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Williamstown's Art Runs Boston to Benefit Disabled Runners Group
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:57AM / Sunday, April 15, 2018
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Qualified to run his 80th marathon at age 73, Hank Art shows no signs of slowing down.   Unless he wants to.   Art will toe the line in Hopkinton this Monday morning for his 16th Boston Marathon. But one of his most memorable experiences in a 26.2-mile event came a couple of hours to south, at the 2013 New York City Marathon.   "It was my personal record for my slowest marathon," Art recalled last week. "We started at 10 a.m. and ended up after 6 at night in Central Park."   That is because Art was running not for a time but as a guide with Achilles International, a New York-based nonprofit that helps mobility-impaired

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Pittsfield Grad New Pitches Complete Game Win for MCLA
09:33PM / Saturday, April 14, 2018
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. -- MCLA left handed pitcher Bobby New tossed a complete game as the Trailblazers earned a MASCAC twinbill split defeating Mass. Maritime 2-1 in the nightcap of Saturday's MASCAC double-header.   The Trailblazers dropped a heart breaking 4-3 decision in 12 innings in the opener.   MCLA improves to 9-9-1 on the season and is 2-3-1 in the MASCAC. MMA dropped its first MASCAC game of 2018 as they are 5-1 in the league and 12-10 overall.   MCLA struck first in the opening game posting a run in the top of the third when sophomore Ben Durland scored on a throwing error. The Buccaneers answered in the bottom of the frame putting up three runs, the first coming

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

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Youth Conference Inspires Teens To Become 'Tools of Change'
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:30AM / Saturday, April 14, 2018

The arts was one of the four tracks students could choose for the workshops. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Zoe Hypolite watched as Hurricane Maria devastated her home country of Dominica.   She knew something had to be done to help. She started fundraising.   "I decided that I am going to do something about it. This is why I am the head of Miss Hall's natural disaster relief group where we have raised thousands of dollars for schools of areas affected by natural disasters," Hypolite.   Hypolite is a student at Miss Hall's and comes from a background checkered in trauma. From nearly being blind as a child to bullied in high school to feeling suicidal,

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Rep. Farley-Bouvier named 2018 Provider's Council Legislator of the Year
12:30PM / Friday, April 13, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass.— State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier was named 2018 Provider's Council Legislator of the Year and awarded the Caring Bear presented by The Caring Force at their seventh annual State House Rally and Lobby Day on Tuesday, April 10. The award is annually given to legislative champions for their commitment to the human services sector.

"I was thrilled and honored to be recognized by these terrific community partners and receive the prestigious, and adorable, Caring Force Care Bear. It was that staff from Berkshire County ARC came to help celebrate that really made this award special," said Farley-Bouvier, who represents the 3rd Berkshire

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North Adams Finance Begins Review of $44M Budget for Fiscal 2019
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:44AM / Friday, April 13, 2018

Councilors Marie T. Harpin, Benjamin Lamb and Chairman Wayne Wilkinson listen to explanations of budget line items on Wednesday. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Finance Committee began its review this week of a proposed $44 million spending plan for fiscal 2019.   The committee will look through the draft budget over four meetings, the first of which was held on Wednesday night in City Council chambers. That session looked at general government, revenues, unclassified, debt and capital costs.    Over the next three meetings, the committee will look at public services and public safety; McCann Technical School; and North Adams Public Schools. The members of the committee

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Southern Vermont Women's Lacrosse Edges MCLA
11:18PM / Thursday, April 12, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The visiting Southern Vermont women's lacrosse team received seven goals from Alex Safford as the Mountaineers held off the MCLA Trailblazers 11-9 in a non league match played in a driving rainstorm.   SVC (2-5) came out firing as they quickly moved out to a 5-0 lead over the Trailblazers (1-4). Abigail Landon started the scoring for SVC with a goal at the 26:19 mark for a 1-0 advantage. Safford would then score the next three for the Mountaineers to begin her big night, and when Natalie Rose Canterbury tallied, it was 5-0.  The Trailblazers came storming back though as Granito started to assert herself.   She won the draw and sprinted down field and

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Applications Open for North Adams Arts Enterprise Challenge
06:01PM / Thursday, April 12, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass.  —  There's still time for local cultural entrepreneurs to vie for a $25,000 award and four months of help to get them started. 

The North Adams Arts Enterprise Challenge is accepting applications through April 30, with four finalists to be announced May 9.   The winning concept will be chosen by a panel of business experts to receive funding and mentoring through Lever's resource network. A "Shark Tank" style pitch day for the four finalists will be held on Aug. 9 at Greylock Works and will be open to the public.      The goal of the challenge is to attract and develop new arts enterprises to join the Northern

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The Independent Investor: The Facebook Fallacy
By Bill Schmick,
04:47PM / Thursday, April 12, 2018
After a grueling two-day inquisition before both houses of Congress, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, has left the building. The question is how much did anyone really learn about the privacy issues of this social media behemoth?   As most readers are aware, the present controversy erupted when it was revealed that a Trump-campaign related firm, Cambridge Analytica, harvested personal data from millions of Facebook users. It spawned a huge controversy over privacy, cybersecurity and Big Data companies in general.   I watched as much of the hearings as I could stomach. What was clear to me was most of our so-called legislators had no idea how Facebook works. While some

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North Adams Council Sets Clerk Committee, OKs Fund Transfers
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:50PM / Thursday, April 12, 2018

A City Council committee will make recommendations on the replacement of City Clerk Marilyn Gomeau, who is retiring at the beginning of next year. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — An ad hoc committee appointed by City Council President Keith Bona will be reviewing operations at the city clerk's office because of the coming retirement of City Clerk Marilyn Gomeau.    "Our current city clerk has unfortunately announced her retirement at the beginning of next year so we need to put some thought into the process of ... what's going to happen with the position," Bona said at Tuesday's council meeting. "The city clerk's office is the only office in City

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North Adams Library Trustees Reject Idea of Reducing Hours
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:32AM / Thursday, April 12, 2018

The library is short-staffed but officials don't want to reduce hours of operation. The library serves a large area of North County and there's a fear that once cut, the hours won't be easily restored.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The library trustees agreed that they did not want to reduce the building's hours but also realized there may need to be a change in the future.   Administrative Officer Michael Canales on Wednesday went over possible solutions to solve staffing issues, such as cutting the library's hours. However, the trustees agreed that they rather would deal with staffing gaps then limit hours of operation.   "We will make it

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McCann's Quinones, Mount Greylock's Hall Shine on Collegiate Diamonds
10:53PM / Wednesday, April 11, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass.- The MCLA softball team enjoyed its time at the Zavattaro Athletics Complex on Wednesday as it swept a doubleheader from Lyndon State.   Kara Adams tossed a complete game one hitter and McCann Tech graduate Alanza Quinones drove in four runs to lead the Trailblazers to a 14-0 five inning win in game one and Kaylyn Holliday homered in game two to lead the offense as MCLA took that one 10-3.   MCLA is now 4-12 on the season while the Hornets drop to 0-6.   The Trailblazers are scheduled to play Bay Path Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in another twinbill.   Baseball SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Mount Greylock graduate and Union College freshman Adam Hall allowed just two

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North Adams Happenings: April 11-17
12:34PM / Wednesday, April 11, 2018
North Adams Happenings: April 11 - 17   Save the

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