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Pittsfield School Superintendent Talks New Building, Possible Consolidation

Jim Levulis
The old Taconic High School was built in 1968 and opened in 1969.

The end of this school year in Pittsfield, Massachusetts marks the end of one of its high school buildings. The new roughly $120 million dollar Taconic High School replaces the original, which was built in 1968. Pittsfield School Superintendent Jake McCandless spoke with WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Josh Landes about why he’s excited about the new building, and what it could mean for future school consolidation in Berkshire County.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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