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News and events in North Adams, Mass.

North Adams' Eagle Street Beach Party Set For Friday
10:06PM / Tuesday, July 12, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — You know it's summer in the city when the beach returns to Eagle Street.

The Eagle Street Beach Party returns for its 18th year of building sand castles on the historic byway; and for the seventh year, the adults-only Mexican Fiesta takes over the party for an evening of margaritas and volleyball.

This year's event is Friday, July 15, with a rain date of July 22.

Originated by artist Eric Rudd in 1999, the beach party has become a summer staple for creative fun in the sand. This event is a great family experience and everyone, young and young-at-heart, are invited to participate. There will be prizes for all sand sculpture participants during the


Steinmans Lead Team to Victory in Giorgi League
10:04PM / Tuesday, July 12, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Hollie Steinman scored 14 points, and Abigail Steinman added 13 Tuesday night to lead Teddy’s Pizza to a 50-46 win over Williamstown Physical Therapy in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Holly contributed 11 rebounds and a block in the win.   For WPT, Aliah Curry scored 13, and Lucy Barrett had 11 points and 11 boards.   In Tuesday’s other game, Lindsay Lincoln scored 11 points to lead Tony’s Electric/At Home TLC/Flynn & Dagnoli to a 36-26 win over Moulton’s Hearing Aids.   Molly Moulton scored 11 points for Moulton’s.   Play continues Wednesday with two games starting at 6:30 at Noel Field.


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

Biz Briefs: Three Berkshire Nonprofits Honored, Rotary Inductees
11:41AM / Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Good job: Three nonprofit organizations from the Berkshires were among the 30 nonprofits honored at the State House for Nonprofit Awareness Day, presented by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) and Citizens Bank, on June 27. The highlight of the annual celebration, the Nonprofit Excellence Awards, were presented to seven nonprofit organizations and employees that exemplify the most innovative, creative and effective work being done throughout the Commonwealth.

Nicole Eigbrett, Community Outreach Director at Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, was one of five finalists in the Excellence by a Young Nonprofit Professional award. Multicultural Bridge and WAM Theatre were two of the


Berkshires Beat: McCann Brings Home Medals, Bus Changes, Boats and Photos Sought
11:07AM / Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Excellent skills: McCann Technical School has announced the medalists of the National SkillsUSA Championship held in Louisville, Ky., during the week of June 20-24. More than 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students, all state gold winners, competed hands-on in 100 different trade, technical and leadership fields.

The following students were awarded gold medals at the state competition and competed at the National Level: Elizabeth Church, Dental Assisting; Emily Shanley, Technical Computer; Maria Deblois, Customer Service; and Charlie Bohl III, Noah Curran and Tanner Parrino, Automated Manufacturing Technology.

More than 2,500 participants competed at the state level in


Northern Berkshire United Way Names New Executive Director
10:51AM / Tuesday, July 12, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire United Way Board of Directors has named Christa Collier as its new executive director.

Collier replaces interim director, Gerald Desmarais, who took over at the end of June. Desmarais took the temporary post after the resignation offormer NBUW Executive Director Joseph McGovern, who in June accepted a new position as executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County in Aberdeen, Maryland.

Collier received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Southern Vermont College and her master’s degree in communications and information management with a concentration in nonprofit management from Bay Path

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Miss Hallís School Announces Headís List, Honor Roll
10:42AM / Tuesday, July 12, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Miss Hall’s School has announced 40 local students among the 112 girls schoolwide named to the Head’s List and Honor Roll for the second semester, which ended June 1.

For Head’s List recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 92, with no single grade below B-plus.

For Honor Roll recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 86, with no single grade below B-minus.


Head's List

Grade 12: Amelia Biancolo, of Dalton; Rachel Campoli, Dalton; Emily Pulver, Canaan, N.Y.; and Sarah Willson,


Mister Tire Property to Reopen Under New Ownership
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
03:42AM / Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Planning Board approved several new businesses but called on one to clean up the property first.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Mister Tire property will reopen for tire service this August under new owners Vianor Inc.

