|News and events in North Adams, Mass.
|Education Task Force Keeps Focus on Creating Opportunities for Students|
DALTON, Mass. — The Berkshire County Education Task Force on Saturday pressed forward less than 48 hours after one school district voted to step back from its participation in the effort. The committee had a full agenda for its regularly scheduled meeting at Nessacus Middle School, but Thursday's decision from the Berkshire Hills Regional School Committee to withdraw from the task force colored the conversation. Chairman John Hockridge opened the meeting by addressing the vote head on. "I just wished they'd put off the discussion for one more meeting to give us the opportunity to tell them where we're coming from," Hockridge said of the
|By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff|
03:54AM / Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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|North Adams Tiny House Builders See Growth in Affordable, Custom Housing|
|By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff|
02:22AM / Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Healey talks with Jason Koperniak, Mitch Bresett and Chris St. Cyr in the workshop. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Tiny houses are making a big impact on the state's smallest city. On Monday, Attorney General Maura Healey was the latest elected official to take a tour of B&B Micro Manufacturing's workshop in the Windsor Mill, where six tiny houses at various stages of completion were lined up in a row. Healey was in the city to meet with community leaders on the opioid epidemic. Mayor Richard Alcombright said the company's growth has been a bright spot in reviving the city's manufacturing base, an integral part of its creative
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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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