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Drury High School Awards & Scholarships for 2022
09:26PM / Thursday, June 02, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The following awards and scholarships were presented at class night on Wednesday, June 1, to the Drury High School class of 2022.    Chang Chavkin Scholars Program Finalist: Thomas Peterson   Father Nelson Ziter Scholarship: Faith Christian   Holy Rosary Society Scholarship: Faith Christian   Ernest and Mary Rosasco Memorial Scholarship: Faith Christian   Dr. Richard Ziter Music Scholarship: Braden Collins   Vietnam Veterans Chapter 54: Kayla McGrath   Betty von Mosch Memorial Scholarship: Braden Collins   Joshua Snyder Memorial Scholarship: Logan Davis   Vermont Honor Scholarship: Thomas Peterson   Leo Ethier


Drury Class of 2022 Has 'Persistent Strength' to Change the World
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
09:10PM / Thursday, June 02, 2022

Valedictorian Elli Miles tells her classmates to determine what they really want out of life rather than what they think they're supposed to want. See more photos here.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Drury High School valedictorian Elli Miles said graduation had seemed a lifetime away when she first heard the "class of 2022" reference four years ago.    "It's been a strange journey to say the least and certainly not one that any of us could have predicted, but we persevered and overcame, and now here we are ready to begin the next stage of our lives," she said at graduation ceremonies in the high school gym on Thursday.    But she


McCann Technical Awards & Scholarships 2022
08:00PM / Thursday, June 02, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The following scholarships and awards were presented to the McCann Technical School class of 2022 during graduation ceremonies on Thursday.    Adams Community Bank Scholarship: Tyler Pettit, Emma Moser, Ethan Rudin, Lily Fortin, Makayla Duquette, Amelia Roberts   Adams Lions Club Scholarship: Paige Dufur   Adams Outdoorsman for Youth Scholarship: Cecilia Marszalek   Alicia Gagne Daniels Memorial Scholarship of Perseverance: Khilie Luczynski   Automotive Achievement Award: Seth Farnsworth   Bernard R. 'Bucky' Bullett Memorial Scholarship: Zowie Martin-Levesque   Cheshire Lions Club: Tyler Pettit   Class of 1977


McCann Graduates 104 Students in Class of 2022
By Brian Rhodes, iBerkshires Staff
07:57PM / Thursday, June 02, 2022

McCann graduated 104 seniors on Thursday. See more photos here.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School valedictorian Tyler Pettit said there is something different about the 104 members of the class of 2022 at Thursday's commencement ceremony.

"From freshman year being like any other school year, to a global pandemic forcing us into remote learning during our sophomore year ... Many will say that this improved our work ethic, but it did something that I did not expect; it built character for each one of us," he said.

Students, friends, family and the graduates gathered on the McCann football field for the graduation, after a day's delay because of rainy


Berkshire Farmers Markets Receive Grants
04:00PM / Thursday, June 02, 2022
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Berkshire Agricultural Ventures (BAV) has awarded $100,000 in grants to nine Berkshire area farmers markets to support SNAP matching programs.    In Berkshire County North Adams Farmers Market, Pittsfield Farmers Market, West Stockbridge Farmers Market, Lee Farmers Market, Great Barrington Farmers Market and Sheffield Farmers Market received grants.   "When we started farming, it was important for us to be able to produce great food for more than just a narrow segment of our community," said Michael Gallagher of Square Roots Farm (Lanesborough). "The market match programs at our markets in Pittsfield and North Adams have been a


Husband Arrested in Murder of Jillian Rosado
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:20PM / Thursday, June 02, 2022

DA Andrea Harrington says further details about the case will be impounded during the investigation. Luis Rosado is being held on one count of murder.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Luis Rosado, 49, was arraigned Thursday afternoon on a count of murder in Central Berkshire District Court in the murder of his wife of five months, Jillian Tatro Rosado. He is being held without bail.    Rosado is charged with stabbing his 38-year-old wife to death on Saturday night in an apartment they shared at 46 Charles St. in North Adams.   Jillian Rosado's body was discovered on Sunday night.    Luis Rosado was taken into custody at about 8:30 Thursday morning at a


Valedictorian, Salutatorian Named for Drury High Class of 2022
10:50AM / Thursday, June 02, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Elli Miles and Madeline Nesbit have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Drury High School class of 2022.    Graduation will take place on Thursday, June 2, at 6 p.m. at the school.    Miles, daughter of Maria Bartini and Ronald Miles of Clarksburg, has earned many academic awards and had many accomplishments during her three years at Drury and completed her fourth year of high school on the campus of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She received the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship for high academic achievement on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exams, was inducted into the


Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes the Red Cross's Vermont Leader
03:34PM / Wednesday, June 01, 2022
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Kevin Mazuzan, executive director of the American Red Cross in Vermont, will be the next guest on Medical Matters Weekly at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8.    The show will address the broad spectrum of work the American Red Cross does in Vermont communities.   The show is produced by Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Medical Matters Weekly on and The show is also available to view or download as a podcast on    Mazuzan joined the American Red Cross in August 2015 as the


Clarksburg Has Full Select Board With Election of Norcross, Haskins
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:37PM / Wednesday, June 01, 2022
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The town now has a full Select Board after Tuesday's election of Robert Norcross and Daniel Haskins.    The town's been without a board since late March, when then Chair Danielle Luchi resigned to apply for the vacant town treasurer's post. She was hired after the job was posted and 30 days after her resignation, as required by law. Prior to that, Luchi was the sole board member for more than a month until Jeffrey Levanos was elected in a special town election in December.    The lack of board members at various times over the last seven or eight months has prevented town government from operating normally. The new Select Board


Rain, Thunderstorms on the Horizon This Week
Staff Reports ,
12:00PM / Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Temperatures Today, Wednesday, June 1 should top out in the low 70s. Skies will be cloudy throughout the afternoon, and Accuweather predicts some rain this afternoon starting around 1 pm.   The Weather Channel predicts that about a quarter of an inch of rain could fall.   Possible thunderstorms with heavy winds in the afternoon are expected to begin around 6 pm.   Temperatures will be in the low 80s Thursday with cloudy skies. Expect some rain in the afternoon.    The Weather Channel predicts heavier rainfall overnight.   There should be more of the same Friday, June 3. Temperatures will be lower in the low 70s but showers can be expected earlier in the

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MCLA C4 Initiative Releases New Podcast, ‘Thinking Like a Region'
08:18AM / Wednesday, June 01, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Creative Compact for Collaborative and Collective Impact (the C4 Initiative) is releasing a new podcast, "Thinking Like a Region," which explores connections between deep engagement in the arts and 21st-Century workforce skills.     "Thinking Like a Region" is an interview-style podcast that cracks open the direct links between deep arts learning or engagement with the arts and critical workforce skills. Interviews with prominent, yet unique regional voices provide insight into how skills such as critical thinking, time management, effective collaboration, and thoughtful problem-solving are manifested naturally in those


Clarksburg Annual Town Meeting Set Wednesday
06:19PM / Tuesday, May 31, 2022
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Voters will decide the new complement of the Select Board on Tuesday and decide a very slim warrant at the annual town meeting on Wednesday.    The town's had mostly one or two Select Board members over the past seven months because of three resignations. The board currently consists of Jeffrey Levanos, elected in a special election in December.    There were two candidates each standing for two Select Board seats. Danielle Luchi and Robert Norcross are running for a three-year term and Daniel Haskins and Scott Robert Smith are vying for the one-year term.    Luchi was the sole board member last fall, taking on town administrative


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