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Central Radio, Mingo's Win in Giorgi League
09:26AM / Thursday, July 16, 2015
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Kyle Callahan scored 36 points Wednesday to lead Central Radio to a 75-55 win over MCLA in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Travis Severs scored 23, and Pat Kennedy had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the win.   Joe Wiggins led four MCLA players in double figures with 14 points. Anderson Dalmace scored 12 with eight boards, and Merle Darling and Khalil Paul each scored 11.   In Wednesday's other game, Mingo's/Moresi Associates defeated Frank Field Contracting, 50-44.   Mike Meany scored 24, and Nolan Bird scored 11 with eight rebounds and two blocks for Mingo's.   Paul Oparowski scored 13 points, and Brandon Mauer had a


BMC North Adds Urologic, Gynecologic Surgeries
04:08PM / Wednesday, July 15, 2015

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems has announced a further expansion of outpatient surgical procedures being performed at the Northern Berkshire Campus of Berkshire Medical Center.

Urologic and gynecologic minimally invasive surgery procedures are now being scheduled for the new operating rooms at the former hospital. They join outpatient orthopedic surgery, which started in January of this year.

Urologic surgery is being performed by Drs. Stephen St. Clair and Kevin Killeen, board-certified specialists with Urology Professional Services of BMC. The urologists are scheduling outpatient surgery for anyone from the age of 15 years and older, including scrotal procedures

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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

The Classical Beat: Berkshire Night, McDonald at Tanglewood
By Stephen Dankner, Special to iBerkshires
02:03PM / Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Broadway musical theater superstar Audra McDonald brings her own ensemble of great musicians to Tanglewood on Sunday, July 19.

Tanglewood enters its third week, and the highlights are many; indeed, every concert will be unforgettable.

Classic and Romantic composers Mozart and Schumann, featuring their chamber, vocal and orchestral music masterworks on two successive nights, start the ball rolling; even more Mozart follows on Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon.

Why go? Add to the above the appearance of Broadway actor/musical theater/singer superstar Audra McDonald and the superlative Emerson String Quartet and you have a week of future musical memories that define

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North Adams Happenings: July 15-22
11:48AM / Wednesday, July 15, 2015
North Adams Happenings
July 15 - July 22 Brought to you by the MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events Save the Date!
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North Adams Council OKs End-of-Year Transfers
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:35AM / Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Mayor Richard Alcombright displays one of three books, one a cookbook, received from the city's Italian Sister City Tremosine. The books can be seen at the city clerk's office.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday night approved the transfer of $488,548.75 in available funds to balance overspent accounts in the fiscal 2015 budget.   

"What's really good is we are able to close the budget without striking our reserves," said Mayor Richard Alcombright. "I think this is a banner year."

Monies were taken from salary and expense accounts in General Government, Public Safety, Public Services and unclassified. The largest account


New Free Concert Series Brings Original Indie Rock, Folk To Pittsfield
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:01AM / Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Kathy Lloyd, of How We Roll, Crispina ffrench, of Shire City Sanctuary, and Alan Bauman have teamed up to put on the series.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There is a demographic of residents who would love to see nationally recognized alternative and indie rock musicians performing original music right in the city's downtown.

And a few of those residents got tired of waiting for somebody else to make it happen.

Three local business owners — Alan Bauman, Crispina ffrench, and Kathy Lloyd — have teamed up to put on Shire City Sessions.    In July, August and September, bands will be taking to a newly built stage to give a free concert in the parking lot outside


Mount Anthony, WPT Earn Giorgi League Wins
09:53PM / Tuesday, July 14, 2015
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Maddy Little and Abby Iannatti each scored 12 points to lead the Mount Anthony Union Pariots to a 42-28 win over Teddy's Pizza on Tuesday in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Courtney McLaughlin scored a game-high 15 to lead Teddy's in the loss.   In Tuesday's other game at Noel Field, Alia Curry scored 20 points, and Emily Rosse added 15 to lead Williamstown Physical Therapy to a 62-25 win over the McCann Tech girls.   Jenn Gale scored 14 and blocked two shots for WPT.   Emmie Cellana scored eight points, and Jordan Budaj had seven for the Hornets.   Play continues on Wednesday evening with two games in the men's


Adams Terror Suspect Ordered Detained Until Trial
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:55PM / Tuesday, July 14, 2015
A bearded Alexander Ciccolo, seen in this sketch of his appearance in U.S. District Court, was ordered detained until his trial for illegal possession of firearms. More charges are expected to be filed against the terror suspect. SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The man the federal government suspects of hatching a terror plot in his Adams apartment will be imprisoned until his trial.   Alexander Ciccolo was in federal court on Tuesday afternoon for a detention hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Katherine Robertson.   Robertson ruled that the government met its burdens to establish both that Ciccolo is a flight risk and that releasing him posed a danger to the


Detainment Hearing for Adams Terror Suspect
04:20PM / Tuesday, July 14, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A hearing is being held for suspected terrorist Alexander Ciccolo in U.s. District Court.

Ciccolo was arrested on July 4 in Adams for being illegally in possession of firearms, according to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. Law enforcement officials say the Boston-area native was making plans to attack a college, bars and other venues in support of known terrorist organization ISIL, which is attempting to create a self-proclaimed Islamic State in the Middle East.

Tuesday's hearing is to determine if Ciccolo can be held until his trial.


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U.S. Court Documents Detail Attack Plans of Terror Suspect
02:38PM / Monday, July 13, 2015
The FBI terrorism task force removes evidence from Ciccolo's residence on July 4.

ADAMS, Mass. — U.S. Court documents filed on Monday contain chilling details about suspected terrorist Alexander Ciccolo's plans.

Ciccolo, using the name Ali Al Amriki, had allegedly stated a desire to fight for ISIL, and that he planned to conduct terrorist attacks on civilians, members of the U.S. military and law enforcement personnel.

The estranged son of a Boston police captain was picked up after allegedly buying guns from an informant. The 23-year-old was charged Monday morning in U.S. Court.

U.S. law enforcement officials say Ciccolo was recorded saying he planned to "engage in


Pete's, Moonlight Win in Giorgi League
08:41AM / Monday, July 13, 2015
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Russ Beauchamp scored 11 points to lead Pete's Gun Shop/Maselli & Field to a 40-34 win over Yard Work by Dan on Sunday night in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Trevor Alibozek scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a losing cause for Yard Work.   In Sunday's other game at Noel Field, Tank Roberson scored 21 points, and Anthony Sims and Brendan Kordana each had 15 as Moonlight Diner defeated Frank Field Contracting, 74-61.   Geoff Kondel added 14 for Moonlight.   Frank Field was led by Ryan and Brandon Mauer with 14 points apiece.


SteepleCats Drop Third Straight
01:50PM / Sunday, July 12, 2015
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- David Schanz went 3-for-4 with three runs batted in to lead the Sanford Mainers to a 7-4 win over the North Adams SteepleCats in New England Collegiate Baseball League action on Saturday.   Jim Haley went 3-for-5 with two RBIs for North Adams (14-15).   Reliever Derek Baker gave up two earned runs in 3-1/3 innings to take the loss.   North Adams will look to snap a three-game losing streak and get back to .500 when it hosts Danbury on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at Joe Wolfe Field.


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