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MCLA Announces Recipients of Berkshire County Educator Recognition Awards
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has announced the recipients of the eighth annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award. This award, presented by MCLA in collaboration with Berkshire County K-12 superintendents and Berkshire Community College, was created to honor the region’s exceptional
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Twenty Williams Students, Alumni Awarded Fulbright Grants
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Eighteen Williams College students and two graduates have been offered Fulbright grants for 2018-19, matching the college's record set last year for the number of Fulbright recipients in one year. Six of the honorees will receive one-year grants to study or conduct research in their academic fields, and 14
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The Independent Investor: Are Americans Saving Enough for Retirement?
If you simply read the headlines, you would assume that over half of Americans aged 55 and over, have no savings as they approach retirement. That's a dramatic statement, but is it true?   Most statisticians derive that data by adding up those who have an IRA or similar tax-deferred savings account such as a 401(k). The latest
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Purple Valley Aquatics Hosts Long Course Meet
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- With 21 athletes in attendance, Purple Valley Aquatics hosted its second home meet of the long course season last weekend at Williams College.   Among those participating were first-time competitors Zamir Ashraf, Josie Howe, and Lillian Howe for PVA.   The Schenectady Sharks and the
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Williamstown Elementary School Honors Library Volunteer, Patron
Peter Mehlin is depicted reading a book to a child on a park bench in the mural. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Peter Mehlin has been impacting children’s lives as long as the current Williamstown Elementary School has been educating the town’s youngsters.   Now Mehlin’s impact will be
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District Attorney Candidates Meet Head To Head In First Debate
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Paul Caccaviello had a domestic homicide case while working in the district attorney's office and he said he brought in behavioral experts to help teach and understand the issues of domestic abuse.    He said he's taken steps to create a sub-unit to focus directly on domestic abuse cases and
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How Can You Meet Your Short-Term Goals?
Why do you invest? If you're like most people, you'd probably say that, among other things, you want to retire comfortably. Obviously, that's a worthy long-term goal, requiring long-term investing. But as you journey through life, you'll also have short-term goals, such as buying a second home, remodeling your kitchen or taking
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Williamstown Town Meeting Approves Spending on Pool, Police Station
Town officials applaud Elaine Neely, the winner of the Scarborough Solomon Flynt Community Service Award.  WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A motion to allocate $19,000 to Sand Springs Recreational Center passed by voice vote -- although it was not a unanimous vote -- at town meeting on Tuesday night after only one resident spoke
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New Ashford Town Meeting OKs School Budget
Nearly 70 registered voters crammed into the meeting room at Town Hall in New Ashford.   NEW ASHFORD, Mass. — Throughout the winter and spring, the school budget has been a sticky issue.   On Tuesday night, it was decided with sticky notes.   On consecutive paper ballot votes, town
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Southern Vermont College Holds 91st Commencement
Nicholas T. Pinchuk, CEO of Snap-on, gives the keynote address on Saturday. BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southern Vermont College recognized 84 degree candidates and 2 certificate recipients at its 91st commencement exercises on Saturday, May 12, on the Greystone Lawn of the Everett Mansion.    An honorary degree
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