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Windsor Lake Closed Two Days for Weed Treatment
01:30AM / Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Curly leaf pondweed is an invasive nonnative plant that's infested ponds and lakes across North America.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Windsor Lake will be closed Thursday and Friday for herbicide to be applied to invasive species in the lake.

The treatment along areas near the shoreline with an aquatic herbicide registered with the state and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will target non-native curly leaf pondweed.

The entire lake will be closed to all water uses (including swimming, fishing and boating) on those two days of treatment. The lake shoreline will be posted with printed signs warning of these restrictions, in advance of treatment.

Pets or wildlife that may

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Boys and Girls Club, Moresi/Mingo's Pick Up Wins
11:44AM / Tuesday, June 21, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Keland Cross scored 23 points Monday to lead the Boys and Girls Club to a 75-54 win over MCLA in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Tank Roberson added 17, and Lavante and Joe Wiggins each had 12 for MCLA.   Collin Parrott, Merle Darling and Richard Johnson each scored 12 for MCLA.   In Monday’s other game, Vern Cross scored 14, and Todd Hunt had 10 points and 13 rebounds to lead Moresi Associations/Mingo’s to a 43-36 win over Central Radio.   Dave Wellington led Central Radio with 12.   Play continues Wednesday at 6:30 with two more games in the Open Division at Noel Field.

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

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Decrepit North Adams Apartment Building Coming Down
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:41AM / Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The nearly 4,000 square-foot building is sandwiched between two other large apartment buildings in much better condition.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A Cliff Street apartment building that's seen better days is finally coming down this week.

The six-unit building at the top of Cliff has been vacant for some time and was blocked off with jersey barriers a few weeks ago when the front threatened to collapse.

Mayor Richard Alcombright said an "all-call" was sent out to neighbors to let them know staging for the demolition would begin Tuesday or Wednesday.

"The road will always be open but people may want to avoid it," he said.

The property was taken for taxes last

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Final Bay State Games Girls Basketball Tryout Wednesday
08:48PM / Monday, June 20, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - The final tryout for the Bay State Games Western Massachusetts girls basketball team will be Wednesday, June 22, at McCann Tech from 6 to 8 p.m.   Interested players must participate in at least one tryout to be considered for the team, which will compete at the Bay State Games July 15-17 at the Reggie Lewis Center in the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury Crossing.   The team is open to all girls in ninth through 12th grades (2016 graduates welcome) who either live in Massachusetts or attend a Massachusetts school.   The cost to try out is $37. The finalist fee is $50.   For information, contact one of the Western Mass coaches: Amy Cyr at

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Biz Briefs: Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce Honors Its Members
05:34PM / Monday, June 20, 2016

With great thanks: The Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce honored its members during the annual member appreciation event held at the Unicorn Theatre on June 15.

Michael Duffy, Chamber president, gave thanks to their hard-working volunteer members. Special recognition during the evening was given to Margaret Kerwsill, who has been a Chamber member since 2013 when she opened with her partner Laureen Vizza Mutability in Motion, found in the Mews off Main Street, Stockbridge. The gift shop features the works of regional artisans and craftsmen. She is also an independent business owner, Margaret D. Kerswill Design & Marketing, overseeing all creative aspects of design and advertising, from

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Mancinvalano Leads Team to Narrow Win on Giorgi League Opening Night
04:57PM / Monday, June 20, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Mike Mancinvalano scored 16 points, and Andrew Harmon scored 15 to lead Frame all to a 53-51 win over Yard Work By Dan on Sunday on opening night of the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Robert Jutras scored 15 points, and Trevor Alibozek added 11 with seven rebounds and a pair of blocks for Yard Work By Dan.   In Sunday’s other games, Moonlight Diner and Dagnoli/Troiano and Sons Building each picked up wins.   Brendan Kordana scored 17 points, and Khalil Paul scored 14 to lead Moonlight Diner past the Celtics, 60-38. Kordana and Paul each had eight rebounds in the win.   Keith Czubryt led the Celtics with 15 points.   Sedale Jones

