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DiGenarro's Late Heroics Lift Bay State Girls Basketball Team to Gold Medal
10:03PM / Sunday, July 15, 2018
ROXBURY CROSSING, Mass. -- Drury's Brook DiGennaro scored her team's final five points in overtime, including a long 3-pointer with 4 seconds left, to lift the West girls basketball team to an 84-81 win over Metro in the gold medal game of the Bay State Games on Sunday.   DiGennaro, who scored seven of her team-high 27 in the last minute of OT, hit a late layup to tie the game, 81-81.   Then Wilbraham and Monson's A.J. Washington stole the ball and got it to Hampshire's Maddie Pond, who set up DiGennaro above the top of the key for an NBA-range 3-pointer.   Washingto finished with 16 points, and Pond scored 15.   The West squad had 15 3-pointers,

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SteepleCats Fall to Sanford, Maine, at Joe Wolfe
09:04PM / Sunday, July 15, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Sunday’s North Adams SteepleCats game against Sanford, Maine, was a microcosm of the ‘Cats season so far this summer: a rough start, a rally in the middle and then more disappointment.   Sanford’s Brandon Lankford went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a pair of RBIs as the Mainers left North Adams with a 7-3 lead and a six-game lead in the loss column for the third and final playoff spot in the New England Collegiate Baseball League’s Northern Division.   If fifth-place North Adams is going to catch third-place Sanford for a post-season bid, the SteepleCats are going to have to win a lot of games and get a lot of help over the final

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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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High Demand Shown For Pittsfield's Needle Exchange Program
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
07:19AM / Sunday, July 15, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The needle exchange program has collected more than 15,000 dirty needles in the first five months of this year.    According to Berkshire Health Systems Director of Infection Prevention and Control Michael Perreault, that shows the need for the disease prevention program is there.   "Going into this, I don't think was sure what the need was in our community. When I share this with my team at the hospital, this demonstrates that BMC made the right choice by moving forward with the program. Fifteen thousand is a lot of needles to take in, however, if we didn't collect those dirty needles, you have to wonder where these needles would

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West Girls Basketball Team Goes to 3-1 at Bay State Games
07:14PM / Saturday, July 14, 2018
ROXBURY CROSSING, Mass. -- The West girls basketball team split its games Saturday to go to 3-1 at the Bay State Games.   In the morning, the squad held off Coastal to earn a 71-66 win behind 17 points from Greenfield's Katie Haselton and 15 from Wilbraham and Monson's A.J. Washington.   Drury's Brook DiGennaro scored 11 in the win.   DiGennaro again put up double figures in an 83-72 loss to Central on Saturday afternoon.   Haselton and Chicopee Comp's Arianna Hasiuk led the way with 15 points apiece.   The West finsihes pool play on Sunday at noon against Metro before heading to the medal round.

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North Adams Seeks Funding to Overhaul Brayton Park
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
05:59PM / Saturday, July 14, 2018

The playground at Brayton will also be replaced with newer equipment. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — With new playgrounds in at Kemp Park and Windsor Lake, and the next phase of work set for Noel Field, the city is now looking to improve Braytonville Park.   Director of Community Development Larysa Bernstein this week said the city has applied for a Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities grant to overhaul the park and athletic field below Brayton Elementary School and, hopefully, add a tennis court and multi-use track wide enough to accommodate both bikers and walkers.   "We want to make it as inclusive of a park as possible to have something for

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West Boys Lacrosse Wins Bay State Games Gold
11:29AM / Saturday, July 14, 2018
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Wahconah's Dart Jaggi scored a goal in the West team's 11-10, double-overtime win over Metro/Southeast in the Bay State Games boys lacrosse gold medal game.   The West went trough pool play with a 4-0 record before beating Metro/Southeast a second time in the tournament final.   The first time around, the West earned a 10-8 win.   Jaggi finished the tournament with eight goals. Hoosac Valley's Casey Meczywor scored six goals and added two assists.   The team also included Wahconah's Dayton Kozlowski and Monument Mountain's Walter Boyko.

