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High School Athletes Learn Leadership Lessons
John Martin, left, and Major League shortstop Nick Ahmed speak to Berkshire County high school athletes on Tuesday morning at the Boys & Girls Club in Pittsfield. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — One of the chief lessons of Tuesday's Berkshire County Student-Athlete Leadership Summit was that leaders serve those whom they
Salvation Army Donates Hundreds of Winter Coats to North Berkshire Vets
A chance conversation between Tina Samson, left, and Capt. Katherine Corno led to some 200 or more coats being delivered to City Hall on Tuesday. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Veterans Services Office on Tuesday took delivery of nearly 30 bags fillled with warm coats for local veterans. The donation came courtesy of the
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Williamstown Elementary Principal Lays Out Priorities
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Maintaining staff and reinstating programs cut in the fiscal 2017 budget process are among the priorities of Williamstown Elementary School's principal.   Joelle Brookner gave a presentation to the School Committee at its Nov. 30 meeting in an order to help the panel understand the budget numbers it
Biz Briefs: Downtown Window Decoration Contest Winners Announced
The winners are ...: The Berkshire Emporium was voted the winner of the Holiday Window Decorating Contest sponsored by the North Adams Chamber of Commerce for its multi-window display featuring various rooms throughout Santa's North Pole home. The Berkshire Emporium will receive a gift certificate with the Mohawk Soaring club for a
Berkshires Beat: Young Democrats Mobilize in Western Massachusetts
Rallying together: Young Democrats from across Western Massachusetts gathered Dec. 1 in Amherst, Mass., to formally establish a regional chapter of the party's youth organization, motivated, in part, by last month's election results. Representing three of Western Massachusetts four counties, energized activists crowded a coffee shop to
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Attorney General Upholds Williamstown's Waubeeka ByLaw
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The owner of Waubeeka Golf Links has been chomping at the bit to move forward with a proposal to diversify the property in an effort to preserve the 50-year-old enterprise. "We have talked about hiring a consulting firm, CBRE," Mike Deep said Friday morning in his office at the Cold Spring Road club.
Williamstown's Chopsticks Restaurant Reopens
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — After a six-week closure to address building code issues, a Main Street Chinese restaurant has been cleared to reopen, Town Hall reported Friday morning.   Town Manager Jason Hoch shared the happy news that Chopsticks restaurant was given the go-ahead to begin serving customers at any time after it was
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Williams Professor Wins Musicological Society Award
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College Professor of Music W. Anthony Sheppard received the H. Colin Slim Award for his article "Puccini and the Music Boxes," which appeared in the Journal of the Royal Musical Association in spring 2015, at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society on Nov. 5 in Vancouver,
Williams Russian Professor Named President-Elect of Scholarly Society
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Julie Cassiday, chair of German and Russian and professor of Russian at Williams College, has been named president-elect of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). As president-elect, Cassiday will serve as vice president in 2017 and president in 2018. Established in 1948,
Williams Grad Named Rhodes Scholar
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A 2015 graduate of Williams College’s Center for Development Economics, Diala Issam Al Masri, is one of three newly named Rhodes Scholars from Syria, Jordan, Lebanon or Palestine. This is the first year that the Rhodes Trust is choosing scholars from that region, the result of a new partnership with the
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