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Adams Gets CDBG Funding for Visitors Center Parking Lot
Staff Reports, iBerkshires
01:03AM / Saturday, July 22, 2017

North Adams will use some of its grant funding to redo failing stonework on the Armory building.  ADAMS, Mass. — The town has received $800,000 in 2017 Community Development Block Grant funds to reconfigure the parking lot at the Adams Visitors Center.    Adams was one of 58 towns and cities receiving $30.5 million in CDBG funds announced on Thursday. Also receiving grants are Becket, Buckland and North Adams.   The federal CDBG grants, administered by the state, help cities and towns respond to specific housing, community, and economic development projects that support low- and moderate-income residents, or revitalize underserved areas.   "Flexible

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Twenty Hits Not Enough in Loss to Nighthawks
10:02PM / Friday, July 21, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The North Adams SteepleCats slugged out 20 hits on Friday night, but it was not enough in a 9-7 loss to the Upper Valley Nighthawks at Joe Wolfe Field.   The SteepleCats outhit the visiting Nighthawks 20-9, but left 13 runners on base to fall to the first place team in the NECBL Northern Division.   Three unearned runs started the game for the Upper Valley, allowing the Nighthawks to take a 3-0 lead with the aid of only one hit. Matt Sanders (Troy) reached on an error as the game's leadoff hitter, and Anthony Godino (Wagner) was hit by a pitch. Ryan Jeffers (UNC Wilmington) singled to left, and an error allowed both Sanders and Godino to score. A

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

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by bananas2 10:53AM / Sunday, April 01, 2012
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by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012

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MassDOT Secretary Praises Massive Road Reconstruction in Dalton
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:01PM / Friday, July 21, 2017

Pollack praised the adoption of a Complete Streets design in the project. The secretary says she wants road projects to include bicycle lanes and renovated sidewalks to accommodate all modes of transportation.  DALTON, Mass. — MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack says the massive $10.5 million reconstruction of East Housatonic Street is a perfect example of what the state wants to see.   The project has been in the works for years and finally began construction in March 2016. It is on pace to be completed in October, with punch list items being completed in the spring.   It entails everything the state Department of Transportation would like to see in a road

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'Cats Explode for 14 Runs on Record-Setting Night
10:01PM / Thursday, July 20, 2017
KEENE, N.H. -- The North Adams SteepleCats grabbed a 14-6 victory over the Keene Swamp Bats on a history-making night at Alumni Field on Thursday evening.    The 14-run outing was North Adams' best offensive output of the season, and ended Keene's five-game winning streak.   A home run kicked off the scoring for the Swamp Bats in the bottom of the first inning. With one out, Dean Lockery (Central Connecticut State) lifted a delivery over the right field fence at Alumni Field. Lockery's seventh home run of the season gave Keene a 1-0 lead that lasted for the game's first two innings.   Blake Whitney (South Carolina Upstate) made SteepleCat history in the

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North Adams Soccer Club Holding Registration for Fall
09:34PM / Thursday, July 20, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Registration for the fall season of the North Adams Soccer Club is open.   Please head to the website to register as a player, coach or kicker/mini-Kicker: http://www.northadamssoccer.org.   We again will field teams for players from third to eighth grade, plus Kickers for Pre-K to second grade.   The BCYSL season runs from Sept. 9 to Nov. 11, but we plan to enter teams in the Pittsfield Kick-Off Classic on Labor Day weekend (generally Saturday and Sunday only). Practice will begin in mid- to late-August, once the teams are settled. However, the club need to enter teams in the league by Aug. 8, so please register as soon as possible. Families wishing to

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Rubber Duck Derby Raises Funds for North County Family Center
Staff Reports,
09:30PM / Thursday, July 20, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Hundreds of bright yellow rubber duckies were set adrift on the Hoosic River on Thursday night.    The ducks in their jaunty sea caps were a fund raiser for Family Center of Northern Berkshire County, a program of Child Care of the Berkshires, to raise funds to pay for playgroups, family support, parent education and early literacy programs.   Participants could "adopt" a duck for $5 for a chance to win up to $300. Each duck had a number marked on the bottom and  the owners of the first three to make through a gate at the finish won the prizes.    The race started out a slow but steady pace after the ducks were dumped in the

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Avoiding the Top Six Hiking Injuries
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06:24PM / Thursday, July 20, 2017

We are lucky to live in New England, because you don’t have to go very far to find a great place to hike. Even right on the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center campus, you can enjoy great trails, part of the Bennington Area Trail System. 

For a carefree hiking experience, hike with friends or on trails you know well and with daylight to spare. Also take precautions to prevent the most common hiking-related injuries. See the injuries below and the simple tips for preventing them on the trail and treating them when you return home.

* Blisters: One of the most common hiking injuries are blisters, which are most commonly caused by friction between your foot and your footwear. To

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Mass MoCA Architects Propose Redevelopment of Windsor Mill
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:00PM / Thursday, July 20, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The chief architect of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is looking to develop the Windsor Mill into art studios, galleries and live/work spaces.    Simeon Bruner of Cambridge Development Corp., and principal of Bruner/Cott Architects, has offered $465,000 for the historic mill with the pledge to invest a minimum of $400,000 on facade and capital improvements within the next three years.    "Resonating with the attraction of Mass MoCA, the proposal plans a phased transition of the Mill to a space that supports small businesses, artists and art-related activities," Bruner writes in the proposal. "We view this $865,000 in

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Mount Greylock 'Highpoint' of Club's Annual Convention
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
11:35AM / Thursday, July 20, 2017

The club's celebrating its 30th year on Mount Greylock, checking off another high point on its list.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — More than 200 members of the Highpointers Club will be hiking, biking, driving or otherwise finding their way to the top of Mount Greylock this weekend.    The annual convention of the club gathers at the highest peak in a selected state. Massachusetts was chosen as this year's location, bringing club members to the 3,491-foot summit on the Mount Greylock State Reservation.   "This is our 30th anniversary, we meet in a different state with the goal of getting to that state's high point," organizer Mick Dunn said.

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Cariddi's Top Legislative Aide Seeks to Fill Out Rep's Term
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:29AM / Thursday, July 20, 2017
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Kevin Towle knew that the Monday after Gailanne Cariddi had died, she'd want her staff reporting to work.   And they did. The top legislative aide for the late Cariddi pulled the staff together, hung a white board and listed every piece of legislation, local projects, and budget priorities on it and the group began planning for the next steps. For days, Towle reported to work and looked at that white board with fear that everything the staff has worked on for the last year would all be for naught.   "If the next person who comes in doesn't share the priorities, there is a chance these project wouldn't get accomplished," he

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Coughlan's Double-Double Helps Lift Team to Giorgi League Win
01:03AM / Thursday, July 20, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Jameson Coughlan scored 16 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked two shots Wednesday to lead Frank Field Contracting to a 48-44 win over Moresi & Associates in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Nick Aitken scored 11 in the win.   Morese's Justin Girard and Seth Sehpard each had a double-double. Girard scored a game-high 21 and grabbed 12 boards, and Shepard scored 10 to go with 11 rebounds.   In Wednesday's other game, Mike Decker scored 14 to lead Pete's Gun Shop to a 62-44 win over the NA Celtics.   Wyatt Tucker, Greg Vreeland and Dan Lambert each scored 10 points, and Tucker had 12 boards for Pete's.   The NA

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Cages at the Mill Offers Three-Day Softball Camp
09:04PM / Wednesday, July 19, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The Cages at the Mill has added a three-day youth softball camp to its summer offerings.   The camp, for players ages 10 to 15, will be held Aug. 1-3 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Alcombright Sports Complex.   The camp promises to focus on the fundamentals of the game, including throwing, hitting, fielding and bunting. Players will be divided by age group for certain activities.   The cost is $100 per player.   To register, visit www.cagesatthemill.com.

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