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Williamstown DIRE Committee Member Running for Select Board
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A member of the town's Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Equity Committee has announced his intention to run for an open three-year seat on the Select Board this May.   Jeffrey Johnson on Friday issued a news release saying that he hopes to "make a difference in the quality of town governance and
The Retired Investor: SPAC Attack
One of the hottest trends on Wall Street today is "special purpose acquisition companies" or SPACS. There is hardly a day that goes by without an announcement of a new SPAC, or the acquisition and merger of a private company by one.   It works like this. Even though they are called "companies," SPACs have no
Pool Testing in Lanesborough-Williamstown Schools Yields Negatives
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School District on Thursday completed a successful first week of pool testing for COVID-19 among its students and staff.   "It's amazing how empowering it is for a child to see they just did something with something the size of a Q-tip that has the power to determine
Effective Monday, a Little More of State's Economy to Open Up
SALEM, Mass. — Massachusetts' reopening plan is going back to the future.   On Thursday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced that on Monday, March 1, the commonwealth will shift to Step 2 of Phase 3 of its COVID-19 reopening plan.   That means that indoor performance venues like theaters will be allowed to reopen
Williamstown Trust OKs Emergency Mortgage Program; O'Connor Won't Seek Re-Election
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The board of the town's Affordable Housing Trust on Wednesday decided to move ahead with an emergency mortgage assistance program for residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, approved a solution for a problem vexing a different town committee and learned that one of its members will be rotating off after
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Berkshires Gets Limited Vaccine Doses; Named 'High-Efficiency Collaborative'
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — COVID-19 vaccine shipments expected early last week were delayed because of inclement weather and were smaller than expected, leaving Berkshire County shorthanded. And a "very limited" amount of vaccines was available for appointment first-dose slots on Wednesday.     "This week,
EforAll Seeking Applicants for 'Digital Business Survival Course'
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Entrepreneurship for All Berkshire County is collaborating with R3SET Studios to run a free online "Digital Business Survival Course" to help small businesses improve their online marketing.    "With all of the many restrictions on business during the pandemic, having a robust web
Clark Art Lecture On The Mandylion
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Friday, Feb. 26, Beinecke Fellow and professor at Syracuse University Glenn Peers presents a talk through the Clark's Research and Academic Program's lecture series on "The Mandylion's Marital and Martial Message Machines."    The pre-recorded lecture will be available on
Williamstown DIRE Committee Chair Reports on Talk with Acting Police Chief
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The chair of the town's committee on diversity, equity and inclusion Monday reported to his colleagues that he had a long conversation with the town's acting chief of police and that future dialogues between the committee and Police Department are planned.   "This past weekend, I had an
State Wants Students Back in the Classroom in April
BOSTON — Public school students are expected to be back in the classroom by April.    Gov. Charlie Baker and Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Jeffrey Riley on Tuesday outlined a phased-in process that will begin with elementary students.    "There's no substitute for in-person
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