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Williams College Senior Studio Art Majors Present 'Searching for Sticky Voids'
12:00PM / Thursday, May 26, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.—The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) presents a summer-long celebration of graduating students' art and research in the form of the annual senior studio art exhibition as well as a special installation curated by Kailyn Gibson '22 that illustrates themes in her Art History honors thesis.     "This year's presentation expands on our vital collaboration with art department students and faculty in exciting ways, showcasing the possibilities of the campus art museum as a learning laboratory for the next generation of artists and scholars," said Pamela Franks, the Class of 1956 Director.    "Searching for Sticky

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State Studying Traffic Near Mount Greylock School
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
05:09AM / Thursday, May 26, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The superintendent of the Mount Greylock Regional School District said this week that he does not know whether a state traffic study on Route 7 is related to requests for safety enhancements to the middle-high school's driveway.   The state Department of Transportation this week had traffic counters on Cold Spring Road north and south of the school's exit onto the U.S. highway as well as a counter in the school's driveway.   In response to an email, Jason McCandless said the only information he had was that he was informed by letter in April that MassDOT would have a traffic survey team on district property this spring.   The

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Memorial Day Events 2022
By Staff Reports,
03:00PM / Wednesday, May 25, 2022


*Adams
The parade will step off at 10 a.m. from the Memorial Building and conclude with the traditional ceremony at the Maple Street Cemetery. The usual route will be followed: Columbia Street to Hoosac Street, Hoosac Street to Summer Street, Center Street to Park Street. Lineup begins at 8:30.

The American Legion Post 160 Honor Guard will participate. Music will be provided by the Hoosac Valley High School band and the Berkshire Highlanders. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Adams Fire Station.

Adams American Legion Post 160 will make its 88th pilgrimage to the Mount Greylock Veterans Memorial on Sunday May 29, 9 a.m. There will be a ceremony and firing squad and

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Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes Executive Director of Come Alive Outside
01:09PM / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Arwen Turner, the executive director of Come Alive Outside, will be the next guest on Medical Matters Weekly at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1.   Come Alive Outside is a non-profit organization that inspires collaborative community systems and creates awareness, intention and opportunity for people to live healthier lives outside.   The show is produced by Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Medical Matters Weekly on facebook.com/svmedicalcenter and facebook.com/CATTVBennington. The show is also available to view or download as a podcast on

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Williamstown Seeking Volunteers, Property, Greenhouse Gas Lowering Ideas
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
12:43PM / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The town is looking for your time, your ideas and, if you can spare it, your land.   Monday's Select Board meeting featured appeals to community members on several different fronts.   The board asked residents to consider service on town boards and committees. A representative from the grassroots Carbon Dioxide Lowering (COOL) Committee invited community members to share thoughts on Wednesday about how the town can meet its net zero greenhouse gas emission goal. And the Select Board's representative on the Affordable Housing Trust publicized that body' effort to acquire a home or buildable lot in town.   "The request for proposals

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2022 State of the County Report Released
12:30PM / Tuesday, May 24, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, in conjunction with the Berkshire Leadership Impact Council, has released the Berkshire Benchmarks 2022 State of the County Report.    This report summarizes data and trends that help identify the region's successes and challenges.   Throughout the last two years, more than 100 individuals and community organizations from throughout Berkshire County have worked to identify indicators to track how the region is performing across eight sectors: Economy, Education, Environment, Government, Health, Housing, Social Environment, and Transportation.    A revamped BerkshireBenchmarks.org website

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Coping with the Formula Shortage
by Meghan Gunn, chair of the Department of Pediatr,
08:35AM / Tuesday, May 24, 2022
We always try to make the best decisions for our children. So, for parents of infants, a shortage of their main food source is especially anxiety provoking. Please see the steps below for making safe choices while supplies for formula are short.   First, make sure that the formula you have is safe and not subject to the recall causing the shortage. If you are using Similac, use the directions at the Abbot website to check if your package of formula is among those affected. The recalled formula may contain harmful bacteria that can cause serious illness.   The best solution for most families is to switch brands to an equivalent-type formula. Most babies do well with most brands and

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Bird Walk at Sheep Hill
08:18AM / Tuesday, May 24, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williamstown Rural Lands is hosting an early morning bird walk on Sunday, May 29.    Join birder Tommy Richey at 7:30 am to identify different birds.    Former Audubon chapter president and local Tommy Richey will guide attendees by sound and sight to meet migratory birds taking up spring residency on the hill such as Indigo Buntings, Eastern Kingbirds, Yellow Warblers, Baltimore Orioles, and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.    Bring water, snacks, and wear sturdy shoes. Bring binoculars if you have them. Loaner pairs will be available.   Heavy rain cancels the event so check the website the evening before. The guided bird walk

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SVHC Weekly Health Update: May 20
08:58AM / Monday, May 23, 2022
  May 20, 2022   Diversity and Inclusion at Dartmouth

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Clark Art Presents Talk by War Photographer
08:16AM / Monday, May 23, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Sunday, May 29 at 2 pm, the Clark Art Institute will host a conversation with award-winning war photographer James Nachtwey on his experiences photographing war.    Presented in conjunction with the Clark's exhibition As They Saw It: Artists Witnessing War, the lecture is presented live in the Clark's auditorium and broadcast simultaneously on Zoom and Facebook Live (@clarkartinstitute).   Nachtwey addresses the ever-changing field of photojournalism and its digital relationship with the world. In addition to discussing the government, the press, and the role social media plays, Nachtwey shares insights on his assignments in Afghanistan

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Williamstown Fire District Election, Annual Meeting Tuesday
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:54AM / Monday, May 23, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The town's fire district Tuesday will face decisions on adding two new members to the Prudential Committee and a fiscal year 2023 budget that foresees a 2.5 percent increase in operating expenses.   The day will begin with the annual district election from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Williamstown Elementary School gymnasium.   Alex Steele and Joe Beverly are the lone candidates on the ballot for two three-year seats on the five-person Prudential Committee that runs the fire district, a separate municipal entity apart from town government with its own taxing authority.   At 7:30, the annual district meeting will be held, and attendees will have up or

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Kinney, Grout Win Steel Rail Races Marathon
06:34PM / Sunday, May 22, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Lenox's Sarah Kinney and New York's Derek Grout Sunday were the winners of the Steel Rail Races marathon.   Kinney finished in a time of 3 hours, 42.11 seconds to place fifth overall.   Grout of Lebanon Springs, N.Y., was the first marathoner across the finish line, clocking a time of 3:08:51, 11 minutes ahead of runner-up Teddy Millot of Oradell, N.J.   The marathon was one of three races conducted by the Berkshire Running Center on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail through Pittsfield, Lanesborough, Cheshire and Adams.   Williamstown's Dusty Lopez won the half marathon in a time of 1:18:28, five minutes ahead of Pittsfield's Mark Rabasco

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