MEMBER SIGN IN
Not a member? Become one today!
         iBerkshires     Williamstown Chamber     Williams College     Your Government     Land & Housing Debate
Search
Teachers' Union to Mount Greylock: Honor Existing Contracts
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
04:03PM / Friday, June 15, 2018
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0


Mount Greylock Educators Association Vice President Marty Walter delivered a statement to the Transition Committee on Thursday evening. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Educators in the regional school district are asking the Transition Committee to honor existing contractual wage increases, which officials have decided to forego as three separate contracts are merged into one.   Mount Greylock Educators Association Vice President Marty Walter said the teachers' unions feel it is "unacceptable" not to honor those wages and accused school administrators of being unwilling to negotiate.   The Transition Committee, made up of members of the three expiring school

2 Comments
>> Read More

Mount Greylock Regional Restores April Break to School Calendar
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:58AM / Friday, June 15, 2018
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional Transition Committee has rejected the superintendent's recommendation to shorten the April vacation.   Superintendent Kimberley Grady proposed a school calendar for the 2018-19 school year that replaced the spring vacation week with two long weekends. Grady was worried that extra snow days could put the district in a position where it wouldn't have the required 185 days of school.   With the full April break and five snow days, the school year would end on June 25. Classes must be over by June 30 and in this case, with weekends, that would be the June 28.    "This was all we really had. There are not

0 Comments
>> Read More

Lanesborough Sixth-Graders Have Plan For Berkshire Mall
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
11:02AM / Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Sixth-graders Tyler Hynes-Drumm and Riley Babcock understand the impact the struggling Berkshire Mall has on the town.   "This issue is important because," Riley told the Board of Selectmen on Monday and Tyler finished the sentence, "our town income is lower because the mall had just a big impact on our community."   "When it is gone, we have to pay higher taxes and tourist may stop visiting," Riley said.   The pair had sat down with Assessor Kelly Tolisano, who explained to them that the mall is valued at $19.5 million, resulting in a tax bill of $417,000 — a number that is significantly down from the mall's

8 Comments
>> Read More

College Notes: June 2018
03:37PM / Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

Student Emma Whittum of Williamstown, a junior atin Allentown, Pa., studied in Spain during spring 2018 semester. The program she participated in is one of 100 study-abroad programs offered to undergraduates.

 

Annie Wenger-Schulman of Pittsfield, a graduate of the Advanced Inquiry Program atin Oxford, Ohio, recently traveled to Mongolia with the program's Project Dragonfly. Wenger-Schulman studied the ecology of steppe ecosystems, with a focus on the Pallas' cat, Przewalski's horse and participatory conservation media. Project Dragonfly's Earth Expeditions graduate courses offers firsthand educational and scientific research at critical conservation field sites in

0 Comments
>> Read More

Mount Greylock Weighs Dropping April Vacation Week from School Calendar
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:59AM / Monday, June 11, 2018
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — April vacation will be a thing of the past — at least for one year — if the Mount Greylock Regional School Transition Committee approves a calendar proposal presented at Thursday's meeting.   Acting on direction from the committee to try to end the school year earlier than this year's snow day-induced June 25 release, Superintendent Kimberley Grady and her building principals developed a proposal that replaces the traditional week off in April with two long weekends.   By recovering the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after Patriots Day, the district would have classes ending on Thursday, June 13 — or, with the state-mandated

9 Comments
>> Read More

Rooted in Responsibility, Mount Greylock Grads Go Forth
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
05:42PM / Saturday, June 09, 2018
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0


NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —  Before they branched out into the "real world," Mount Greylock's graduating seniors were reminded of just how treelike they really are.   "When a tree is just beginning to grow, it's just a seedling," Daniel K. "Hoby" MacWhinnie told his classmates. "Seedlings need a good environment to grow, just like ourselves.   "As the years move along, we start to grow and develop good roots."   Grounded in their education from Mount Greylock Regional School, the 80 members of the Class of 2018 received their diplomas on Saturday morning at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Amsler Campus

3 Comments
>> Read More

Mount Greylock to Take Budget Request Directly to Lanesborough Voters
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:46PM / Saturday, June 09, 2018
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0


  WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Transition Committee on Thursday decided to take its case to the floor of Lanesborough's town meeting in order to secure the funding it requested from the town.   At issue is about $112,000, the figure that Lanesborough's Finance Committee decided to unilaterally cut from the assessment the regional school district made to the town.   The committee, which governs the recently expanded PreK-12 district until a new school committee is elected in November, reacted to the decision of the Finance Committee and the tone of that board's most recent meeting.   Town officials decided to send a

5 Comments
>> Read More

McCann Graduates Prepared For The World
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
08:55PM / Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0


Valedictorian Aimee Dowling recalls the good times and the bad at McCann Tech's graduation ceremony on Wednesday night. See more photos here.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The McCann Technical School class of 2018 reflected on memories of the past and were told to go forward with grit and determination.   Just over 100 graduates moved across the stage Wednesday during the school's graduation ceremony held in the Amsler Campus Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and valedictorian Aimee Dowling felt it was a good time if any to reminisce.   "Remember those nights where you were up until 2 a.m. cramming for a project and remember the days sitting

1 Comment
>> Read More

Mount Greylock Building Timeline, Demolition on Track
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:30PM / Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School building project is meeting its revised schedule and is on track to welcome students to the new middle-high school in September.   On Tuesday, the School Building Committee heard a confident update from the district's construction manager, Turner Construction.   "We're hopeful that with the work we've done over the last couple of months we've built up the confidence of the community to move forward with the plan," project manager Mike Giso said.   Giso walked the committee through an activities report that shows that the project is proceeding at a rate that allows Turner to move up

0 Comments
>> Read More

Five Area Students Graduate From Williams College
05:10PM / Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0



Geff Halligan Fisher
Evelyn B. Mahon WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College interim President Protik "Tiku" Majumder on Sunday conferred bachelor of arts degrees to five local graduates at the college's 229th Commencement. Bob Schieffer, former CBS News reporter and award-winning journalist, was the principal speaker.

The local graduates are: 

Keiana Ruby West of Pittsfield, daughter of Yvonne West and Mitchell West, majored in psychology and concentrated in Africana studies. West was co-president of the student group Converging Worlds and

0 Comments
>> Read More

Page 3 of 42 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13 ... 42  
Williamstown.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Sreet, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2011 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved