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New Doctor Joins BMC Surgical Services, Providing General Surgery Care
10:21AM / Sunday, August 12, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems has appointed Dr. Adam Bowling to the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center and the physician staff of Berkshire Surgical Services of BMC. 

Dr. Bowling is accepting new patients in need of general surgery services and is teamed with doctors Michael Cohn, Eugene Curletti, Michael DiSiena, Andrew Lederman, Christian Galvez-Padilla, Clayton Peterson, Elie Semaan, Christopher Touloukian and George Veinoglou at Berkshire Surgical Services of BMC.

Dr. Bowling received his medical degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California and completed residencies in general surgery at Palisades Medical Center in Bergen,

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End of Session Review 2018: John Barrett III
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
10:14AM / Sunday, August 12, 2018
This is the third in a series of interviews with the Berkshire delegation on legislative actions during this past session of the General Court. Here are interviews with state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier and state Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli.   NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — State Rep. John Barrett III said he is of the mindset of at least making a little bit of progress at a time.   That's why he is disappointed there couldn't be some consensus at the State House on education and health care. Neither of those bills ultimately passed the Legislature and Barrett said he wished at least something could have been done on each topic and then continued next

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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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Smoking Materials Blamed for Fire at North Adams American Legion
By Tammy Daniels,
09:16PM / Saturday, August 11, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Smoking materials are believed to be the cause of a fire at the American Legion on Saturday night that forced the closure of the club.    A fire was reported as being in the walls of the American Legion Drive structure shortly after 8 p.m. on Saturday. At least two dozen people were evacuated from the building and firefighters were quickly on the scene — the fire station is across the street from the post.    The blaze appeared to be concentrated in the wall of the exit on the north end of the building, where a disposal container for cigarettes is located. Firefighters cut through the wall and up to the ceiling of the one-story building.

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UNO Community Center Celebrates New Park
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
07:56PM / Saturday, August 11, 2018

Shirley Davis with state Sen. Adam Hinds and state Rep. John Barrett III. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Sometimes it really does take a village to make something happen.   Especially if that village also includes an internationally acclaimed museum, a multinational investment banker and, most importantly, a very vocal and civic-minded resident seeking to ensure the future of her neighborhood.    And so the latest coup for Shirley Davis, founder of the United Neighborhood Organization, was Saturday's celebration on the opening of the expanded UNO Park.    The plot next to the UNO Community Center on River Street is largely complete and includes seating, a

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Driver Injured in Readsboro Motorcycle Accident
10:08PM / Friday, August 10, 2018
READSBORO, Vt. — A New York man incurred minor injuries on Friday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle and it hit a retaining wall.    Michael Bolognani, 19, of Hoosick Falls, was northbound on Main Street on his 2009 Kawasaki Versys  Main Street when he slid off the roadway and collided with a retaining wall, reported state Trooper Nicholas J. Cervero of the Shaftsbury barracks.   The accident occurred near the county line at about 4 p.m. The weather conditions were clear and the road paved.    Northern Berkshire Ambulance Service in North Adams, Mass., responded and Bolognani was taken to the North Adams campus of Berkshire Medical Center.

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@theMarket: Will Stocks Break Out or Break Down?
By Bill Schmick,
05:23PM / Friday, August 10, 2018
The S&P 500 index is within a hair's breadth of breaking out. This week we topped 2,850, which we haven't done since March. The record high for the index in January was 2,872.   Can we top that?   The S&P 500 Index traded within 0.5 percent of its record high this week. If we can close and hold a new high, it will be the 18th time the benchmark index has closed at a new all-time high after going six months without one. Statistically speaking, the odds of doing so are against us. Normally, if we use historical data, it should take the index another year before we reach a new high, but there is nothing normal about the environment we live in today.   Last week,

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'Christopher Robin': What the World Needs Now
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
02:32PM / Friday, August 10, 2018
Watching director Marc Forster's delightfully sweet and optimistic "Christopher Robin," wherein the title character now all grown up and in a funk reunites with Winnie the Pooh, his inspiring, childhood pal, my mind wandered. Not because the film wasn't absorbingly influential, but because it was. There I was, back on Dewey Street in Newark, in front of David Stein's house, where I found a dime and screamed of my bonanza, only to be assailed by Mrs. Stein, who claimed it was the dime David had lost. But that's OK.   Arriving in front of the six-family house at 61 Dewey, crying about my fortune so quickly won and lost, there stood my Mom, as if a sixth sense

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Volunteers Replant Vandalized Eagle Street Park
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
12:06PM / Friday, August 10, 2018

Raised beds and planters hold flowers at the Eagle Street park.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Tuesday night the pocket park on Eagle Street was vandalized. By Friday morning, the newly expanded space was beginning to rebloom with flowers and greenery.    "Honestly, it really gives you more faith in humanity when the community comes together around something like that," said City Councilor Benjamin Lamb, one of the drivers behind the rejuvenation of Eagle Street, on Thursday afternoon. "They may not have been involved in the space but now suddenly they are taking ownership."   The park is one of the key features of the NAMAzing Eagle Street

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New Advisor Takes Over North Adams Edward Jones Branch Office
11:47AM / Friday, August 10, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Robert Adams has been named to take over the local Edward Jones office, located at 71 Main St.

"We're very proud to have Rob represent us in North Adams," said Jim Weddle, the firm's managing partner. "The people of this community have grown to rely on our firm for their investment needs, and I am confident Rob will continue our outstanding tradition by providing one-on-one service to our clients."

Patricia Kolis is serving the branch office as branch office administrator.

Adams said he is enthusiastic about taking over the branch office and is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.

"I joined this firm because I was

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Review: 'West Side Story' at Barrington Stage: Wow!
By Nancy Salz, Guest Column
11:00AM / Friday, August 10, 2018

Robert La Fosse choreographed 'West Side Story' at Barrington Stage.

Surely you know the song "Maria" from "West Side Story: "Maria, the most beautiful sound I ever heard, Maria. I've just met a girl named Maria ..." It has been recorded by Johnny Mathis, Dave Brubeck, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras, to name just a few.

But you will never know the profound emotion in that song until you hear it sung by Tony, the character for whom it was written. And if the Tony happens to be young and a superb singer – as he is in the current, breathtaking Barrington Stage revival – only then can you appreciate the wonder and amazement of young, first

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Drury Boys Win Giorgi League Title
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com Sports
08:57PM / Thursday, August 09, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Officially, the road to Curry Hicks Cage starts in November when high school basketball season practices begin.   Realistically, it is a process.   “That’s what everybody else sees: when we come back in November for tryouts,” Drury rising senior Reece Racette said after his team Thursday won the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League title. “This group right here is a special group. I think we’ve got guys who love the game, and that’s why we had them out here playing in the summer.   “For us, it doesn’t stop. Everybody moves on to their [fall] season, but we’ve got a group that wants to get all the way

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Lever Demo Day Celebrates Entrepreneurship
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
06:48PM / Thursday, August 09, 2018

Jack Wadsworth, a Williams alum and owner of Porches, speaks about how 'lonely' he and his wife felt when they first began investing in North Adams. They don't feel that way anymore.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — From musical education to tiny houses, Thursday's Lever Demo Day was a celebration of the region's entrepreneurial spirit.    The daylong event held at Greylock Works was an opportunity for local startups to display their visions and progress — and for the finale of the North Adams Arts Enterprise Challenge that saw the prize go to Eric Schimelpfenig of Fabber.   Launched back in April, the challenge offered $25,000 in startup funds

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