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News and events in North Adams, Mass.

Moulton Clan Grows Thanksgiving Football Tradition
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:07PM / Thursday, November 26, 2015

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The tide of green and white moved across the field, struggling for the ball.

"First down!" yelled referee Jeff Meehan, as the crowd huddled along the edges and music blared from the announcer's box.

It was first game of the night, and the first time under the lights on Wednesday at the impromptu stadium on Massachusetts Avenue.

And it wasn't so much about who would win this annual Turkey Bowl between the North Adams Drumsticks and the West End Wings, but how it brings a family together.

It all started at least 25 years ago, when the late Robert Moulton liked to play a game of football with this growing brood before Thanksgiving dinner. After


Two-Car Accident at Clarksburg Intersection
Staff Reports,
04:54PM / Thursday, November 26, 2015

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Four people escaped serious injury Thursday after another accident at the dangerous intersection at Route 8 (River Road) and Henderson Road.

The crash occurred shortly after 11 a.m. when a northbound late model Ford sport utility vehicle collided with a red Chevrolet pickup truck exiting from Henderson Road.

There were three people in the Ford, the driver, another adult and a child; the pickup contained only the driver. No one was injured.

According to Police Chief Michael Williams, the driver of the pickup had stopped at the stop sign and had checked for traffic before crossing Route 8 toward Middle Road.

The Ford was unable to stop in time and clipped the


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

The Independent Investor: Financial Media May Be Your Worst Enemy
By Bill Schmick,
10:59AM / Thursday, November 26, 2015

The business of financial news reporting has achieved a high level of sophistication and timeliness. Almost anything noteworthy that happens around the world is instantaneously transmitted to you from a variety of sources. The question is should an investor act on that news?

The short answer is no, not unless the event is truly catastrophic — nuclear war, end-of-the-world type stuff.  Achieving your financial goals and objectives requires a well-thought out approach and an investment process, which is by its nature long term. That process will almost always be at cross purposes with those of the news media. Why?

It begins with the media's time horizon and business model. A


North Adams Officially Begins The Holidays
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
10:30PM / Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Residents flocked to Main Street during the annual tree lighting to gear up for the holiday season.

After city workers finished stringing up necessary lights and standing up the two 30-foot-tall trees that bookend Main Street, the time was finally right to light everything up Wednesday.

Mayor Richard Alcombright led the city into the holidays.

"So we are all here tonight to light up the city, and I was just told that Santa is in the city, but we need to let him know where we are," the mayor said, as the crowd shouted.

And he did come, lead by the Drury band and on the back of the city's antique fire truck bearing gifts for the sea of children that

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North Adams Firefighters Deliver Turkeys to
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
05:07PM / Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Local firefighters delivered 40 turkeys to families in need this holiday season.

Early last Tuesday morning, the group loaded into one of the engines and drove to Price Chopper – not to put out a blaze, but to pick up 40 Butterball turkeys.

Firefighter Stefan Lamarre said every year Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts Local 1781 donates turkeys that they truck to different organizations. This year, the North Adams Salvation Army and Friendship Center Food Pantry was on the list.

"There are just a lot of people out there that are a little less fortunate than others," Lamarre said. "There are people without jobs."

Last year, 20


Tree Lightings & Holiday Events 2015
01:11PM / Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Christmas Tree Lightings

ADAMS: Sunday, Nov. 29, 2 to 5, festivities at the Town Common start at 2 with music, free hayrides and hot cocoa and other refreshments provided by the Adams Lion and Elks clubs; Santa arrives at 3:30 and the tree will be lighted at 4:30.

CLARKSBURG: Sunday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m. at Town Field. Sponsored by the Peter A. Cook VFW Post, which will present donations to local groups and provide hot cocoa. Santa Claus will be lighting the tree and all residents are invited to attend.

NORTH ADAMS: Wednesday, Nov. 25, 6 p.m. at Monument Square. Caroling with the First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir and Drury Band, hot chocolate and the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus will arrive


Mount Greylock PTO, NBCC Hosting Forum on Youth Substance Abuse
01:01PM / Wednesday, November 25, 2015

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School PTO and Northern Berkshire Community Coalition are teaming up for a community discussion about preventing youth substance abuse.

The public forum, "What's the Harm?" will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. at Mount Greylock Regional School.

Statistics show that the use of alcohol as a teenager dramatically increases the likelihood of illicit drug use and of developing a substance abuse disorder, or addiction.  Teens' brains are still developing, and as a result they are especially vulnerable to the damaging effects of substance use.

A panel of experts will speak and be available to answer questions


2015 Bazaars & Craft Fairs
11:01AM / Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The craft fair and bazaar listings will be updated regularly through the fall. Send information to


Friday, Nov. 13

• St. Elizabeth's Parish in North Adams annual bazaar will feature $1,000 raffle, good food, baked goods, chinese auction, white elephant sale, silent auction, plants, candy, Christmas items and more from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 14

• St. Elizabeth's Parish in North Adams annual bazaar will feature $1,000 raffle, good food, baked goods, chinese auction, white elephant sale, silent auction, plants, candy, Christmas items and more from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• The Mount Greylock Extended Care Facility on North Street,


North Adams Sees 4% Tax Rate Hike; Average Bill Up $65
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:24AM / Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday night approved a tax rate of $17.39 per $1,000 valuation, up 4 percent over last year.

The increase from last year's $16.69 is expected to cost the owner of an average single-family home valued at $134,500 an extra $65 a year.

The rate was set when the council OK'd a CIP (commercial, industrial and personal property) shift of 1.71, a factor that has been in effect for several years. Without the split rate, the rate would have been $22.18 for all property.

"As we establish this CIP shift tonight, we are assuring our community that we will be able to provide services at acceptable levels," said Mayor Richard


Clarksburg Board of Health Demands to East Road Cleanup
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
10:13PM / Tuesday, November 24, 2015

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The Board of Heath is demanding an East Road property owner clean up his property and remove a derelict mobile home.

The board on Thursday approved a letter written by member Cynthia Schock detailing the health and safety violations and the actions required by the homeowner.

Schock asked her colleagues how they should address the property owner to handle multiple complaints of an abandoned mobile home, debris, an unregistered trailer, open wells, open sewer lines, and a hazardous electrical line connecting to the mobile home.

Board member Mike Rivers said the biggest concern is the mobile home, which is unsecured.

Schock agreed and wrote in a letter to the


MassPIRG Warns of Dangerous Toys For Holiday Season
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
04:51PM / Tuesday, November 24, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — MassPIRG is asking gift buyers to be vigilant in making sure toys bought for children this holiday season are safe.   The Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group released its 30th annual report on toy safety in which it found dozens of toys inside local retail stores that are unsafe for children.    "The message today is clear: we need to protect America's youngest consumers from unsafe toys," said Michael Basmajian, of MassPIRG's Educational Fund. "We found examples of children's products that can poison or harm children."   The report released every year around Thanksgiving is intended to spread awareness


How Can the Fedís Actions Affect You?
Submitted by Edward Jones,
03:44PM / Tuesday, November 24, 2015

When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates? This question has been on the minds of economists and financial market prognosticators for quite some time now. But what does it mean to you, as an individual investor?

First of all, it’s important to understand just what is meant by “raising rates.” The Federal Reserve, or the “Fed,” directly controls short-term interest rates, although, through various measures, it can also affect long-term rates. Typically, the Fed will lower short-term rates to stimulate the economy. Conversely, the Fed will raise rates to slow down the economy if it seems to be “overheating” and threatening to push inflation


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