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Drury Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll
01:38PM / Monday, March 13, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Drury High School has announced its honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year.

Grade 12

Bernard, Alexandra; Bona, Elizabeth; Carpinello, Michael; Cellana, Julia; Christopher, Chase; De Laurentiis, Alexander; Ellis, Nathan; Girard, Allison; Giron, Taylor; Goyette, Ashton; Harpin, Hunter; Howland, Maya; Lamarre, Sarah; Miles, Jonah; Rockenfield, Tyler; Rumbolt, Aubrey; St. Pierre, Noah; Superneau, William; Therrien, Kelly; Wissman, Miranda; Wood, John; Wright, Makenzie.

Brassard, Allison; Christian, Brian; Griffis, Alex; Harrison, Thaylen; Powell, Teven; Robinson, Brooks; Suters, Ella; Volff, Shane; Webb, Bryce; Wolfrum, Christopher; Yeaton,

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North County Fifth Graders Create Art To Inspire
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
03:44AM / Saturday, March 11, 2017
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Sally Taylor's project engaged elementary school students through art. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — With the help of Sally Taylor, Brayton, Colegrove and Greylock fifth graders tapped into their inner artist and created paintings which will act as the first dispatch in a multi-medium game of telephone.   Kidspace, located in the upper levels of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, was alive with creation Friday morning as Taylor, artist, musician and daughter of singer-songwriters James Taylor and Carly Simon, asked students to simply react to the words fear, joy and freedom.   "I hope that they recognize that art is more than just painting. It’s everything

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MCLA Appoints Two to Board of Trustees
12:59PM / Friday, March 10, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has announced that Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker approved the appointment of Kathleen Therrien, Class of 97, as the alumni trustee and has appointed Dr. Robert Reilly as a trustee.

Therrien has served in this capacity since August 2016 when she was first elected to serve the remainder of the term of that vacant seat. Therrien is the director of trust and estate administration at Williams College.

Reilly is president emeritus of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Education Society and a school committee member of the Northern Berkshire Regional Vocational Technical High School (McCann

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North Adams School Committee Votes to Reconfigure District
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:22AM / Wednesday, March 08, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The School Committee on Tuesday approved a grade reconfiguration that will move Grade 7 to Drury High School.

The changes will also allow the school district to move the pre-kindergarten program out of Johnson School and into the three elementary schools.

"I really like the idea that they said it would be a team environment and that staff and faculty will be involved in how this shapes up," Mayor Richard Alcombright said of bringing of Grades 7 and 8 together. "I think what I'm most pleased about ... I think this gives us the opportunity to eliminate a waiting list for preK and it will allow all the kids that really want to come into preK

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McCann School Budget Reflects Hikes in Fixed Costs, Health Insurance
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:59AM / Monday, February 27, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The McCann Technical School budget for fiscal 2018 is up 2.7 percent over this year, largely reflecting increasing fixed costs and level state funding.    The school's budget is up about $250,000, from $9.09 million to $9,340,159, and includes $88,000 in cuts. Some $3.7 million of the spending plan will be covered by assessments to its nine districts for operations, transportation and capital projects. The total assessments are up less than one percent.    "The problem we run into when you look at the budget itself, the state Chapter 70 money is pretty much level, the numbers that are municipal assessments ... are fairly level for all

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MCLA Professor Begins 'The 50 Card Project'
12:12PM / Friday, February 24, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Every week since Inauguration Day and continuing through the end of 2017, Melanie Mowinski, an associate professor of visual arts at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will print a new letterpress card in a limited edition of 100, using vintage letterpress type, cuts and other printing matrixes.

After making a card of FDR's Four Freedoms on Inauguration day, Mowinski decided to make a card every week for the entire 2017 year. She calls this mission "The 50 Card Project." In total, she will create 50 different cards or 5,000 individual cards. As they are completed each week, she will send 15 to 20 to key players in Washington, D.C.

"The

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