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Clark Art Announces Research and Academic Fellowships
04:00PM / Saturday, April 06, 2024
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Clark Art Institute's Research and Academic Program (RAP) announces the appointment of its 2024–2025 class of Fellows for summer 2024 and the upcoming academic year.    The Clark is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Through RAP, the Clark hosts a residential fellowship program that welcomes top international scholars for periods ranging from two to nine months. To date, the community of Clark Fellows numbers more than 430 individuals hailing from thirty countries, forming a global network of scholars united

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DESE Office of School Monitoring to Visit MGRSD
01:48PM / Friday, April 05, 2024
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — During the week of May 13, 2024, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Mount Greylock Regional School District.    The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. Areas of review related to special education include student assessments, determination of eligibility, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team process, and IEP development and implementation. Areas of review related to civil rights

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Clark Art Lecture on Edgar Degas
08:00AM / Friday, April 05, 2024
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Tuesday, April 9 at 5:30 pm, the Clark Art Institute's Research and Academic Program presents a lecture by Michelle Foa (Tulane University/Florence Gould Foundation Fellow) in its auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.    According to a press release:   Foa frames Edgar Degas as an artist who was committed, above all, to investigating the life of matter and the matter of art, and whose career-long fixation on materials informed his work, practices, and interests in remarkable and little-understood ways. Foa is the co-curator of the Clark's upcoming Edgar Degas: Multi-Media Artist in the Age of Impressionism exhibition, along

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Lazits Leading Lions to First in Ivies
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06:01AM / Thursday, April 04, 2024
Taconic High School graduate and Columbia University junior Anton Lazits is hitting .253 for the Lions this spring.   Lazits has six home runs, five doubles and 13 RBIs in starting all 22 games for the Lions, who are 10-12 overall and 5-1 in the Ivy League heading into this weekend's games at Dartmouth.   He started the year with two home runs and four RBIs in Columbia's 15-6 loss at Florida on Feb. 23.   Saturday's 11:30 Columbia game against the Big Green is scheduled to be telecast on ESPN-plus.   Staying in the Ivies, Taconic graduate Nick Guachione has appeared in seven games at the University of Pennsylvania. He has drawn two walks and been hit by a

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Clark Art First Sunday Free Program
08:01AM / Wednesday, April 03, 2024
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Clark Art Institute's First Sundays Free program continues on Sunday, April 7. Offering free admission from 10 am–5 pm, the day also features a series of paper-themed special activities from 1–4 pm, including a tour of the Clark's "Paper Cities" exhibition at 2 pm.   According to a press release:   Engage with the limitless possibilities of paper in a variety of paper-play activities. Get three-dimensional with a single sheet of paper by making a pop-up book or take on woven paper activities and make a decorative object to take home. At 2 pm, Allison Marino, curatorial assistant for works on paper and curator of Paper

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Clark Art Lecture on Social Inequality and Urban Planning
08:00AM / Tuesday, April 02, 2024
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Sunday, April 7 at 11 am, the Clark Art Institute hosts a lecture by Giuseppina Forte, professor of architecture and environmental studies at Williams College, who discusses her new book project, "The Self-Built City: Material Politics and Ecologies of Difference in São Paulo," and questions how a built environment predicts social inequity.    The free talk is presented in the Clark's auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.   Forte's book project chronicles the forces shaping urban ecologies, from self-built homes to infectious diseases, and how colonial structures solidify sites of difference. From her

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Protect Your Eyes During the Solar Eclipse
01:02PM / Monday, April 01, 2024

Many people are eagerly awaiting the rare total solar eclipse that will take place on April 8, when the moon will completely block the sun. Starting around 2 pm and lasting for about one hour, the daytime skies of northern Vermont and New Hampshire will slowly darken.

At Dartmouth Health, we want to make sure you keep your eyes safe while you observe the magic of the eclipse. 

On April 8, a total solar eclipse will darken the daytime skies of both Northern Vermont and Northern New Hampshire. The partial eclipse should begin sometime after 2 pm in both states, depending on location. A little more than an hour later, the full eclipse will set in and last for approximately three

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Mount Greylock Regional School Talent Show
10:37AM / Monday, April 01, 2024
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional School's Friends of the Arts are set to host the annual "Celebration of the Arts" talent and art show on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 7 p.m.    The event will take place at the school's auditorium located at 1781 Cold Spring Road in Williamstown, with an art show preview beginning at 6:30 p.m.   The show features a lineup of students and faculty from Mount Greylock Regional School (MGRS), showcasing a diverse range of artistic abilities. Attendees can expect performances that cater to all ages.   In addition to the onstage talent, the Friends of the Arts organization will present a collection of student

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SVMC Wellness Connection: March 29
08:52AM / Monday, April 01, 2024

March 29, 2024

Protect Your Eyes to Enjoy the Solar Phenomenon Safely

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Many people are eagerly awaiting the rare total solar eclipse that will take place on April 8, when the moon will completely block the sun. Lasting for about an hour, the daytime skies of northern Vermont and New Hampshire will slowly darken. But to safely and fully enjoy the magic of the eclipse, your eyes must be protected. Learn how to best prepare for this once-in-a-generation

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Clark Art Lecture on Compromised Art of Parasitical Resistance
08:01AM / Monday, April 01, 2024
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Friday, April 5 at 5:30 pm, the Clark Art Institute's Research and Academic Program presents a lecture by Anna Watkins Fisher (University of Michigan) who examines artistic resistance in the twenty-first century, when disruption and dissent are co-opted and commodified in ways that reinforce powerful systems. The talk takes place in the Clark's auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.   According to a press release, this lecture weighs the gambit of artists who willfully abandon the radical scripts of opposition and refusal long identified with anticapitalism and feminism to embrace parasitism—tactics of complicity that effect

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Williamstown Residents Concerned over Impact of Habitat Development
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
07:44AM / Sunday, March 31, 2024

Homeowners Kayla and Derek Falkowski ask questions at a Habitat information session at the Harper Center. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Drainage was the chief concern of the residents who turned out for Wednesday's informational meeting about a planned five-home development off Summer Street.   Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity President Keith Davis led an hourlong meeting at the Harper Center, the first of two such Wednesday evening sessions before the non-profit gives a preliminary presentation to the Planning Board scheduled for April 9.   The Planning Board later this spring will be asked to approve a subdivision to allow the parcel, currently owned by the

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No Contested Elections in Williamstown this May
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:02PM / Saturday, March 30, 2024
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — There are no contested elections this spring in town.   Tuesday was the last day for potential candidates to return nomination papers with the required number of signatures.   On Wednesday morning, Town Clerk Nicole Beverly reported that four of the five positions on the May 14 ballot will have candidates.   Jeffrey Johnson has a spot on the ballot to run for another three-year term on the five-person Select Board.   Two other incumbents also will be on the ballot: Anna Halpin-Healy for the Milne Library Board of Trustees and Laila Boucher for the Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District (McCann Technical) School

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