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North Adams Happenings July 31-Aug. 6
08:32PM / Tuesday, July 30, 2019
SAVE THE DATE AUGUST 14th - 23rd Annual Downtown Celebration
JOIN US! The  23rd Annual Downtown Celebration will take over downtown North Adams on Wednesday, August 14 from 5:30 – 9 PM.  
RAIN DATE: Thursday, August 15th
BUSINESSES AND VENDORS: Application still available.
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AUGUST 24th - Motorama Presents Whiskey City
Noel Field, 310 State Street 2:00 – 6:00 PM. First band is Live Wire, second band Whiskey City! 
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AUGUST 25th - Motorama Car

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Clarksburg Voters to Decide School Merger Option
Staff Reports,
04:34PM / Tuesday, July 30, 2019
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — A special town meeting on Wednesday will determine if the town will continue planning a school district merger with neighboring Stamford, Vt.    The special town meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Clarksburg Elementary School and will include a review of the three possible options, and the recommendation for Option 3 from Public Consulting Group, the merger committee, and school officials.   Option 3 would create one unified school district straddling the Vermont/Massachusetts border and reconfigure the use of the two small-town schools, both of which are currently Grades kindergarten through 8. Stamford School, which also has a preschool, would

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

Jobs
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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by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012

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SteepleCats Fall Ahead of Tuesday's Regular Season Home Finale
07:30AM / Tuesday, July 30, 2019
HOLYOKE, Mass. -- Isaac Alexander went 2-for-5 with a home run Monday to lead the Valley Blue Sox to an 8-1 win over the North Adams SteepleCats in New England Collegiate Baseball League action.   The 'Cats collected eight hits but stranded eight runners on base.   Brian Picone led North Adams with a 3-for-4 night at the plate. Matt Koperniak hit a solo home run, his fourth of the summer, to account for the lone SteepleCats' run.   North Adams (24-16) has a half-game lead for first place in the NECBL Northern Division heading into Tuesday's 6:30 p.m. home finale against Keene at Joe Wolfe Field.   The SteepleCats finish the regular season with a double-header

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Neal Talks Renewable Energy Tax Breaks During Pittsfield Swing
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:27AM / Tuesday, July 30, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — U.S. Rep. Richard Neal is gearing up for what he believes will be "strong negotiations" on the extension of various federal tax programs.   One of those is investment tax credits specifically for renewable energy. Neal held a "prelude" meeting with Berkshire Gas on Monday and is expected to see the company's parent organization Avangrid's wind farm in Florida.   "Part of the incentive on the renewable front has two issues that I've been very interested in for a long time. The wind production credit is what generates a lot of activity in the renewable space and the investment tax credit is critical. No matter what we

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BMC Diabetes Education Program Achieves American Diabetes Association Recognition
10:39PM / Monday, July 29, 2019

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The BMC Diabetes Self-Management Education Program has again received the prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education and support service. 

According to the ADA, the BMC program "offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment."

The association’s Education Recognition Certificate assures that educational services meet the national standards for diabetes self-management education and support. The standards were developed and tested under the auspices of the National Diabetes Advisory Board in 1983 and were revised by the

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Free Forum Will Discuss Linkage Between Diet and Alzheimer's
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:45AM / Monday, July 29, 2019

Avocado quinoa rolls.  LENOX, Mass. —  Edward Esko has been telling people for decades that their diet can directly lead to specific health problems.   He's authored more than a dozen books on the subject and founded non-profits aimed at helping people get on better diets to prevent disease. And he sees a big issue coming: Alzheimer's disease.   As the large baby-boomer population moves into the prime age range when the cognitive disease sets in, a lot of people and families will be affected.   "Even though the iceberg has been sighted, it is still miles away. We can still turn," Esko said, chief executive of Berkshire Holistic

