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Be Safe When the Temperatures Soar
11:57AM / Monday, June 18, 2018

It's that time of year when the temperature goes up and heat and humidity, which can be deadly, make being outdoors very uncomfortable. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. The American Red Cross has steps you can take to help stay safe when the temperatures soar.

"It's important for everyone to realize that warm weather can be dangerous," said Holly Grant, regional chief executive officer of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts. "The Red Cross has steps you can follow to make sure you and your loved ones are protected when hot weather hits your area."




Biz Briefs: Tunnel City Hosts Art Show Through End of June
11:34AM / Monday, June 18, 2018
Coffee and culture

New art can be found this spring at Tunnel City Coffee's flagship shop on Spring Street in Williamstown, with work by Vermont photographer Seline Skoug and landscape paintings by Marilyn Cavallari. The show runs until the end of June 2018 and combines bright, surreal paintings with color-rich rural photography.

Diversity in style is the goal for Tunnel City Coffee's art shows, which aim to give skilled local artists the chance to display their work in alternative venues where people gather every day. This season's show reflects on different ways of looking at the environments in which we find ourselves every day, as interpreted by Skoug's evocative


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

SteepleCats Drop Another At Home
By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats
12:05AM / Monday, June 18, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —It seems to be a retelling of the same story for the SteepleCats at Joe Wolfe Field.

After getting two big wins on the road, the North Adams SteepleCats returned home Sunday for a faceoff against the Vermont Mountaineers where the away team pulled away after garnered an early lead to get the victory over the SteepleCats 9-3.

The loss brings the home record for the SteepleCats to 1-5, as the team has struggled offensively and on the mound when the donning their white jerseys.

Cam Kovachik made the start for the SteepleCats, allowing Vermont to jump out to an early 3-0 in the 1st. Yet after that inning, Cam seemed to have the Mountaineers under control, keeping them


Coutts And Ortiz Lift SteepleCats Over Swamp Bats
By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats
12:21AM / Sunday, June 17, 2018

KEENE, New Hampshire. — What started as an early pitching duel Saturday night quickly turned into another pull away victory for the SteepleCats.


A day after their big 14-8 win in Sanford, the SteepleCats rolled into Keene, NH and got another road win as they defeated the Keene Swamp Bats 7-2.


Most of the North Adams runs were driven in by DH Jackson Coutts and first baseman Tony Ortiz. Coutts continued his great start to the season Saturday, going two-for-five and driving in the first two runs for the SteepleCats. The Rhode Island sophomore currently leads the NECBL with a .500 batting average and ranks second in hits only behind his teammate Jeffery Brown. If he


@theMarket: Trump's $50 Billion in Chinese Tariffs Trashes Markets
By Bill Schmick,
10:46AM / Saturday, June 16, 2018
Investors waited all week for President Trump's verdict. On Friday, he did not disappoint his followers. He decided to move ahead with plans to slap $34 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports. Stock markets worldwide fell on the news as investors await a Chinese response.   And China will respond. Chinese trade officials have already outlined their planned retaliation. China will match Trump's 25 percent tariff on 818 products by doing the same on 106 American goods worth about $50 billion.   We can expect an accelerating war of tit-for-tat tariffs in the weeks ahead. For example, the United States Trade Representative plans to add an additional 284 Chinese imports to their


Baseball Exhibit Brings Cultural, Historical Threads Together
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
06:09AM / Saturday, June 16, 2018

Larry Moore of Baseball in the Berkshires, left, and John DeRosa with a display of old Drury High baseball uniforms.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A new exhibit on Main Street this summer threads the legacy of the national pastime with the long history it has in Berkshire County.   "One Country, One Game: A Celebration of Baseball," part of the 25th anniversary of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, looks at the county's most famous players from Frank Grant to Mark Belanger to the artistic expressions of the Negro League to Drury High baseball team's Taiwan tour in 1978.    "Baseball is like one of those threads that tie our community


SteepleCats Claw Out Of Early Hole To Defeat Mainers
By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats
12:05AM / Saturday, June 16, 2018

SANFORD, Maine. —The SteepleCats knew only one way to celebrate outfielder Kyle Norman’s birthday Friday night, and that was throwing him a hitting fiesta.

