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September 10th, 2014
A standing policy at North Adams schools that requires all students to carry a course load equivalent to that of a fulltime student was met with opposition at Tuesday night’s board of education meeting.
At issue was a policy outlining the availability of individual classroom courses offered by North Adams to home-schooled or non-accredited school students.
With funding for schools continuing to dwindle, non-essential items oftentimes fall by the wayside. One area resident recognized a need within Adams Central Community Schools and met with the board of education Tuesday in hopes of rectifying the situation.
Kate Muhlenkamp, 2, Decatur, appeared to be going mach speed Tuesday while enjoying a day on the swings at Lehman Park in Berne.
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Some Decatur area residents envision Hanna Nuttman Park as a future destination for youth softball and baseball tournaments. Others see it as a place not only for organized recreational activities but also for family gatherings and a quiet, meditative experience.
Most seemed to agree during a town hall-type meeting of the Decatur Park Board Monday evening that improvements at the park are needed and ultimately will serve as yet another tool in the city’s economic development tool box.
Jo-Ellen Eidam, chief executive officer of the Adams Health Network, was the guest speaker Monday during the chamber’s noon luncheon series.
The proposal by new Berne business Kaup Pharmacy last month to make part of Jefferson Street one-way is slowly moving forward, according to City Attorney Dave Baumgartner.
Jill Andrews, a representative of Kaup Pharmacy, and Brett Miller of Miller Land Surveying Engineering met with Berne City Council in August to propose Jefferson Street — between Franklin and Main streets — be made into a one-way northbound thoroughfare to accommodate the pharmacy’s plans to include a drive-thru window at its new location.
Decatur resident Mabel Johnson had her head shaved in the fight against childhood cancer Saturday morning at Rejuvenation Spa and Salon. Money raised during the day was for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Taking the first swipe of Johnson’s hair was Ally Bea Roessner, 4, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, who is engaged in her own fight against cancer. Holding Ally was her father, Mark.
The National Honor Society at Bellmont High School, led by seniors Ashley Sheets and Amanda Everett, will host the fourth annual Coats Because We Care event during the Braves’ home football game Friday night.
Community members are asked to pull through the drive at the football stadium and hang their gently-used, clean coats or new coats on the fence. The coats will be donated to local charities. Monetary donations will also be accepted at the gate and during half time.
The annual Swiss Heritage Festival was held Saturday in Berne despite severe weather that moved through the area Friday evening. At left, volunteers demonstrate the art of quilting for visitors in one of the grounds’ barns.