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Breault Blast Highlights Met Life Win in Torchia League
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com Sports
08:12PM / Tuesday, August 20, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Brittany Breault went 3-for-4 with a sacrifice fly and a grand slam Tuesday to lead Met Life to a 15-4 win over Big Daddy’s in the Pat Torchia Women’s Softball League playoffs.   With the win in the final winner’s bracket game, Met Life moves on to the finals of the double-elimination tournament. Big Daddy’s, the league’s regular season champion, is scheduled to play Thursday at 6 against the winner of Wednesday’s loser’s bracket contest.   On Tuesday, Met Life jumped on top early with a seven-run second inning.   The first seven players to come to the plate singled and ended up scoring.   “Dino”

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North Adams Happenings: Aug. 21-27
11:56AM / Tuesday, August 20, 2019
SAVE THE DATE AUGUST 29th - DownStreet Art
DownStreet Art, the last-Thursday-of-the-month popup program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (MCLA BCRC), returns to downtown North Adams from 5-8 p.m. on August 29, 2019. As always, DownStreet Art is free and open to the public.
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AUGUST 30th - Starry Night Movies at UNO Park Presents: Hidden Figures
On August 30th, we are showing Hidden Figures. The story of "three brilliant African-American women at NASA who serve as the brains

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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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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Equestrian Center to Host Horse Show Benefiting Berkshire Humane Society
11:52AM / Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Benefit horse show

After 25 years of hosting the Berkshire Humane Society Horse Show, Overmeade Farm has passed the reins to the Berkshire Equestrian Center in Richmond. Through the support of the Hart Family and Overmeade Farm, the horse show has raised more than $250,000 during the lifetime of the event. Berkshire Humane Society is excited to begin a new partnership with Berkshire Equestrian Center.

This event is recognized by the Western New England Professional Horseman's Association. Riders participate in hunter and equitation classes, both on the flat and over fences. The show offers riders of all ages and skills an opportunity to compete while helping raise critical funds that

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Tanglewood, Tannery Pond Offer Concluding Concerts
By Stephen Dankner, Guest Column
10:34AM / Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tanglewood concludes its 2019 classical programming this week, culminating with two "heavy hitters": John Williams' Film Night, performed by the Boston Pops on Saturday, Aug. 24, and, of course, the traditional final concert featuring Beethoven's glorious and triumphant Ninth Symphony ("Choral"), performed on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 2:30 p.m. in the Shed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, with stellar vocal soloists and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus – all under the direction of Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero.

For all that, the upcoming program at Concerts at Tannery Pond promises to be memorable: The phenomenal Miró String Quartet offers a program of

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Southside Knocks Out Racing Mart in Torchia League Playoffs
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com Sports
08:06PM / Monday, August 19, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Jocelyn Duhamel went 3-for-4 with a double Monday to lead Southside to a 12-6 win over Racing Mart in an elimination game in the Pat Torchia Women’s Softball League tournament.   Southside survived to play again on Wednesday in the double-elimination tournament at Disanti Field.   On Monday, it erased an early 2-0 deficit with a five-run bottom of the first inning.   Emily Rosse led off the first with a double to straightaway center, and Ashley Ciepala and Caroline Tomkowicz each had an RBI single in the rally.   Duhamel’s leadoff double to left kicked off a three-run rally in the bottom of the second. Kayla Malloy and Heather Boucher

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Clarksburg Eyeing Master Plan to Prioritize Projects
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:40PM / Monday, August 19, 2019
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Town officials are looking to pursue a master plan to help prioritize capital improvements and the town's vision.    The Select Board has been considering long-range planning for some time — particularly since the failure of the school project vote in 2017. The issue was raised two weeks ago at a School Committee meeting during discussions about the repairs being attempted at the school.    "I bring this up because we had some conversations last week as to the future of Clarksburg and where we want to see it," said Select Board Chairman Ronald Boucher on Thursday. "And in my time, here, probably in [board member Jeffrey

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River Street's East End Closed for Pole Replacement in North Adams
01:33PM / Monday, August 19, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — River Street was closed between Freeman Avenue and Eagle Street for a few hours on Monday afternoon to replace a utility pole.    Police reported that the pole was struck in a motor vehicle accident on Monday morning. The pole is located by Dave's Package Store at the corner of Eagle and River.    "Crews are working diligently to resolve this issue and the roadway will be reopened as soon as possible,"  stated Lt. Anthony Beverly in a posting on the Police Department's Facebook page. 

