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North Adams Happenings June 5-11
10:55AM / Tuesday, June 04, 2019

 

SAVE THE DATE JUNE 15 - 4th Annual Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival- In its 4th year, the festival will engage and entertain the whole family as we draw back the veil that separates the fairy realm from ours This family-oriented event celebrates creativity and Interactive Learning in an atmosphere of light-hearted Whimsy and enjoyment. There will be a creative activity tent where patrons of all ages can make dragon slime, dragon eggs, Is183 will have an activity table and you can embellish faerie wings. You can

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Gray Raven Farm Moves to Center of Lanesborough
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:34AM / Tuesday, June 04, 2019

The couple was going to move the store to New Ashford but customers asked them to stay in town. The are now leasing a storefront near the center of town. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Gray Raven Farm has moved its store to the center of town.    Dan and Sharon Bergeron have moved their store to 65 North Main St., filling a vacant storefront across the street from the police station. The two had been leasing the former Bradley Farm.   "We were going to go up to New Ashford but we had a lot of town people asking us if we'd look at other locations in town. They loved coming to us," Dan said.    The Bergerons said the new space helps reduce the

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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
Instead of bickering about parking get a industry in North Adams with higher paying jobs than all the service jobs we have now. Is anyone on the commitee out there looking for any industries to come
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Public Meeting Set on Berkshire Transportation Plan
12:57PM / Monday, June 03, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A public meeting on the proposed 2020 Regional Transportation Plan will be held on Wednesday, June 12, at 4 p.m. at the Berkshire Regional Planning commission's offices at 1 Fenn St., Suite 201.   The draft update is a long-range comprehensive document for the next 25 years that will provide the basis for future transportation investment and planning in the region. The plan looks ahead at potential changes in modes of transportation such as the use of shared scooters and bicycles, walking paths and driverless vehicles.    "This RTP update focuses on providing a safe and efficient transportation system for Berkshire County that works in all

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Summer Events Kick Off June 5 in North Adams
12:11PM / Monday, June 03, 2019

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Summer in North Adams means the beginning of a busy season of mostly free summertime entertainment for all ages.

The fun begins on Wednesday, June 5, with both the kickoff Common Folk Jam at Windsor Lake and the first home game of the North Adams SteepleCats.

The following city-run events are open to the public and free to attend. Smoking is prohibited on all city-owned property and city-sponsored events.

Concerts at Windsor Lake

A free concert series, presented by Greylock Federal Credit Union and the Office of Tourism and Community Events, takes place Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. starting June 5 at one of the most beautiful spots in the city and featuring

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Free Fun Fridays Returns June 28 for 11th Year
11:04AM / Monday, June 03, 2019

One hundred cultural venues across Massachusetts will open their doors for free on Fridays this summer, marking the 11th anniversary of Free Fun Fridays, funded by the Highland Street Foundation to offer visitors no-cost access to museums, theaters, historic sites, zoos and treasured collections.

Free Fun Fridays 2019 will take place for 10 consecutive Fridays — beginning June 28 and continuing through Aug. 30 — with 100 venues welcoming visitors in a free-of-charge public celebration of culture and history that is unprecedented outside of the national museums in Washington, D.C.

This year's theme is "Your Ticket to Summer Fun" and participating venues include

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McCann Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian for 2019
10:09AM / Monday, June 03, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Emma Marino has been named this year's valedictorian and Megan Goyette the salutatorian for the McCann Technical School class of 2019, in an announcement by Principal Justin Kratz.   Marino, daughter of Joy Marino and Eric Marino is a senior in the Business Technology Program. She is the recipient of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendent's Award for Academic Excellence, the Rensselaer (N.Y.) Polytechnic Institute Medal and the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and ranks first in her class with a 4.28 grade-point average.   Her rigorous course of study includes three years of Project Lead the Way courses that are above and beyond

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Local Students Earn Williams College Degrees
02:03PM / Sunday, June 02, 2019

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College President Maud S. Mandel today conferred bachelor of arts degrees to local graduates at the college's 230th commencement. Mary-Claire King, an award-winning geneticist at the University of Washington who first discovered the breast and ovarian cancer gene, was the principal speaker.

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Jonathan R. Hall, son of Mrs. Allison Hall and Mr. Brian Hall of Rockville Centre, N.Y., majored in chemistry and mathematics. Hall was the president of the Williams Outing Club and a Junior Advisor. He graduated with honors in chemistry, was a Fulbright Scholar, a Class of 1960s Scholar in Chemistry, Roche Fellowship recipient, Class of 1945 World

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Williams College Grads Gear Up for 'Everything Change'
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:25PM / Sunday, June 02, 2019

Geneticist Mary-Claire  King tells the graduates not to narrow their focus but rather become immersed in society to use their abilities better.  See more photos of the event here. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On the day that brings one of the biggest changes to any individual's live, Williams College graduates Sunday were reminded that the biggest changes are yet to come.   And they're inevitable. And they're inescapable.   "Author and environmental activist Margaret Atwood wisely said that 'climate change' should be called 'everything change,' " Williams' Phi Beta Kappa speaker Ari R. Ball-Burack told his fellow members of

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BArT Graduates Told to Keep Trying
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:13PM / Saturday, June 01, 2019
Graduate Shanique Maloney brings down the house with her rendition of the 'Star-Spangled Banner.' See more photos here.  ADAMS, Mass. — In a graduation ceremony typically filled with pop culture references, charter school teacher Stephanie Watroba decided to turn one iconic movie moment on its head.   Its green, wrinkly head.   "A wise man once said ... it was Yoda," Watroba said, drawing a laugh at the reference to the Star Wars character. "A wise man once said, 'Do or do not. There is no try.'   "I don't know what that means.   "Try, please. Try all the time. Try all the things. Try new things. Try old things.

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Hinds Secures Funds For Flyer, School Aid, in Senate Budget
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
05:48AM / Saturday, June 01, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Sen. Adam Hinds secured money for the Berkshire Flyer, his rural school aid, and for numerous local organizations in the Senate budget.   The Pittsfield Democrat said on Thursday his budget will help "get the fundamentals right" for Berkshire County. Those "fundamentals" this year, according to Hinds, is primarily education and transportation.   "This was a big budget for us especially when it came to transportation and education," Hinds said.   The Berkshire Flyer has been a project he's been working on for a few years. Last year, a Department of Transportation feasibility study determined that a train service

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Heroes Unite to Graduate From Berkshire Community College
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
07:27PM / Friday, May 31, 2019

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey calls on the graduates to be the revolution. See more photos from commencement here.   LENOX, Mass. — Heroes unite.   Perhaps a hero is a Harvard graduate improving and changing the world of social work and policy or perhaps it is the two children sitting in the Shed at Tanglewood watching their mom delivering the valedictory address for Berkshire Community College's commencement.   But whomever it is, Soncere "Starr" Williams believes anybody can be a hero every day.   "Heroes can come in different forms. Each one of us can become a hero as we embark on the adventure of life. Being a hero does not necessarily

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@theMarket: Have the Wheels Come Off the Market?
By Bill Schmick,
04:09PM / Friday, May 31, 2019
No question about it, the president's decision to impose 5 percent tariffs on all Mexican imports by June 10 caught investors flat-footed. Combined with the on-going war of words with the Chinese on tariffs, markets worldwide fell sharply this week. Is a relief rally in the cards?   Chances are that next week, we should see a rebound. How much and over what period of time will largely depend on what happens next on the trade front. My thinking on the Mexican issue thus far is this: Trump is using trade with Mexico to force their government to turn back (instead of encouraging) Latin American refugees from our border.   You may disagree, but I believe President Trump's

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