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Hunt Scored 20 in Moresi/Mingo's Win in Giorgi League
10:23PM / Sunday, July 31, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Todd Hunt scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds on Sunday at the North Adams Armory to lead Moresi & Associates/Mingo's to a 53-45 win over Yard Work by Dan in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Nolan Bird and Kevin Shaker each scored 10 points in the win.   Ryan Donovan scored 14 to lead Yard Work by Dan.   Meet You at the Rock and the Boys & Girls Club each picked up wins on Sunday.   Mike McMahon scored 17 to lead five players in double figures for Meet You at the Rock in a 68-55 win over Frank Field Contracting.   Brandon Davis scored 15, and Tom Suski had a double-double with 14 points and 14 boards.   For


SteepleCats Edged at Joe Wolfe Field
10:13PM / Sunday, July 31, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The Winnipesaukee Muskrats jumped out to an early lead and held on for a 4-3 win over the North Adams SteepleCats on Sunday at Joe Wolfe Field.   Noah Vaughan went 2-for-3 for the SteepleCats (23-20).   Mount Greylock graduate Robbie Buffis threw two innings of scoreless relief in the loss.   North Adams wraps up the regular season on Monday at Sanford, Maine.


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 Win at Vermont
07:03AM / Sunday, July 31, 2016
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The North Adams SteepleCats (23-19) had not lost to the Vermont Mountaineers (18-23) all season.  The North Adams SteepleCats Saturday continued their dominance over the Vermont Mountaineers with a 4-3 victory at Montpelier Recreation Field.   The victory brought the SteepleCats (23-19) into sole possession of second place in the Northern Division with two games left in their regular season.   Despite walking seven batters, Braxton Wilks turned in another solid performance on the mound.  He went five innings and allowed only one run off of four hits and struck out four. In the third, the Mountaineers loaded the bases with nobody out.  Wilks was


Berkshire Reps Return Enthusiastic About Democratic Party
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:58PM / Friday, July 29, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Rep. Paul Mark went into the Democratic National Convention with reservations about the political process.   But, four days later — after hours of speeches and networking with fellow Democrats from all over the country — he's been reinvigorated.   "I saw core values of the party and core values of what America stands for," Mark said on Friday as he embarked on the long drive back from Philadelphia to the Berkshires. "I feel good at the end of the week about what my party believes in."   The Democratic Party coalesced during the week behind Hillary Clinton as its nominee for president. The convention signaled

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DownStreet Art Partners With Marafanyi for Community Project
03:04PM / Friday, July 29, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — DownStreet Art will partner with West African drumming group Marafanyi Drum, Dance and Song to host a series of creative labs as part of the “Marafanyi Meets the Mural” project.

The project is a creative response to Egyptian artist Alaa Awad’s mural, “Justice,” commissioned by DownStreet Art in 2014. The mural will serve as inspiration for this community art-making collaboration led by teaching and performing artists of Marafanyi Dance, Drum and Song - Lara Gonzalez, Yael Shacham and Lisa Gonzalez-Howell.

For this community artistic collaboration, Marafanyi will join with inter-generational community members of all abilities during


Beauty Professionals Needed to Help Cancer Patients
01:46PM / Friday, July 29, 2016

BOSTON — The American Cancer Society will hold its next Look Good Feel Better volunteer training class for licensed beauty professionals on Monday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Aztra Zenica Hope Lodge, 125 South Huntington Ave., Boston.

Locally, volunteer cosmetologists are especially needed in the Berkshires, Methuen and Greater Boston areas.The four and a half-hour class will train volunteers to teach beauty, skin care and hair techniques to women who are undergoing cancer treatment. A session for Fall 2016 in Great Barrington will be announced in the future.

Look Good Feel Better is a free, non-medical, salon and product-neutral program offered through a collaboration


Local Bowling Giant Superneau Dies at 54
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
12:42PM / Friday, July 29, 2016

Gary Superneau and his family were involved with Mount Greylock Bowl for years. CHESHIRE, Mass. — To all who knew him, Gary Superneau was simply "Soup."   His impact on the North County community was simply super.   Superneau, 54, died on Wednesday after a long illness.   The former owner and manager of Mount Greylock Bowl in North Adams was remembered by lifelong friend Rick Moon as someone with a passion for bowling and a love of people, especially young people.   "I think his biggest thing would be the kids," Moon said. "Kids were everything, the junior bowlers.   "No matter what was going on, he would step up by having


MCLA Names New Vice President for Institutional Advancement
12:30PM / Friday, July 29, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mary Hastings, a development executive with roots in the Northern Berkshires, joins Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts this month as vice president for Institutional Advancement.

“I am extraordinarily excited to join MCLA, as I have seen the college praised and recognized for its excellence, which is a credit to the vision and energy of the board, faculty, administration and entire MCLA community,” Hastings said.

According to MCLA President James F. Birge, Hastings brings substantial experience in fundraising and development strategy to MCLA.

“Mary’s experience in development and expertise in fundraising make her ideally suited for


Berkshire Children and Familiesí to Hold Annual Golf Classic
12:26PM / Friday, July 29, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Children and Families will hold its annual Golf Classic on Monday, Aug. 22, at the Country Club of Pittsfield.

Registration starts at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit Berkshire Children and Families’ Kids 4 Harmony, an el-Sistema inspired, intensive, after-school music program to effect social change. Kids 4 Harmony is offered in North Adams at Brayton Elementary School and in Pittsfield at Morningside Community School.

The Golf Classic is looking for golfers and sponsors. More information can be found online.




Carrier Scores 30 in Dagnoli/Troiano Win
09:28PM / Thursday, July 28, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Lawrence Carrier scored 30 points Thursday to lead Dagnoli/Troiano & Sons Building to a 93-57 win over Drury in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League at the North Adams Armory.   Sedale Jones added 17 points and grabbed 14 boards, and Jayden Cross scored 11 in the win.   For Drury, Connor Meehan scored 21 points to lead three players in double figures for Drury. Reece Racette scored 14, and Hayden Bird added 12.   In Thursday’s other game, Dave Wellington led three players in double figures for Central Radio in a 57-42 win over Pete’s Gun Shop/Maselli & Field.   Wellington scored 20. Travis Severs and David Vidal had 16 and


Galleries, Music Set for DownStreet Art on Thursday
03:53PM / Thursday, July 28, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — DownStreet Art kicks off its second session on Thursday night with the openings of four new visual art exhibits, live podcasting, musical and theatrical performances, and a night market that features local food and craft vendors.

"This year's 'Meet Your Neighbors' theme spotlights not only the amazing institutional resources available to us, but also the talented artists living and working alongside us here in North Adams and the surrounding community," said Jennifer Crowell, director of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center. The center, part of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, coordinates the summerlong event.

Part of that


North Adams Council Endorses Cultural District Designation
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
12:26AM / Thursday, July 28, 2016

Councilors Lisa Blackmer and Eric Buddington check city ordinances in asking that the language of the new changes be cleaned up.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday endorsed the pursuit of a Cultural District designation for a large part of the downtown.

The work on the application began some three years but languished during a change over in staffing. Now being spearheaded by Jennifer  Crowell of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the city's Director of Community Events Suzy Helme, the unanimous approval of the resolution to the Massachusetts Cultural Council completes the application process.

"The MCC is encouraging us to apply for

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