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Northern Berkshire Phenoms Wrap Up Successful Spring
04:42PM / Monday, June 20, 2016
The Northern Berkshire Phenoms put the bow on their third season over the Father's Day weekend.   The 17-and-under team finished second in the varsity division at the inaugural Summer Heat Check Invitational tournament hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Pittsfield. The 14-and-under team kept busy too, winning the 8th-grade division in Pittsfield and losing in the semi-finals at the Basketball Summer Tip-Off Classic in Springfield.    After a short break from the winter season, the two teams hit the gym again in April to play a six-tournament schedule. The 17u's took home second place honors in their final two tournaments, while the 14u team finished with three

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Car Wash Mechanism Falls on Car, Briefly Trapping Driver
Staff Reports,
04:40PM / Monday, June 20, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — An elderly Vermont man had to be helped from his car after it got stuck in the automatic car-wash bay at V's Car Wash on State Road on Monday afternoon.

Police, fire and EMS were called to the car wash, located behind the Monro Muffler Brake & Service, around 3:30 p.m. after a report that a piece of the car wash had collapsed on a car and trapped the driver inside.

Police said the driver, whose name was not released, had driven into the bay a little crooked. When he tried to correct, the front tire of the car went over the rails, sending the car into the cleaning mechanism. That machinery then fell onto the front right side of the car, blocking the

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North Adams Police Seek Information on Armed Robbery Suspect
04:23PM / Monday, June 20, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police are seeking information on a man who brandished a handgun during an attempted armed robbery on Monday morning.

The incident occurred at about 9:21 a.m. at Quadlands Flowers & Gifts on Holden Street.

The suspect is described as a clean-shaven white man, standing about 5-foot-6, weighing 130 to 140 pounds and with light hair in a buzzcut.

According to police, the man entered the store and brandished a handgun that had been tucked in his waistband. He did not get any money and no one was injured.

The suspect was last seen wearing a dark blue shirt, gym shorts, and had a black backpack. He was running east by Little's Pharmacy on Eagle

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Berkshires Beat: Humans of the Berkshires Initiative Celebrates Local Youth
04:14PM / Monday, June 20, 2016

We're only human: Berkshire County has adapted the successful Humans of New York social media campaign to create a countywide forum that celebrates the rich lives of local youth as well as the abundant, positive, intergenerational interactions in the area.

Humans of New York was started by photographer Brandon Stanton in 2010 as an effort to catalog New York City’s eclectic residents, posting a simple photograph of the subject alongside their story. The initiative has blossomed into a movement, having been recreated around the world to celebrate the diversity and positivity of copious communities.

Seventy percent of eighth-graders in Berkshire County do not feel appreciated by

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New 'Snack Attack' Opens at Windsor Lake Concession Stand
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:12PM / Monday, June 20, 2016

BFAIR's Snack Attack opened at Windsor Lake on Memorial Day.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city has invested some $150,000 in the past couple years just in making Windsor Lake look good.

A multi-year weed eradication program is in process, some $90,000 in grants was leveraged for a new playground and the old concession building has been spiffed up with renovated bathrooms, paint and roof.

What has been missing has been an operator for the concession to make an afternoon at Fish Pond even more attractive.

That changed on Memorial Day when the stand reopened under the auspices of the employment services division of Berkshire Family and Individual Resources. A ribbon cutting on

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SteepleCats Top Keene at Joe Wolfe
01:12PM / Monday, June 20, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- After dropping the first two head to head meetings in 2016, the North Adams SteepleCats (6-4) went into Sunday’s game against Keene (7-2) looking for their first win of the season against the Swamp Bats.   The ‘Cats scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a commanding 7-0 lead en route to an 8-5 win.   The ‘Cats sent 10 hitters to the plate in that inning alone.  It was all they would need in the victory.    Pitcher Braxton Wilks was solid in his second start of the season for the ‘Cats. He gave up no runs off five hits and struck out three. Just like his first start last Monday, he pitched five innings of

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