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BHS Gifts $400K for Brien Center's North Adams Recovery Home
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03:51AM / Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Above, file photo of the duplex at 42-44 Arnold Place that will become a recovery center. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Brien Center has announced the receipt of a nearly $400,000 gift from Berkshire Health Systems that will enable it to open the first recovery home in North Adams for those living with significant mental health and substance-use disorders.   Called Keenan House North, the recovery home will provide 16 individuals at a time with the housing and intensive services needed to overcome their behavioral health issues and resume lives as productive members of the community.   "The Brien Center has the experience and comprehensive programs needed to support

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Snow! Ice! Frigid Cold! A Lovely Week in the Berkshires
02:18AM / Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The Berkshires could be in for a messy commute on Tuesday as a winter storm moves into the region from the Midwest.    The National Weather Service is forecasting light accumulations of snow or sleet early on Tuesday morning and as temperatures, it could lead to icy and hazardous conditions.    "Unseasonably and potentially record cold temperatures are expected Tuesday through Thursday," according to the NWS. "High temperatures are expected to remain near or below freezing with overnight lows in the single digits or teens."   The region could get up to 3 inches of snow, and up to 6 inches in the higher elevations, if the storm continues on its

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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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Q&A: Julia Bowen Featured at Women in Business Event
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:08AM / Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Danielle Gonzalez welcomes the attendees to the event at the new Williams Inn. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A room full of "glass-ceiling breakers and change-makers" were saluted recently during 1Berkshires' annual Women in Business recognition event.    "One of the things that I love about the Berkshires is how we celebrate one another and honor our accomplishments," said emcee Leah Thompson, director of enrollment at Berkshire Arts & Technology Public Charter School. "Thank you to 1Berkshire  for providing us with a platform to honor women in business tonight."   The Good New Business Salute was hosted by the new Williams Inn

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Veteran Spotlight: Seaman Nichols Witness to History
By Wayne Soares, Special to iBerkshires
05:48PM / Monday, November 11, 2019

Seaman Bob Nichols was about 100 feet away from the ceremony for the formal surrender of Japan in 1945. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Simply put, Bob Nichols represents The Greatest Generation in admirable fashion. At 93 years of age, he is extremely kind, gracious, tremendously fit and carries himself with immense humility.    The World War II veteran served his country from 1944-1946 in the Navy aboard the USS Missouri in the South Pacific Theater.    Sent to basic training at Fort Sampson in New York, Seaman Nichols was sent to Newport, R.I., for further training and a "shakedown" cruise to Norfolk, Va., and then on to Trinidad. His brand-new ship was the

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Veterans Day Observed in Berkshire County
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02:32PM / Monday, November 11, 2019

James Brehio in North Adams recites the oath he took when joining the Air Force as a young man. See more photos here. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — On the 100th anniversary of the first Veterans Day, Air Force veteran James Brehio ordered the veterans in attendance at North Adams' observances to stand front and center.    "Turn around and face the audience and let them see you," said the National Executive Committeeman for the Massachusetts American Legion and keynote speaker at the city's annual ceremony.    Brehio said it takes a special kind of person to enter the service and to recite the 72 words of the oath pledging their commitment to defend

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Congressman Kennedy Speaks With Needle Exchange, Gang Prevention Agencies
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:09AM / Monday, November 11, 2019

Congressman Kennedy visits 18 Degrees, which is operating a gang prevention program. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Congressman Joseph Kennedy III's campaign tour of the commonwealth brought him to the city on Saturday morning to hear about the work being done on substance abuse issues and youth diversion in North Adams.    The 4th District Democrat later in the morning was endorsed for his run for Senate by Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington at an event in Pittsfield. He has launched a primary challenge against U.S. Edward Markey.   He was hosted by Harrington and Mayor Thomas Bernard as he spoke with clinicians at Tapestry Health and the program

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North Adams Has Buyers for Old Schools, Vermont Land
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:09AM / Monday, November 11, 2019

Two bids were received for Sullivan School; the mayor is recommending a proposal to turn it into an advanced manufacturing center and business incubator.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Two vacant school buildings could become high-end apartments and an advanced manufacturing training center if the City Council signs off on their sale.    The council on Tuesday night will be asked to approve the sale three city properties — Johnson School, Sullivan School and undeveloped land in Vermont — for prices below their assessed values.   The city's been trying to sell off properties over the last few years with mixed results. But Mayor Thomas Bernard has said

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Harrington Endorses Kennedy Run for U.S. Senate
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:51PM / Sunday, November 10, 2019

Kennedy was later endorses for U.S. Senate by Harrington at an event in Pittsfield.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — District Attorney Andrea Harrington became the latest Berkshire political leader to endorse U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III for Senate.    Kennedy announced in September his decision to primary U.S. Sen. Edward Markey. The 39-year-old Democrat and grandson of Robert F. Kennedy said on Saturday morning that we're at "a moment of reckoning" in the country and his campaign will shine a spotlight on the things "we haven't done as well as we could  have or should have."   The 4th District Democrat was in North Adams early on

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MCLA Men's, Women's Basketball Fall on Road
08:04PM / Saturday, November 09, 2019
JOHNSON, Vt. -- Damon Denteh scored 19 points to lead the Lyndon State men's basketball team to a 95-88 win over MCLA on Saturday afternoon.   Ki-Shawn Monroe scored 18 to lead the Trailblazers (0-2), who got eight rebounds off the bench from Marius Turner.   MCLA travels to Western New England on Friday.   Women's Basketball SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Emily Jacques scored 16 to lead four players in double figures as Springfield beat MCLA, 74-37, in the season-opener for both teams.   Kylah Langston scored 14, and Hayley Jones pulled down seven rebounds to lead MCLA.   The Trailblazers host SUNY Cobleskill on Wednesday.

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Soldier On Permanent Women Veterans Housing to Open This Winter
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
06:17AM / Saturday, November 09, 2019

Katie Doherty said she did not think she deserved the dedication but was happy to accept it on behalf of the women who work for Soldier On and the women they serve. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Soldier On supporters and stakeholders toured the Katie Doherty Veterans Village on Friday afternoon that is slated to be move-in ready in early February.    Soldier On knows the importance of having a home and with the near completion of the village for women veterans this sentiment will be accessible to all who have served in the military, not just the men.   "I was so compelled by the women I met and so compelled by their stories and what had happened to them," Soldier

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Gittens Scores 10 in Collegiate Debut for MCLA
10:07PM / Friday, November 08, 2019
JOHNSON, Vt. -- Noah Yearsley scored a game-high 21, and Taconic graduate Quentin Gittens scored 10 in his collegiate debut as the MCLA men's basketball team opened with a 77-63 win over Johnson State on Friday night.   Gittens tied with Mike Demartinis for the team-high with nine rebounds, and the Taconic grad had a couple of steals in the win.   Demartinis also scored 17, and Nick Escabi added eight for the Trailblazers.   MCLA (1-0) plays Lyndon State on Saturday afternoon.

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@theMarket: Phase One Deal Keeps Markets Bullish
By Bill Schmick,
04:37PM / Friday, November 08, 2019
It was all about the trade deal this week. Both sides seem to want a resolution to the crippling tariffs that have sent the world's economies to the brink of recession. The relief that investors feel is reflected in the new highs we are enjoying at the moment.   I say "at the moment" because anything can change with a tweet. However, given the mounting problems of the Trump presidency, I believe he needs something positive (and fairly soon) to divert the nation's attention away from the impeachment hearings next week.   Trump appears willing to drop, or at least roll back, some (or all) of the tariffs he put in place, but he can't be seen as too

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