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Berkshire Attack Girls Lacrosse Team Edges N.Y. Squad
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05:42PM / Monday, July 24, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The Berkshire Attack girls lacrosse team recently defeated Averill Park, N.Y., 11-10, at the Zavattaro Athletic Complex at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.   The Berkshire team includes: Pittsfield's Sierra Murray, Hoosac Valley's Sara Tokiewicz and Abi Disbrow, Pine Cobble's Olivia Witter, Miss Hall's School's Maya Creamer, Herberg's Alaina Percy and Mount Greylock's Brooke Phelps.

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Biz Briefs: BerkShares Looking For 'Ambassadors'
04:24PM / Monday, July 24, 2017

Getting the word out: BerkShares has received a grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund of Newmarket, N.H., to launch a new initiative called BerkShares Ambassadors. Last summer all seven branches of Adams Community Bank plus the Pittsfield branch of Lee Bank became BerkShares exchange points. This laid the groundwork for BerkShares activity in central and northern Berkshire County. However, the organization realized that they still need people "pounding the pavement" in order to really spread the word.

Contemplating this question, BerkShares board member Michael Tesoro spotted the opportunity to create a powerful experience for local young people that would lead

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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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Drury Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll
03:09PM / Monday, July 24, 2017

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Drury High School has announced its fourth quarter honor rolls for the 2016-17 school year.

Grade 12

High honors: Bernard, Alexandra Jane Flynn; Bona, Elizabeth Anne; Cellana, Julia Susan; De Laurentiis, Alexander; Demarsico, Isaak Curtis; Gallagher, Kendra Lee; Girard, Allison Paige; Harpin, Hunter Noel; Howland, Maya Emile; Lamarre, Sarah Noelle; Miles, Jonah Finley; Rumbolt, Aubrey Rose; Superneau, William Theodore; Therrien, Kelly Ann; Volff, Shane Charles; Wood, John Kaelan Peters; Wright, Makenzie Lyn.

Honors: Carpinello, Michael John; Gardner, Tahira Lakeisha; Goyette, Ashton Marie; Harrison, Thaylen Daniel; Kenner, Maya Angelou; Meehan, Connor Matthew;

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MCLA Hands Out Book Award Scholarships
01:40PM / Monday, July 24, 2017

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has announced the recipients of its Book Award scholarships, which recently were granted to students who will begin their senior years this fall at one of Berkshire County's public high schools.

One student from each of the high schools received this award, which honors outstanding high school juniors who have made a positive difference in the community.

"The MCLA Book Award is presented to an outstanding high school junior who exemplifies academic achievement, displays leadership qualities, and has a strong commitment to the Berkshire County community," said Joshua Mendel, director of recruitment and outreach

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Berkshires Beat: Tanglewood, Mass Audubon Team Up for Celebration of Birds and Music
01:09PM / Monday, July 24, 2017

For the birds: Tanglewood will launch its first-ever collaboration with Mass Audubon in a program titled "Tanglewood Takes Flight: A Celebration of Birds and Music with Mass Audubon" running from Thursday, July 27, to Sunday, July 30, creating a new multi-faceted and immersive program for concert-goers that explores the intimate relationship between birdsong and music. The series, which pairs guided bird walks with performances of birdsong, will be highlighted by performances by world-renowned pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, lectures and bird walks by Mass Audubon Ornithologist Wayne Peterson, and performances by Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center, the Boston Symphony

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Berkshire Force 10U Wraps Season with Tourney Win
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10:18AM / Monday, July 24, 2017
DALTON, Mass. -- The 10-and-under Berkshire Force softball team went 4-0 this weekend to win the Dalton Invitational Softball Tournament.   In its season finale, the Force once again turned in a total team effort with great pitching, flawless defense, and strong at-bats. In pool play it defeated Hoosick Falls, 12-2, followed by a nine-inning battle with Guilderland that the Force won, 5-3.   In tournament play they beat Hoosick Falls, 15-0, in the semi finals. In the finals, the Force battled Guilderland again, taking a 5-4 lead into the bottom of the sixth before blowing it open with a seven-run inning and eventually taking the championship, 12-5.   For the season, the Force

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Red-Hot SteepleCats Demolish Vermont, 13-5
10:25PM / Sunday, July 23, 2017
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The North Adams SteepleCats remained one of the hottest hitting teams in the NECBL with a 13-5 victory over the Vermont Mountaineers on Sunday night at Montpelier Recreation Field.   The SteepleCats have scored 71 runs in their last seven games, and have gone 5-2 in that time.   Vermont and the SteepleCats played two scoreless innings before a third inning that saw North Adams score four and the Mountaineers respond for three. After two walks were drawn in the top of the third, Taylor Lane (Arizona State) drove in the opening run of the game with an RBI single. The SteepleCats stretched the lead to 4-0 on a two-run single from Jonathan Engelmann (Michigan) and

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'Cat Bats Stay Hot in 16-3 Win over Danbury
09:47PM / Saturday, July 22, 2017
DANBURY, Conn. -- The North Adams SteepleCats continued their hot hitting on Saturday night, rolling to a 16-3 victory over the Danbury Westerners at Rogers Park.   The 'Cats were in double digits in hits for the third night in a row, and set a season-high in runs scored.   North Adams' offense began in a modest fashion in the top of the second inning with a single run. Singles by Bryce Peterson (UCF) and Liam Sabino (Pittsburgh), as well as a walk to Jonathan Engelmann (Michigan) loaded the bases. Peterson scored without a pitch being thrown when starter and losing pitcher Sam Wood (Cincinnati Christian) balked.   A critical error helped the SteepleCats take a 2-0

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North Adams Wins Battle of 'Good Kids' in La Festa Opener
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com Sports
09:05PM / Saturday, July 22, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Dalton Tatro Saturday night added his name to the list of more than 800 players who have competed in the La Festa Baseball Exchange over the last 27 years.   And he put his stamp on the event with authority, striking out 11 and allowing just three hits to pitch North Adams to a 4-1 win over the North End Dodgers of Boston.   Tatro, who watched his big brother play in the event, said it was an honor to be a part of this year’s event, which sees the Dodgers come to town for two games -- Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. -- and will send the North County team east in a couple of weeks.   “This is something I’ve worked really hard for,”

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Adams Gets CDBG Funding for Visitors Center Parking Lot
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01:03AM / Saturday, July 22, 2017

North Adams will use some of its grant funding to redo failing stonework on the Armory building.  ADAMS, Mass. — The town has received $800,000 in 2017 Community Development Block Grant funds to reconfigure the parking lot at the Adams Visitors Center.    Adams was one of 58 towns and cities receiving $30.5 million in CDBG funds announced on Thursday. Also receiving grants are Becket, Buckland, Monterey and North Adams.   The federal CDBG grants, administered by the state, help cities and towns respond to specific housing, community, and economic development projects that support low- and moderate-income residents, or revitalize underserved

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Twenty Hits Not Enough in Loss to Nighthawks
10:02PM / Friday, July 21, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The North Adams SteepleCats slugged out 20 hits on Friday night, but it was not enough in a 9-7 loss to the Upper Valley Nighthawks at Joe Wolfe Field.   The SteepleCats outhit the visiting Nighthawks 20-9, but left 13 runners on base to fall to the first place team in the NECBL Northern Division.   Three unearned runs started the game for the Upper Valley, allowing the Nighthawks to take a 3-0 lead with the aid of only one hit. Matt Sanders (Troy) reached on an error as the game's leadoff hitter, and Anthony Godino (Wagner) was hit by a pitch. Ryan Jeffers (UNC Wilmington) singled to left, and an error allowed both Sanders and Godino to score. A

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'The Big Sick': Has a Healthy Outlook
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires film critic
03:23PM / Friday, July 21, 2017
Director Michael Showalter's "The Big Sick," based on Pakistani-born comedian/actor Kumail Nanjiani's real-life story, is often hilarious proof that in jest there is truth. While gleefully verifying that in dedicated hands the classical romantic comedy remains a viable entertainment, this convivial foray into whether or not love conquers all also asserts a humanistic message that is of late egregiously absent from our national consciousness. Nanjiani's tale sagely solicits art to fill this vacuum.   On the surface it plays rather simply. Kumail, who Ubers for a living when he's not trying to "kill" the audience at a Chicago comedy club, one night

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