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McCann Achieves Level Two Status
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
12:04PM / Monday, October 17, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School students have once again scored well on the MCAS test and have achieved a level two status. But school officials have their eyes on achieving a level one rating.

McCann Technical School Principal Justin Kratz told the Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District School Committee on Thursday that McCann students have continued to score highly on the MCAS.

"This is really the same thing I have said the past couple of years. We continue to do very well on the MCAS," he said.   Kratz said no students failed the English portion of the test. He said there was a 2 percent decrease in students scoring "needs

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Adams Youth Center's Great Chair Auction Raises $8,000
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
03:39AM / Monday, October 17, 2016

The a willow bench by John Wilk commanded the top price of $175. ADAMS, Mass. — The Adams Youth Center's Great Chair Auction fundraiser raised nearly $8,000 on Sunday.   More than 50 painted and decorated chairs and other items were auctioned off at the Bounti-Fare on Sunday afternoon.   "It was good," the center's Executive Director Sonia DiSanti said. "I wish we got a little more for some of the pieces but it is still great and it is all for the Youth Center."   Local artists created each piece. Furniture ranged from desk and chair sets with superheroes painted on them to wine racks, rocking chairs and even a bench totally made out of

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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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Berkshire County Kids Place Honors Petriccas as Community Leaders
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
12:08AM / Monday, October 17, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — When Perri Petricca and Michelle Thorpe were getting married, they decided the best way to celebrate their union was to provide support for the children served by Berkshire County Kids Place.

"Children have always been the center of our lives," said Michelle Petricca on Friday night at Kids Place's annual gala where she and her husband were presented with its Community Leadership Award. They both come from large families and have four children together.

"When we got married three years ago, we were talking about registering for gifts," she said, but realized that "we don't need any more china patterns and we don't need

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Colorful Bus Stop Installed on Main Street
by TunnelVision
01:33PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2012
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Workers set up a new public art installation, 'Bus Stop,' by Victoria Palermo as part of 2012 Downstreet Art. The functioning bus shelter will be used by patrons of the BRTA. A ribbon cutting will be held June 28.

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Going, Going ... Gone
by TunnelVision
11:49PM / Tuesday, January 03, 2012
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They were removing the letters at Staples on Tuesday, marking the closure of the office supply store in North Adams.

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North Adams City Council for 2012-13
by TunnelVision
12:25PM / Monday, January 02, 2012
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Here's the new City Council for the coming year.

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City Woman Wins Hometown Holidays Gift Basket
by TunnelVision
09:18PM / Thursday, December 22, 2011
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Jonathan Secor had some help in pulling the winning ticket. Congrats to Janet O'Neill of North Adams who won the big Hometown Holidays gift basket on Thursday. O'Neill won some $1,300 worth of gift certificates and merchandise.

The drawing could be entered by spending $50 downtown during the Thursday night Hometown Holiday events. Jonathan Secor of MCLA Gallery 51 said 62 people had entered the contest (including the editor of iBerkshires &mdash amazing how much cat toys cost nowadays).

Secor contacted O'Neill who  was excited and surprised at winning. "No, I'm not kidding," Secor assured her

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