Friday, March 31, 2017

Berkshire-born Eliza Edens debut of indy-folk four-song EP released to Bandcamp | proceeds to Planned Parenthood

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Sample four songs by Berkshire-born indy-folksinger-songwriter Eliza Edens. Purchase this four-song EP for a name-your price, or email it as a gift to a friend; either way all proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood.

  • Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

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Matrices 02:55

Balaclava 03:26

Lowlight 03:31

Port Clyde 02:54


released March 31, 2017 

All proceeds from this record will be donated to Planned Parenthood. 


Songs by Eliza Edens 
Produced by Dexter Wolfe 

vox, guitars, banjo, wurlitzer, arrangements - Eliza Edens 
guitars, arrangements - Dexter Wolfe 
bass, strings - Pat Keen 
percussion - Pat Keen [tracks 2, 3, 4], Dave Power [track 1] 
trumpet on 'Balaclava' - Lazer Kotowich 

Mixed and mastered by Dexter Wolfe 
Recorded in Minneapolis, MN in November 2016 

Cover art designed by Elena Foraker; photo by Eliza 

Thank you Mom & Dad, Chris, Lou, Smusk, Shazi, Christie, Eva, Lenny, Beavers, Reptiles, the 05763, & anyone I've shared songs with. Special thanks to Siri, Dexter, Pat, and the rest of the MPLS crew for your generous support and hospitality. And thank *you* for listening.



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Monday, March 27, 2017

Marilyn Cavallari works on display at Milne Public Library beginning with Saturday (April 1) reception

March 27, 2017

David & Joyce Milne Public Library

Marilyn Cavallari to exhibit at the Milne Library

Marilyn Cavallari will exhibit her oil painting for the month of April at the Milne Library in Williamstown. The artist will host a reception on Saturday April 1st, 1-3:30 open to the public and refreshments will be served.

She began studying art at Penn State University and finished her degree at SUNYCAB. "I was most interested in Art History and Painting with Oils. I gave up painting soon after college to pursue a career in teaching ballet. In 2010 I decided to take up painting but mainly as a hobby. My hobby has become a passion which now has me painting daily. I paint with oils but continue teaching ballet which makes me look forward to each tomorrow. Many of my paintings are in private homes in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Texas, Florida, California, New Mexico, Michigan, Kansas, the Bahamas and Stockholm, Sweden".

"I am a contemporary landscape and seascape artist. I work on several paintings simultaneously a few hours each day. I take pictures everywhere I go, print them out and turn them into my paintings. If what I see and how I communicate that is enjoyed by many people then I have accomplished what I set out to do".

For more information, contact Pat McLeod. Library Director

Pat McLeod M.L.S.
Library Director
David & Joyce Milne Public Library
1095 Main St.
Williamstown, MA 01267

Fwd: Williams College to Host Climate Change Roundtable

From: Noelle Lemoine <>
Date: March 27, 2017 at 11:05:35 AM EDT
To: Noelle Lemoine <>
Subject: Williams College to Host Climate Change Roundtable

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email:





WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 27, 2017—Noted environmental journalist Andrew Revkin and environmental scientist Jacquelyn Gill will participate in a roundtable discussion at Williams College titled "Communicating Climate Science in a Post-Fact World," on Wednesday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital. The roundtable will also feature Nicolas Howe, assistant professor of environmental studies, and Phoebe Cohen, assistant professor of geosciences. This event is free and open to the public.


Revkin, an award-winning environmental journalist, has been a prominent voice in the debates about climate change and "the Anthropocene" for decades, and he has written on a wide range of subjects including the destruction of the Amazon rain forest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, science and politics, and the North Pole. In the mid 2000s, he exposed political suppression of climate findings and the editing of federal climate reports by political appointees with ties to the petroleum industry. Revkin currently works as senior reporter for climate at ProPublica, joining in 2016 after 21 years of writing for The New York Times and their "Dot Earth" blog. He has won top awards in science journalism including the Guggenheim Fellowship, Columbia University's John Chancellor Award for sustained journalistic excellence, and an Investigative Reporters & Editors Award. He is currently senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies at Pace University, as well as a songwriter and musician.


Jacquelyn Gill specializes in community paleoecology and conservation biogeography at the University of Maine's Climate Change Institute, a multidisciplinary research team committed to understanding how biodiversity responds to global change through time. An assistant professor of paleoecology and plant ecology at the University of Maine, Gill and her colleagues explore the dynamics of ecology and evolution through the challenges of climate change, disturbance, human activity and extinction. Their research spans systems and organisms, from lakes to caves, treeless islands to boreal forests, and bison to penguins. They research the dynamic distributions and interactions of plants, animals, humans, and environments, using the fossil record, models, and contemporary experiments. Their goal is to inform ecology, conservation, and management with the lens of the past. 


This discussion is part of a thematic year of inquiry called "Confronting Climate Change." Throughout this academic year the college will host a series of speakers, events and programming planned to shed light on the issue of climate change and how we should respond to it as individuals, as an institution, as a nation and as a member of the global community. This event is sponsored by the Thomas B. Healy '50 Fund, the Center for Environmental Studies and the Geosciences Department.





For building locations on the Williams campus, please consult the map outside the driveway entrance to the Security Office located in Hopkins Hall on Main Street (Rte. 2), next to the Thompson Memorial Chapel, or call the Office of Communications (413) 597-4277. The map can also be found on the web at




Noelle Lemoine
Williams College Office of Communications
phone: 413.597.4277

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How do you trust that news isn't "fake" -- on Monday, Williamstown panel will offer answers

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Two libraries are sponsoring a public forum that will help members of the public to discern quality, trustworthy news from material that is based on rumors or lies.

” Fact or Fabrication in Today’s News,” is set for on Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Williamstown Youth Center. It is co-sponsored by the North Adams Public Library and the Milne Public Library in Williamstown.

"Intended as an educational rather than a partisan conversation, it will feature a panel of journalists, educators and a library advocate taking questions on how news is presented and consumed in modern culture and how that process affects our views as informed citizens and voters," says Pat MCLeod, director of the Milne library.

Panelists will touch on the state of media literacy; ways to improve it and the role schools and libraries can play in meeting that challenge. Audience participation is encouraged. State First Berkshire District Rep. Gail Cariddi,  (D-North Adams) will moderate.

Journalists on the panel are Tammy Daniels, managing editor of iBerkshires; Carrie Saldo, a Berkshire Eagle news reporter with a background in radio and television; and Martin Langeveld, former publisher of The Eagle and The Transcript, who currently comments on the future of media in his blog “News After Newspapers.”

Educators are Jennifer Browdy, associate professor of comparative literature at Simon’s Rock of Bard College, who is teaching a course on “Media Production and Consumption in the Age of Fake News and Alternative Facts”; Shawn McIntosh, a journalist who teaches English and Communications at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and is the primary adviser to The Beacon student newspaper; and Peter Niemeyer, history teacher at Mount Greylock Regional High School and adviser to the Mount Greylock Echo student newspaper.

Krista McLeod, director of the Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen and a member of the Massachusetts Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee, will speak to the role of libraries. The session will be videotaped by WilliNet for later viewing on television Channel 17 and online at

For more information, contact McLeod at 413-458-5369 or;  or Mindy Hackner, librarian, North Adams Public Library, 413-662-3133 or