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Williams Men's Soccer Ties Amherst to Stay Unbeaten
11:09AM / Sunday, October 02, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Ben Diffley stopped six shots Saturday as the Williams College men's soccer team tied Amherst, 0-0, to stay unbeaten this fall.   Williams (3-0-5, 2-0-3 NESCAC) goes to Keene State on Tuesday.   Women's Soccer WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Shae Rashoff scored in the first half to lead Williams to a 1-0 win over Amherst.   Leyla Kamshad made six saves for Williams (6-2-1, 5-1), which hosts Connecticut College on Saturday.   Field Hockey WLLLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Amherst beat Williams, 3-1, on Saturday.   Faith Stineman scored a goal, and Carson Stephenson made three saves in 30 minutes of work in goal for Williams (5-3, 2-3), which hosts Skidmore

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Adams Community Bank Hires Branch Officers for Lenox, Lee
06:50AM / Saturday, October 01, 2022

ADAMS, Mass. — Charles P. O’Brien, President, and CEO of Adams Community Bank, announces a new branch hire and a recent promotion.

Kara Clark has been promoted to Branch Officer of the Lenox branch. Clark began with Adams Community Bank five years ago as a Customer Service Representative in Williamstown. After only two years of customer service and extensive ACB product and service knowledge, she was promoted to Assistant Branch Manager at our Park Street location.


Don Disbrow joins Adams Community Bank as the Branch Officer at the bank's Lee location. Don comes to us from CARR Hardware, where he worked as the General Manager for multiple locations, including the Lee

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Q&A: Williamstown's Wild Oats Cooperative Marks 40 Years
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
06:34AM / Saturday, October 01, 2022

The co-op offers an assortment of products that can be purchased  WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Netse Lytle joined Wild Oats Market at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and saw right away what made the retailer different.   "I left a large chain retailer to come to Wild Oats," the store's general manager said recently. "I had dealt with many issues from guests, from shoppers, working for this other entity and did not experience any of those issues at Wild Oats.   "It was quite the shock, I would say."   The kind of "we're all in this together" attitude that public health officials were promoting during the pandemic is

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Williamstown Fire District Sets Dec. 7 Vote on New Station
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:48AM / Friday, September 30, 2022
  WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Five years after the fire district's voters approved purchasing a Main Street parcel for a new station, the Prudential Committee is ready to ask those voters to take the next step.   On Wednesday, the committee voted 5-0 to set a special district meeting for Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. when voters will be asked to approve borrowing to pay for construction of a new station.   The Prudential Committee accepted the recommendation of its Building Committee that now is the time to finalize the project so that shovels can go in the ground as early as next summer.   "I think it's worth repeating every time that it's a complicated project, and

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Williamstown Residents Urged to Attend Planning Sessions
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:28AM / Wednesday, September 28, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Residents are being encouraged to attend at least one of two community meetings next month to provide input into the town's comprehensive plan.   Representatives from the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee attended the Select Board's meeting on Monday to both announce the release of the committee's "existing conditions" report and promote the open house it plans for Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Williamstown Youth Center.   The Thursday event will be held in two sessions, at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., and is designed to collect thoughts from the public about the many elements that go into what formerly was known as the town's master

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Williamstown Committee Begins Review of Town Charter
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
05:09AM / Monday, September 26, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The town's first Charter Review Committee began its work on Thursday with a reminder of what its mission is and, as importantly, what it is not.   "The only thing I want to make us conscious of is part of the charge says we don't want to become a discussion ground for current social issues," Select Board member Andy Hogeland told the group at its morning meeting at Town Hall. "Things may come in the door about sustainability or equity. That's not what the Select Board wants us to be looking at.   "We want to check over the engine of government. It will be the vehicle through which people can make changes. If those issues

