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BCC Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Practical Nurse Graduates
02:21PM / Wednesday, July 06, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Nineteen graduates of the Practical Nurse certificate program at Berkshire Community College were recognized during a pinning ceremony in the Robert Boland Theatre of the College’s Koussevitzky Arts Center.

Pins and certificates were presented to the following graduates:

Adams: Kaylee Leja

Belchertown: Anne Kimani

Cheshire: Shayla Moquin

Dalton: Taylor Conrow

Lee: Becky Goulet

Pittsfield: Angela Alfonso, Louis Anwobor, Phyllis Arthur-Badoo, Grace Ezan, Valerie Goly, Rosario Hammond, Nicole Kibbe, Kara Kolodziej, Robin Norton, Arpita Patel, Amanda Walton

Sandisfield: Ashlee Downer

South Egremont: Jennifer Lechleitner

Southfield: Michelle

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Tanglewood, Manchester Music Festival Season Begin
By Stephen Dankner, iBerkshires Columnist
11:42AM / Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Tanglewood opens its classical season this week this Friday, July 8, but there’s still diverse programming, with stimulating concerts in the Shed and in Ozawa Hall.

As always, there’s music to suit every taste: from a brass extravaganza to early music from Africa and the New World; from the Boston Pops featuring writer/director/song stylist Seth MacFarlane to the superlative Emerson String Quartet performing classic Haydn and Berg quartets and much more.

Why go? Simply because the amazing range of great music can, and should, be enjoyed by all music lovers. Here are this week’s listings.

• Wednesday July 6, 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall: Tanglewood Music Center vocal

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Colorful Bus Stop Installed on Main Street
by TunnelVision 01:33PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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North Adams Happenings: July 6-12
11:03AM / Wednesday, July 06, 2016
North Adams Happenings: 
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Programs Offer Incentives for Changing Out Old Woodstoves
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10:59AM / Wednesday, July 06, 2016

BENNINGTON, Vt. — There are now several ways for Massachusetts residents to replace their old woodstoves with more efficient ones - and save them money on heating costs and help protect the environment, too.

But time is running out.

From now through Aug. 22, 2016, Massachusetts residents can apply for the Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out program, a partnership between MassCEC, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Energy Resources, offers rebates to assist Massachusetts residents in replacing non-EPA-certified wood stoves with cleaner, more efficient EPA-certified wood or pellet stoves.

Homeowners are eligible for a standard rebate if

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Be Aware of Challenges to Managing Retirement Income
Submitted by Edward Jones,
10:53AM / Wednesday, July 06, 2016

When you retire, will your cost of living decline? Some of your expenses may indeed drop, but others won’t. Plus, you may have some new ones to consider.

So, all in all, it’s a good idea to think about ways to boost your retirement savings now, before you’re retired. And once you do retire, you’ll need to be adept at managing your income.

But whether saving today or planning for tomorrow, you should familiarize yourself with the key financial challenges you will face during your retirement years.

Specifically, consider these areas:

Longevity: Obviously, the longer your retirement lasts, the more money you’ll need. And you could be retired for quite some

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Reynolds Team Sales Wins Softball Title
09:16AM / Wednesday, July 06, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Reynolds Team Seals won the Northern Berkshire Girls Softball intermediate championship with victories in the league’s mid-season and season-ending tournaments this spring and summer.   Seen here are: Front row, from left -- Alanna Luciano, Khelslynn Hurlbut, Emma Arnold, Lara Sharp, Khloe Vanuni and Kelsey Mott. Back row, Heaven Mazza, Ellie Harnick, Hannah Baker, Dasia Benoit, Carli Sacco and Taylor Luciano.   The team is coached by Walt Mazza, Fran Mahar, Mike Mott and Chris Hurlbut.

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WPT, Teddy's Earn Giorgi League Wins
09:09AM / Wednesday, July 06, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Stephanie Mirante scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds Tuesday to lead Williamstown Physical Therapy to a 50-33 win over Moulton’s Hearing Aids in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Emily Rosse and Lucy Barrett each scored 12 in the win.   Katie Toomey scored eight with eight boards, and Kali Lemme added seven for Moulton’s.   In Tuesday’s other game, Hollie Steinman had 15 points and 16 rebounds to lead Teddy’s Pizza to a 46-21 win over Tony’s Electric/At Home TLC/Flynn & Dagnoli.   Courtney McLaughlin scored eight for Teddy’s.   Tony’s was led by three players with five points

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Bird Earns Save for SteepleCats
08:50AM / Wednesday, July 06, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Adams’ Tanner Bird pitched 1-2-3 ninth inning for his sixth save of the season as the North Adams SteepleCats edged the Valley Blue Sox, 2-1, on Tuesday night at Joe Wolfe Field.   Starter Peter Lannoo got the win on the mound, allowing one hit and one run over six innings.   The SteepleCats broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the fifth when Edward Haus reached on a fielders choice, moved up on an error, stole third and scored on a passed ball.   North Adams (13-9) travels to face Mystic on Wednesday night.  

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SVMC Health Blog: How to Use Sunscreen
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08:08PM / Tuesday, July 05, 2016

You just read the title of this column and thought, “Well, that’s silly. You just put it on.” Actually, there is more to it than that. 

July is Ultra Violet (UV) Safety Month. UV rays come from the sun and can cause sun burns and skin cancer. Both brief sun exposures all year round and as few as a few severe sunburns in a lifetime can add up to increase the risk of the most deadly type of skin cancer, melanoma.

Sunscreen is a valuable tool, but millions of people are over-relying on their incorrect use of sunscreen to protect themselves and their family members. Here are a few commonly held beliefs and the science to refute them. Follow the tips to make the best use

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North Adams to Study Heritage State Park Documents
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
06:17PM / Tuesday, July 05, 2016

The city is contracting with a Boston company to review the documents for Heritage State Park and offer options.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city is reviewing the decades-old planning documents for Western Gateway Heritage State Park to see if they need updating — or dissolving.

The grant funding for the study comes through the state Community Compact signed by the city last year and applies to land-use governance. A Boston firm has been awarded the contract.

"We felt as though it's time to take a serious look at that 1980 plan and, through the compact, hire professional services that specialize in this kind of thing," Michael Nuvallie of the Community

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North Adams Cemetery Panel Revises Monument Regulations
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
01:37PM / Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Commissioners Roger Eurbin, Paul Arabia and Donna Morgan revise some of their rules and regulations.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — With the help of monument setters and dealers, the Cemetery Commission has cleaned up some rules and regulations in regards to monument installation.

Representatives from the Department of Public Works, Bellevue Memorials and Berkshire Monumental Works attended a Cemetery Commission meeting Wednesday to help the commission revise rules and regulations.  

Commissioner Roger Eurbin suggested changes to the regulations that would mandate that all monuments have a full cement-poured foundation that goes at least 4 feet underground to prevent frost-heave

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SteepleCats Win July 4 Game in Rout
11:29AM / Tuesday, July 05, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The North Adams SteepleCats defeated the Upper Valley Nighthawks, 12-1, on Monday evening to move into third place in the New England Collegiate Baseball League’s Northern Division.   Ryan Tapp was lights out in his start on the mound for the SteepleCats (12-9) going shutout innings and giving up four hits. He walked one and struck out six.   John Mazza went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs for North Adams.   The ‘Cats will be back in action Tuesday night as they wrap up their four-game home stand against the Valley Blue Sox at Joe Wolfe Field. Peter Lannoo (1-1, 5.40) will start for the SteepleCats against Mark Washington (0-0, 1.00) for

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