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'The Magnificent Seven': They Ride Again
Hombres and women folk hankerin' for a good old-fashioned horse opera with just a touch of newfangled sensibilities might want to mosey on over to a movie theater showing director Antoine Fuqua's remake of "The Magnificent Seven." It's a rip-roaring homage to John Sturges' 1960 version, the one starring Yul
Mount Greylock to Host McCann Football at Lanesborough Park
The park was named after 1997 Mount Greylock graduate William E.  Laston. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — A scheduling quirk has led to a fitting tribute for a departed community member.   On Friday night, Mount Greylock Regional will host McCann Tech in a varsity football game at Bill Laston Memorial
Williamstown Elementary Earns Level 1 Status, State Commendation
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williamstown Elementary School passed its first year under a new standardized testing regime with flying colors, the School Committee learned on Wednesday. Last spring marked the first time the school's pupils were evaluated by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC,
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Renal Dialysis Center Opening at BMC's North Adams Campus
Dr. Henner, clinical manager Kathleen Bianchi and patient Ed Lewis. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Ed Lewis of Williamstown has been driving 35 minutes each way, three times a week to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield for four years. There's no days off, no sick time, no staying home because of treacherous weather. He had
Clark Art Institute Offers Gentle Yoga Classes
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Certified yoga instructor Mary Edgerton leads a series of gentle yoga classes at the Clark Art Institute on Thursdays from Oct. 6-27 at 11 a.m. The classes will be held in the Michael Conforti Pavilion adjacent to the Clark Center. Registration is required; sign up for all four classes for $40 ($30 Clark
Williamstown Elementary to Hold 10th Annual Children's Clothing Sale
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Elementary School PTO is hosting its annual clothing sale on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., which represents expanded hours to accommodate more shoppers. The WES cafeteria will be packed with gently-used, nearly new and brand new quality children's clothing and accessories.
Williamstown Selectmen Give Town Manager Glowing Review
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — First-year Town Manager Jason Hoch was given high marks by the Board of Selectmen on Monday. The board held its final vote on a weeks-long process that began with the development of a comprehensive technique for performing the evaluation and ended in a 5-0 decision to approve a report that found Hoch, "has
Commission Listens to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Margo Chevers, the Western Mass representative on the commission, said custodial grandparents had to get vocal to make change happen. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Margo Chevers remembers the night she was called to take in her two granddaughters, once almost 10 months, the other 23 months. She wasn't prepared for the physical
Two Accidents, No Injuries in Southern Vermont
STAMFORD, Vt. — A local woman avoided injury when her Chrysler Town and Country crashed into a tree on Saturday morning shortly before 11.  Karen Wheeler, 57, of Readsboro was southbound on Route 100 in her 2005 van when she experienced a mechanical malfunction with her steering wheel, according to State Trooper Lauren Ronan.
Berkshires Beat: Fall Foliage Week Has Arrived
Fall Foliage Festival extravaganza: It's Fall Foliage week, and with that comes lots of news, notes - and pleas for help. First, the pleas: The North Adams Chamber of Commerce is in need of six cyclists to help power its human powered vehicle for the Oct. 2 parade. Email Phil Sellers at Remember, the parade
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