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Mount Greylock Likely to Stay with Winter/Spring Vacation Weeks
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — It likely will be at least another year before the Mount Greylock Regional School District considers a move away from the traditional February and April vacation schedule.   And it looks like a switch to a single week off in March may not be in the cards at all.   Superintendent Kimberley
Letter: Quit Smoking for Heart Health
To the Editor: February is American Heart Month — a great time to quit vaping, smoking or other tobacco products. Smoking can lead to narrowing blood vessels and high blood pressure and it is a leading cause of heart disease. Vaping is still fairly new and less is known about its effect on the heart. However, the American Heart
Biz Briefs: Downtown Pittsfield Inc. Hosts Downtown Pittsfield Restaurant Week
Downtown Pittsfield Restaurant Week Downtown Pittsfield Inc. has announced Downtown Pittsfield Restaurant Week, a seven-day promotion running March 1-7. During Restaurant Week, 13 participating restaurants will serve a lunch or dinner pre-fixe for $20.20 or another amount ending with $.20 (tax and gratuity not included). The goal of
A Snowy Tuesday in the Berkshires
The weather outside is ... a bit frightful this Tuesday morning. Snow is falling across the region, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a special weather statement: "Snow has developed across the southern Green Mountains, northern Berkshires, and Washington county in eastern New York. Snowfall of varying intensity
What Does End of 'Stretch IRA' Mean to You?
If your IRA is big enough to help you pay for retirement with enough left over to leave to your heirs, you will want to pay close attention to some recently enacted legislation – because it could have a big impact on your estate plans. Here's the background: As part of the 2019 SECURE Act, which includes provisions to help people
McCann Budget Benefits From Increase in State Aid
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The McCann Technical School's $10 million fiscal 2021 budget represents an almost 5 percent increase.   The School Committee approved the $10,038,602 budget on Thursday that although is almost 5 percent more than the fiscal 2020 budget of $9,564,727 reflects a near $331,000 increase in state
Annual Gathering Celebrates Susan B. Anthony's 200th Birthday
Deb Burns leads the crowd in several singalongs of music from Susan B. Anthony's era. ADAMS, Mass. — Upwards of 200 people serenaded Susan B. Anthony on the occasion of her 200th birthday on Sunday.   The anniversary event at the Adams Free Library, sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum and
Veteran Spotlight: Williamstown Couple Find Career, Each Other, in Army
Mary Roberts celebrating the holidays overseas during Desert Storm.  WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The featured veterans of my column this week are truly unique. They both served, while husband and wife, in the Army at the same time.   Mary Angelo-Roberts served her country from 1973 to 1995, retiring as a
Williams Men's Basketball Tops Tufts
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Matt Karpowicz scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Saturday to lead the Williams College men's basketball team to a 71-66 win over Tufts.   Jovan Jones scored 14, and Cole Prowitt-Smith added 13 in the win.   Williams (13-11, 6-4 NESCAC) opens play in the league quarter-finals next
No Hazards Identified in Air Testing at Mount Greylock School
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — School officials say no health risks have been identified at Mount Greylock Regional School.    The school was closed Friday to allow engineers to check the heating and air conditioning system after a number of complaints about an odor in the new academic wing.   Superintendent
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