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MCLA Men's Basketball Falls in Season Opener
10:00PM / Friday, November 17, 2017
AMHERST, Mass. -- Mike McGuire scored 16 points Friday to lead Western New England to a 78-60 win over the MCLA men's basketball team in its season opener at the Ken Wright Tournament at Amherst College.   Mike DeMartinis led the Trailblazers with 19 points and a game-high seven rebounds.   Ki-Shawn Monroe and Antoine Montgomery added 13 and 12, respectively, in the loss.   MCLA is back at Amherst for the tournament's consolation game on Saturday.

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Clarksburg Town Officials Offer Override Option as 'Plan B'
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
07:33PM / Friday, November 17, 2017

Residents are sharply questioning the town's ability to pay back the $7.7 million it would be responsible for.  CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Town officials are floating the idea of a Proposition 2 1/2 override to stash away funds for capital projects that would include repairs to the aging elementary school.    "We're trying to work something out ... maybe a $2.75 override and put those monies into stabilitization for town and school repairs," said Selectmen Chairman Jeffrey Levanos at Wednesday's information session. "The school has that idea of their project and the school wants you to vote yes, the town wants no, but maybe there's a gray

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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
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
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Festive Holiday Market Brings Artisans, Good Food, to Greylock Works
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:06PM / Friday, November 17, 2017

Karla Rothstein, earlier this week, holds up a long list of performers, artisans and vendors appearing at Saturday's Festive at Greylock Works.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Some 60 vendors and artisans will be showing their wares in the spacious Weave Shed at Greylock Works on Saturday.    But this isn't your typical farmer's market or craft bazaar.    Instead of rushing through, the organizers are hoping patrons of Festive Holiday Market will slow down, have a cup of coffee, try some of the food being made by award-winning chefs, take time to talk to the artisans about their passion and, in general, just chill.    "I think sometimes

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Superior Court Briefs: Nov. 13 - Nov. 15
Staff Reports,
01:49PM / Friday, November 17, 2017
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, November 13.   Christopher Rathbun, 28, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws, and possession of cocaine.   He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $5,000 bail. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Lee on October 10, 2017.   Ronald Vachon, 34, of Greenfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on four counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14, two counts of rape and abuse of a child aggravated by an age difference, and a single count

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Holiday Festivals and Craft Fairs 2017
11:04AM / Friday, November 17, 2017

This is the season of harvest bazaars, holiday craft fairs and art shows. This list will be regularly updated throughout the fall. Send submissions to info@iberkshires.com.

 

Saturday, Nov. 18

GREYLOCK WORKS HOLIDAY MARKET, North Adams, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: A new holiday market at Greylock WORKS on State Road celebrates the unique magic of the Northern Berkshires. Set in an expansive, light-filled mill, the festival marketplace offers music performances, food crafters, local farmers, fermenters and distillers, and the region’s best artisans and textile curators. There also will be programs and workshops that invite visitors into the true stories of our artisans. Admission is $5

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House Passes $45 Million For Broadband & Massive Capital Bond Bill
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:48AM / Friday, November 17, 2017

Money to replace the Columbus Avenue Garage has again been added to a state bond bill. The Senate still has to pass it and then it will be up to the administration when, or if at all, to release the funds to move forward. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Legislature has allocated $45 million more toward connecting all corners of the state to high-speed internet. And the House of Representatives has put local capital projects in the queue for funding.   Working until 10 on Wednesday night, the House of Representatives passed two capital bond bills. One includes $45 million to finish what is known as the "last mile" in connecting Western Massachusetts to the

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How Can You Share Your Financial ‘Abundance’ With Your Family?
Submitted by Edward Jones,
08:17PM / Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thanksgiving is almost here. Ideally, this day should be about more than football and the imminent arrival of Black Friday mega-sales. After all, the spirit of the holiday invites us to be grateful for what we have and for the presence of our loved ones.

But it's important to look beyond just one day in November if you want your family to take part in your "abundance." If you want to ensure your financial resources eventually are shared in the way you envision, you will need to follow a detailed action plan, including these steps: 

Identify your assets. If you haven't done so already, it's a good idea to take an inventory of all your financial assets – your

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North Adams City Food Collection Benefits Friendship Center Pantry
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
06:20PM / Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mayor Richard Alcombright helps with his final delivery as mayor. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The annual citywide food drive delivered hundreds of pounds of food on Thursday morning for the Friendship Center Food Pantry.   The annual drive collects nonperishable foods from the North Adams Public Schools, City Hall, Police Department, Fire Department, Spitzer Center and the library.    "This is just another fun day in being able to provide this," Mayor Richard Alcombright said after helping carry boxes into the Eagle Street pantry. "I want to thank Rosemari [Dickinson] and certainly thank Ellen [Sutherland] for their efforts in spearheading this and for all

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No One Injured in North Adams Head-On Collision
Staff Reports,
01:38PM / Thursday, November 16, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A head-on collision on Thursday closed a section of Massachusetts Avenue for close to an hour.    No one was hurt in the noontime accident but both vehicles had to be towed from scene.   The accident occurred near 1406 Mass Ave., near the Blackinton Honor Roll shortly after noon. A westbound red older model Ford Explorer crossed the center line into the path of an eastbound gray Dodge Caravan, knocking the van up onto the banking on the north side of the road.    Lt. Jason Wood said driver of the Ford told police he had dropped his cup of coffee, distracting him as the van was approaching. The driver was cited for not having a driver's

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Boino, UMass Home Thursday in NCAA Tourney
iBerkshires.com Sports,
03:37AM / Thursday, November 16, 2017
Kevin Boino and the University of Massachusetts men’s soccer team completed a rare Atlantic 10 double last weekend and will look to extend their season on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Division I Championship.   The Minutemen defeated Virginia Commonwealth to win the A10 tournament, becoming the first team to win the regular season outright and the conference tournament in the league since 1991.   Thursday at 1 p.m., UMass will host Colgate in a rematch from the teams’ Sept. 16 meeting in Amherst. Boino had a shot on goal in that 2-1 UMass win.   On the season, Boino has a goal and an assist in 19 starts for the Minutemen (15-3-3).   He is not the

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North Adams Council Accepts Land for Bike Path
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
12:51AM / Thursday, November 16, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council's acceptance of a land donation on Tuesday clears the way for the Mohawk Bike Path to run from Williamstown to Harriman & West Airport.   The city is planning to piggyback the 1-mile section in North Adams informally named for the late state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi, a longtime bike path proponent, onto the 2.5-mile route in Williamstown to tap into soon-to-expire federal scenic byway money.   "With the acceptance of this gift of land, we will be able to move this project side-by-side with Williamstown and take advantage of this funded MassDOT project," Mayor Richard Alcombright read from his communication to the council.

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Moulton Game-Winner Lifts MCLA Women in Opener
11:36PM / Wednesday, November 15, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. --  Karina Mattera scored 19 points and Drury's Emily Moulton knocked down the game winning basket with 24 seconds remaining as MCLA held off Cobleskill for a 73-68 win on Wednesday in the Amsler Campus Center Gym in the the season opener for both programs.   After leading by as many as 19 in the first half and owning a 43-29 edge at halftime, the Trailblazers let Cobleskill inch back into the contest in the third quarter.   The Fighting Tigers would cut the deficit to 58-47 heading to the fourth and then rallied behind Addy Lawson. She scored 13 of her game high 32 points in the fourth quarter. With 52 seconds remaining, she drilled her fifth 3-pointer

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