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Northern Berkshire Youth Baseball Assigns New Players to Teams
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03:13PM / Wednesday, March 21, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The Northern Berkshire Independent Youth Baseball League has assigned new players for the 2018 season.   Coaches will be contacting all players to schedule practices as weather permits. The following is a list of new players who have been assigned to rosters for the upcoming season. This list is just the new players for each team and does not reflect the complete rosters with returning players:   FYP/Trail House: Nick Gilman, Austin Buda, Carter Lee, Hayden Boucher, Alex Rodriguez -Joy,  Jacob Gladu, Alex Cable, James Varellas, Zach Howland,  Max Miller,  Carter Moore.   H A George: Jesse Thompson, Jake Newberry, Jake Bugbee.   Elks:

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North Adams Awarded State Grant for Eagle St. Business Development
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:00PM / Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A consultant will provide technical assistance to Eagle Street businesses. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams is one of 19 communities — and the only one in Western Massachusetts — to be awarded a state grant to help downtown businesses.    The city received $15,000 that will go toward helping existing businesses on historic Eagle Street with technical assistance.    "I think it's a great thing because it will help downtown business development," Mayor Thomas Bernard said on Tuesday. "It is a great thing because it's a really solid partnership between the local businesses and the city. ...    "I really like to


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

North Adams Happenings: March 21-27
12:19PM / Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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Time for Financial 'Spring Cleaning'
Submitted by Edward Jones,
11:41AM / Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The days are longer and the temperatures are warmer – so it must be spring. For many of us, that means it's time for some spring cleaning. But why stop with sprucing up your living space? This year, consider extending the "spring cleaning" concept to your financial environment, too.

How can you tidy your finances? Here are some suggestions:

"De-clutter" your portfolio. As you go through your home during your spring cleaning rounds, you may notice that you've acquired a lot of duplicate objects – do you really need five mops? – or at least some things you can no longer use, like a computer that hasn’t worked since 2010. You can create


North Adams Airport Reviewing New Lease Structures
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
01:20AM / Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Alex Kelly, in the back,  said the commission seems to be putting hurdles in the way of his opening his business at the airport. He was approved for a flight school but told he'd have to wait for an FAA OK to begin parachuting. 

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Airport Commission will gather input from airport users to inform its new lease structure.

Administrative Officer Michael Canales told the commission Tuesday that over the next few months, he will present new leases and minimum standards for the commission and tenants to review.

"That is our plan and we want to keep all of you involved going forward ... we will have a one-month review of the draft, so anyone


Andrea Harrington to Challenge Caccaviello for District Attorney
10:49PM / Tuesday, March 20, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Local attorney Andrea Harrington took out papers on Tuesday morning to primary Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello, who was sworn in just five days ago.   The former Democratic candidate for state senator had hinted last week on "The John Krol Show" that she was interested, saying people had reached out to her about running and that she was "taking a really hard look at it."    She ended any speculation by pulling papers Tuesday morning at the secretary of the commonwealth's office in Springfield.  She said she will be officially kicking off her campaign in the weeks ahead.   "I'm excited to

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Fallon Health Puts Two Local Councils on Aging on the Road
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:35PM / Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The two Nissan Rogues were branded with each Council on Aging logo and Fallon Health's graphic. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Adams and Lee Councils on Aging took possession of two shiny copper-colored Nissan Rogues on Tuesday, courtesy of Fallon Health.   The gifts, along with a number of "big checks," is the health insurance provider's way of supporting the community, said Richard P. Burke, president and CEO.   "We think it's important to support the communities within which we offer our products and services," he said as recipients of this year's Fallon Health grants admired the pair of sport-utility vehicles parked outside the offices


Democratic Candidates for Governor to Speak in Pittsfield
03:34PM / Tuesday, March 20, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The three gubernatorial candidates running in the Democratic primary will appear at the American Legion on Wendell Avenue on Sunday at 4 p.m.   Jay Gonzalez, Bob Massie and Setti Warren will present their platforms in a forum to be moderated by state Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield.    The forum is being sponsored by the Berkshire Democratic Brigades and the Berkshire Central Labor Council.   Warren is a veteran and former mayor of Newton, Massie is a global sustainability advocate, and Gonzalez is a former health system CEO and Health Connector chairman.   This event is free but the sponsors are encouraging donations to help support


NBCC Forum: 'Domestic Violence is a Matter of Life or Death'
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:46AM / Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Participants in the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition meeting on Friday stood to indicate that they have been touched by domestic violence in some way, personally or professionally.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — By the end of the exercise, nearly everyone was standing.

Participants in the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition forum on Friday were urged to stand if they ever had responded to a domestic violence situation, counseled a domestic violence victim, suspected a friend or family member of being a victim of domestic violence, or were themselves affected by domestic violence. Nearly all of the 75 guests stood up.

"So we can see that we're already standing together for


North Adams Chooses Designer For Splash Park
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
01:31AM / Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Director of Community Development Larysa Bernstein updates the Parks & Recreation Commission on the Noel Field splash park. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city has awarded the splash park project design bid to Berkshire Design Group Inc. and construction could begin this summer.    Director of Community Development Larysa Bernstein on Monday updated the Parks and Recreation Commission on Monday about the new project at Noel Field Athletic Complex.   "They are working on the design now and their plan is to start construction in the late summer and finish by June 30 of 2019," Bernstein said.     The city received $400,000 through a Parkland


Biz Briefs: Berkshire Money Management Founder Allen Harris Publishes First Book
12:05PM / Monday, March 19, 2018
Written in stone

Berkshire Money Management founder and CEO Allen Harris has released his first book, written especially for business owners in the midst of transition. "Build It, Sell It, Profit," published by Advantage in February, as a longtime labor of love and valuable insight into preparing business owners who are looking to reap the benefits of their hard work.

"Build It, Sell It, Profit" is written for all business owners, including those who know what they need to do, but who are trying to navigate where to begin in the process. The book is about increasing an owner's income while making the business a better candidate for sale – either in two years


Community Baby Shower to be Held March 31
11:12AM / Monday, March 19, 2018

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — CHP/Berkshire South WIC invite all expecting and new parents to a Community Baby Shower on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to  1 p.m.

The first 10 women who attend will win a gift card for a free manicure. There will be free workshops on prenatal bonding, breastfeeding and returning to work, baby boxes and more. In addition to educational activities, there will be informational resources from local providers in the community to support new mothers and their families.

There will also be several give-a-ways, including a Graco Click & Connect Infant Car Seat and Stroller, Nursery Center Playard, Bright Starts Bouncer and more. Healthy, delicious


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