After dropping three in a row at home, the SteepleCats traveled to Sanford, Maine to take on the Sanford Mainers. Falling in an early hole down 6-2, the North Adams bats erupted and gathered a season-high 22 hits to roll to a 14-8 victory.

Three pitchers took the hill for North Adams Friday night, each tossing three innings. Danny Taggart made the start for his second of the season, allowing the Mainers to get seven runs off of six hits to grab an early lead. He was relieved by Niagara University’s Jeff Hayner, who


North Adams Elks, Veterans Office Host Picnic for Veterans
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
06:01PM / Friday, June 15, 2018

Donald Gagne was wounded in combat in Korea. He still has a tiny piece of shrapnel near his right eye.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Friday's picnic at the Elks Lodge was an informal affair. Plenty of food — salads, burgers, dogs and cookies — and some good company at the picnic tables set up under a tent.    But the attendees were also taking away more than just food and conversation. This first annual picnic was offering a "goodie bag" of wellness supplies and a gift certificate for each veteran who attended.    The outing was a collaboration between the local Elks Lodge 487and the Veterans Service Office at City Hall. The

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Hinds Named 2018 Legislative Leader by Arts|Learning
11:51AM / Friday, June 15, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Sen. Adam G. Hinds (D- Pittsfield) received Arts|Learning's 2018 Legislative Leadership Award during the organization's 31st annual Champions of the Arts Advocacy awards ceremony at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on May 30.
"In western Mass, we see firsthand the impact of investing in the arts and artists. With a strong creative economy, we also understand the importance of arts education. That is why the mission of Arts|Learning, the programs administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and strong advocacy overall for the arts are critical for the commonwealth," Hinds said. "For these reasons I am honored


MCLA Welcomes New Leadership
11:40AM / Friday, June 15, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has appointed four new leaders on campus, to fill new and existing positions.

Dr. Christopher MacDonald-Dennis is MCLA's chief diversity officer, and Gina Puc, Class of 2007, will move from her position as director of admission to assume a new role as the college's dean of enrollment management and community relations. In addition, Robert P. Ziomek, Class of 1989, will return to his alma mater to assume the role of vice president of advancement, and Dr. Emily Allen Williams will be the campus's vice president of academic affairs.

MCLA President James F. Birge said he is thrilled that MacDonald-Dennis, Puc,


Theater Review: Love Versus Broadway at the Barrington Stage
By Nancy Salz, Special to iBerkshires
09:48AM / Friday, June 15, 2018

Three generations of Cavendish women face a conundrum: Should they marry and leave their stage careers behind? Or forsake love for a life on the Great White Way?

In song, dance and frequently hilarious performances, love and Broadway are the heart of their conflicts in the world premiere comedic musical "The Royal Family of Broadway" at Barrington Stage Company. While not always perfect, the production is huge, dazzling and great fun.

William Finn (music and lyrics) and Rachel Sheinkin (book) took on a daunting challenge when they decided to turn the Richard Greenberg adaptation of the 1930 play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber into a musical. There are 10 major characters:


Schooners Hand SteepleCats Sixth Loss
By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats
12:30AM / Friday, June 15, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Mystic Schooners brought a cold ocean breeze to North Adams Thursday Night, blowing by the SteepleCats and handing North Adams their sixth loss this season.

After taking a 1-0 lead in the first, the SteepleCats feel behind in the 5th and never recovered, losing to the Mystic Schooners by the score of 6-2.

AJ Landis made the start for the SteepleCats, throwing six innings where the most damage from the Schooners wasn’t done until late into his night. The Colorado Mesa University senior held Mystic scoreless in the first three innings, yet in the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings the Schooners were able to get a total of four runs across the plate, with the


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