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Williams Football Tops Bowdoin
07:54PM / Saturday, September 24, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Jack Dickinson threw for 128 yards and a touchdown and ran for 59 yards and a touchdown Saturday to lead the Williams College football team to a 24-14 win over Bowdoin.   Williams (1-1) is home again on Saturday to face Tufts.   Field Hockey WATERVILLE, Maine -- Emily Batchelor had a hat trick to lead Williams to a 4-1 win over Colby.   Williams (4-2, 1-2 NESCAC) is at Bowdoin on Sunday.   Men's Soccer WATERVILLE, Maine -- Williams keeper Ben Diffley made one save in a 0-0 tie with Colby.   Williams (2-0-4, 1-0-2) is at Bowdoin on Sunday.   Women's Soccer WATERVILLE, Maine -- Emma Lynch scored in the 86th minute to give Williams a

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MCLA Volleyball Team Wins at Mass Maritime
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07:44PM / Saturday, September 24, 2022
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. -- The MCLA volleyball team cruised to a four-set MASCAC victory over Mass Maritime Saturday afternoon 25-9, 25-17, 21-25, 25-13.   Tied at 4-all early in the 1st set, MCLA (7-3, 2-0) used a dominating 20-3 run to separate themselves and jump out to a 1-0 set advantage. Up 8-6 in the second, the Trailblazers used a more modest 8-2 run to pull away at 16-8. That eight-point cushion would prove to be the difference as MCLA would take the set 25-17.   Though down 20-14 in the third set, after reeling off six straight points it looked like the Trailblazers were poised to close out the match. Mass Maritime (2-7, 0-2) battled however and ended up pulling out the set

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Williamstown's DIRE Committee Questions Need for New Purpose
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
06:04PM / Friday, September 23, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The town's diversity committee Monday talked about plans for conversations it wants to hold over the next few months while members pushed back against a suggestion that the body "conclude or pause" its work in order to focus on a yearlong effort to create a strategic plan.   The Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Equity Committee has been engaged with the Select Board throughout the summer in a discussion of the purpose and direction for the advisory panel the Select Board created two years ago.   That discussion has not always gone smoothly.   Earlier this month, the Select Board agreed on a draft outline for the purpose and process

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Successful Reunion for Mount Greylock's First Graduates
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04:09PM / Friday, September 23, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — More than two dozen alumni from Mount Greylock Regional School attended the class of 1962's 60th reunion this month.   "We toured the 'new' high school, amazing place," organizer Caroline Martel said. "Much bigger than we had. And an outside classroom, I loved that idea. The science labs were awesome."   Former Mount Greylock Principal Mary MacDonald, who helped drive the effort to do a major renovation and addition project at the middle-high school and now teaches English there, conducted a tour for the reunion attendees.   Martel said 26 people attended the reunion, the first since the renovated school opened for

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Fall Seniors Golf Tour Tees Off at Berkshire Hills
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11:39AM / Friday, September 23, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Ralph Distoli and Bob Linn had the low gross score at Berkshire Hills Country Club in the inaugural Berkshire County Fall Seniors Golf event.   The pair carded a 62 on their home course to edge runners-up Matt Ortega and George Candelet, who finished at 65.   The event on Wednesday was the first of a five-week series for golfers 50 and up to raise funds to support Berkshire County Junior Golf. Each year, the organization awards scholarships to young golfers to support junior memberships at their home club.   Dastoli and Linn won for gross score in the Blue Division, one of two groups based on the combined ages of the pairs.   In the Green Division,

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The Great British Walkoff: Koperniak Scores Game-Winner as Team GB Advances
iBerkshires.com Sports,
08:12PM / Tuesday, September 20, 2022
REGENSBURG, Germany -- Hoosac Valley graduate Matt Koperniak Tuesday scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th as Great Britain came from behind to beat Spain, 10-9, and advance from a qualifying tournament to play in March's World Baseball Classic.   Koperniak, a native of London, was the "ghost runner," starting the 10th inning on second base.   After a failed bunt attempt, Great Britain's Justin Wylie reached on a fielder's choice.   Koperniak was called out at third, but after a British challenge, the umpires ruled he was safe.   With runners at the corners and one out, Alex Crosby hit a sacrifice fly to left to drive in Koperniak

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