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Display Will Obscure Williamstown's 1753 House to Make a Point
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
12:24AM / Wednesday, October 06, 2021
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Sign Commission on Tuesday OK'd an art installation on Field Park that will draw attention to the region's heritage as the homeland of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians.   A group of Williams College employees and members of the community have asked the town's permission to install a four-sided black fence around the 1753 House, a 20th-century replica built using 18th-century tools and techniques.   If all goes according to plan, the fence will be installed on Monday in time for Indigenous Peoples Day and stay up for the two-week period approved by the Sign Commission by a unanimous vote on Tuesday

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Williamstown Board of Health Gives Blessing to Outdoor Holiday Walk Festivities
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
12:49AM / Tuesday, October 05, 2021
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Get ready to primp your pup.   A beloved holiday tradition is set to return this December when the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce holds its Reindog Parade as part of the Holiday Walk.   Chamber CEO Sue Briggs on Monday asked the Board of Health if it had any concerns with the chamber renewing Holiday Walk's outdoor events during the first weekend of December.   Although the Penny Social in Lasell Gymnasium will not return for at least another year, the Chamber is planning to hold the parade down Spring Street and have caroling on the steps of the post office.   "I really wanted to get the board's feedback on what we can or

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Feeding the hungry
by buddy 04:12PM / Friday, February 21, 2014

Williamstown Community Preschool Installs New Signage
by Billsville 02:46PM / Tuesday, February 26, 2013


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Community Preschool began sprucing up its new home by hiring local sign maker Lindsay Neathawk,

Williamstown Youth Center Thanks Bedard Bros.
by Billsville 02:13PM / Friday, June 22, 2012
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Fastpitch Hall of Fame Honors Williams' Herman
Williams Sports Information,
10:33PM / Monday, October 04, 2021
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – It has never just been about winning or losing for Williams College softball coach Kris Herman, who will receive her sport's highest honor Dec. 10 in Las Vegas when she is inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame.   Herman has coached collegiate softball at Tufts and Williams for a total of 33 years and owns a career record of 779 – 390 – 5 - 666. This spring she will begin her 18th year of coaching Williams softball, while also serving as the athletic department's senior women's administrator.   Growing up in Vermont, Herman did not play softball until she reached high school, but she did play Little

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SVHC Offering COVID-19 Booster and Flu Shots At COVID-19 Resource Center
02:21PM / Monday, October 04, 2021
BENNINGTON, Vt. — People eligible to receive a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine can receive it at the Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) COVID-19 Resource Center located on the former campus of Southern Vermont College.    "While our region is faring better than other parts of the country, testing, vaccination, and booster injections are critical to reducing transmission of the virus," said Trey Dobson, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's (SVMC) chief medical officer and an emergency medicine physician with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health. "These services offered at the center are essential for a rapid return to a highly functioning

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SVHC Previews Oct. 6 Medical Matters Weekly
09:05AM / Monday, October 04, 2021
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Health Care's (SVHC) Medical Matters Weekly with Dr. Trey Dobson—a weekly interactive, multiplatform medical-themed talk show—will feature Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Registered Dietitian Rachel Rodney, RD, on its Oct. 6 program.    The show will air at 12 p.m. She will share services that are available for free for local patients who would like to improve their diets.   The show is produced with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Medical Matters Weekly on Facebook at facebook.com/svmedicalcenter and facebook.com/CATTVBennington. The show is also available to view or

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SVHC's Weekly Health Update: Oct. 1
08:38AM / Monday, October 04, 2021
  October 1, 2021   Medical Matters Weekly: Magnet Nursing

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Mielke Confections to Open Second Shop in Historic Stockbridge
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
04:06AM / Monday, October 04, 2021
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Mielke Confections is opening a shop on Main Street to make the historic strip "sweeter."   Owners Steven and Trent Kinney decided to expand the Great Barrington candy operation when a storefront on the street that was famously captured by painter Norman Rockwell in "Home For Christmas" became available.   "Locations on that strip for commercial space don't become available very frequently, businesses that are there have been there for 30 years or more," Steven Kinney explained. "So when that opportunity came up, because we knew we wanted to expand at some point, this was really the best time for us to do

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Wall to Be Moved to Make Space in Williamstown Fire Station
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
12:23AM / Monday, October 04, 2021

Sheets of plywood keep the fire truck's bumper from hitting the back wall. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Fire District officials last week took a step forward in their efforts to build a new station and agreed to a small renovation to make the current cramped facility slightly more functional.   The five-person Prudential Committee that oversees the district voted last Monday to enter into a contract for design services on the new Main Street station. And the panel agreed to spend up to $14,000 to move an interior wall in the Water Street facility.   Fire Chief Craig Pedercini said the wall at the rear of the apparatus bay needs to come back about 4 feet, eliminating a

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Ameriprise Financial Services Moves
12:00AM / Monday, October 04, 2021
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — With a new office at 377 Main St., financial advisor Matthew Neely and the team at Inspire Confidence Group are ready to grow with the community.   The Neely family has been a safe set of hands for generations of families and, now with a move to Main Street, Inspire Confidence Group looks to build upon their own legacy by safeguarding others' legacies.   "My family has been in Williamstown for a long time ... people know us," Neely said. "We want to be here, and we are members of this community. We do business here to foster those relationships, and keep those ties going."   Inspire Confidence Group, which is part of

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Williams Women's Golf Wins Home Invitational
Williams Sports Information,
08:30PM / Sunday, October 03, 2021
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Williams College women's golf team Sunday made a 10-stroke surge to take home the first-place trophy of the 50th annual Williams Golf Invitational.   Williams posted a second day of score of 290 to break the one-day invitational and course record set by Amherst College on Saturday. Previously, the team record at Taconic Golf Club was 296, set in 2019. The two-day combined score of 590 also shattered the Williams program's two-day record of 308-289 (at Ledges in Hadley, Mass).   Amherst took second with second day score of 300, combined for a 592 and New York University placed third with a combined score of 616.   Individually, Williams

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Veteran Spotlight: A Vietnam Diary, Part III
By Wayne Soares, Special to iBerkshires
04:13PM / Sunday, October 03, 2021

The following is the diary of a local Marine who served in Vietnam in 1968. The veteran wishes to remain anonymous but was willing to share the impressions he wrote down of his time there. This is the second of three parts as transcribed by Wayne Soares, with minor editing for clarity. The first part can be found here and the second part here.

April 24: Worked all night.   April 27: Am on a bunker detail with 20 Vietnamese. There's Hai – 16 years old but looks like he's 9 or 10. He pesters me all the time for money and my watch. Tries to put on an act to make me feel bad. He does in a way – "you boo-coo money. Me, tee-tee." I'm torn

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Williams Volleyball Tops Tufts
iBerkshires.com Sports,
10:20PM / Saturday, October 02, 2021
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Lauren Kauppila had 47 assists and 13 digs Saturday as the Williams volleyball team bounced back from its first loss of the season with a four-set win over Tufts.   Williams (9-1, 3-1 NESCAC) goes to Colby on Friday.   Football BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Bobb Maimaron threw for 265 yards and four touchdowns to lead Williams to a 28-3 win over Bowdoin.   Williams (3-0) hosts Colby on Saturday.   Field Hockey AMHERST, Mass. -- Liz Welch and Catherine Torres each had a goal and an assist to lead Williams to a 3-2 win over Amherst.   Carson Stephenson and Gates Tenerowicz combined for three saves for Williams (7-2, 2-2), which goes to Conn College on

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