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North Berkshire Solarize Program to Hold 'Meet the Installer' Event Wednesday
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:23AM / Monday, July 29, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The North Adams/Williamstown Solarize campaign will hold a "meet the installer" night on Wednesday, July 31, at 6 p.m.   The event will be held at the Norad Mill, 60 Roberts Drive, in North Adams.   The North Adams and Williamstown Solarize Mass Plus campaign recently selected SolarFlair Energy of Ashland as solar photovoltaic and battery installer for the project.   Solarize Mass Plus, a joint effort of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the commonwealth's Department of Energy Resources, enlists local volunteers to promote the adoption of renewable technologies, vet installers and ensure competitive pricing through aggregate

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Hamlett's Double-Double Lifts Team to Narrow Giorgi League Win
10:24PM / Sunday, July 28, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Deshaun Hamlett scored 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Sunday to lead Pizza House to a 67-64 win over Yard Work by Dan in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Khalil Paul scored 17 with rebounds and Dave Vidal added 12 points in the win.   Quincy Davis scored 19, and Trevell Spratling had 10 for Yard Work by Dan.   There were three games on Sunday at the North Adams Armory. Frank Field Contracting defeated iBerkshires.com, 47-42, and Swish beat Central Radio, 70-36.   Slayter Aubin scored 12 points, and Jameson Couglan had a double-double with 10 points and 12 boards for Frank Field. Brandon Hurst scored 18, and Nick Bourdon added 14 for

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NECBL All-Star Game Cut Short by Rain
10:12PM / Sunday, July 28, 2019
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- It was a short but productive trip for the North Adams SteepleCats Sunday at the New England Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game.   The contest was rained out in the third inning with the Northern Division All-Stars leading, 1-0.   Nicholas Payero had a big hand in keeping the Southern stars down, retiring the side in order in the first as the SteepleCat earned the start in the late-season classic.   Hoosac Valley graduate Matt Koperniak went 1-for-2 at the plate with a single in his first at-bat, and North Adams' Scout Knotts had a productive out, driving a deep fly ball to center field to move a runner in the first.   Meanwhile Taconic

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Education, Census, Opioid Task Force Highlights In State Budget For Mark
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
07:17AM / Sunday, July 28, 2019
DALTON, Mass. — The big news in the state's budget is $5.18 billion in Chapter 70 aid for schools, according to state Rep. Paul Mark.   "That is the most in the history of Massachusetts and it is also the biggest increase year over year in this account," the 2nd Berkshire representative said. "I think that is a really positive step toward what we have been working on getting this foundation budget changed."   Places like Pittsfield and Greenfield will be seeing massive increases in funding and all districts are seeing somewhat of a bump. This is start of what is expected to be the state's undertaking to significantly bolster education funding. It

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Koperniak Doubles as SteepleCats Win Slugfest
10:08PM / Saturday, July 27, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- NECBL All-Star Matt Koperniak went 2-for-5 with a double and drove in three runs Saturday night as the North Adams SteepleCats went into the All-Star Break with a 13-10 win over New Bedford at Joe Wolfe Field.   Anthony Clark went 2-for-2 with an RBI in his fourth game with the club this summer.   All-Star Joseph Porricelli drove in a pair of runs and scored twice, and fellow All-Stars Scout Knotts and Tre Kirklin each had a hit and an RBI in North Adams' 10-hit attack.   Late-season addition to the SteepleCats' pitching staff Chris Radovic earned his first win with two innings of relief out of the bullpen.   North Adams (24-15) maintained

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Split Decision: 'Cats Win Online But Lose on Field
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com Sports
10:34PM / Friday, July 26, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The SteepleCats Friday night lost a little ground in the New England Collegiate Baseball League Northern Division standings.   But there is no mistaking this team’s standing in the community.   Earlier Friday, the NECBL announced that ‘Cats center fielder Tre Kirklin won the fan vote for the final Northern Division roster spot in Sunday’s All-Star Game in Montpelier, Vt.   Kirklin had more than 1,200 more votes than the next closest player in balloting that ran from Monday through Thursday, after the league announced the rest of the All-Stars, a group that includes four of his North Adams teammates.   “I’m very thankful

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