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North Adams Police Officer Crashes Cruiser
Staff Reports,
03:44PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A city police officer sustained minor injuries after his cruiser hit a utility pole on Ashland Street.

Sgt. James Burdick said Officer Joshua Tracy was heading south on Ashland Street on Monday around 11:50 a.m. when he hit a utility pole near where the road intersects with Church Street.

"He was southbound on Ashland Street and heading towards the intersection on Church Street," Burdick said. "He ended up off the road where, he impacted with a phone pole. Cause and reason and all that are still under investigation."

He said, Tracy was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening or severe injuries. He was sworn in as a permanent


Berkshire County Arc Awards Scholarships to Five Local High School Seniors
03:35PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County Arc and the Berkshire County Arc Down Syndrome Family Group have awarded scholarships ranging up to $1,400 to five high school seniors who demonstrated outstanding prior involvement with individuals with disabilities and the potential to contribute to the field of human services.

* Victoria A. Ryan, Monument Mountain Regional High School

* Cody Ciepiela, Wahconah Regional High School (Recipient of the Down Syndrome Family Group Scholarship, which is funded by Berkshire County Arc and the Berkshire County Arc Down Syndrome Family Group.)

* Elizabeth B. Bean, St. Joseph High School (Recipient of the Carol Craighead Memorial Scholarship Award,


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

Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires Launched
03:28PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Nonprofits seeking help with everything from marketing to fundraising, manpower and professional development can turn to a new entity called the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires.  

Founded by Liana Toscanini, former Development & Marketing Director for Community Access to the Arts, the Nonprofit Center is located at 40 Railroad St.

The mission of the NPC is to facilitate growth for charitable organizations through shared resources, affordable products and services, and creative collaborations.

“Many nonprofits need assistance getting to the next level.  I enjoy connecting people in our community and using my corporate and nonprofit


North Adams Native Returns to Join Pittsfield Law Firm
03:10PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Smith, Green & Gold has welcomed Allyson Holmes as a new associate attorney to the firm.

Holmes, who joined the firm this June, concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, elder law and residential and commercial real estate transactions.

Before joining Smith, Green & Gold, she represented the city of Boston on various matters related to municipal law ranging from drafting and reviewing contracts, city ordinances, state legislation, license and intergovernmental agreements for city departments, procurement issues to litigating matters relating to zoning and land use  issues, construction disputes and appeals of city


BCC Announces Spring Semester Deanís List
02:55PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass.—Berkshire Community College has announced its Spring 2016 Dean’s List.

According to Dr. Frances Feinerman, vice president for Academic Affairs, to be eligible for the list, full-time students must have declared a major; completed a minimum of 12 non-repeated, traditionally graded credit hours during the spring semester; and achieved a 3.250 to 3.749 grade point average for Honors, or a 3.750 to 4.000 grade point average for High Honors.

Part-time students are eligible for the list if they meet the same requirements, except that their credit hours may have been completed during the fall and spring semesters of one academic year.

The following 159 students


Lenox, Wahconah Students Win Youth Art Expo
02:47PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Lucy McMahon from Lenox Memorial Middle and High School took the top prize in the Youth Art Expo, sponsored by the countywide coaltion Face the Facts: Reduce Teen Pregnancy.

Art was submitted by local youth from Lenox Memorial Middle and High School, Lee Middle and High School, Wahconah High School, Miss Halls School, Taconic High School and Monument Mountain High School. The expo’s theme was, “Nine months from now, the only thing I am expecting is to be more …” Participating youth were asked to think about where they see themselves in nine months, and create an art piece which reflects that. Every participant submitted a piece that

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MCLA Professor Joins WGBH, NASA in STEM Education Effort
02:41PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Dr. Nick Stroud, associate professor of technology and science education at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, is part of a $10 million effort titled “Bring the Universe to America’s Classroom,” that will develop new resources for teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to students across the country.

Over the next five years, the education team at Boston public media producer WGBH will receive approximately $10 million from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop new STEM instructional models and digital media tools.

“Teachers may not see NASA as a resource they have access to,”


Biz Briefs: Technical Training Program Students Receive Certificate of Completion
02:05PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

Congratulations: Fourteen students recently received a certificate for completing the Berkshire Advanced Manufacturing Technical Training Program. The entry level training program, which ran from February to June, provides students with basic manufacturing and workforce readiness skills.

Each student received a Certificate of Completion from Berkshire Community College as well as a MACWIC Level 1 credential that verifies mastery of basic manufacturing skills such as math, blueprint reading, metrology, safety and work readiness. The work readiness component was facilitated by Goodwill Industries.  

The program was offered through a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of

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Berkshires Beat: A New Place For a Walk in the Woods
01:28PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

Take a hike: Members of Southwestern Vermont Health Care staff and their families completed work on a new 1.4-mile addition to the regional trail system on Saturday, June 18.

The trail is open to hikers and bikers and traverses SVHC’s Bennington Campus in Bennington, Vt. The entire community is invited to use the trail for outdoor recreation. Access points include Dewey Street in front of the hospital, Stark Street Playground, Monument Avenue Extension, and Frost Drive.

A fair time: Berkshire Youth Fair Books are available for youths 5-18 who want to enter the fair. Youths can print the fair books off the web or call the 4-H office at 413-448-8285 . Some will be automatically put


Carrier, Severs Lead Teams to Victory in Giorgi League
09:54AM / Monday, June 27, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Lawrence Carrier scored 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds Sunday night to lead Dagnoli/Troiano & Sons Building to a 73-61 win over Frame All/Preite Oil in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Carrier also blocked two shots for Dagnoli, which got 15 points from Ron Kelly and 14 from Jamual Warren.   For Frame All, Tyler Benoit led the way with 14 points. Nick Bourdon added 12, and Mike Mancivalano and Andrew Harmon each scored 10; Harmon had a game-high 13 rebounds.   Sunday night featured three games at Noel Field.   In the opener, Central Radio topped Drury Lane Design, 51-28.   Travis Severs scored 30 points, and David Vidal


North Adams Auto Shop Adds Tire Sales & Service
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:19AM / Monday, June 27, 2016

The Snap-On balancing machine is computerized and will set the balance weights to align with the rim.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A local auto repair shop is hoping to ease the need caused by the recent closure of Mr. Tire.

T&M Auto on Curran Highway is now offering tire service along with repairs, maintenance, body work and sales.

Glenn Maloney, general manager, said the company had to make a quick decision when it was learned the longtime tire service center was closing.

"We wanted to make sure we could service a real need for our customers and others," he said.
Working with its local Snap-On representative, T&M invested about $16,000 in tire changing and


North Adams SteepleCats Win Third Straight
08:34PM / Sunday, June 26, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Dustin Shirley went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs Sunday to lead the North Adams SteepleCats to their third straight win, a 6-3 victory over the Vermont Mountaineers at Joe Wolfe Field.   Nick Riotto went 2-for-5 with a run scored, and four different pitchers teamed up to hold Vermont (3-12) to seven hits.   Brian Stepniak earned the win with two innings of hitless relief.   North Adams (10-6) travels to New Bedford on Tuesday. The SteepleCats' next home game is Thursday against Mystic, Conn.


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