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Education in a trying environment

On Thursday, March 16, the Trump administration released a preliminary budget plan for Fiscal 2018. This plan proposes huge increases in defense-related spending and corresponding cuts in domestic programs, including education.   According to The Washington Post, the adjacent chart indicates the budgetary impact across government agencies and the U.S. Department of Education.  Everyone in Berkshire […]

Special Olympics offer joy

Special Olympics offer joy

On Saturday, February 4, Ski Butternut hosted the Alpine Time Trials for the Special Olympics. This is the first time that Ski Butternut has hosted the event which usually takes place at Blandford Ski area. Lift tickets were donated by SkiButternut to each of the approximately 72 registered athletes and the event was organized by […]

Coalition addresses homelessness in Berkshire County

Coalition addresses homelessness in Berkshire County

The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition assembled for their monthly meeting inside First Baptist Church to discuss homelessness, economic stability and the housing market as a whole. “This topic came up across the board. Housing and homelessness strikes the entire community,” NBCC Executive Director Amber Besaw said. “It’s not just about the homeless. It’s also about […]

Adams, Cheshire officials tour district’s three schools

Adams, Cheshire officials tour district’s three schools

Adams Cheshire Regional School District Superintendent Robert Putnam led a collection of Adams and Cheshire officials on a tour of the district’s three school buildings, highlighting the conditions of each and discussing repercussions of grade reconfigurations. Tours of all three schools come after the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management made recommendations, on […]

Green Committee still upset with project status

Green Committee still upset with project status

Some Green Dalton Committee members are still upset with the Board of Selectmen and Town Manager Kenneth Walto over what they call inaction and missed opportunities for more grant funding. The town’s selectmen met Jan. 9 and ultimately produced what Board of Selectmen Chairman John Bartels called a “Green Communities Grant Project Update.” The document […]

College Internship Program of the Berkshires

College Internship Program of the Berkshires

Founded in 1984 by Dr. Michael McManmon, the College Internship Program (CIP) is dedicated to teaching young adults with learning differences, skills to help them transition to living a more independent and successful life. When the program first began there were about 5 students. Dr. McManmon eventually expanded the property, attended conferences, and spread the […]

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