Motivational speaker inspires Lee students

Motivational speaker inspires Lee students

LEE — When Richie Contartesi was an 11-year-old living in Palm Beach, Florida in 1998, his parents’ divorce sent him into a depressive spiral so severe that he flunked fifth-grade and then nearly took his own life. The inspiring true story of how only a decade later that lost young man went on to earn […]

Congressman Richard Neal visits Lenox Middle and High School classrooms

Congressman Richard Neal visits Lenox Middle and High School classrooms

LENOX — Tenth- and eleventh-grade classes at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School received a lesson in government and current events with a timely visit from U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Massachusetts. On the morning of Friday, Jan. 17, Neal walked into three classrooms and delivered remarks on his strong value on education and the ongoing […]

Student Journalists writing headlines, meet deadlines at newspaper club in Lee

Student Journalists writing headlines, meet deadlines at newspaper club in Lee

LEE — A trail of clues and an investigative hunch led student-reporter David Carlino to one of his most recently published news stories. As one of eight members of Lee Elementary School’s newspaper club, Carlino writes and publishes articles for the publication, “The Wildcat Tales”. The newspaper club, made up of fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders, […]

Monument Mountain to begin new after-school programming

Monument Mountain to begin new after-school programming

GREAT BARRINGTON — Monument Mountain students are going to be spending even more time at school this winter. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21, Monument Mountain Regional High School will launch more than 10 new after-school programs over the winter through an initiative known as “Project Connection.” The school was awarded nearly $200,000 in funding from the […]

Police rule out anti-Semitic hate crime incident at Middle School

STOCKBRIDGE— The Great Barrington Police Department has closed an investigation into claims of anti-Semitic threats made at Monument Valley Middle School last week, according to the police chief. The investigation was closed after working with middle school officials, said Police Chief William Walsh. “After a risk assessment evaluation, the school has devised a safety plan […]

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