|News and events in North Adams, Mass.
|Consider All Aspects of College Savings Options|
|11:52AM / Wednesday, August 17, 2016|
It's almost back-to-school time. If you have young children going to public schools, your biggest expenditures may be on pens, pencils and notebooks. But if you want those same kids to go to college someday, you'll eventually face considerably larger costs – so you may want to start preparing soon.
College is costly. For the 2015-16 school year, the average expense (including tuition, fees room and board) was nearly $20,000 at a public, four-year school, and more than twice that amount at a four-year private school, according to the College Board. Of course, cheaper alternatives are available – your children could go to a local community college for two years at a very
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|Debates, Forums Slated for State House & Senate Candidates|
|01:55AM / Wednesday, August 17, 2016|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — There are several forums and debates being held over the next several weeks for candidates running for the state Legislature.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts hosts a debate at the Church Street Center beginning at 7 p.m. sharp on Wednesday for state Senate candidates.
The three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination — Rinaldo Del Gallo, Andrea Harrington and Adam Hinds — and the sole Republican candidate Christine Canning-Wilson have been invited to attend.
The moderator will be Margo Bowden, president of the Williamstown League of Women Voters, and questions will be asked by a panel of local journalists, including from iBerkshires.com,
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|Businesses, Residents Voice Opposition to Metering North Adams Parking Lot|
|By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff|
12:04AM / Wednesday, August 17, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Downtown residents and businesses were loud and clear on the idea of metered parking in the Center Street lot: Just hold off.
Nearly two dozen people attended Tuesday's Public Safety Committee meeting to weigh in on an ordinance change that would end two-hour free parking and restore parking meters to some 60 parking spots in the Center Street lot.
They urged the city to do some research on how the lot is being used before instituting any changes.
"I'm not sure what it's about," said MountainOne President and Chief Operating Officer Robert Fraser. "I don't understand the haste with which we're moving forward to implement a
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|City Woman Wins Hometown Holidays Gift Basket|
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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