|News and events in North Adams, Mass.
|Miss Hall's School Announces Head's List, Honor Roll|
|01:36PM / Tuesday, February 20, 2018|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Miss Hall's School has announced 46 local students among the 140 girls schoolwide named to the Head's List and Honor Roll for the first semester, which ended Jan. 24.
For Head's List recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 92, with no single grade below B-plus.
For Honor Roll recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 86, with no single grade below B-minus.
Grade 12: Kelsey Brown, of Lee; Lillian (Lilly) Climo, Great Barrington; Shae Daley, Pittsfield; Anouk Jolly, Lenox;
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|Berkshires Beat: Grazie, Mingo's Take Top Honors in Chowder Cook-off|
The winners are
|12:39PM / Tuesday, February 20, 2018|
Hundreds of hungry WinterFest fans swarmed downtown to try samples of the nine fierce competitors at this year's annual Chowder Cook-off (find more photos here). Hundreds of ballots were cast for "People's Choice" favorites and write-ins for the "Only in North Adams" most unique chowder award. Voters were asked to rank their top three favorite, though many just picked one. Competitors were awarded three points for every first-place mark, two points for each second-place mark, and one point for every third-place mark.
In first place with 467 points was Grazie; a close second, Boston Seafood Restaurant snapped up second place with 460 points; and
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|North Adams First-Graders Send Textbooks to Kenya|
|By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff|
03:50AM / Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Brayton Elementary School first-graders pose with the books they sent to students in Kenya.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It takes a village to get a load of books from North Adams to an African village.
Brayton Elementary School first-grade teachers Elizabeth Patenaude and Jacqueline Thomas recently spearheaded an effort to send 60 reading textbooks to Chesegem Primary School in Eldoret South, Kenya. They were assisted by Leon Aalberts, a retired teach and minister from Williamstown, as well as Williams College student and Kenyan native Felix Biwott, and two classes of eager first-grade students who not only got to learn about geography but also about the joy of giving back.
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|North Adams Public Services Settling Into New Location|
|By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff|
02:10AM / Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Commissioner of Public Services Timothy Lescarbeau in his new office. Lescarbeau says its easier to keep track of operations with all the departments together. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The massive trucks lined up in a row once filled the Department of Public Works garage to overflowing. Now, they take up barely a quarter of the space in their new home. Space has been the perhaps the greatest benefit of the new City Yard at Hodges Cross Road. But a close second has been the increase in efficiency and teamwork enabled by having all of the Public Service departments under one roof. "It's working out awesome, everybody's here," Commissioner of
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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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