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Clarksburg/Stamford Seeking Coordinator for Merger Planning
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:05PM / Saturday, September 07, 2019
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CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The Interstate Merger Committee is finishing up details on a request for proposals to continue the next step in the proposed Clarksburg and Stamford, Vt., school merger.    Committee members and school officials reviewed the document on Thursday following a Clarksburg School Committee meeting. The basis was the RFP used to find Public Consulting Group last year. PCG did the background research and developed three possible options for the two towns as well as recommendations for both school districts whether they continued talks or not.    One of those recommendations was hiring someone to drive the next phase in the merger that both communities

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State Urging Clarksburg to Expand Beyond Stamford Talks
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:59AM / Friday, September 06, 2019
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Superintendent John Franzoni speaks to the School Committee.  CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Massachusetts is encouraging Clarksburg to think bigger than just merging across the state line.   Superintendent John Franzoni said the Department of Education has told school officials to take a deeper look at regionalization with other school districts beyond an interstate agreement with Stamford, Vt.   "They communicated that we need to look at all options for regionalization," he said. "So including what other towns in Massachusetts would be interested in being part of a regional agreement. ... They want to know what other options have been looked at and if we

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MCLA Enters 125th Year With Calls for Collegiality
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:56AM / Wednesday, September 04, 2019
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Mayor Thomas Bernard speaks at the MCLA breakfast.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is hoping to enter an era of "good feelings" this semester, with the goal that the college community should treat each other better.    "We're at a moment of opportunity that I hope you will choose to accept with me," said President James Birge at the college's opening breakfast Tuesday. "MCLA is a very good institution. I know that we are all each very good people. We are all at MCLA because we want to educate the next generation that will improve our world. And we are capable of doing that. Together."   He

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McCann Technical School Bus Routes 2019
01:40PM / Tuesday, September 03, 2019
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School opens for the school year Thursday, Sept. 5. Freshman should report to the cafeteria on arrival, sophomores and juniors to their technical areas and seniors to the gym.

Start at 8 a.m. and dismissal at 2:45 p.m.


    (10th; a.m. 715 / p.m. 611)
 

6:58     425 Wells Road
7:00     Wells Road at Pine Valley
7:02     63 Wells Ave.
7:03     Route 8 at Briggs Drive
7:05     Route 8 at Arnold Court
7:15     Old Windsor Mill
7:16     Commercial at Leonard
7:18     Commercial at

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McCann Tech Opening Day 2019
03:30PM / Friday, August 30, 2019
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School will open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, for Grades 9 through 12.

Grade 9 students will report to the cafeteria for orientation. Students in Grades 10 and 11 should report to their respective technical areas. Grade 12 students will report to the gymnasium for attendance and pertinent senior information.

Bus routes

School lunches

Postsecondary students will also report to their respective technical areas at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5.


School will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m. McCann school buses will run their regular route schedules. The

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North Adams Public School Bus Routes 2019-20
04:30PM / Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The North Adams Public Schools open Tuesday, Sept. 3, for Grades kindergarten through 8 and transferring Drury High students; school will be open for all grades on Wednesday.

More information can be found here.
 

  8:10     Wheel Estates              8:12     West Shaft at A Street 8:13     West Shaft at B Street 8:14     West Shaft at E Street 8:15     239 West Shaft Road 8:16     392 West Shaft Road      8:17     West Shaft at Tunnel Brook Apts          8:18 

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North Adams Schools Set Opening Day 2019
03:21PM / Sunday, August 25, 2019
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Elementary and high school students in the North Adams Public Schools in Grades K-8, along with Drury students newly transferring from another school, will begin school on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. On Wednesday, Sept. 4, all students in kindergarten through Grade 12 will attend school. 

Both days are full days of school. Breakfast and lunch will be served at all schools starting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, and one breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge daily. Additional meals may be purchased for a fee. Contact Cory Nicholas, food service director, at 413-776-1631 or cnicholas@napsk12.org with any questions.

Lunch menus are also posted

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McCann Ready to Start New School Year With a Few Changes
By Jeff Snoonian, iBerkshires Correspondent
02:26AM / Friday, August 23, 2019
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The McCann School Committee met Thursday night in North Adams for what will be the last meeting of the year before students report in a week.   The meeting was also the last for Aaron Dean who will be taking over as superintendent of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District.   "He's a remarkable young man who has given his all to this committee, he has the ability to handle many issues at once," said Superintendent James Brosnan. "Thoughtful. Perceptive. That's probably a reason why [he was hired], he was so good here that the selection committee said 'Hey, he's our guy.' ...   "He'll be missed on a

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Junior Achievement Recognizes Founder Murray Crane
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:57AM / Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Douglas Crane says JA is one of his great-great-grandfather's 'most enduring and most impactful actions.' DALTON, Mass. — A century ago, Sen. Winthrop Murray Crane joined with two other prominent business leaders to create an organization that would help prepare young people for careers in an industrialized society.    Junior Achievement, now an international organization, has touched the lives of more than 100 million young people since it founding.    On Friday, Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts recognized Crane's role in its success by presenting a Founders Award to one of his descendants, Douglas Crane, at the Crane Museum of

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Berkshire Business Interns Recognized for Summer Efforts
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
06:43AM / Sunday, August 11, 2019
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Lever's Jeffrey Thomas gives a T-shirt to intern Jade Schnauber because she's kind of a big deal.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — They say that doing is the best way to learn. So for 10 weeks, 44 college students have had a chance experience how their education can be applied to real-world settings.    The Berkshire Business Interns, winnowed from more than 500 applications this past spring, worked in 20 different organizations, businesses and municipalities throughout the county this summer. About two-thirds hail from the Berkshires.   For Steven Luciano of Boston, who is studying international business at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, it was a chance

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