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Election fun and games

Looking at politics and democracy through a light-hearted lens
10/19/2016 05:57 AM EDT
PITTSFIELD — Fun, educational, family-friendly — these may not be the words you choose to associate with the current election campaign and debate season. 
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Two youths net inaugural William S. Litty Youth Hockey Scholarship Award
10/19/2016 05:58 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — The first annual William S. Litty Youth Hockey Scholarship Award has been presented to two Berkshire Bruins players: Lauren Crocker, a Bantam player and Preston Phair of the Mites team. Full Story

What to do:
10/19/2016 05:58 AM EDT - Meet ... Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, will host from 8:30 a. Full Story

Berkshire Theatre Group: Casting community into the spotlight
10/11/2016 06:02 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Just in time for the start of fall season, Berkshire Theatre Group applied for and received a $25,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, to support its year-round education program, "BTG Plays! Full Story

Forum: Miss Hall's students join rain garden effort in Pittsfield
10/11/2016 05:54 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Community volunteers and Miss Hall's School students have been working with the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) to perform fall maintenance on the environmental rain gardens along North Street and to prepare the gardens for the winter. Full Story

Recess: What to do the week of Oct. 11
10/11/2016 11:10 AM EDT - Meet ... Public skating hours at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Berkshires in Pittsfield resume this weekend. Full Story

St. Mary's School: New horizons, same values after 130 years
10/04/2016 07:07 AM EDT - LEE — The more things change, the more they stay the same. The adage, attributed to 19th-century writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, aptly describes St. Marys School in the 21st century. The parochial pre-kindergarten through Grade 8 school re-opened in September with five new teachers, a new principal and replaced student desktop computers with Chromebooks, a laptop with a Google-based operating system.

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Recess: What to do the week of Oct. 4
10/04/2016 06:01 AM EDT - Meet ... Drury High School, 1130 Church St., North Adams, invites the district's students and families in grades 7-12 to its annual "Destination Drury Showcase," from 6:30 to 8:30 p. Full Story

State Testing: Old scores, new tests on the horizon
09/27/2016 07:00 AM EDT - On Monday evening, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education publicly released results from the two exams systems it used in 2016, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing system. Full Story

The FORUM: McCann Tech students earn silver at national SkillsUSA competition
09/27/2016 06:23 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS — McCann Technical School honored this summer, its medalists who represented the school at the National SkillsUSA Championship held in Louisville, Ky. Full Story

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Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split up

Taylor Swift decides Tom Hiddleston isn’t the one after all and hands him his walking papers.