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Berkshire Adult Baseball League Finals Start Saturday
12:15PM / Monday, August 19, 2019
The final round matchups are set in the Berkshire Adult Baseball League, where BBA will take on Lenox in the 20-year-old division and the Adams Aces against the Moneymakers in the 35-year-old division.   The best-of-three series begin on Saturday morning at Lenox's War Memorial Field (for the 20s) and the Dalton Legion Field (for the 35s) at 10 a.m.   On Sunday, the venues change, and the teams will play at least one game -- two if necessary -- starting at 10. The 20-year-old final will be in Dalton while the 35s will be at Hoosac Valley High School.   Lenox earned its berth in the final with a 2-1 series win over the defending champion Cornerstone 90s last

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Review: 'Fall Springs' is a Musical With a Message
By Nancy Salz, Guest Column
11:49AM / Monday, August 19, 2019

Can a musical comedy convey a serious message?
 
"South Pacific" addresses race relations and WWII while also making us smile with "There's Nothing Like A Dame" and "Honey Bun."

Combining two approaches is the difficult goal of the promising new musical "Fall Springs," which is having its world premiere at the Barrington Stage. And they manage to pull it off. Not perfectly, but well enough to provide a very entertaining evening in the theater.

"Fall Springs" is best described as a serious farce – with the themes of fracking, science versus disbelief,  and age versus youth. Confused? Perhaps this description of the

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Trustees Tour Conditions at North Adams Library
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
03:59AM / Monday, August 19, 2019

Meranti leads the library trustees through the historic building to explain some of its issues.   NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Building Inspector William Meranti led a tour of the library — from basement to belvedere — last week and pointed out ongoing, new, and addressed maintenance items.   "This is a nice building but there are a lot of moving parts and a lot of different systems," he told the library trustees on Wednesday. "We have a long list of things to do and it is not getting any shorter."   With new trustees, a new library director, and a change in administration, the trustees had asked for a tour of the 1865 mansion get up to

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Jack's Hot Dog Contest Crowns Local Champ, Raises Charity Funds
By Jeff Snoonian, iBerkshires Correspondent
06:32PM / Sunday, August 18, 2019

Professional eater Kevin Strahle goofs around with Mayor Thomas Bernard and Jack's Hot Dog Stand owner Jeffrey Levanos.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Kevin Strahle traveled all the way from his home in New Jersey to compete in the Jack's Hot Dog Stand eating contest on Eagle Street on a sweltering Saturday.   But because of some late intestinal distress, he did not take the title home with him.   Strahle, better known as "L.A. Beast," is a professional eater with over 2.3 million subscribers on YouTube. He holds several distinctive records in the world of professional eating, including: eating five light bulbs in 10 minutes, the entire menu of burgers

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New Williams Inn Opens on Spring Street
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:32AM / Saturday, August 17, 2019

Chef Kevin DeMarco has put together a menu informed by local produce. He is part of leadership team appointed by Waterford Hotel Group, which manages the hotel for Williams College. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The new Williams Inn is positioned to be a catalyst for the town's retail center on Spring Street as well as a bucolic retreat for guests — as exampled by the deer grazing near the patio this week.     "We really want to be an indoor/outdoor experience," said Kevin Hurley, the inn's general manager, during a press preview just days before the hotel's opening on Thursday. "We will see a lot of those features, again with the windows,

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