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Letter: Community Penalized by Pillar Art Decision
Letter to the Editor,
03:00PM / Wednesday, February 13, 2019

To the Editor:

As some of you are aware, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art was solely responsible for the paint over of the historic artwork done by the children of our city which is located on Marshall Street pillars. It is, and should be, disturbing that our the children and a supportive general public are being penalized for something that they did not create but rather was created by the illegal action of Mass MoCA.

It is interesting to read how PAC member Mr. Eric Kerns who is so outspoken in defense of MoCA closes his eyes to the accomplishment of our young artist who depicted the history of our parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends that worked in the textile mills


SVMC Offers New Heart Health Screening
12:55PM / Wednesday, February 13, 2019

BENNINGTON, Vt. — A new heart health screening will soon be available to local patients at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center that will allow people to see their risk of a heart-related health event before symptoms arise.

Cardiac Calcium Scoring uses a computed tomography (CT) scan and specialized software to allow doctors to detect calcium in the coronary artery. A score of zero on the test indicates low risk, and increasing levels indicate increasing risk of a heart attack and stroke.

In the past, doctors would use a patient's risk factors — like family history, if they have high blood pressure or diabetes, and whether they smoke, for instance — to determine


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

North Adams Hosts 22nd Annual Winterfest Celebration
12:27PM / Wednesday, February 13, 2019

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — There's fresh snow on the ground, and just in time, the 22nd annual Winterfest celebration, which offers many indoor and outdoor, family-friendly activities, will be held Saturday, Feb. 16. All events are free.

The schedule is as follows:

9 a.m.-4 p.m., ice carving on Main Street: Watch as eight artists carve 300-pound blocks of ice into creative creatures and objects based on this year's theme of "the four seasons." The sculptures will be judged by three local artists at the end of the day and the winner will be awarded a $100 prize.

9 a.m.-4 p.m., fun in the snow at Colegrove Park (weather permitting): Self-guided fun in downtown's


Your Financial Advisor Can Do Some 'Life Coaching'
Submitted by Edward Jones,
11:55AM / Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Life coaches – not surprisingly – strive to improve the quality of life of their clients. And financial professionals essentially embrace the same mission. So, if you decide to hire a financial advisor, you should expect to receive some "coaching" as you work toward all your important objectives, such as sending your kids to college, enjoying a comfortable retirement and leaving a legacy that can benefit the next generation.

What tips from life coaches might you also get from your financial advisor? Here are a few:

* Create a plan. A life coach can help you create a plan for your future, taking into account your career aspirations, relationships, hobbies, charitable


North Adams Happenings: Feb. 13-19
11:52AM / Wednesday, February 13, 2019
North Adams Happenings:  February 13 - 19   Save the


Public Arts Commission Offers to Broker Talks With Pillar Artists
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:41AM / Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Public Arts Commission is hoping to find a spot for artists to recreate their work or to create new public art. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — There may be a breakthrough in the lingering controversy over the painted-over pillars on the Veterans Memorial Bridge.   At Monday's Public Arts Commission meeting, the commissioners and artist Christina King agreed to discussions to find an alternative site for something similar to the pillar art.    "I would advocate that in 30 days that this commission brokers a meeting with whoever you want who is directly involved in the decisionmaking of this work," Vice Chairman Eric Kerns said. "And that a decision is


Adams Man Charged in Drug Importation Scheme
06:34PM / Tuesday, February 12, 2019
BOSTON — Daniel Borer of Adams is accused of importing synthetic drugs from China through the U.S. Postal Service and using them to manufacture "massive wholesale quantities of smokeable synthetic cannabinoids" for sale throughout the United States.    Borer, 42, and his alleged accomplice, postal worker Josephine McLaughlin, 65, of Stoneham, were arrested Thursday by law enforcement officials and arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge David H. Hennessey in Boston. Their cases were transferred to U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in the Southern District of New York.   U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman for the Southern District of New York said Jonathan


Former Pittsfield Cub to Appear at Baseball Museum
Community submission,
07:00AM / Tuesday, February 12, 2019
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. -- Former Pittsfield Cub star Bryan House will be “Talkin’ Baseball” at the Baseball in the Berkshires museum at the Berkshire Mall on Saturday, Feb. 16.   The former pro will meet and greet attendees and sign autographs free of charge as part of the museum’s Talkin’ Baseball program.   Attendees also will be able to have their picture taken with House, who will appear from 3 to 4 p.m.   The museum is located in the Berkshire Mall.


North Adams Winterfest Returns for 22nd Year
02:40AM / Tuesday, February 12, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city celebrates its 22nd annual Winterfest on Saturday, Feb. 16, beginning with ice carving in the morning on Main Street and culminating with free skating at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink in the afternoon.    The celebration offers indoor and outdoor, family-friendly activities, all of which are free to attend.    The day begins with ice carving on Main Street beginning at 9 a.m. Eight artists will carve 300-pound blocks of ice into creative creatures and objects based on this year's theme of "Four Seasons."  The sculptures will be judged by three local artists at the end of the day and the winner will be


BArT Advances in League Playoffs
By Stephen Dravis, Sports
01:22AM / Tuesday, February 12, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The BArT Wolfpack used a 14-2 first-half run to open up a double digit lead and never looked back Monday in a 71-59, River Valley Athletic League tournament win over Eagle Hill of Hardwick.   Isaac Bamba scored 31 points, and Brandon Bamba scored 22 to lead Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School, which moves on to the RVAL A Bracket semi-finals, scheduled for Tuesday against Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion.   Both Bambas showed their versatility, knocking down 3-pointers and slashing to the hoop, while William Peets helped BArT hold its own in the post, collecting numerous rebounds and blocking four shots in the second


Berkshires Beat: Rockwell Museum, Collective Arts Brewing Host Student Art Contest
11:02PM / Monday, February 11, 2019
Art of Brewlng

Norman Rockwell Museum and Collective Arts Brewing have announced a new partnership designed to promote illustration programs around the country and highlight career paths available to artists. The museum and the craft beer company have teamed up to host the first annual Art of Brewing Contest, open to art students in the United States. The submission deadline is March 31.

Eight winning entries — selected by a jury of representatives from Collective Arts Brewing, Norman Rockwell Museum and contemporary illustrators — will be showcased on a Collective Arts Brewing can series, distributed across North America. To be eligible, students must be 21 or older and


North Adams Firefighters Respond to Stove Fire
05:11PM / Monday, February 11, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Firefighters responded to a stove fire at 133 Reed St. on Monday afternoon.    The appliance was quickly removed from the house and the area ventilated. The A shift was initially called in to cover the station but the scene was cleared fairly quickly.    The call came in at about 3:30 p.m. Two trucks, police and Northern Berkshire EMS responded to the scene. Reed Street is located near the top of Gallup Street. 


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