Business Briefs: Two appointed to MCLA Board of Trustees

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NORTH ADAMSTwo appointed to MCLA Board of TrusteesGovernor Charlie Baker had appointed Kathleen Therrien as alumni trustee and Robert Reilly as trustee on the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Board of Trustees.A 1997 MCLA graduate, Therrien has served in this capacity since August when she was first elected to serve the remainder of the term of that vacant seat. She is the director of trust and estate administration at Williams College, president emeritus of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Education Society, and a member of the Northern Berkshire Regional Vocational Technical High School School Committee.Reilly has served as a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has taught at both MCLA and Williams, and has spoken to numerous professional organizations around the world. He was the director of EdNet@UMASS and a founding director of K12Net. Reilly received his doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1997.BERKSHIRESAG's Office: Use caution with firefighter fundraising callsAttorney General Maura Healey is asking state residents to use caution and not be confused by other fundraising calls if they plan to donate money for the family of Watertown firefighter Joseph Toscano, who died while fighting a fire on Friday.The Foundation for First Responders and Firefighters, which operates under an organization known as the Firefighters Support Foundation, has recently been seeking money over the phone from residents To provide clarity for anyone looking to help, the AG's office and the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts are urging those interested in contributing to Toscano's family to contribute to this recently established fund:Watertown Firefighters Relief Association, Toscano Fund, 99 Main St., Watertown, MA 02427. PITTSFIELDAthenaeum enhances technology servicesThe Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield's public library, has upgraded its technology by offering scanning services that allow documents to be scanned as black and white images for email attachments or saved to flash drives. Those who need assistance with scanning can receive assistance at the reference desk,The new scanning capabilities complement existing computer services that include desktop workstations outfitted with office software, laptop and mobile devices, wireless Internet service and printing from patron-owned devices.Information: Technical Services Librarian Rebecca McDole, 413 499-9480 ext. 115.


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