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Labor Shortage May Force Change in Mount Greylock Building Schedule
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:42AM / Thursday, January 11, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Labor shortages threaten to scuttle plans to move classes into the new addition at Mount Greylock Regional School over April vacation.   But the district's owner's project manager said Tuesday night that a potential move-in delay may not push back the planned end date for construction on the middle-high school campus.   Trip Elmore of Newburyport's Dore & Whittier Management Partners told the School Building Committee on Tuesday that he is, "not optimistic at this point we'll be saying April is a done deal."   The issue is an already tight labor market in the rural northwest corner of Massachusetts that is

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MCLA Announces New Performing Arts Programs
02:31PM / Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts announces the addition of five new programs to its Department of Fine and Performing Arts, as two concentrations, in design and studio art, and three minors in dance, design, and music production, recently were added.

"The design concentration prepares students for traditional graphic design careers, web design, animation, concept, as well as character development for films, graphic novels or video games. It’s also great for illustrators and public relations professionals, and for self-promotion," said Melanie Mowinski, associate professor of visual art. "We imagine that students who are choosing the

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BCC Offers Variety of Courses at McCann Tech
02:02PM / Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —Berkshire Community College is offering a number of courses that are being held at Charles H. McCann Technical High School in North Adams to make it easier for students in North County to get the education they need to succeed.

Spring classes begin on January 22. Some of the courses being offered at McCann include a free course called "Money Management for Life," which will assist students in better understanding how to become financially independent. The course is offered for free thanks to a grant from Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. Ashton Darrett will teach this class at McCann on Monday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Mount Greylock Committee Hikes Rate for Tuitioning Towns
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:45PM / Saturday, January 06, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Transition Committee on Tuesday decided to raise the anticipated cost of tuitioning students to the middle-high school by 23 percent.   With the advent of a fully regionalized PreK-12 school district, the committee, which is responsible for all financial decisions affecting Mount Greylock after July 1, needed to set a new tuition rate for the towns of New Ashford and Hancock, and Stamford, Vt.   Back in 2014, the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee negotiated an agreement with the sending towns that looked to gradually raise the tuition rate to the level of the cost per student for Grades 7 through 12.   In fiscal 2019, that

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Williams College Awards Tenure to Four Faculty Members
12:11PM / Friday, January 05, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Following the recommendation of the Committee on Appointments and Promotions, the Executive Committee of the Williams College Board of Trustees voted to promote four faculty to the position of associate professor with tenure. 

The vote will be ratified by the full board in January, and the promotions will take effect July 1, 2018, for Phoebe Cohen, geosciences; Laura Ephraim, political science; Eric Knibbs, history; and Gregory Mitchell, women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.

Cohen is a paleontologist who researches how life and environments have co-evolved throughout earth history, with a focus on life before the evolution of animals. She combines

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Mount Greylock Committee Considers Appointing Superintendent
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:33PM / Wednesday, January 03, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Transition Committee on Tuesday discussed whether it wants to offer the district's interim superintendent the job on a permanent basis or conduct a search for the first permanent leader of the newly expanded district.   All seven members of the committee, composed of members of the elected school committees at Mount Greylock, Lanesborough Elementary and Williamstown Elementary, said they were thankful to interim Superintendent Kimberley Grady for stepping up from her assistant superintendent position in fall 2016 after the abrupt departure of Tri-District Superintendent Douglas Dias.   But several members said it

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McCann Students Build Condominium In Class
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
04:12AM / Tuesday, December 26, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Carpentry students at McCann Technical School are getting real-world experience by building an actual condominium in the classroom.   In the past, junior and senior carpentry students would show their skills by building scaled-down houses that although testing their mettle, just was not real enough.   "They learn the concepts, but it just isn't real," instructor Pat Ryan said. "And over the past couple of years, I was thinking about what we could do to really give students actual experience."    Ryan said he was inspired after dismantling a back room in the classroom that was once used as the girls' laundry room, a

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Williams College Alumnus Named Schwarzman Scholar
05:28PM / Friday, December 22, 2017
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College alumnus Newton Davis, Class of 2012, has been named a Schwarzman Scholar and will join the program's third cohort of students since its inception in 2016.

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master's program at Tsinghua University in Beijing that is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future. Davis was among more than 4,000 applicants from around the world to compete for 140 spots in the class.

During his year of the program, Davis hopes to connect with Chinese venture capitalists, refine his investing skills and immerse himself in Chinese culture.

"I applied because I

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Berkshire Community College Brings On New Faculty and Staff
04:49PM / Friday, December 22, 2017
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College has announced new faculty and staff additions.

Pam Coley McCann joined BCC as an assistant professor of human services. Prior to joining the college, McCann had a full-time private practice in Pittsfield, and before that she worked for the Department of Mental Health as a clinical social worker. McCann received a master’s degree in social work at Springfield College. She currently lives in Pittsfield with her husband and her dog.

Antonia Buckley joined BCC as the Berkshire Immigrant Stories coordinator. Buckley previously worked as a freelance photographer and was a co-founder of The Hoping Machine. Buckley received a

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Reid Students Make Sacrifices to Give to Berkshire Children and Families
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
05:16PM / Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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Jacklyn Drozd said $2,200 worth of gift cards and cash donations were collected. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Reid Middle School student Maya Duhamel had an early basketball game and hadn't had a chance to get dinner.   On her way to the game, she stopped at Dunkin' Donuts intent to buy hash browns.   But at the last minute, she changed her mind.   "Instead of buying hash browns, I bought four gift cards with it," Duhamel said.   Those gift cards have since been donated to Berkshire Children and Families to give out to teens in the city who may not be able to go to Dunkin' Donuts whenever they please.   The student council had organized what

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