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News and events in North Adams, Mass.

North Adams Councilors Talk Internet Issues
05:47PM / Tuesday, July 25, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Councilors Eric Buddington and Ronald Boucher will be discussing internet issues on Wednesday, at 6 p.m., at the Northern Berkshire Community Television Studios on Union Street.    Buddington will be summarizing his knowledge of issues facing internet users in the area, including the Massachusetts Broadband Institute.    Among the topics to discussed are:  How Mass Broadband fiber works How the price of using MBI might change with a new contract if Axia leaves Cable and DSL coverage Possibilities for fiber conduit under North Adams streets Wireless mesh networks for last-mile connections Net neutrality; separation of transit


Congressman Neal's Staff Holding Office Hours in North Adams
03:22PM / Tuesday, July 25, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A staff member from the office of U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal will hold office hours at North Adams City Hall on Thursday, July 27.    The public is welcome and encouraged to meet with the congressman's representative from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Law Library on the first floor. Constituents will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns they have on federal issues. No appointment is necessary.    Questions and comments may also be directed to Neal's Springfield office at 413-785-0325 or by email through the website.


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

Narrow Escapes for Central Radio, Celtics in Giorgi League
12:07PM / Tuesday, July 25, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Monday saw two nail-biters in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League as Central Radio edged Lifting Standards, 53-51, and the Celtics got past Timeless Training, 46-43.   In the opener, Jeff Braim scored 19, and Vernon Cross and Todd Hunt added 19 and 12 apiece to lead Central Radio. Bill Jammer led Lifting Standards with 16 points and blocked three shots.   In the nightcap, Keith Czubryt had a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics.   Collin Parrot scored 17, and Kishawn Monroe added 12 for Timeless Training.   Play resumes Wednesday at Noel Field with two games starting at 6:30.


Former North Adams Mayor Barrett Announces Candidacy for House Seat
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:39AM / Tuesday, July 25, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — John Barrett III has been working for the people of Northern Berkshire County in a variety of jobs for more than three decades.   Now, he hopes to do one more job and help bring more jobs to the county in the process.   Over the weekend, Barrett announced his candidacy for the 1st Berkshire seat in the House of Representatives.   Barrett is best known for his 26 years as the mayor of North Adams, but his public service record includes time as a county commissioner, a member of the McCann School Committee, a trustee of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and executive director of state employment agency BerkshireWorks in Pittsfield.   Now he


Late Runs Sink 'Cats in Loss to Muskrats
10:50PM / Monday, July 24, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - The North Adams SteepleCats saw their streak of hot hitting come to an end on Monday night at Joe Wolfe Field, as the SteepleCats were dealt a 10-3 loss by the Winnipesaukee Muskrats.   The loss dropped North Adams to 2-1/2 games behind the Keene Swamp Bats for the third Northern Division spot in the NECBL playoffs.   Monday's contest featured a pitcher's duel through the first four innings, with starters Alex Pantuso (Slippery Rock) and winning pitcher Tyler Brown (Northeastern) keeping the opposition off the board. Pantuso, who was not involved in the night's decision, struck out the final hitter of the inning in each of the first four


North Adams Board of Health OKs Food Vendor, Resolves Cafe Issues
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
09:11PM / Monday, July 24, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Samosaman has been cleared to sell its samosas at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art's big events.    The Barre, Vt., vendor of fried dough/dumpling with fillings had been a staple of the Solid Sound Festival in particular — but ran into trouble this year.    Owner Fuad Ndibalema attended a Board of Health meeting earlier this month to clear up what he believes was a miscommunication between his operators and the inspection office two years ago that barred the company from serving in North Adams.   "I've been doing these since 2010, since Solid Sound started," Ndibalema told the board on June 12. "I apply


Berkshire Attack Girls Lacrosse Team Edges N.Y. Squad
Community submission,
05:42PM / Monday, July 24, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The Berkshire Attack girls lacrosse team recently defeated Averill Park, N.Y., 11-10, at the Zavattaro Athletic Complex at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.   The Berkshire team includes: Pittsfield's Sierra Murray, Hoosac Valley's Sara Tokiewicz and Abi Disbrow, Pine Cobble's Olivia Witter, Miss Hall's School's Maya Creamer, Herberg's Alaina Percy and Mount Greylock's Brooke Phelps.


Biz Briefs: BerkShares Looking For 'Ambassadors'
04:24PM / Monday, July 24, 2017

Getting the word out: BerkShares has received a grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund of Newmarket, N.H., to launch a new initiative called BerkShares Ambassadors. Last summer all seven branches of Adams Community Bank plus the Pittsfield branch of Lee Bank became BerkShares exchange points. This laid the groundwork for BerkShares activity in central and northern Berkshire County. However, the organization realized that they still need people "pounding the pavement" in order to really spread the word.

Contemplating this question, BerkShares board member Michael Tesoro spotted the opportunity to create a powerful experience for local young people that would lead


Drury Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll
03:09PM / Monday, July 24, 2017

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Drury High School has announced its fourth quarter honor rolls for the 2016-17 school year.

Grade 12

High honors: Bernard, Alexandra Jane Flynn; Bona, Elizabeth Anne; Cellana, Julia Susan; De Laurentiis, Alexander; Demarsico, Isaak Curtis; Gallagher, Kendra Lee; Girard, Allison Paige; Harpin, Hunter Noel; Howland, Maya Emile; Lamarre, Sarah Noelle; Miles, Jonah Finley; Rumbolt, Aubrey Rose; Superneau, William Theodore; Therrien, Kelly Ann; Volff, Shane Charles; Wood, John Kaelan Peters; Wright, Makenzie Lyn.

Honors: Carpinello, Michael John; Gardner, Tahira Lakeisha; Goyette, Ashton Marie; Harrison, Thaylen Daniel; Kenner, Maya Angelou; Meehan, Connor Matthew;


MCLA Hands Out Book Award Scholarships
01:40PM / Monday, July 24, 2017

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has announced the recipients of its Book Award scholarships, which recently were granted to students who will begin their senior years this fall at one of Berkshire County's public high schools.

One student from each of the high schools received this award, which honors outstanding high school juniors who have made a positive difference in the community.

"The MCLA Book Award is presented to an outstanding high school junior who exemplifies academic achievement, displays leadership qualities, and has a strong commitment to the Berkshire County community," said Joshua Mendel, director of recruitment and outreach


Berkshires Beat: Tanglewood, Mass Audubon Team Up for Celebration of Birds and Music
01:09PM / Monday, July 24, 2017

For the birds: Tanglewood will launch its first-ever collaboration with Mass Audubon in a program titled "Tanglewood Takes Flight: A Celebration of Birds and Music with Mass Audubon" running from Thursday, July 27, to Sunday, July 30, creating a new multi-faceted and immersive program for concert-goers that explores the intimate relationship between birdsong and music. The series, which pairs guided bird walks with performances of birdsong, will be highlighted by performances by world-renowned pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, lectures and bird walks by Mass Audubon Ornithologist Wayne Peterson, and performances by Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center, the Boston Symphony


Berkshire Force 10U Wraps Season with Tourney Win
Community submission,
10:18AM / Monday, July 24, 2017
DALTON, Mass. -- The 10-and-under Berkshire Force softball team went 4-0 this weekend to win the Dalton Invitational Softball Tournament.   In its season finale, the Force once again turned in a total team effort with great pitching, flawless defense, and strong at-bats. In pool play it defeated Hoosick Falls, 12-2, followed by a nine-inning battle with Guilderland that the Force won, 5-3.   In tournament play they beat Hoosick Falls, 15-0, in the semi finals. In the finals, the Force battled Guilderland again, taking a 5-4 lead into the bottom of the sixth before blowing it open with a seven-run inning and eventually taking the championship, 12-5.   For the season, the Force


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