MEMBER SIGN IN
Not a member? Become one today!
         iBerkshires     Williamstown Chamber     Williams College     Your Government     Land & Housing Debate
Search
News and events in Williamstown, Mass.

Community Garden Plots Available in Williamstown
12:04PM / Wednesday, February 16, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The  Williams College Community Garden is accepting applications for the 2022 growing season.   Raised beds, measuring four by eight feet, are available to members of the college community and local community members regardless of affiliation with the college.     Interested gardeners should complete an application at tinyurl.com/wmscommgarden. Applicants should read the community garden guidelines at tinyurl.com/wmsgardenguidelines before completing the application.    Review of applications will begin at the end of February and applicants will be notified by the end of March.   More information about the garden is

0 Comments
Read More >>

SVMC Clinical Staff Gather for the Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
08:59AM / Wednesday, February 16, 2022
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Clinical professionals from Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's (SVMC) Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation Departments gathered for a photo to celebrate Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, held the week of Valentine's Day each year.    The observance was initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) to help generate attention for the improvement cardiac rehabilitation can make in the lives of those diagnosed with heart disease or dysfunction.  SVMC's Cardiac Rehabilitation is accredited by the AACVPR.  

0 Comments
Read More >>

Williamstown Planners Suggesting Numerous Changes to Zoning Bylaw
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
08:45AM / Wednesday, February 16, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — At the outset of its most the recent meeting, the Planning Board's chair suggested that it take a number of zoning bylaw amendment proposals out of order, moving a heavily discussed proposal to reduce residential lot sizes to the end and first dispensing with what he characterized as the "least controversial" items on the board's plate.   One hour, 20 minutes later, they got to the proposal about lot size dimensions.   At the end of the nearly three-hour meeting, two things were clear: The Planning Board has been dealing with complex issues throughout the last nine months, and May's annual town meeting, where any bylaw changes need

0 Comments
Read More >>

USDA: Agriculture Counts!
By King Whetstone, Regional Director, USDA-NASS, Northeastern Regional Field Office
02:49PM / Tuesday, February 15, 2022
In Accessing Vital Agricultural Data   As a new year kicks off, our agency reflects on major milestones achieved during 2021. The agricultural community gained two new geospatial decision support tools, and will soon have first-time data on hemp production, conservation practice adoption motivations, farmer demographics, and agroforestry practices.   Also, throughout 2021, we conducted extensive research, development, and live tests of numerous core data collection — and dissemination-related systems. This ongoing work aims to increasingly modernize how we interact with the public, making it easier for farmers and ranchers to ensure their voice is counted and enhance access

0 Comments
Read More >>

Williamstown Board of Health Discusses Pullback on COVID-19 Advisories
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:21PM / Monday, February 14, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Board of Health on Monday discussed whether it is time to relax some of the COVID-19-related public health measures it has encouraged throughout the pandemic.   Although it never went the route of mandating steps like wearing indoor face coverings when a state mandate was lifted, the local board has continued to advise masks and made signage to that effect available to local businesses.   But that recommendation could come to an end as soon as next month if COVID-19 numbers continue to trend in the right direction locally and countywide.   "It seems to be that this variant, Omicron, had … a quick decline time," Health Inspector

0 Comments
Read More >>

SVMC Changes Traffic Pattern for Selected Outpatient Services
12:32PM / Monday, February 14, 2022
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), will require renal dialysis and medical infusion patients arriving for services to use an alternative entrance starting Monday, Feb. 14.   Formerly used exclusively for staff, the S1 parking lot and entrance features a flagpole, and is the first right hand turn on Hospital Drive when accessed from Dewey Street. Additionally, several outpatient services will discharge patients at the same alternative location, including Medical-Surgical Units, the Intensive Care Unit, and Women's and Children's Services. Medical Records and Billing will also use this location for

0 Comments
Read More >>

SVHC Weekly Health Update: Feb. 11
09:23AM / Monday, February 14, 2022
  February 11, 2022   Breathing Easier with Pulmonary

0 Comments
Read More >>

Mount Greylock School Committee Hears Budget Impact of FY23 Priorities
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:30AM / Monday, February 14, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A series of budget priorities discussed with the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee could add up to half a million dollars to the operating budget if all are implemented in the fiscal 2023 spending plan, the committee learned on Thursday.   The district's business administrator called the number "sobering" but indicated that the FY23 budget is still in development and there are factors that could lessen the impact of seven new full-time positions and three shifts from part-time to full-time positions that are sought by the district's principals and superintendent.   For example, Joe Bergeron told the School Committee that some of

0 Comments
Read More >>

Turtles Carry a Heavy Load
By Tor Hansen, iBerkshires columnist
05:40PM / Sunday, February 13, 2022

Tor Hansen's pen and ink drawing of sea turtles for The Costeau Society. Turtle shells may be heavy too a turtle. Is that why sea turtles turned to inhabit the sea? Or did ancestral sea turtles inhabit the oceans before turtles invaded the land? Skeletal remains of gigantic sea turtles belie that size can expand without consequence as the turtle in the sea weighs less than on land, and thus the mobile home let alone trailer is less a burden in terms of sheer weight in the oceans, rivers, streams, and lakes.   Where did the original turtle turn up, so known for carrying its armored shield on its back ?   Thanks to a fossil recovered in Africa, scant records suggest

0 Comments
Read More >>

Mount Greylock School Committee Hears Budget Impact of FY23 Priorities
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
05:59AM / Saturday, February 12, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A series of budget priorities discussed with the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee could add up to half a million dollars to the operating budget if all are implemented in the fiscal year 2023 spending plan, the committee learned on Thursday.   The district's business administrator called the number "sobering" but indicated that the FY23 budget is still in development and there are factors that could lessen the impact of seven new full-time positions and three shifts from part-time to full-time positions that are sought by the district's principals and superintendent.   For example, Joe Bergeron told the School Committee that

0 Comments
Read More >>

No Injuries in Overnight Blaze in Williamstown
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
11:02AM / Friday, February 11, 2022

The primary point of attack for the fire was through a garage door at the front of the structure.   WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Two dozen firefighters from three different departments worked through the night to extinguish a blaze in a garage and shop on Henderson Road.   No injuries were associated with the blaze at 551 Henderson Road, which was called in by owner Philip Larabee at 10:07 p.m., Fire Chief Craig Pedercini reported on Friday morning.   No one was in the structure when the fire started, Pedercini said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.   Firefighters from Williamstown, Clarksburg and Pownal, Vt., worked on the fire until about 4

7 Comments
Read More >>

Mount Greylock Superintendent to Look at Data Before Lifting Mask Mandate
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com
09:29PM / Thursday, February 10, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Mount Greylock Regional School District will not be ending its face-covering requirement for staff and students until at least a couple of weeks after the commonwealth mandate ends on Feb. 28, Superintendent Jason McCandless announced on Thursday night.   McCandless told the School Committee at its February meeting that he wants to see at least a couple of weeks worth of data after students return from the February vacation before taking the step of relaxing face-covering rules in school buildings.   “At this point, we are not considering lifting the mask requirement until we have data stretching out at least, at a minimum, two or three weeks

0 Comments
Read More >>

Page 20 of 169... 15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25 ... 169  
Williamstown.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Sreet, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2011 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved