MEMBER SIGN IN
Not a member? Become one today!
         iBerkshires     Berkshire Chamber     MCLA     City Statistics    
Search
News and events in North Adams, Mass.

Alcombright Hopes to Share Trendsetter Award With Community
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:44PM / Tuesday, September 27, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — City Hall is looking to share the love when it comes to the city's recent Berkshire Trendsetters award.

Mayor Richard Alcombright said last week that he and Suzy Helme, the city's event coordinator, are considering ways that local businesses and organizations might host the award.

North Adams was presented this year's "Comprehensive Marketing Campaign" award on Sept. 15, beating out The Berkshire Eagle, Berkshire Natural Resources Council, Miss Hall's School and SoCo Creamery.

"There were four others that were really good, good organizations, but to  get the award in front of such a community of business leaders at

0 Comments
Read More >>

Commission Listens to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:01AM / Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Margo Chevers, the Western Mass representative on the commission, said custodial grandparents had to get vocal to make change happen.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Margo Chevers remembers the night she was called to take in her two granddaughters, once almost 10 months, the other 23 months.

She wasn't prepared for the physical and emotional toll or the financial needs. It was, she said, a wake-up call.

"I dropped $50 just to get through the night," Chevers said of the supplies she had to get - diapers, food, pajamas. And there was the "mental calisthenics of how I'm going to get through the day."

Within two years she was facing a major health crisis, and saw

0 Comments
Read More >>

Hacked by HxBen
by 05:02AM / Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Hacked by HxBen
by 05:01AM / Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Hacked by HxBen
by 04:59AM / Tuesday, June 14, 2016

www.iberkshires.com
www.tavernatthea.com
www.iberkshires.com
NORTHADAMS.COM.COM TEXT ADVERTISINGADVERTISE TODAY

Two Accidents, No Injuries in Southern Vermont
02:44PM / Monday, September 26, 2016

STAMFORD, Vt. — A local woman avoided injury when her Chrysler Town and Country crashed into a tree on Saturday morning shortly before 11.

 Karen Wheeler, 57, of Readsboro was southbound on Route 100 in her 2005 van when she experienced a mechanical malfunction with her steering wheel, according to State Trooper Lauren Ronan. The van left the highway near Lincoln Road, collided with a guardrail and then a tree.  

There was extensive damage to the guardrail and vehicle, which is considered totaled. Wheeler was wearing a seat belt and no one was injured in the crash. The conditions were dry and sunny.

A second accident later that day in Pownal involved two motor vehicles

0 Comments
Read More >>

MCLA's Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation Receives LEED Gold Certification
02:01PM / Monday, September 26, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts's Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the United States Green Building Council.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by USGBC, is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

According to MCLA President James F. Birge, the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation is a model of sustainability. The building's photovoltaic solar panel array, he said, is just one feature that helps make this

0 Comments
Read More >>

Berkshires Beat: Fall Foliage Week Has Arrived
01:16PM / Monday, September 26, 2016

Fall Foliage Festival extravaganza: It's Fall Foliage week, and with that comes lots of news, notes - and pleas for help.

First, the pleas: The North Adams Chamber of Commerce is in need of six cyclists to help power its human powered vehicle for the Oct. 2 parade. Email Phil Sellers at phil@riverhillpottery.com. Remember, the parade kicks off at 1 p.m. from the Ocean City Job Lot parking lot. All of this week's events can be found online.

Now, some news: Before the parade, Greylock Federal’s Fall Classic 5K Road Race will begin at noon at the top of Main Street near the North Adams Public Library and travel west down Main, then south on (Route 8) State Street before

0 Comments
Read More >>

Biz Briefs: Lee Outlets Expand Before Holiday Season
11:30AM / Monday, September 26, 2016

Outlet additions: Popular apparel retailer Guess has opened a factory store at the Lee Premium Outlets, and Toys 'R Us Express and Ten Thousand Villages are open at the center through the fall and holiday shopping seasons.

Guess offers a full range of denim, apparel and accessories for women, men and kids and, with a presence in over 80 countries, is a truly global brand that will appeal to the shoppers from far and wide who visit Lee Premium Outlets. The store is located on Main Street at the center, between Johnston & Murphy and Lindt.

Ten Thousand Villages, open through Dec. 31, showcases handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serveware and personal

0 Comments
Read More >>

Busy Weekend for Local Collegians in Village Beautiful
iBerkshires.com Sports,
12:29AM / Monday, September 26, 2016
It was homecoming weekend of sorts for local graduates in Williamstown this weekend.   Cross country’s Purple Valley Classic and golf’s Williams Fall Invitational each attracted schools that feature Berkshire County alumni on their rosters.   At Taconic Golf Club, the Williams Fall Invitational included Salem State senior Chad Alibozek and an MCLA team that featured four locals.   Drury alumnus Matt Lawrence carded rounds of 83 and 85 to tie for 65th place in the field along with MCLA teammate Quinn McCormick. The pair were joined at the two-day event by Nick Bator (Drury), Josh Fortier (Pittsfield) and Liam Nolan (Pittsfield).   Salem State senior Alibozek

0 Comments
Read More >>

Annual Fall Run Fundraiser Returns For 35th Year
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
05:13PM / Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bikers make their way down Park Street for the annual Fall Run benefit for Shriners Children's Hospital. See more photos here.

ADAMS, Mass. — The rumble of engines echoed through Adams on Sunday morning as more than 1,000 motorcycles queued up at Bowe Field for the 60-mile Fall Run motorcycle ride.

Mike Roberts, owner of Custom City Cycle Shop and co-founder of the annual fundraiser, said although the 35 years marks a milestone for the run, it almost marked the end of Bike Night.

"The biggest issue we had this year was there was no Events Committee in Adams, they disbanded recently," he said. "They helped organize Bike Night and that was a big hit to

1 Comment
Read More >>

Sfakianaki Helps MCLA Tennis Win Fifth Match
04:22PM / Sunday, September 25, 2016
JOHNSON, Vt.- The MCLA women's tennis team rallied from an early deficit to earn a hard fought 5-4 win over the Johnson State Badgers on Saturday.   The Trailblazers (5-3, 3-1 NAC) seemed in control after taking a pair of hard fought doubles matches. Mariza Sfakianaki paired with Brian Higgins to earn a point via an 8-6 win in the top doubles slot. Sarah Hachadourian teamed with Anna Despart to earn another point by an identical 8-6 margin while JSC (6-2)  took the third doubles point. MCLA held a slim 2-1 lead heading into the singles matches.   JSC quickly took the lead when Grace Page, Kali Covell, and Nicole Monick earned wins out of the 2nd, 4th, and 5th singles

0 Comments
Read More >>

Q&A: Pownal Woman Conquers Appalachian Trail After Detour
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
08:06AM / Sunday, September 25, 2016

Hannah Cochran's 'weird selfie' atop of a sleety Mount Katahdin. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Hannah Cochran is a hiker through and through, but she is not a "thru-hiker," not technically, at least not in her opinion.   Others would differ with the Pownal, Vt., resident and Mount Greylock Regional School graduate.   Cochran launched an attempt to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 2014. But before she could complete the 2,190-mile trek from Georgia to Maine, she was sidetracked by the news that her father in Hancock was diagnosed and being treated for cancer.   Understandably, she decided to forego her dream and be with her family. But this summer,

5 Comments
Read More >>

North Adams Recovery Event Hears Voices of Recovery, Pain
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
09:00PM / Saturday, September 24, 2016

Rebecca Dodge, founder of the Have Hope Initiative, speaks about the struggles of addiction.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The goal of the annual recovery vigil has been to shine a light on a scourge that's affected families and communities across the nation: Addiction.

"I have kept my demons at bay for 13 years and six months," said Rebecca Dodge, recalling her fall into drug abuse in the early 2000s. But many of her friends haven't been as successful, she told the gathering Noel Field Athletic Complex for the Voices of Recovery event on Saturday afternoon.

Her friend, Hope Benoit, succumbed several years ago leading her to found the Have Hope Initiative. But just

3 Comments
Read More >>

Buddy Walk Unites Families — And Athletes, Too, This Year
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:36PM / Saturday, September 24, 2016

DALTON, Mass. — The 10th annual Buddy Walk of the Berkshires was bigger than ever. And thanks to a high school sports scheduling quirk, its reach was a little broader than ever. 

The Saturday morning walk, organized by and for the support of Berkshire County families living with Down syndrome, drew about 1,000 participants who gathered at Craneville Elementary School for the annual walk up and down Main Street. 

That group included the girls soccer team from Westfield High, which had a game scheduled for 1 p.m. against Dalton's Wahconah Regional. Problem was, many of the girls on the Wahconah team are long-time Buddy Walkers, going back to their days as Craneville

1 Comment
Read More >>

Page 1 of 211 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11 ... 211  
NorthAdams.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Sreet, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2011 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved