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Tiger Muskies Win Berkshire County Lax Title
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08:51PM / Thursday, August 16, 2018
DALTON, Mass. -- Jimmy Chase scored six goals Thursday to lead the Tiger Muskies to a 12-7 win over Pittsfield High in the championship game of the Berkshire County Summer Lacrosse League.   "All I’ve been thinking about all week at work was keeping my hair silky, being awesome and putting goals where the kitten sleeps (top shelf)," Chase joked.   "As a former goalie at Western New England, I knew where to put my shots where the goalie couldn’t get to them."   Chase scored 10 goals and recorded four assists between the league semi-final and final combined.   Mike Snyder had a goal and two assists, and Brian Kelly scored a goal and set up


The Independent Investor: Turmoil in Turkey
By Bill Schmick,
04:28PM / Thursday, August 16, 2018
Turkey, a country that represents about 1 percent of the world's gross domestic product, has suddenly become a cause of concern for investors worldwide. Both developed and emerging financial markets have plunged over the last week as that country's currency plummeted. Fear that this tiny country's problems could somehow spark a global financial contagion has everyone on edge.   Those fears are unfounded. There will be no "contagion."  What is happening in Turkey is truly a "Tempest in a Teapot" that bears little resemblance to the crisis in Greece several years ago. Yet, over the last week, Turkey's currency, the lira, fell to record lows,

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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

'BlacKkKlansman': There's no Politics like Show Business
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
03:35PM / Thursday, August 16, 2018
I doubt I've ever reviewed a movie more important than Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman."   Greater? Most likely. Although, in astutely fashioning his heartfelt SOS about America's burgeoning racist threat, Spike Lee is no slouch in the art department, either. This scintillating film based on a true story about how, via a white counterpart, Afro-American cop Ron Stallworth infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan, wouldn't be nearly as shocking in its appeal to our better angels were it not such a fine achievement in cinema.   Will it win Best Picture? A mere bag of shells. If Lee's magnum opus proves to be this generation's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and

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North Adams Eagle Street Project Celebrated
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
08:24PM / Wednesday, August 15, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The park's still a bit under construction but the signs are up and the major work has a been completed for the NAMAzing Eagle Street Initiative.    On Wednesday evening during the annual Downtown Celebration, there was a pause to cut a blue ribbon strung between the brand-new eagle medallions marking the exit of the historic street.    "This has been a labor of love for literally hundreds of people," said project founder Benjamin Lamb, a city councilor. "Fifteen months ago, the NAMAzing Eagle Street Initiative embarked on a campaign to fundraise money to do a project to help invigorate Eagle Street.  That meant


Mass MoCA Announces Its Fall Season
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:40PM / Wednesday, August 15, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Theatergoers are going to be mad about Mass MoCA this fall.   Jon Hamm, the star of the landmark television series "Mad Men," comes to town this fall to collaborate in a work-in-progress theater project dubbed "Fishing," which will see him team with Wilco percussionist Glen Kotche and director/choreographer Danielle Agami.   "We are going to welcome this amazing mash-up of artists," Sue Killam, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art's managing director of performing arts, said Wednesday morning. "They're going to come together in a piece called ‘Fishing.'   "The performance


Enjoy Great Music at Tanglewood, Sevenars, Tannery Pond
By Stephen Dankner, Guest Column
08:26AM / Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Cellist Yo-To Ma returns to Tanglewood on Sunday, Aug. 19.

Come late August, classical aficionados are grateful for the cornucopia of musical riches the Boston Symphony Orchestra bestows to rapt audiences within the incomparably bucolic setting that is Tanglewood. Many of those superlative concerts will reside in our collective memory for a long time.

During this penultimate week of the Tanglewood Music Festival, the spotlight will focus on a range of classical fare in varied genres: from chamber and solo piano music by Beethoven, Brahms, Britten and Mahler to symphonic works by Beethoven, Copland, Bartók and Shostakovich. A special treat – part of Tanglewood's


Unique Musical Shows Coming to Berkshires This Week
By Grace Lichtenstein, Guest Column
07:58AM / Wednesday, August 15, 2018

'Gotta Dance: New Faces for Broadway' comes to Jacob's Pillow on Aug. 19.

It's an unusual week for music in the Berkshires, with one-offs on offer at two of the major venues in the county. Don't miss these unique shows!

Jacob's Pillow

A benefit at Jacob's Pillow called "Gotta Dance: New Faces for Broadway” is among the highlights of the summer at the Pillow near Becket. 

With an onstage band, the show, once called "A Jazz Happening," was created by director/choreographer Chet Walker, playwright Shaun McKenna and composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz features original numbers that provide a chance for all to see new work being


North Adams Happenings: Aug. 15-21
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North Adams Arts Commission Authority Change Draws Protest
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:58AM / Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Commissioner William Blackmer tells the council that its intentions in writing the ordinance for the arts commission was clear.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Advocates of the Public Arts Commission pushed back Tuesday night against proposed changes that would put more authority into the hands of the mayor.    Mayor Thomas Bernard submitted an amended ordinance to the City Council that removes the commission's control on approving public art installations, turning it into a recommending body on par with certain other city boards, and also addressing a host of grammatical and word changes and clarifications.   The City Council voted to refer the amended ordinance


Candidates Double Down on Talking Points in DA Debate In Becket
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:12AM / Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Candidate Andrea Harrington says what she brings is the ability to inspire change in an office she doesn't believe has been serving the community well enough. BECKET, Mass. — Rebecca Moulton had a restraining order against her then-boyfriend David Vincent in 2009 and she had left the apartment the pair shared.   Later she was found beaten to death in that apartment.   Paul Caccaviello was the first assistant district attorney at the time and took the lead prosecution and he kept coming back to one question, "why was she there?"   And the answer was because Vincent had threatened her pet bird.    Vincent was ultimately convicted of the


Robinson Leads Squad to Win in Giorgi League Semi-Finals
10:17PM / Tuesday, August 14, 2018
NORTH ADAMS,Mass. -- The Hoosac Women and Teddy's Pizza Tuesday set a date for the championship of the Women's Division of the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   McKenzie Robinson scored 22 points, and Lucy Barrett added 20 to lead Hoosac to a 70-41 win over Moulton's Hearing Aids/Mingo's in the evening's first semi-final at the Armory.   Madi Ryan added 16 points in the win.   Moulton's was led by Molly Moulton with 13 points. Annie Canales chipped in with eight.   In Tuesday's second semi-final, Teddy's Pizza defeated Tony's Electric/The Print Shop/Flynn & Dagnoli, 58-26.   Peyton Steinman and Grace Guachione led the


Time to Put Excess Cash to Work?
Submitted by Edward Jones,
10:15PM / Tuesday, August 14, 2018

You’ll always want to base your investment decisions on your own needs and goals. But there may be times when you might consider adjusting your portfolio because of risks and opportunities. Now may be one of those times. 

Here’s some background: In recent months, the Federal Reserve has raised short-term interest rates several times, and given its generally favorable outlook on the economy, it has indicated it may continue bumping up interest rates gradually over the next year or so. The Fed doesn’t control long-term interest rates, but these rates often follow the lead of short-term movements. However, longer-term rates haven’t yet risen as much as


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