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DiGennaro, West Girls 2-0 at Bay State Games
08:12AM / Saturday, July 14, 2018
ROXBURY CROSSING, Mass. -- The West girls basketball team opened pool play 2-0 Friday at the Bay State Games at the Reggie Lewis Center.   In Game 1, Brooke DiGennaro of Drury scored 24 points, and Arianna Hasiuk of Chicopee Comp added 18 in an 81-67 win over Southeast.   In its second game, the West was down by 17 points before rallying past Northeast, 63-53.   Hasiuk led the team with 14. Greenfield's Katie Haselton and Monson's Sydnie DeVries each scored 12.   On Saturday, the West is scheduled ot play Coastal and Central. Pool play wraps up Sunday at noon before the medal games at 1:30 and 3 p.m.

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Emerging Trend of E-Bikes Comes to The Berkshires
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:00AM / Saturday, July 14, 2018

A small electrically-powered motor is attached to the crank. GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Berkshire Bike and Board is finding a burgeoning market in e-bikes.   Electronic bicycles have been in existence for more than a decade but only recently has the technology begun to take hold in the Berkshires.   The bicycles are just like traditional bikes and made by traditional bike manufacturers. But they come with a small battery-powered motor attached to the crank to assist with the peddling.   "There are no throttles. You have to pedal to make them go. They are definitely different from a moped or a motorcycle or anything like that," Berkshire Bike and Board

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SteepleCats Top Southern Division Leader Plymouth Behind Koperniak Grand Slam
By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats
12:42AM / Saturday, July 14, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass —With the season quickly nearing its end, the SteepleCats needed a win to get back on track and behind dominant pitching and early offense, that’s exactly what they got.

After a two-game road trip this week, the North Adams SteepleCats made their way home on Friday to face off against the Southern Division leaders in the Plymouth Pilgrims. Behind the big early offense courtesy of Hoosac Valley graduate Matt Koperniak and a rowdy crowd, the SteepleCats were able to find their way back into the win column with a big 7-5 victory over the Pilgrims.

In his second start, AIC sophomore Joe Kemlage came out strong for North Adams. After getting into an early jam

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Women's Political Caucus Releases Endorsements for Election 2018
05:30PM / Friday, July 13, 2018
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus' Political Action Committee has endorsed a long list of women seeking local state political office across the state.   These endorsements come as more women are seeking the support of the MWPC, whose mission is to "recruit, train and elect" women to political office. This year's endorsements include races for state representative, state Senate and district attorney.   "We are pleased to endorse a group of terrific women candidates who are highly qualified and committed to making positive changes in districts across Massachusetts," said Laurie Martinelli, executive director, in a statement.

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Drury Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll
03:02PM / Friday, July 13, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Drury High School has announced the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2017-18 school year.

Grade 12

High honors: Boillat, Taylor Nicole; Clements, Ashley Elizabeth; Copeland, Mackenzie Marie; Crosier, Cassandra Champagne; Denning, Cady Aileen; Eastwood, Serena Marie; Moon, Amanda Marie Taylor, Kiara Elizabeth; Wright, Kevin Robert; Zoito, Allison Elizabeth,

Honors: Brayman, Jacob Richard; Davis, Isaiah Julien; Flynn, Trinity Marie; Jennings, Amy Lee; Johnson, Nickolas Chandler; Jutras, Lillie Annetta; Labdi, Shadi Samir; Lessard, Matthew Ryan; Neff, Anthony John; Stewart, Emily Catherine; Therrien, Brianna Marie; Toomey, Dylan Hunter.

Grade 11

High

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BCC Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Practical Nurse Graduates
02:07PM / Friday, July 13, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Twenty-two graduates of the Practical Nurse certificate program at Berkshire Community College were recognized June 14 during a pinning ceremony in the Robert Boland Theatre of the college's Koussevitzky Arts Center.

Nurse Catherine Stechmann, staff development coordinator at Hillcrest Commons Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility and clinical instructor, addressed the students.

The ceremony is a time-honored nursing school tradition, dating back before the turn of the 20th century.  Traditionally, nursing students have conducted an honors or pinning ceremony to mark the passage of student nurse role to practice role.  It is an emotional

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