The Planning Board approved a special permit request Monday for the change of ownership of Mister Tire, located at 558 Curran Highway.

"We are excited, and we have big shoes to fill," said Vianor President Jason Phelps.

Phelps said other than a fresh coat of paint and some interior changes, the business should be left mostly unchanged.

"We plan to continue the drive-through tire service like it has been done at this location since 1992," he said.


North Adams Gas Station Approved by Conservation Commission
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
12:45AM / Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Emily Stockman explains some of the changes at 140 Eagle St. to the Conservation Commission.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Plans to redevelop the corner of Canal and Eagle streets passed its first hurdle on Monday night.

The Conservation Commission accepted the Notice of Intent submitted by Thomas Frawley of Summit Distributing LLC, based in Lebanon, N.H., for a new convenience store and gas pumps at 140 Eagle St.

The city has been pressuring the owners to do something with the property, which hasn't had gas in years. A single small kiosk dating to the 1970s has been purveying cigarettes and other merchandise.

Summit, which is also redeveloping the Getty station in the West End,


Drury Lane, Dagnoli/Troiano Earn Giorgi League Wins
09:38PM / Monday, July 11, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Josh Luczynski scored 14 points, and Troy Hartlage added 12 on Monday to lead Drury Lane Design to a 56-50 win over Pete’s Gun Shop/Maselli & Field in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Wyatt Tucker scored a game-high 22 points with 14 rebounds, and Greg Vreeland had 12 and 11 for Pete’s.   In Monday’s other game, Jamual Warren scored 19 to lead five players in double figures as Dagnoli/Troiano & Sons Building beat Ace of Seasons, 85-61.   Lawrence Carrier scored 16 points for Dagnoli, which got 14 from Jayden Cross, 12 from Dean Steinman and 10 from Ron Kelly   Richard Johnson had 18 points and nine rebounds for


North Adams Hosting Rabies Clinic for Affected Neighborhood
08:26PM / Monday, July 11, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city is sponsoring a free rabies vaccination clinic for the Chase Hill neighborhood after a cat last month tested positive for rabies.

According to city officials, the infected cat spent its time outdoors and was from the Chase Hill area. It tested positive on June 2.

In response, the city, Animal Fund, state Departments of Agricultural Resources and Public Health, the Berkshire Humane Society, Animal Dreams, Second Chance Animal Shelter of Shaftsbury, Vt., Greylock Animal Hospital, Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital, and animal control officers are working in collaboration to offer free rabies vaccination, microchip identification, and spay/neuter services to

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Competitive Course Record Set in Mass Am at Taconic Golf Club
Massachusetts Golf Association,
08:12PM / Monday, July 11, 2016
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.  — It didn’t take long for memories to be made and records to be broken at the 108th Massachusetts Amateur Championship.   During round one of the Massachusetts Golf Association’s marquee amateur event, Jake Shuman (Blue Hill CC) fired a competitive course record score of 7-under par 64 to set the pace at Taconic Golf Club.   Shuman, a rising junior at Duke University, carded seven birdies and zero bogies on Monday to post a score that is three strokes better than the course record previously held by Bill Hadden and set during the 2016 club championship.   “Controlling the trajectory and distance is huge on these greens,”


To Go Solar Or Not To Go Solar?
Presented by Greylock Insurance, Sponsored Content
03:37PM / Monday, July 11, 2016

In a highly unexpected move, the federal government pre-emptively extended the 30 percent investment tax credit for installing a solar PV (photovoltaic) system. This enticing credit was actually due to expire at the end of this year but is now available to homeowners through the end of 2018. While there are approximately 16,000 homes in Massachusetts today that have solar panels, with this exciting news, the number is expected to double in just a few years.

Does the growing popularity of solar and the appealing investment credit mean that you should install solar panels on your home?

Greylock Insurance, your Berkshire neighborhood agency, is here to help you assess this tricky


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