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Williamstown Seeking Third Half-Day Section to Preschool
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williamstown Elementary School officials plan to add a third half-day section to its Side-By-Side preschool program, a move they hope will ease some of the concerns that have riled the community in recent weeks. Superintendent Douglas Dias said on Friday that the decision to add the third section was driven by a
Class Offered for New Football Officials
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Berkshire County Football Officials Association will hold a course for new football officials on June 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 826 Valentine Road.   Please contact Peter Ochs (413-443-4364), Wil Bourdon (413-743-3267), or any member of the association for more details.
The Independent Investor: Giving Up Control in the Event You Need To
The more successful you are, the more difficulty you face in wrestling with one inescapable fact. In preparing to pass the torch to your heirs, you need to give them the power to decide what happens to you and your estate in the event you can't. That's not an easy thing to get your arms around if you have been the go-to guy or gal
Gardner, Puddester Make Cases for Williamstown Planning Board Seat
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — While many residents view Tuesday's Planning Board races as a referendum on the current board's actions regarding the Waubeeka Overlay District, a pair of candidate forums focused more on the candidates' philosophies and experiences. At an April 13 League of Women Voters forum featuring three
Letter: Support Hogeland for Planning Board
To the Editor: Anne Hogeland is running for the two-year slot on the Williamstown Planning Board, and there hasn't been a more opportune time than next Tuesday's town election, to vote her on it. The Planning Board is assigned, by state law, to prepare studies on land use, housing, conservation, and business development, to
Williams Senior Awarded Journalism Fellowship
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College senior Elizabeth Jacobsen has been awarded the Jeffrey Owen Jones ’66 Fellowship in Journalism. The $10,000 grant is intended to assist a graduating senior in starting a career in journalism, whether in traditional or new media. The Jones Fellowship was established in 2009 to honor Jones,
MassDOT's Adams Rail Line Project Falling Short of Station
Selectman John Duval attended the meeting in Pittsfield to urge MassDOT officials to finish the 6/10 of a mile needed. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There is a newly renovated train station in Adams but no train.    In 2014, taxpayers in Adams reluctantly put up funds to purchase and renovate a former Hoosac
'Keanu': Puss & Galoots
More misses than hits in director Peter Atencio's "Keanu," a rambunctious action-comedy starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, suggest that the effort might best be enjoyed by fans of the duo's Comedy Central sketch series, "Key & Peele." Oddly, though, while unaware of the pair's cable TV fame and
Berkshire Tidbits: Mother's Day
Chez Nous Bistro, 150 Main St. in Lee, 413 243-6397, has reopened and they are still having fun for the next few weeks with their Thursday night Manger! Boire!/Eat! Drink! cooking demo and wine pairing tasting dinners at 6:30. They start them about November until end-of-year holidays, pick them up again when the new year begins through the
Letter: Support Puddester for Planning Board
To the Editor: I write to urge support for Susan Puddester for the 5-year term on the Williamstown Planning Board. I worked side by side with Susan on the Higher Ground board of directors after Tropical Storm Irene devastated the Spruces Mobile Home Park. Through her work with park residents, town committees, public and private
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