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Williamstown-Lanesborough Superintendent Leaving Post Under Fire
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
10:38PM / Monday, November 07, 2016
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The brief tenure of public schools superintendent Douglas Dias came to an end Monday after an evening of lengthy closed-door discussions among the three school committees he served.

Dias, who was hired to administer the Lanesborough-Williamstown Tri-District in spring 2015, is leaving the post in the wake of undisclosed "complaints or charges" leveled against him.

"After careful consideration of our respective managerial and educational priorities, the parties agreed to sever the relationship," Dias' attorney, Michael Long of Hingham, said in a brief statement. "We wish each other well in our future endeavors and will have no

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Williams Environmental Center Meets Six of Seven Building Challenge Criteria
02:08AM / Monday, November 07, 2016
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A year after starting its pursuit of the world's most rigorous sustainability certification for its new environmental center, Williams College has come up short on one of the key performance measures: net-zero energy use.

Twelve months of consecutive data show that the center has qualified in six of the seven environmental performance criteria for the Living Building Challenge (LBC), but without the energy standard it won't meet the standard necessary for full certification as a Living Building.

"We knew when we started that the Living Building Challenge is just that — a real challenge — and that it would take time, experimentation and

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BArT Blows Its Own Horn at Breakfast
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:13AM / Sunday, November 06, 2016
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ADAMS, Mass. — Four days before Massachusetts voters decide whether to raise the commonwealth's cap on charter schools, the director of Berkshire County's lone charter school Friday made the case for continued support of the junior-senior high school.

Julia Bowen told a crowd at the school's annual Fall Breakfast that the politicking around Question 2 on Tuesday's ballot has included repetition of misconceptions about charter schools that do not apply to the Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School.   One thing that particularly stuck in her craw: the charge from Question 2 opponents that charter schools, unlike traditional public schools, enjoy the

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Lanesborough-Williamstown School Committees to Discuss Complaint Against Superintendent
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:16AM / Saturday, November 05, 2016
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The public school committees of Williamstown and Lanesborough will hold a joint meeting Monday evening to discuss the “competence of the superintendent” of the Tri-District.   The committees late this week posted the agendas for their respective sessions, which have two topics of discussion: “As determined by the School Committee to discuss the professional competence of the Superintendent and complaints or charges against the Superintendent of Schools," and " to conduct negotiations with non-union personnel."   The agendas indicate that the committees may vote to immediately proceed to an executive session to

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No on 2 Campaign Rallies in Pittsfield as Election Day Nears
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
07:11PM / Saturday, October 29, 2016
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MTA President Barbara Madeloni said so far 'the 413 is no on 2.' PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Corporations and big business cannot buy public education.   That is the message that those opposing Question 2, a ballot initiative calling for raising the cap on charter schools by a dozen, is sending.
  The opposition says the expansion of the charter school system will devastate the traditional public school system by allocating more public funding to the privately-run schools.   "The message you are sending across the nation is powerful. What you are saying is that big business, corporations, you cannot buy public education. That's the message that needs to

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Milne Library Hosts Author of 'Sniffer Dogs' and Real-life Sniffer
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
04:11PM / Saturday, October 29, 2016
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Nancy Castaldo's latest science book for children, "Sniffer Dogs," had a real life example on hand at the Milne Public Library with a special guest appearance by Daisy, the Police Department's K-9 unit   The award-winning Hudson Valley, N.Y., author presented some her research about the amazing capabilities of a dog's nose Tuesday afternoon at the library to a group of dog enthusiasts and explained how their sense of smell helps people.   She said because of her background in conservation, she was first attracted to sniffer dogs and how they help environmental scientists.   Tucker, for example, does what many dogs do,

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Williamstown Elementary Surveying Families About Strategic Plan
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:39AM / Friday, October 28, 2016
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williamstown Elementary School is asking its families about their aspirations for the K-6 school.   The district is in the process of developing a strategic plan, and part of that process will be an electronic survey that is being sent to stakeholders, Superintendent Douglas Dias told the School Committee on Wednesday evening.   "We've asked people in the community to respond a week from this Friday so we can gather the data," Dias said. "The next step after that is to take the data, put it in a workable form and put together a group of staff, community, School Committee members and look at the data to see what we can come up with to

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MCLA to Host Open House for Prospective Students
12:19PM / Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will host the second of three fall open house events for high school and transfer students interested in applying for admission to attend MCLA for the spring of 2017 or the fall 2017 on Saturday, Oct. 29. Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Amsler Campus Center.

In addition to touring the campus, prospective students and families can learn more about the admissions and financial aid process; student life; attend an academic program overview; and explore the many opportunities MCLA has to offer, such as internships, study abroad, our honors program and undergraduate research.

Those who wish to find out more about

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BCC Honors Academic Achievement at Convocation
11:33AM / Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College recently recognized the academic achievements of 103 students during an Honors Convocation Program.

Each honored student ranks in the top five percent of the college with a grade point average of 3.75 or better in courses totaling at least 12 credits.

Honored students (and hometowns) include:

 

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Aaron R. Biros, Jeremy R. Patterson, Chelise M. Rondeau

Rebecca J. Simmons

Amy L. Brassard, Katie Clarke, Dudley R. Johnson, Emily A. Thurston

Henry J. Fristik

Marion T. Brooks, Alexander F. Griffith

Shaina R. Benham, Magdelin C. Bennett, Oksana O. Dix, Whitney N. Eastland, John C. Morrissey, Valerie L. Rose, Bridget

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Williamstown Students Celebrate Words With Costume Parade
09:58AM / Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — "The Cat in the Hat." "Charlotte's Web." "Harry Potter." The words "judge," "retro," "athletic" and "photosynthesis."

Words and books of all shapes and sizes were on parade on Wednesday morning during Williamstown Elementary School's annual Words Are Wonderful costume parade. The parade encourages students — and teachers — to dress up as their favorite word or book character to celebrate their love of reading with a walk around the front of the school in front of cheering parents and then through the Harper Center to brighten the day of local senior citizens.

The parade is

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