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Drury Class of 1957 Gifts Oil Painting to Commemorate Late Principal
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:30AM / Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A plaque dedicated to Roger Cirone will also be installed with the painting in the Drury High lobby.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A painting of Drury High School in the autumn will hang prominently in the school's lobby as a reminder of late Principal Roger Cirone.    The commissioned oil by retired teacher John "Skeets" Richards Jr. is a gift from the class of 1957 for its 60th reunion and unveiled at the school on Saturday afternoon.   The idea was spearheaded by a committee lead by Hulda Hardman Jowett as a way to memorialize their class president.   Current Principal Timothy Callahan, who was first hired by Cirone, told the dozen or so

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MCLA Golfers Fifth at League Tournament
09:25PM / Monday, October 16, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Husson University the top four individual spots at Berkshire Hills Country Club as the Eagles cruised to the 2017 North Atlantic Conference Men's Golf championship Monday afternoon.   The Eagles shot a solid 298 Monday to finish the 36-hole event with a cumulative score of 301.   Salem State finished in second place with a two day total of 327.   Husson's Gavin Dugas was medalist as he held off teammate Daulton Wickenden with a two day total of 147 (3-over). Dugas shot a second-round 73 as did Wickenden. The 73s were the low round of the tournament over the par 72 layout at Berkshire Hills.   Dugas shot a 1-over 36 on the front nine and BHCC

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Colorful Bus Stop Installed on Main Street
by TunnelVision 01:33PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Jobs
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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by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012

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Letter: Gammell Right Choice for City Council
Letters to the Editor,
04:30PM / Monday, October 16, 2017

To the Editor:

I am writing to publicly express my support for Keifer Gammel for North Adams City Council. Keifer has a great deal of experience working with the North Adams Community. In his current position of visitor services manager at Mass MoCA, Keifer works to draw visitors to the museum, and to engage them in the community while they are here. He also serves on the North Adams Farmers Market Committee, and on the North Adams Chamber of Commerce board.

Keifer, a longtime North Adams resident, graduated from MCLA, where he was equally active in community engagement. As a student, he ran fundraisers and community programs through his fraternity. Keifer adopted this community as his

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Biz Briefs: Outlets Going Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
02:22PM / Monday, October 16, 2017

Racing for a cure: Lee Premium Outlets' parent company, Simon Malls and Simon Premium Outlets in New England, continue engagement as one of five national sponsors of Susan G. Komen, encouraging employees, retailers and shoppers to participate in activities and contribute to the achievement of Komen's bold goal of reducing current U.S. breast cancer deaths by 50 percent by 2026.

Visitors to the Lee Premium Outlets, as well as other Simon malls and outlets in New England, will notice the pink theme carried out at select Guest Services booths and staff will be honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donning pink accessories. Other planned activities include: $5 and $10

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Berkshire County Kids Place Honors Volunteers at Annual Gala
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:20PM / Monday, October 16, 2017

This year's gala at the Country Club of Pittsfield was the 'Enchanted Forest.' PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Jennifer never thought her family would have to deal with a sexual assault.    "I knew sexual abuse was rampant but I thought of it as something that happened to other people, to other kinds of families, not ours," she said. "I know now I was wrong and naive and maybe even a little bit of a snob."   Then she learned her 4-year-old had been abused for as long as the child could remember. Her family had no idea what to do next, other than what she had gleaned from crime shows like "Law & Order."   "I had this

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BCC Honors Academic Achievement at Convocation
12:29PM / Monday, October 16, 2017

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College will recognize the academic achievements of 109 students during an Honors Convocation Program that will take place on Thursday, October 19, at 12:15 p.m. in the Boland Theater at BCC's main campus on West Street.

Each honored student ranks in the top five percent of the college with a grade point average of 3.75 or better in courses totaling at least 12 credits.

