Archive - Aug 10, 2011 - News Article
Officials at North Adams Community Schools expect to learn in the next month or six weeks the status of a petition that, if formally approved by the state Department of Education, will pave the way for school board members to be elected beginning next year.
Current board members voted in March of this year to accept a citizens' petition that calls for board members to be elected, effectively replacing the school district's 40-year method of filling board seats by appointment.
The subject of the shooting of a robbery suspect by an off-duty Adams County deputy sheriff in a business in Berne on Sunday arose at Tuesday's meeting of the county council when Sheriff Shane Rekeweg appeared before the council on other matters.
Rekeweg said preliminary indications are that deputy Diosdado "Dio" Hernandez acted properly in assessing the situation he faced and in firing his department-issued handgun. He shot the suspect in an arm, causing the man to drop the handgun he was displaying in his other hand.
Steve Kreigh of GKB Enterprises has rescinded the company's June 6 offer of $650,000 to purchase the former South Adams Elementary School property located across from the Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower in Berne. The original offer was contingent upon a lease being signed with CVS.
According to South Adams Schools Superintendent Scott Litwiller at Tuesday's school board meeting, Kreigh said in a letter to the school corporation that "CVS has indicated that its relocation is no longer a priority."