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Waynick, Haley Lead West Boys Lax to Bay State Games Gold
06:05PM / Thursday, July 11, 2019
WALTHAM, Mass. -- The West boys lacrosse team Thursday afternoon ended its undefeated run through the Bay State Games with a 9-4 win over the Southeast/Coastal squad in the gold medal game.   Mount Greylock's Mac Waynick had a hat trick, and Hoosac Valley's Nate Haley scored twice.   Jacob Coulson, Griffin LaRochelle, Johnny Lewis and Conor Murphy each scored a goal, and Colby Spear and Nick Mee combined to make 11 saves.   Earlier in the day on Thursday, the West wrapped up pool play with an 11-3 win over Central Mass.   Haley, a student at Drury High School who plays for the cooperative team at Hoosac Valley, scored four goals. Wahconah's Ernie Lampron and


Hunt, Burris Lead Team to Giorgi League Win
09:37AM / Thursday, July 11, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Todd Hunt and Tom Burris each scored 17 points to lead Rivers Lawn Care/Timeless Training to a 59-53 win over Fortitude Strength and Conditioning on Wednesday in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Lucas Shatford had a double-double for Fortitude with 11 points and 13 rebounds.   Robert Jutras scored a game-high 19 points, and Mike Muller scored 11 in the loss.   In Wednesday's other game, Maselli/Bedard Bros. beat, 51-43 behind 16 points from Anton Wright.     Brandon Hurst scored 18 for iBerkshires.   The high school division is back in action on Thursday at 5:30 with Mount Greylock facing Monument


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

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
Super Bowl Pancake Breakfast
by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012

McCann Student Competes In National Competition
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:19AM / Thursday, July 11, 2019

Keaton West competed in the Microsoft Office Systems National Competitions in Orlando, Fla. after winning the state tournament. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann sophomore Keaton West competed in the Microsoft Office Systems National Competitions in Orlando, Fla.   After winning the state competition in PowerPoint the incoming Junior flew down to Orlando on June 15 to compete in the Certiport's MOS Championship.   "It was an amazing experience," West said in a press release.   "I would recommend attending to anyone if they have the chance."   In the state competition West scored a 985 out of 1000 which qualified him for the state competition

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SteepleCats Edged at Upper Valley
09:47PM / Wednesday, July 10, 2019
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. -- The Upper Valley Nighthawks scored four times in the fifth inning en route to an 8-7 win over the North Adams SteepleCats on Wednesday night.   Joseph Porricelli went 3-for-4 with a triple, and Scot Knotts was 2-for-3 with a double a home run and a pair of RBIs for North Adams.   Matt Koperniak went 2-for-4, scored twice and drove in a run for the Cats.   The SteepleCats used four pitchers. Reliever Joe Guerette was tagged with the loss after allowing three runs -- one earned -- in 2-1/3 innings of work.   North Adams (16-8) is back on the road on Thursday, traveling to New Hampshire to face Winnipesauke.

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West Boys Lacrosse Team Stays Perfect at Bay State Games
09:24PM / Wednesday, July 10, 2019
WALTHAM, Mass. -- The West team in the Bay State Games boys lacrosse tournament won twice on Wednesday to improve to 3-0.   It opened the day with a dominating win over the Northeast team. In the afternoon, the West came from behind to edge the Southeast/Coastal team, 7-6.   In the morning game, Hoosac Valley’s Nate Haley, a student at Drury High, scored four goals.   Wahconah’s Corey Bazonski had an assist in the win.   In the day’s second game, Chicopee Comp’s Griffin Larochelle scored in the final minute to break a 6-6 tie and keep the West undefeated.   Haley and Wahconah’s Ernie Lampron each scored a goal, and Mount

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Tanglewood, Sevenars, Taconic Music Highlight the Week
by Stephen Dankner, Guest Column
11:23AM / Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Tanglewood enters its second week, and the highlights are many; indeed, every concert will be memorable.
Two examples: The Boston Symphony, led by maestro Andris Nelson, who will be joined by an outstanding assemblage of operatic superstars, performs Giuseppe Verdi's magisterial Requiem, and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchesta (TMCO) showcases Tchaikovsky's fatalistic Symphony No. 6 ("Pathétique"). Symphonies by Copland (no. 3) and Beethoven (no. 4) will also be heard on consecutive dates, along with an all-Bach solo violin recital by the electrifying virtuosa Hillary Hahn.

