Debate over Mount Greylock HS turf construction intensifies

Many community members support turf installation, citing concerns over natural grass maintenance. (Photo courtesy of Mount Greylock Regional High School Athletics.)

In late September, the Mount Greylock Regional School District School Committee (MGRSDSC) voted to reject three bids from local contractors to install a turf field at Mount Greylock Regional High School (MGRHS) in Williamstown, a project that has spurred significant community debate in recent years. 

The conversation about constructing a synthetic field at the high school, which serves Williamstown and Lanesborough, began in the fall of 2016, when the committee formed several sub-groups focused on improving the MGRHS campus.

Coach’s Corner: Scott Honecker, wrestling

(Zoe Bank/The Williams Record.)

The Record’s sports section has long published “Captain’s Corner” interviews, but this week, we are mixing it up with our inaugural “Coach’s Corner,” giving readers the chance to get to know the coaches of their favorite Eph teams. 

The team just had its first meet of the season last Friday. How do you help first-years get ready to compete during their first semester of college?

Captain’s Corner: Daiana Takashima ’20

(Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.)

Team: Volleyball

Hometown: Walnut Creek, Calif. Major: Psychology 

Residence: Horn Hall

Snackbar order:Nachos with barbecue sauce, chicken and mozzarella 

How did you start playing volleyball?

Farm Fun in the Sun: Students engage with local farming

Around 200 students have volunteered at the organic-practicing Peace Valley Farm in Williamstown since the early 1990s. (Photo courtesy of Marco Vallejos.)

When Marco Vallejos ’20 walks into breakfast at Mission dining hall, he sees familiar “faces” — not a friend or a staff member, but the potatoes he recently dug up at Peace Valley Farm that are now turned into golden homefries.