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Brayton Second-Graders Hear 'Yertle' for Read Across America
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
07:04PM / Wednesday, March 02, 2016
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The theme of "Yertle the Turtle," a bossypants king who tramples other turtles, wasn't lost on second-graders at Brayton Elementary School.

"He's a bully!" more than a few shouted when Mayor Richard Alcombright asked the children to describe the turtle who wanted to be higher than the moon.

Their sympathies lay with Mack the turtle, who kept asking Yertle to give his subjects a break as they stacked higher and higher to keep Yertle aloft. Until Mack burped, sending the tower of turtles — and Yertle — into the mud.

Rather, said one little boy, "Mack should be king because he's nice."

The afternoon reading

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100K Gift Helps Brien Center Expand Youth Substance Abuse Program
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:23AM / Monday, February 29, 2016
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — B. John and Rosaleen Miller lost their son to a drug overdose.   Their response 20 year ago is helping prevent that tragedy occurring to other families. Jim Mucia of the Brien Center says, "if we can get one kid off of heroin it is worth it."   Mucia heads the Patrick Miller Youth Substance Abuse Program at the Brien Center. The program brings counselors into schools all over Berkshire County, provides intervention programs and holds forums and presentations, all with a focus of keeping students away from drugs and alcohol.   "The best way to reduce the opioid problem, which is obviously become huge, is to not start. Once an addict

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McCann Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll
02:06PM / Monday, February 22, 2016
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass.— McCann Technical School has announced its second quarter honor roll.

High honors go to the following students: Alcala, Salvador; Bartlett, Lauren; Bess, Paul; Blake, Hope; Bohl III, Charles; Borey, Taylor; Bostwick, Christopher; Boucher, Noah; Brule, Matilda; Budaj, Jordan; Burdick, Haley; Butler, Evan; Charon, Nathan; Churchill, Henry; Cristofolini, Lorenzo; Curran, Noah; Daniels, Samantha; Daub, Joh; Delmolino, Evan; Demastrie, Nichole; Denault, Angela; DeRose, Nicholas; Diesz, Natalie; DiGennaro, McKayla; Dix, James; Dobbert, Kelly; Dolle, James; Dolle, Samantha; Dorwin, Samantha; Dowling, Aimee; Esoldi, Julia; Favre, Joshua; Felten, Danielle; Ferrara,

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