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Porkybats, wombeests, and zweez, oh my!: Muddy Brook students create new creatures

01/20/2015 09:28 AM EST
GREAT BARRINGTON >> The second floor of Muddy Brook Elementary School has been teeming with dolphish and porkybats and wombeests. 
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The Forum: 'Sliding Baseball Across the Curriculum'
01/20/2015 08:00 AM EST - PITTSFIELD >> The "Sliding Baseball Across the Curriculum" program "is as strong as ever" at Stearns Elementary School. Full Story

Recess: What to do for the week of Jan. 20
01/20/2015 07:14 AM EST - Meet ... PRESERVING CULTURAL HISTORY >> Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation and the Williamstown Historical Museum at 7 p. Full Story

'A Heart for Pop': North Adams Pre-K project helps PopCares
01/13/2015 09:26 AM EST - NORTH ADAMS - While some of her classmates were off playing with puzzle pieces and dress-up clothes, 5-year-old Briana Kickery sat at a classroom table for at least 20 minutes Monday morning, intently cutting out and stacking multi-colored craft foam hearts.

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The Forum: BCC offers courses beyond main campus
01/13/2015 06:24 AM EST - Berkshire Community College has announced course offerings and special hours for the institution's South County and Northern Berkshire locations. Full Story

Recess: What to do the week of Jan. 13
01/13/2015 06:21 AM EST - Meet ... OPEN HOUSE PROGRAM >> Parents of children in pre-kindergarten through Grade 8 are invited to attend an Open House at Mountain Road School from 9:30 to 11:30 a. Full Story

BCC earns $10K MassDevelopment grant promote study of advanced manufacturing
01/06/2015 09:53 AM EST - PITTSFIELD - A new $10,000 MassDevelopment grant will support Berkshire Community College's initiative to promote the study and career fields of advanced manufacturing. Full Story

Monument Mountain sophomore Sophie Cohen pens VFW essay contest's top essay
01/06/2015 09:55 AM EST - GREAT BARRINGTON >> Sophie L. Cohen, a sophomore and high honors student at Monument Mountain Regional High School, has been named this year's Berkshire County first-place winner of the Veterans of Foreign Wars "Voice of Democracy" essay contest, according to Arnold Perras, VFW District-9 contest chairman, and John Bubriski VFW Post 8183 contest chairman. Full Story

Recess: Things to do the week of Jan. 6
01/06/2015 09:50 AM EST - Meet ... OLLI OPEN HOUSE >> "Coffee, Tea & OLLI: A Winter Open House" will be held from 10:30 a. Full Story

The Forum: St. Mary's students finalists in VFW's 'Patriot's Pen' essay contest
12/30/2014 07:44 AM EST - LEE - Three finalists have been announced from St. Mary's School for participating in the VFW Patriot's Pen contest, hosted by Lee VFW Post 893. Full Story

Thieves have change of heart, return stolen Boy Scouts gear

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A guilty conscience and news coverage apparently led some thieves to return a cargo trailer and camping gear that was stolen from a Montana Boy Scout troop earlier this month. Full Story
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First Look: Sundance doc pulls back curtain on Scientology

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house — not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection. Full Story
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Alan Ladd Jr.'s wife says Bill Cosby raped her

Cindra Ladd becomes the latest woman to raise sexual assault allegations against the legendary comedian; she claims Cosby drugged and assaulted her in 1969 when she was 21.