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From here, the placement of a rotary at the Five Corners intersection in South Williamstown looks like a sensible safety measure, long overdue at one of the town’s most dangerous intersections.

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A former assistant soccer coach at the University of Southern California who created fake athletic profiles for the children of wealthy parents in the sprawling college admissions bribery scheme has avoided prison time after helping convict others in the case. Laura Janke was sentenced Tuesday in Boston federal court to time served and 50 hours of community service. Also on Tuesday, a California couple who admitted to paying $600,000 to get their daughters into USC and the University of California, Los Angeles, were sentenced to one year of probation. Bruce Isackson says he and his wife “profoundly regret” their part in the scheme and “look forward to making amends" by serving their community.

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Boston leaders and state education officials have reached a last-minute agreement to stave off an “underperforming” designation and a state takeover of the city’s troubled public school system. The agreement announced Monday night by Mayor Michelle Wu and Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley includes pledges by the city to implement immediate improvement efforts in several key areas, including services for English learners and special education students, safety, and transportation. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in a report released in May found “significant, persistent challenges” in the city’s schools. The school system has about 46,000 students.

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires will present “CATA: Nurturing Inclusion Through the Arts,” a talk led by Margaret Keller, executive director of Community Access to the Arts, a non-profit that nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will present a free intensive college planning workshop for current Berkshire County high school juniors and sophomores from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays beginning July 7 to 29.

For the first time since 2019, there will be a full Tanglewood season this summer, and it’s a varied and exciting program. This cornucopia encompasses films, masterclasses, a full-length opera, chamber music, vocal recitals, workshops, conversations with artists, wind ensembles, high school orchestra concerts, young professional orchestra concerts, and of course, three concerts each weekend with one of the great orchestras of the world: the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 


PORTLAND, Maine — America's scallop fishing industry will continue to decline in catch into next year due to a decrease in the availability of the oft-pricy shellfish off the East Coast, federal regulators say.

Pittsfield Community Television and WTBR-FM (89.7) will both provide live radio and television coverage of Pittsfield’s Fourth of July Parade on Monday. Parade coverage begins at 9:30 a.m. on PCTV and at 10 a.m. on WTBR.

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