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Alcombright Running on Progress, Development
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:46AM / Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Mayor Richard Alcombright kicks off his re-election campaign.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Richard Alcombright is running for a fourth term as mayor with a vow to continue growing on past efforts and with the hopes of bringing a number of projects to fruition.

"I can't believe it's been six years since we mounted our historic campaign in 2009," he said. "I promised an unprecedented degree of openness and I have continued to deliver on that promise ...

"I plan to run a vigorous campaign against any and all who challenge me and what we're trying to accomplish."

Alcombright officially kicked off his re-election campaign on Wednesday with nearly 100


Local Trumpet Player To Play With The Eagles Band
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
03:04AM / Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Drury grad Steven Felix will join the Eagles Band for two concerts.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams native and Drury High School graduate Steven Felix will join the Eagles Band as a featured soloist for performances in early July.

With Felix, the Eagles Band will play Carl Hahne’s “Slavonic Fantasy” at Windsor Lake on Wednesday, July 1, and at the Veterans Home Park in Bennington, Vt., on Wednesday, July 8.

Both concerts are free and they begin at 6:30.

Felix graduated from Drury in 2007 and received his bachelor's degree in trumpet performance and music education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

He received his master's


Colorful Bus Stop Installed on Main Street
by TunnelVision 01:33PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2012

by bananas2 10:53AM / Sunday, April 01, 2012
Instead of bickering about parking get a industry in North Adams with higher paying jobs than all the service jobs we have now. Is anyone on the commitee out there looking for any industries to come
Super Bowl Pancake Breakfast
by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012

MCLA, Waubeeka Earn Giorgi League Wins
11:22PM / Monday, June 29, 2015
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Joe Wiggins scored 21 points to lead MCLA to a 76-53 win over Mingo's/Moresi Associates on Monday evening in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Dakari Wornum had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds to go along with three blocks.   Five players scored in double figures for MCLA. Careem Kirksey scored 15, Jacob Kennedy had 12 and Merle Darling added 10.   For Mingo's, Kollin Allard scored 16 and Nolan Bird scored 15 with 12 boards. Josh Racette scored 12 and grabbed eight rebounds.   In Monday's other game, Bob Malloy scored 16 points to lead Waubeeka Golf Links to a 73-47 win over BFAIR/NA Law.   Tom Suski and


Sorrento's Double Fuels Late Rally in 'Cats Win
11:08PM / Monday, June 29, 2015
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- A two-base error in the outfield sparked a four-run ninth inning for the North Adams SteepleCats as they defeated Vermont, 7-3, on Monday evening in New England Collegiate Baseball League action.   The SteepleCats entered the ninth with a 3-2 lead before the big inning, which started when Joseph Burns reached second base on an error in the outfield and was highlighted by Victor Sorrento's two-run double.   Burns went 3-for-4 wth a double and an RBI for North Adams (11-8), which got seven strong innings from starter Josh Garran.   Garran struck out four, walked two and allowed four hits and one run in seven innings, lowering his earned run average to


St. Stan's Announced Fourth Quarter Honors
01:33PM / Monday, June 29, 2015

ADAMS, Mass. — St. Stanislaus Kostka School has announced its fourth quarter honor roll.

Grade 7 Honors: Alicia Loughman and Braeden Delmolino.

Grade 7 High Honors: Tessa Zoito, Alison Felix and Darcy Scalise.

Grade 8 Honors: Olivia Nuvallie, Hailey Michalenko and Joseph Vigiard.

Grade 8 High Honors: Payton Atwell and Emma Marino.



Nominations Accepted for 2015 Woman of Achievement
11:36AM / Monday, June 29, 2015

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Business and Professional Women is accepting nominations for the 2015 "Woman of Achievement" award.

The award honors a Berkshire County woman for her considerable achievements and outstanding commitment to the community. The award will be presented at a dinner event Monday, Oct. 19, in celebration of National Women in Business Week. The monies raised at the dinner event are used for career advancement scholarships for Berkshire County women.

