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Mattera Leads MCLA Women Past Southern Vermont
07:22AM / Thursday, January 03, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The MCLA Trailblazers women's basketball program returned from a three-week layoff to earn a convincing 68-37 win over the visiting Southern Vermont Mountaineers Wednesday evening in the Amsler Campus Center Gym.   Karina Mattera led all scorers with a game best 15-point effort in her first game of the season. Courtney Pingelski added 14 points in the win.     The Trailblazers (4-6) jumped all over Southern Vermont (3-8) in this one as they led 19-6 after one quarter of play.  MCLA  extended the lead to 40-16 at halftime as the Trailblazer defense forced 15 turnovers and held the visitors to just 22% shooting in the opening half of

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Northern Berkshire EMS New Year's Eve Rides Offered Safe Option
Staff Reports,
01:09AM / Thursday, January 03, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It can be difficult to get a ride in a community with little access to forms of public transportation. Especially on a holiday night that is known more for merriment than sober judgment.   That dilemma was solved for more than 50 partygoers on New Year's Eve by Northern Berkshire Emergency Medical Services.   The ambulance company's van transport service was put into operation for the evening to provide rides to and from events for those who didn't want to take a chance driving — and running into "big blue" (police) or needing a "big red" (fire truck), said Assistant Chief Amalio Jusino.   "They were so

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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
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Becket Couple Welcome Berkshire County's New Year Baby
05:07PM / Wednesday, January 02, 2019
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Abigail Grace Lennon is the first baby born in Berkshire County in 2019.    The daughter of Katelyn and Mike Lennon of Becket arrived on New Year's Day at 11:40 a.m. at the Family Birthplace at Fairview Hospital.   Weighing in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces, she is 20 inches long and was delivered by midwife Lisa Chism-Fraine.  

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Harrington Takes Over District Attorney's Office
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:19PM / Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Harrington is joined on stage during the ceremony by her husband, Timothy Walsh, and their two sons Francis and Ennis. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Andrea Harrington believes that "hope is not blind optimism" but rather a choice.   The new district attorney was inaugurated Wednesday morning and said she can envision a county free of sexual and gender-based violence, free of gun violence, free of addiction, and a place where people of all colors and genders can feel safe and protected.    But she cautioned, "nobody else is going to do it for us."   After being sworn in by retired Supreme Judicial Court Justice Francis X. Spina, Harrington told a

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Year-end: Put This Year's Investment Performance in Perspective
12:32PM / Wednesday, January 02, 2019

How can you assess your investment portfolio's performance in 2018? The year was full of wild swings in the financial markets, so your own results may well have bounced around quite a bit, too. But you can still get a clear picture of how you did if you keep your investments' returns in the proper perspective – by making sure your expectations are relevant, realistic and reviewed.

Let's look at how these terms can apply to a meaningful evaluation of your investment progress:

Relevant: Many investors compare their portfolio returns to a popular market index, such as the S&P 500. But this comparison is not really valid for a variety of reasons. For one thing, indexes

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North Adams Happenings: Jan. 2-8
12:12PM / Wednesday, January 02, 2019
North Adams Happenings:  January 2 - 8   Save the

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North Adams Airport Administrative Building Being Moved In January
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
03:57AM / Wednesday, January 02, 2019

The Airport Commission is updated on the project at its most recent meeting. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The former medical practice building on State Road should be moved closer to the airport runway by mid-January once prep work is complete.   Peter Enzien of Stantec Consulting Services, the airport's engineer, told the commission recently that contractor DA Sullivan & Sons was working through the week of Christmas to have the building ready to move for the second week of January.   "It's moving," he said. "So far so good."    The city plans to move the vacant medical building on the north side of the Harriman & West Airport

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Wintry Mix Bids 2018 Farewell; Wind Welcomes 2019
01:52PM / Monday, December 31, 2018

It looks like 2019 is coming in like a lion.

OK, not a huge, roaring lion. More like a baby lion, only not as cute. Unless you think ringing in the new year with a wintry mix of snow, sleet and ice is cute. To each their own.

The National Weather Services has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the region from 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1. Mixed precipitation is expected, with a total snow and sleet accumulation of up to 2 inches and ice accumulation of up to one-tenth of an inch expected, particularly in North Berkshire and higher elevations.

Roads could be slippery as New Year's parties wind down tonight, so use caution when driving - and as always, make sure

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North Adams: 2018 Year in Review
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:59AM / Monday, December 31, 2018

The new City Council for 2018-19 term. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The year 2018 saw a new government for North Adams and significant projects completed or waiting on the horizon. It also was a year of farewells and, in some cases, the passing of the baton to the next generation.   For only the third time in 34 years, the city swore in a new mayor in Thomas Bernard on Jan. 1. The city native and Drury High graduate promised a tenure into the "exciting and uncertain wilderness of possibility" as North Adams ventured into new era. The new mayor almost immediately began pushing through efforts such as a marijuana ordinance that had been lingering for some time and followed

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North Adams' Brewhaha Settled Into New Location
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
01:11AM / Monday, December 31, 2018

The Gartons have maintained the historic art deco facade of the former market. They've owned the building for at least a dozen years. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — After moving and settling into its new location in the West End, Brewhaha has not only retained die-hard customers but picked up a few new ones.   "We haven't lost anyone I think potentially we have more customers," owner Barry Garton said. "It is a much better location because of the exposure. When we were downtown if people didn't know where we were, they might not be able to find us."   Garton, who owns the café with his wife, Nancy, just moved to the former West End Market

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2018 in Review: Pittsfield Baseball, Softball Programs Dominate Spring, Summer
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Sports
07:46AM / Sunday, December 30, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield's baseball roots go back to the 18th century.   In 2018, the Shire City was a power in baseball and softball.   At the youth and high school levels, Pittsfield showed diamond dominance that easily was the story of the year in local sports.   For the second year in a row, the Taconic baseball team won a Western Mass Championship and returned to the state finals. This time around, in the D3 final, Taconic came up a little short but considering all the seniors who graduated from the state title team the year before, it made for a two-year run of which few schools can boast.   Meanwhile, the Pittsfield High softball team made its own

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Nonprofit Center Names New Board Director
02:15PM / Friday, December 28, 2018

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires has elected Erika Allison of 1Berkshire to its board of directors.

Allison is an engineer, educator and entrepreneur.  A recent transplant to the Berkshires, she is currently director of Member Services at 1Berkshire. Previously she was founding director of a STEM education nonprofit startup in New York City leading the launch of east coast operations and programming. She then moved to Maine to became project director for a five-year, $12M National Science Foundation research & implementation program to improve rural STEM education and STEM teacher preparation.

"Erika's entrepreneurial spirit,

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