Don't miss out on the captivating Sevenars Chamber Music Festival, located in South

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CHP Physician Leads Resolution Declaring Health Care 'Basic Human Right'
11:13AM / Wednesday, July 10, 2019

LEE, Mass. — The Massachusetts Medical Society has adopted a resolution first introduced in 2017 by Dr. Michael Kaplan, who works at CHP Lee Family Practice and is a longtime advocate for health care justice.

The resolution reads: "The Massachusetts Medical Society asserts that enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, in all its dimensions, including health care, is a basic human right. The provision of health care services, as well as optimizing the social determinants of health is an ethical obligation of a civilized society.

Dr. Kaplan is a family medicine physician who is also certified in geriatric medicine. His commitment to health care advocacy is evident

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Harlem Dance, Buddy Guy's Blues, Nat 'King' Cole Stylings Highlight Week
By Grace Lichtenstein, Guest Column
11:00AM / Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Blues, jazz, hip-hop, folk, cabaret — you can catch a bit of everything with the varied pops calendar in our region this week. Big names, too: Dance Theatre of Harlem, Buddy Guy, John Davidson to name a few.

Jacob's Pillow

The 50th anniversary of the beloved Dance Theatre of Harlem is being celebrated July 10-14 at the Ted Shawn Theatre. Co-founded by the late Arthur Mitchell, it is now headed by founding member and former principal dancer Virginia Johnson. This is the troupe's first return to the Pillow in five years.

On the bill are a collection of works from the 21st as well as 20th century: Darrell Grand Moultrie's "Harlem on My Mind," Christopher

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Life Events Can Lead You to See a Financial Advisor
Submitted by Edward Jones,
10:36AM / Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Over the years, you will experience many personal and professional milestones. Each of these can be satisfying, but they may also bring challenges – especially financial ones.

That’s why you may want to seek the guidance of a financial professional. Here are some of the key life events you may encounter, along with the help a financial advisor can provide:

New job: When you start a new job, especially if it's your first "career-type" one, you may find that you have several questions about planning for your financial future, including your retirement. You may have questions about how much you should contribute to your employer-sponsored retirement plan. What


BFAIR Purchases Redemption Center in North Adams
10:02AM / Wednesday, July 10, 2019

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Family and Individual Resources has purchased the bottle and can redemption center at 1000 Massachusetts Ave.

The center was acquired from David Moresi of Moresi & Associates, with whom BFAIR had been working for several years while the agency managed the customer service portion of the business.

"When the redemption center became available for sale, he approached BFAIR," BFAIR CEO Rich Weisenflue said. "We are grateful for this opportunity to continue to provide employment for individuals with disabilities while also playing an important role in north Berkshire."

Theresa Gelinas, BFAIR's senior vice president of Day


Drury Boys Edge Hoosac Valley in Giorgi League
09:14AM / Wednesday, July 10, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Scott McGuire Jr. scored 26 points Tuesday to lead the North Adams boys basketball team to a 51-47 win over Hoosac Valley in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Tim Brazeau scored 12 to go with eight rebounds and two blocks in the win.   For Hoosac Valley, Izaha Stubbs scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Joe Delmolino had 15 points.   In Tuesday's other game, Connor Hanavan scored 20 points and Kieran Santos added 19 as Monument Mountain beat McCann Tech, 90-45.   Zach Goffin just missed a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds for the Spartans.   The Hornets were led by Jackson Owensby with 13 points and Bruce


Berkshire Americans 15U Squad Wins in Slugfest
10:18PM / Tuesday, July 09, 2019
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Aarron Whitman went 3-for-3 and scored four times Tuesday to help the Berkshire Americans 15-and-under travel baseball team defeat the Capital Renegades, 19-17.   Dylan Harrison and Nick Lescarbeau each had two hits, including a double, in a 17-hit Berkshire attack.   Colby Bleau went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and Harrison drove in three.   DeGrenier and Bleau split time on the mound, striking out nine between them.   The Americans (3-3) play the Capital City Kings on Friday in Rotterdam.


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