Berkshire Business and Professional Women has been honoring a local woman with this award since 1965. Past recipients include Dr. Ellen Kennedy, Ruth Blodgett, June Roy Martin, Christine Singer, Laurie


Dagnoli/JBC Rolls Up 85 Points in Giorgi League Win
09:14AM / Monday, June 29, 2015
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Nigel Cross scored 18 points, and Keiland Cross and Sedal Jones each had 16 to lead Dagnoli/JBC to an 85-75 win over Bud Light on Sunday evening in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Vern Cross scored 14 in the win.   Jackson Tower and Zach LeBarron each tied for game-high honors with 18 points for Bud Light, which got 17 points and 10 rebounds from Dalton Nicholas and 14 points from Anthony Karch.   In Sunday's other game, Trevor Alibozek scored 13 to lead Yard Work by Dan to a 62-48 win over Central Radio.   Steve Bopp backed him up with 12 points, and Robert Jutras and Nick Trombley each had 11 in the win.   Travis Severs scored


Sagas of the Shire: The Madness of Sue Dunham
By Joe Durwin, iBerkshires Columnist
11:24PM / Sunday, June 28, 2015
Susan Dunham was a local legend in the hills and dales of the Berkshires.

SAVOY, Mass. — Author Thomas Pynchon called her "that beautiful and legendary drifter who last century had roamed all this hilltop country, exchanging babies and setting fires."

From depictions in literature and in visual art as well, there can be no doubt that the strange sad life of "Crazy Sue" left a significant impression, even on the memory of a region somewhat known for its eccentric characters.

"For fifty years, through the storms and heat, ice and snow, Sue traveled the roads of Berkshire, a poor, wild, aimless, and harmless being who recognized no family and no home,"


Solid Sound Welcomes Newcomers & Festival Veterans
By Jack Guerino,
03:37PM / Sunday, June 28, 2015
People from around the country navigated their way — including over the Hairpin Turn — to get to North Adams for Solid Sound.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — As Solid Sound winded down this weekend, people from throughout the country shared a similar experience of a family friendly and musically diverse music festival.

This was also the first Solid Sound Festival for Arielle Reindeau and Peter Kyller of Boston.

"I looked into going out to the museum and then from there I found they had this cool event going on," Kyller said. "I thought we could probably do some camping along with it, so it turned out to have a bunch of stuff we wanted to do."

Both Reindeau and


Solid Sound Brings Heavy Traffic To The City
By Jack Guerino,
11:37PM / Saturday, June 27, 2015
Wilco plays at Joe's Field on Saturday night. Solid Sound wraps up on Sunday afternoon. See more photos here.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – If you haven’t noticed, there are a lot more cars driving through North Adams this weekend.

With more than 7,000 people visiting North Adams for Solid Sound there has been noticeable influx in traffic.

Basic commutes to downtown have easily extended a few minutes and at some of the more precarious intersections, North Adams Police officers are needed to guide visitors and protect those making their way down to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art on foot.

The downtown was a parking lot, with vehicles lining East, West and Main streets,


MountainOne Wins City Title, Sends Coach Out a Winner
By Stephen Dravis, Sports
09:12PM / Friday, June 26, 2015
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- It may not have been a perfect season, but it was a perfect ending for the MountainOne Little League team.   Zachary Davignon struck out four, and Hunter Sarkis drilled a home run over the fence in left-center as MountainOne defeated Morrison Berkshire, 12-2, on Friday night in Game 3 of the North Adams City Championship Series at Fallon Field.   The victory capped a year in which MountainOne went unbeaten in the regular season and capped the career of coach Chris Marsh, who had previously announced this would be his last of 12 seasons in a Little League dugout.   Marsh said that he did not have to do much to get his players to regroup after

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Solid Sound Filling Up 'Pop-Up' Campgrounds
By Jack Guerino,
08:20PM / Friday, June 26, 2015
Campers set up their gear on Solid Ground at the Noel Field Athletic Complex.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — If you partition it, they will come.

The three main camp sites for Solid Sound Festivalgoers are just about filled up. Solid Ground, Hoosac Valley Campground, and Camp Aggie resemble giant grids ready to host a portion of the over 7,000 concert goers to visit the Berkshires this year for the event.

Throughout the day Friday, concertgoers have been filtering through Cheshire, Adams, and North Adams with tents, coolers, grills sleeping bags, and the occasional guitar for pre-concert serenading.

Solid Ground, located at Noel Field Athletic Complex is at capacity with 375 plots


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