Honored students (and hometowns) include:

Massachusetts

Adams: Michael A. Corkins, Kayla J. Doyle

Becket: Leah E. Brooks, Rebecca J. Simmons

Cheshire: Shannon M. Gwozdz, Dudley R. Johnson

Cummington: Alexander F. Griffith

Dalton: Shaina R. Benham, Magdelin C. Bennett,

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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire County Arc Participates in BIAMA's Walk & Roll
11:27AM / Monday, October 16, 2017

Walk & Roll: Twenty-seven individuals from Berkshire County Arc's Brain Injury Program participated in the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts' Walk & Roll in September. The team, which was named "BCArc Renegades," participated. Two Berkshire County Arc supervisors served as the co-captains of the team: Amber Steele and Kara Rogers. Supporters cheered along the team as they made their way down the two-mile route. Afterward, participants enjoyed lunch by the lake.

Berkshire County Arc opened its first residential program for individuals with developmental disabilities in 1971, and, in 2002, the agency opened its first residential program for individuals with

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Housing Authority Anticipates Little Clean Up At Sun Cleaners
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:47AM / Monday, October 16, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Housing Authority Executive Director Jennifer Hohn reported that although the former Sun Cleaners property is still undergoing an environmental study, she does not anticipate an expensive cleanup.   "The latest update I have is we just have two more days of drilling for the 21E," Hohn told the Housing Authority Committee on Thursday. "I think considering what they have found so far, we don’t have to worry about a lot of money for clean up."    Hohn said other than the 111 River St. property in question, the rest of Housing Opportunities Inc.'s properties have been transferred to the city and the Louison

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Alibozek in Contention at NAC League Championship at Berkshire Hills
08:30PM / Sunday, October 15, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. --  The opening round of the 2017 North Atlantic Conference Golf Championships were held Sunday afternoon at Berkshire Hills Country Club.   After the opening round, the Husson College Eagles sit atop the leaderboard with a cumulative score of 303 and hold a 17-shot advantage over Salem State University.   MCLA is in third place after shooting a season best score of 323 paced by Reese Dwyer's 76.  Josh Fortier and Liam Nolan each posted 82's, while Matt Lawrence ended with an 83.   The final round of the 36-hole event will begin Monday at 8:30 a.m. The winning team receives the NAC's automatic bid into the 2018 NCAA Division III Golf

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MCLA Women's Soccer Wins Third Straight
07:37PM / Saturday, October 14, 2017
FITCHBURG, Mass. -- MCLA's Kaylyn Holliday converted in the 35th minute and Trailblazer goalkeeper Megan Richardson (Hoosac Valley) pitched a shutout in leading the women's soccer team to a 2-0 road win over Fitchburg State in MASCAC action this afternoon.   The win marked the third straight for MCLA as it improves to 3-8 on the season and 2-3 in the conference. The Falcons drop to 4-11 overall and are 1-5 in the MASCAC.   Holliday's goal came off a nice feed from Hannah Van De Water for the 1-0 edge. The goal marked the second straight game that Holliday has tallied as she led the team in scoring a year ago. The score remained that way into the half as neither team

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North Adams Receives New Ambulance
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:08PM / Saturday, October 14, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – The North Adams Ambulance Service received its new ambulance Friday.   "We are very excited; we are always excited when we get new ambulances," General Manager John Meaney Jr. said.  "The crew will be excited about it and they are going through all of the new training."   Meaney said the new ambulance replaces a 2009 unit that had near 203,000 miles on it.   "It was the end of its life," he said. "It was in its natural cycle for replacement."   Meaney said the new ambulance cost $155,000 and part of it was funded through donations from the community.   Meaney said the ambulance is equipped with

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Greylock Thunder Softball Seeks Players, Coaches for 2018
10:49AM / Saturday, October 14, 2017
ADAMS, Mass. -- The Greylock Thunder travel softball teams will hold tryouts this month for their 2018 summer season.   Interested players in the 14u, 16u, and 18u age groups should attend. All interested coaches should apply in person or via email.    Tryouts will be held:   U-14 & 16  Oct. 21, 3 to 5 p.m. at Reid Field.   Oct. 22, 3 to 5 p.m. at Reid Field.   U-18 Oct. 22, 3 to 5 p.m. at Reid Field.    All interested players are encouraged to come try out.   A brief informational session will be held at the start of tryouts to go over what to expect with the 2018 program: costs, travel expense, commitment, schedules, etc.   The

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