LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The School Committee is hoping to keep the fiscal 2015 budget within a 1 percent increase to the town.

The committee met on Friday morning to discuss the budget. Currently, the proposal has been knocked down through drafts from about 4 percent down to a 2.4 percent increase.

The latest draft calls for a total budget of $2,580,135 and the committee is looking to cut $30,000 more out of it.

However, at the same time, the board expressed a desire to add some $30,000 into the proposal to pave the parking lot and upgrade the HVAC system.

"I would like to be able to do those. But that would increase and get us further," Chairman Robert Barton said.

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Pine Cobble Releases 2nd Term Honor
01:29PM / Friday, April 11, 2014
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Pine Cobble School announced the 2013-2014 second-term honor rolls for its upper school students.

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High Honors: All grades must be 90 or higher
Honors: All grades must be 80 or higher
Effort/Citizenship: Must receive all 1s or 2s for effort and citizenship



Grade 7: Rachel Hemmer, Katrina Hotaling and Andrea Printz
Grade 8: Cate Byrne, Jacob Hane and Tobias Lepecki
Grade 9: Piper Campbell, Catherine Cavalli, Hayden Gillooly and Jackie Rich



Grade 7: Sophie Lane, Isla Lyons, Jeffrey Merselis, Grace Miller, Joshua Paine, Colette Stapp, Arianna Stetson and Aidan White
Grade 8: Josh Crosby, Holden Ellard, Georgia Hannock, Clara Kuttner, Mariah Lewis, Sabrina

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Mount Greylock Committee Rejects Enrollment Recommendation
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:10AM / Friday, April 11, 2014
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Thursday night started on a road that could lead to the elimination of choice and tuition students at the junior-senior high school.   On a vote of 4-2, the committee rejected the enrollment recommendation of the School Building Committee to instead certify a "study enrollment" to the Massachusetts School Building Authority.   The study enrollment provision allows districts entering the MSBA's feasibility study process to do so with two enrollment projections under consideration.   In Mount Greylock's case, the two possibilities are 535 students and 450 students. The School Building

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Williamstown Preschool Finds Church a Good Fit
By Phyllis McGuire, Special to iBerkshires
12:42PM / Thursday, April 10, 2014
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The building that housed First United Methodist Church for 138 years looks the same as ever to the passerby.
 
The steeple, the stately front doors and stained-glass windows are still in place.

But the cheerful preschool sign in front hints at the transformation within.
 
On any school day, the sound of children at play — laughing, bouncing balls and riding tricycles — fills the former sanctuary-turned-gymnasium.  

Williamstown Community Preschool and the Methodist congregation co-existed for 40 years, sharing an addition to the church when it was a house of worship.

When the congregation shrank to the point it no longer needed the

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