Adams-Cheshire Regional School District won't be pairing up with North Adams on a superintendent.

iBerkshires.com reports that the School Committee voted unanimously yesterday to suspend talks with North Adams and agreed to focus on hiring its own superintendent.

The vote clears the way for the school district to hire a replacement for retiring Superintendent Robert Putnam.

The three candidates, found by a search committee, are Taconic High School Principal John Vosburgh; Maria Geryk, director of student services for the Central Berkshire Regional School District; and William Bazyk, superintendent of the Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union in Vermont. Ellen Retelle, director of teaching and learning at Connecticut's Capitol Region Education Council also made the final cut but has withdrawn her name.