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Neal Ready to Negotiate an Infrastructure Bill
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:34PM / Thursday, February 01, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The ranking Democrat in the U.S. House's Ways and Means Committee wants to get to negotiations on an infrastructure bill.   President Donald Trump is proposing a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill to fix the nation's roads, bridges, airports, and railways. And that is exactly the kind of bill U.S. Rep. Richard Neal has been wanting for years. But, the Berkshire's congressional representative says negotiating how that will be paid is still on the table.   "The improvements in the public arena are our responsibility and they should be done. So when the president says he wants to do a big infrastructure program, alright let's get on to


Marty's T Ball Gearing Up for 30th Anniversary Season
11:05AM / Thursday, February 01, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Marty's T Ball this month is registering boys and girls ages 5 to 7 for its upcoming 30th anniversary season.   Registration will be held Feb. 26 and 27 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Elk's Hall in North Adams.   The cost is $35 per player or $40 for families with more than one player. All late registrations are $45 per player. Need-based scholarships are available on a confidential basis.   Call 413-281-6637 for information.


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

Greylock Thunder Travel Softball Sets Tryouts
10:58AM / Thursday, February 01, 2018
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Greylock Thunder Travel Softball program will hold tryouts Feb. 11 for its under-14 and under-16 squads.   Any player from any town is welcome to try out for the squad. Players who participated in the fall tryouts are encouraged to attend.   The Feb. 11 tryouts will be at Williams College's Towne Field House, 82 Latham St., Williamstown, from 9 a.m. to noon. Sneakers are required.   The program will hold tryouts for its under-12 team at a later date.   For information, email


North Adams Marijuana Working Group Readies Ordinance for Council
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:38AM / Thursday, February 01, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The working group developing a retail marijuana ordinance is passing its work to the City Council and Planning Board after making some adjustments on Wednesday night.    The nearly dozen-member board was charged by Mayor Thomas Bernard to prepare an ordinance over three meetings in January with the purpose of having something on the books by the time the state begins accepting applications for cannabis facilities in April.    The goal of Wednesday's meeting, the third and final for the group, was to include input from a public hearing held last week and to make modifications if necessary. The bulk of the more than 90-minute meeting focused


Bridgewater State Tops MCLA Men, Women
10:54PM / Wednesday, January 31, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The visiting Bridgewater State University women's basketball team held MCLA to 31 percent shooting, and Chanelle Melton scored a game-high 14 points to lead the Bears to a 49-42 win over the Trailblazers in MASCAC action.   MCLA (6-14, 2-6) led 12-8 after one quarter, but BSU (7-13, 3-4) took over in the second frame. It started the second quarter with an 11-0 spurt and when Nicole Bostick canned a 3-pointer, the Bears led, 19-12.  They eventually led 27-21 at halftime.     MCLA was paced by Emily Moulton and Sam Gawron, who each ended with a team best 12 points. Moulton added eight rebounds.   MCLA will be on the road again on


Whiskey Treaty Roadshow to Play at Drury High
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
06:12PM / Wednesday, January 31, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Drury Performing Arts Center will bring the band Whiskey Treaty Roadshow to the high school this Thursday night.   Drury performing arts management teacher Jamie Choquette said this semester the DPAM class decided to contact the Western Mass band after seeing a video of them playing James Taylor's "Fire & Rain" on Taylor's official website.   "They loved it and immediately contacted them to book the band at Drury," he said.   The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow is a collaborative band that brings together five Massachusetts singer-songwriters. They play a mixture of Americana, rock and roots-folk music.   The group


Dreaming Of A White Groundhog's Day?
01:53PM / Wednesday, January 31, 2018

After a few days of seeing grass, snow is back in the forecast tonight, with a chance of snow showers, mainly between midnight and 4 a.m., according to the National Weather Service, and then again on Thursday into Friday.

Just how much snow will we get on the day Punxsutawney Phil lets us know when winter will end?

The National Weather Service predicts less than 1 inch overnight tonight into Thursday and snow showers overnight Thursday into Friday, with less than 1 inch possible. Snow showers might continue into the afternoon on Friday. Temps will turn cold Friday, with a low around 4 and a high of only 22 on Saturday.


The Weather Channel is predicting snow showers early tonight, with


Put a Trusted 'Quarterback' on Your Financial Team
Submitted by Edward Jones,
12:17PM / Wednesday, January 31, 2018

On Feb. 4, the eyes of most of the country – and much of the rest of the world – will be on Minneapolis, site of the most-watched football game in the United States. As a fan, you can admire the way quarterbacks in the Big Game direct their teams. But as an investor, you can learn something from the big game by putting together your own team to help you achieve your financial goals – and you may find it helpful to have your own "quarterback."

Who should be on your team? Your financial strategy will involve investments, taxes and estate planning, so you will likely need a financial advisor, a tax professional and an attorney. Ideally, your financial advisor


North Adams Happenings: Jan. 31-Feb. 6
12:05PM / Wednesday, January 31, 2018
North Adams Happenings: January 31 - February 6   Save the


Health Matters: Antibiotic Resistance And What You Can Do About It
11:54AM / Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The introduction of antibiotics in the late 1930s decreased U.S. infection deaths by 73 percent in the first 15 years. Antibiotics have enabled complicated surgery, chemotherapy for cancer, care for premature babies, organ transplants and more. As a result, many claim that antibiotics are the most important medical advance of the 20th century.

What's troubling about antibiotics is that scientists are discovering fewer antibiotics than ever, and those we have are losing their effect. Bacteria and other microorganisms, which cause infections and disease, use several ways to impede antibiotic action and thus become "resistant" to the antibiotic. They can change themselves by


Freight Yard Pub Owners Opening 2nd North Adams Restaurant
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:43AM / Wednesday, January 31, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A familiar name in the local restaurant industry is looking to tap into the growing potential along the so-called Route 2 "Cultural Corridor."   The Taylors — siblings Sean, Colleen and Phillip — are opening the Trail House Kitchen & Bar on State Road this spring.    Sean and Colleen Taylor have run Freight Yard Pub in Western Gateway Heritage State Park for 25 years. They hope to transfer that success to the Trail House by offering familiar, American food but with enough of a difference for the Trail House to stand alone.    "We're definitely going to serve a burger, we're going to have wings, but


Berkshires Beat: Sports Teams Donate Blankets to Cancer Center
12:52PM / Monday, January 29, 2018
Losing Is Not An Option

Staff from Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, a department of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, and the founders of the LINAO grassroots fundraising movement, accepted a donation of more than 20 handmade blankets from the Castleton University softball and men's soccer teams on Jan. 9. The blankets will be given to patients undergoing treatment at the Cancer Center.

The blankets were given in honor of John Werner, who coached both the Castleton University softball and men’s soccer teams and who founded the LINAO movement. LINAO stands for "Losing Is Not An Option." It was a motto that Werner adopted to encourage strength in his battle


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