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District Attorney Candidates Meet Head To Head In First Debate
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:27AM / Thursday, May 17, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Paul Caccaviello had a domestic homicide case while working in the district attorney's office and he said he brought in behavioral experts to help teach and understand the issues of domestic abuse.    He said he's taken steps to create a sub-unit to focus directly on domestic abuse cases and to understand the best ways to become proactive in domestic abuse cases to halt things from getting worse. And that's what he says he'll do if elected as the new district attorney this fall.   "I've committed to bringing in training and education to my staff," Caccaviello said.   However, challenger Andrea Harrington said in


North Adams Happenings: May 16-22
11:13PM / Wednesday, May 16, 2018


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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

How Can You Meet Your Short-Term Goals?
Submitted by Edward Jones,
11:07PM / Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Why do you invest? If you're like most people, you'd probably say that, among other things, you want to retire comfortably. Obviously, that's a worthy long-term goal, requiring long-term investing. But as you journey through life, you'll also have short-term goals, such as buying a second home, remodeling your kitchen or taking a much-needed vacation. Will you need to invest differently for these goals than you would for the long-term ones? 

To answer that question, let's first look at how you might invest to achieve your longer-term goals. For these goals, the key investment ingredient is growth – quite simply, you want your money to grow as much as possible


North Adams Planners OK Distillery, More Norad Businesses
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
11:46AM / Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The planners approved one new business, one business relocation and the move and expansion of Moresi & Associates into the mill.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Planning Board on Monday approved a host of businesses, many having to do with the Norad Mill.    The former Excelsior Print mill on Roberts Drive has been filling up with tenants since being purchased by developer David Moresi last spring. On Monday, they gave the OK to a yarn dyer, a computer repair shop and Moresi's own business office.    Freia Yarns will take up residence in 4,000 square feet on the second floor of the building.   "I fell out of love with California and in love


Southern Vermont College Holds 91st Commencement
02:56PM / Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Nicholas T. Pinchuk, CEO of Snap-on, gives the keynote address on Saturday. BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southern Vermont College recognized 84 degree candidates and 2 certificate recipients at its 91st commencement exercises on Saturday, May 12, on the Greystone Lawn of the Everett Mansion.    An honorary degree of humane letters was awarded to Nicholas T. Pinchuk, chairman and chief executive officer of Snap-on Inc. and formerly president of global refrigeration operations for Carrier Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.    Pinchuk is a leader on workforce development and technical education and careers. Recognizing his role in the formation of the


CHP Holding Children's Attic Clothing, Toy Sale
01:29PM / Tuesday, May 15, 2018

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Community Health Programs’ Children’s Attic returns on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20.

This now once-a-year huge event, held under big tents at the CHP Route 7 campus at 444 Stockbridge Road, features clothing, toys, games and more. Local families sell quality maternity and children’s items, including spring, summer, fall and winter clothing, toys, videos, games, books, baby equipment and much more.

The sale will be held Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Children’s Attic is hosted by CHP Family Services and sponsored by Salisbury Bank. Call 413-528-0457 for more information.



Basement Blaze Forces Evacuation of North Adams Holiday Inn
By Tammy Daniels,
01:23AM / Tuesday, May 15, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Holiday Inn had to be evacuated around midnight on Monday after a fire in the boiler room sent smoke through the basement and into the first floor.    The report of smoke in the building was reported shortly before midnight, right after firefighters finished responding to an alarm that went off at 85 Main St. (A number of automatic alarms have been triggered by the annual hydrant flushing over the past week or so.)   Fire Director Stephen Meranti said firefighters searched through the basement area and found the fire in a type of plastic trash container in the boiler room.    "There was a lot of smoke in the basement, not much


Clarksburg Sees Reduction in Proposed Fiscal 2019 Budget
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:03AM / Tuesday, May 15, 2018

CAPTION HERE CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The Finance Committee on Thursday presented a fiscal 2019 budget that is coming in 2.69 percent below this year's budget.    The spending proposal for fiscal 2019 is $4,210,846. That's down from $4,327,247 this year, or a $116,401 difference. Based on projected revenues, next year's budget should be $600 to the good.    "We did some things different than have been done in the past," said committee member Ronald Boucher told the Select Board on Thursday. "We went through each department line by line by line, looked at everything, where we could save some money, where we were overspending.


MassDOT Sets Public Meetings on Capital Investment Plan
03:00PM / Monday, May 14, 2018
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will hold a series of public meetings throughout the commonwealth to solicit public input on its draft multibillion dollar MassDOT and MBTA Capital Investment Plan Update for fiscal years 2019-2023.    This program covers long-term highway, aeronautics, rail, and transit investments.   The meetings will begin on Tuesday, May 15, in Boston and continue for two weeks. The draft CIP includes all MassDOT highway and municipal projects, regional airports, rail, and transit, including MBTA and Regional Transit Authorities as well as the Registry of Motor Vehicles.   MassDOT will hold two meetings in Western


Adams Man Killed in Head-on Collision Sunday
Staff Reports,
09:57AM / Monday, May 14, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — An Adams man was killed Sunday night when the vehicle he was driving crossed the center line and collided with another car.    The 77-year-old man, whose name is being withheld at this time, was southbound in a 2005 Nissan sedan when he failed to make the wide turn at Hodges Cross Road and veered into the northbound lane of South Church Street, according to Police Lt. Jason Wood.    The Nissan crashed head-on into a 2008 Hyundai sport-utility vehicle headed north on South Church Street near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink.    The driver was extricated from his car and taken to Berkshire Medical Center's North Adams


North Adams Library's Tower Needs Help
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
03:59AM / Monday, May 14, 2018

Trustees Nichole Gordan and Rich Remsberg rouring the tower last fall. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The most distinctive feature of the library, its tower, is becoming its weak spot.    A leak in the tower, also called the belvedere, is causing structural damage and endangering the rooms below it.    "The belvedere is in danger," Library Director Mindy Hackner bluntly told the library trustees last week.    A recent energy audit conducted by Tighe & Bond raised some red flags. Hackner said the belvedere has been a concern of hers for a long time and that it is not weather tight.   "They were pretty insistent that something needs to


BCC Rededicates Theater to the Late Robert Boland
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
08:24PM / Saturday, May 12, 2018

Jonathan Daube was one of three former college presidents to join for the event. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — When Catherine Addy was hired to become Berkshire Community College's second president, Robert Boland was nearing retirement.   "I was completely intimidated by him. I thought the best I could do was stay out of his way, let him do his magic, and then kind of step in and take some of the credit because he worked at BCC and so did I. That seemed like a good plan at the time," Addy said.   Boland joined the new Berkshire Community College in 1961. A theater professional, he was chairman of the Theater and Fine Arts Department, overseeing more than 60

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