April 9, 2021


North Adams Finance Committee Tackling Outdated Fee Structure / iBerkshires.com

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Finance Committee are back to tackling the city’s lengthy list of fees, some of which have not been updated in decades.


The process had begun more than a year ago but was put on hold during the pandemic and the departure of the the former administrative officer who had done the initial legwork.


Committee Chairwoman Lisa Blackmer said she wanted to ensure that fees properly covered the costs.


“You know something takes X number of hours, even if you put it at the

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Williamstown Finance Committee Hears from Mount Greylock Officials / iBerkshires.com

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School District is in a healthy financial position, but officials are wary of unknowns that could bring new challenges in fiscal 2022.


Those were two of the takeaways from a presentation to the town’s Finance Committee on Wednesday.


Mount Greylock Superintendent Jason McCandless and Business Manager Joe Bergeron met virtually with the town panel — not to discuss specifics of the FY22 budget the district is formulating but to discuss some of the inputs that help build that budget.



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Adams Hires Finance Director to Replace Retiring Accountant / iBerkshires.com

ADAMS, Mass. — The town has hired Crystal Wojcik as town accountant/finance director to replace longtime accountant Mary Beverly who is retiring.


“She is a remarkable young woman and thoroughly impressed her interview panel,” Town Administrator Jay Green said. “In addition to the benefit of recruiting a younger generation into local government,  she is ready to take on this critical position and capable of it. She will represent the town well and will introduce a contagious energy in the role.”


Beverly plans to retire at the end of the month.

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