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West Springfield superintendent tapped to run Lee schools

LEE — A schools superintendent looking for a smaller, more personable district to lead has found his niche in the Lee Public Schools. Pending successful contract negotiations, Michael …

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I don't like to use cliches, but Massachusetts and the Berkshires might be at a tipping point for education, for better and for worse. In her inaugural address on Monday morning, Pittsfield Mayor … more
NORTH ADAMS — In case you missed it, there's a social media trend called "#decadechallenge," also known as "#10YearChallenge." The campaign prompts participants to share side-by-side photos of themselves, one from 10 years ago, and one from present day. more
GREAT BARRINGTON — At around 10:30 on the morning of Dec. 13, the voices of a few sixth-grade girls boomed over the Monument Valley Regional Middle School public address system, asking students … more
Editor's note: This column addresses the sensitive subject of school shootings. The SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline provides 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors for people experiencing … more
These schools have announced a two-hour delay Wednesday because of snowfall. more
Have you ever tried to get work done when you're hungry? It's not a pretty situation.You might feel tired, distracted, even angry until you are able to stop your stomach from grumbling. The benefit … more
PITTSFIELD — As family members work longer hours and more days in a week, the roles of early childhood education centers and high-quality, well-trained early childhood educators become all the … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Julia Bowen founded the Berkshire's lone charter school in 2004 when the idea of even having one here was extremely controversial. But the idea paid off. Earlier this year, … more
BOSTON — After less than two years in the position, former Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts President Mary K. Grant has stepped down as leader of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — In "The Giver," Lois Lowry's 1993 futuristic dystopian young adult novel, the protagonist, Jonas, says to his little sister, Lily, "I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place … more

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