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MCLA Adds New Minor in Entrepreneurship
01:21PM / Monday, January 22, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts recently approved a new minor in entrepreneurship within the Department of Business Administration and Economics. Although many of the classes required for this new minor already are offered at the college, new courses will be added when the program is officially offered in January 2018.

According to Dr. Thomas Whalen, associate professor of business, the entrepreneurship minor may be added to most – if not all – of the majors MCLA offers.

"I cannot think of a single major that cannot be brought into some sort of entrepreneurial endeavor," Whalen said. "For example, someone in education might


Berkshires Beat: MCLA Recognized for 'Outstanding Energy and Environmental Efforts'
12:44PM / Monday, January 22, 2018
Doing right

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is a recipient of a 2017 Leading by Example Award from the commonwealth of Massachusetts for outstanding energy and environmental efforts in the Public Higher Education category. Lawrence R. Behan, MCLA's vice president of administration and finance, said the college is committed to reducing its energy and environmental impacts. The college has installed numerous clean energy technologies and has improved resiliency.

Over the past decade, MCLA's clean energy and sustainability initiatives resulted in a 19 percent reduction in campus greenhouse gas emissions – the equivalent of removing 232 cars from the road – despite a


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

Steele-Knudslien Arraigned on Murder Charge in Superior Court
10:36AM / Monday, January 22, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A man accused of killing his wife was arraigned Monday morning in Berkshire Superior Court on a murder charge.    Mark S. Steele-Knudslien, 47, entered a plea of not guilty of one charge of murder in connection with the death of his wife, 42-year-old Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien.   Steele-Knudslien allegedly beat his wife with a hammer and stabbed her on the evening of Jan. 5 in their Veazie Street home in North Adams. Police say they discovered her body, wrapped up in the basement, after her husband entered the Adams Police Station hours later to report the crime.   Judge John Agostini ordered Steele-Knudslien continued to be held without


North Adams Holding Public Hearing on Marijuana Ordinance
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:53AM / Monday, January 22, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A working group assigned to draft a retail marijuana ordinance will hear input on the proposal this week.    A public hearing is set for Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers.    The draft ordinance was developed using state polices and wording similar to that of alcohol ordinances, as well as some of the aspects of Clarksburg's recently approved marijuana bylaw. A number of factors were discussed at last Wednesday's meeting but only a couple minor changes were made.    Mayor Thomas Bernard made the development of the ordinance a priority, creating the working group in his first weeks as mayor and informing


Berkshire Groups Use Women's March Anniversary to Talk Next Steps
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:37PM / Sunday, January 21, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Local civic and advocacy groups are looking at how to build on the progressive movement launched by the massive Women's Marches last year.    The fight to raise people up from poverty, provide economic equity, health care and education, and ensure safe and welcoming communities, has to start at the grassroots level and include the voices of those most affected. That was the takeaway from Saturday's forum sponsored by Indivisible Pittsfield.    "We need to have everyone at the table," Shirley Edgerton of the Four Freedoms Coalition said. "Everyone needs to be making decisions about their own lives."   As millions

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1Berkshire President Discusses Economic Development With BRPC
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
07:29AM / Sunday, January 21, 2018

Butler outlined a number of programs his organization has to address economic development on a regional level. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It would be difficult for a Berkshire town to recruit a large biotech company on its own.   1Berkshire President Jonathan Butler knows that because he was a town administrator. Now his focus is on countywide efforts to build the Berkshire economy by heading the region's designated economic development agency and tourism council.   What he would suggest to towns is to get all of the little things in place to seize an opportunity should it arise.   "The first step is to identify the most high-value work you can do," Butler


MCLA Men Drop Non-League Game on Road
10:13PM / Saturday, January 20, 2018
LYNN, Mass. -- Fisher College placed six players in double figures and used a balanced attack to sprint past the MCLA Trailblazers, 91-73, Saturday afternoon in non conference action.   Jamontay Thompson and DeAndre Pennington led the hosts with 17 points each in the win. Kyle Snowden and Malik Seldon each ended with 12 points while Anthony Kellum and Joshua Graetz had 10 points for Fisher (7-14).   MCLA (5-10) was led by Noah Yearsley's 17-point afternoon. Joe Wiggins was the only other player in double figures with 13 points. Keiland Cross ended with seven points, but added 12 rebounds and five assists.   The Trailblazers are back in action on Tuesday when they host


McCann Junior To Compete Nationally in Office Competition
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:33PM / Saturday, January 20, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Junior Justin Perry will compete in the Microsoft Office Specialist National Competition in Atlanta, Ga. this summer.   Perry, a business tech student, will represent Massachusetts in June and compete against the best from each state in Microsoft Word.   "I am looking forward to the competition," he said. "I have ever been to Atlanta before and I have never been on a plane either."   Perry is going to Atlanta because he scored so highly on his Microsoft Office Certification Exam in November. Perry scored  982 out of 1,000.   "It is a pretty basic exam; everyone in my grade takes them. We get a little project


Superior Court Briefs: Jan. 18
Staff Reports,
07:12PM / Friday, January 19, 2018
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Thursday, January 18.   Chelsey Roy, 29, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of reckless endangerment of a child and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.   She was ordered to serve one year of a two-year sentence at the Western Massachusetts Woman's Correctional Center and placed on two-years probation.    The incidents involved a child who was 11-months-old at the time between September 1, 2014 and October 5, 2014.    Single counts of assault and battery upon a child with injury and assault and battery upon a child were dismissed by the state.   Thomas Johnson, 40, of Pittsfield had


Adams Community Bank Announces Retirements and Promotions
01:48PM / Friday, January 19, 2018

ADAMS, Mass. — Adams Community Bank has announced the recent promotions of a number of employees, along with the planned retirements of two long-term staff members.

Rick Gurney, executive vice president of retail lending, will be retiring as of February 28, 2018, after 32 years of service. Bill Whitman, facilities manager for more than 38 years, retired on November 10, 2017. And Kathy LeClair, a teller/telephone operator at the Park Street branch, retired on December 29, 2017 after 33 years of service.

"These employees have served the bank with distinction over their careers. Their service to the bank earned the trust and loyalty of our staff and customers alike and we wish


Attorney Named Partner of Local Law Firm
12:54PM / Friday, January 19, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Attorney Thomas W. Rumbolt has been named a partner in the local law firm Donovan O'Connor & Dodig.

Rumbolt has been with the firm since 2015 when he merged his prior practice.  

A native of North Adams and lifelong resident of the area, Rumbolt is very active in the Berkshire County community. He received his J.D. degree from Western New England University School of Law in 1997 and is a member of the Real Estate Bar Association and the Berkshire Bar Association. Rumbolt is licensed in both Massachusetts and Vermont and his primary practice areas include real estate, estate planning and probate, bankruptcy and commercial transactions.

He presently


MCLA Men's, Women's Basketball Earn Road Wins
06:50AM / Friday, January 19, 2018
FITCHBURG, Mass. -- Courtney Pingelski scored 24 points, pulled down 10 rebounds, and added six steals Thursday to help the MCLA women's basketball team notch a much needed MASCAC win over Fitchburg State University, 82-53   MCLA snapped a seven-game slide as it moved to 5-11 on the season and 1-3 in the conference.   Pingelski paced all scorers with her 24 point night. The junior went 8-for-17 from the floor and canned 4-10 from beyond the arc. Sam Gawron had her best game of the season scoring a career best 19 points off the bench on 9-13 shooting. L'Rae Brundige chipped in with 10 points while Mckenzie Robinson facilitated the offense all night long. Robinson collected


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