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Historical Commission OKs Conte: NORTH ADAMS -- The Public Schools' School Building Committee has asked for and received the Historical Commission's thoughts regarding proposed outdoor and building work at Silvio O. Conte Middle School: The plans are good.
After Wednesday's meeting of the Historical Commission, where Margo Jones Architects and Guntlow Associates presented the most current schematic designs for the project, the commission found no issues, voting unanimously in favor of the approach.
"It appears that [planners] are definitely very conscious of the building and landscape, with preserving character among the things uppermost in their minds," commission Chair Justyna M. Carlson said after the meeting.
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Steering St. Stanislaus Kostka School: ADAMS -- For the first time in the 100-year history of St. Stanislaus Kostka School, a lay person will oversee the school's operations. Janet Tremblay, a native of North Adams with 15 years of experience in education, began as principal of the school on Aug. 1, and is looking forward to the first day of school Friday.
Besides Tremblay, three new teachers were hired over the summer to join St. Stan's staff.
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Grand opening for the General: ADAMS -- The town's newest business, a recently-constructed new Dollar General at 155 Columbia St., will host its grand opening celebration this Saturday, Sept. 8, at 8 a.m.
At the event, the first 50 shoppers inside the store receive a $10 gift card and the first 200 Dollar General tote bags and access to other giveaways.
"It's a special day to celebrate the opening and welcome customers to store," company spokesperson Emily Weiss said Tuesday.
Dollar General officially opened Monday, Aug. 27, after Mark Wittig Construction of North Adams completed the 9,000-square-foot building and it was subsequently stocked with products.
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