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Teddy's Pizza Tops WPT in Giorgi League
08:34AM / Wednesday, August 03, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Hollie Steinman scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds Tuesday to lead Teddy’s Pizza to a 53-37 win over Williamstown Physical Therapy in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League at Noel Field.   Lucy Barrett scored a game-high 27 for WPT.   Play resumes Wednesday night with a double-header starting at 6:30.  

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Williamstown Volunteers Help Make Trail Improvements
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:18AM / Wednesday, August 03, 2016

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A crew of volunteers spent Tuesday installing new trail markers in and around Stone Hill as part of an ongoing project to make town and privately owned hiking trails more accessible and user-friendly.

Scott Lewis from the Williams College Outing Club, three Williams students, members of the town's Conservation Commission and Dustin Griffin from the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation were among those installing 4-by-4 posts at key locations and hanging color-coded metal markers on posts and trees to direct hikers through a network of trails.

The paths cover property owned by the Clark Art Institute, the town, Williams College, WRLF, the Buxton School and

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

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by bananas2 10:53AM / Sunday, April 01, 2012
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National Night Out in North Adams Draws Hundreds for Fun
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:02AM / Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Games and music were featured at the event, which drew hundreds to Noel Field. See more photos here.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Noel Field was turned into a community festival on Tuesday night for a mega-National Night Out celebration.

Children shrieked as they played in the bouncy house, or munched on hamburgers off the grill. Music blasted over the field and a group of young girls gave the "Macarena" a try.

Officer David Lemieux jumped in to lead them through the moves of a song that came out when they were just babes. And the burgers were being tossed by John Morocco, the city's retired public safety commissioner. Helping out were members of the Police Department and

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Williamstown Motorcyclist Struck by Dump Truck
By Stephen Dravis,
10:49PM / Tuesday, August 02, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A Williamstown man was transported to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield on Tuesday evening after a two-vehicle collision on Curran Highway (Route 8) near Hodges Cross Road, police said.

Matthew Wilson, 24, was taken by North Adams Ambulance Service to Pittsfield after his motorcycle was struck by a dump truck driven by a New York man, according to Police Sgt. Jason Wood.

Wilson, who was aboard a 2015 Honda CBR, was traveling south, as was the 2000 Ford F450 driven by John Williams Jr. of Troy, N.Y., Wood said.

"[Williams] stated that he was looking to turn into Walmart," Wood said. "He missed that [right hand turn] and then made an abrupt

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North Adams Library Furniture Purchased in Teacher's Memory
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:20AM / Tuesday, August 02, 2016

A table with a plaque dedicating it to the late Joan Ellen Rivers. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Readers in the Children's Library will now be able to sit on a bench in a sunny window, curl up in a comfy chair or study with friends around a table.    Spending time in the library was important to longtime teacher Joan Ellen Rivers. And now future generations of North Adams Public Library patrons will be able to enjoy their stay a little bit better because of furniture purchased in her memory.   Friends of the North Adams Public Library members Ellen Smachetti and Judy Noel said in the past there wasn't really any place to sit in the Children's

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Berkshire Opera Festival Debuts in August
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:53AM / Tuesday, August 02, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County offers summer visitors a world-renowned symphony, Tony Award-winning theater and important works of art from the Renaissance to the contemporary.   The region truly has it all ... almost.   Actually, there is at least one hole in the county's arts scene, a hole that Jonathan Loy and Brian Garman are aiming to fill.   "Absolutely, the Berkshires are the most culturally rich place in the country," Loy said recently. "For there not to be opera here is unfortunate and maybe even a problem.   "Opera is an art form that deserves to be heard and seen and supported. By bringing fully produced opera back, what

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Ace of Seasons, Central Radio Win in Giorgi League
10:42PM / Monday, August 01, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Richard Johnson scored 20 points and grabbed 20 points, and Collin Parrott added 19 Monday to lead Ace of Seasons to a 61-50 win over Atlas Private Wealth Management in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Jeff Sprague scored 16, and Cam Lesure added 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Atlas.   In Monday's other game, David Vidal led three players in double figures for Central Radio in a 67-44 win over Drury.   Vidal scored 20. Travis Severs and Nick Dabrowski added 16 and nine respectively, in the win.   Reece Racette scored 20 for Drury.   Play continues on Tuesday at Noel Field with one game in the league's Women's

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North Adams Airport Hiring New Engineering Firm
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
07:00PM / Monday, August 01, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Airport Commission has voted to hire Stantec as its new engineering firm after airport construction is complete.   Chairman Jeff Naughton recommended last week that the commission vote to bring on Stantec, ending an 18-year relationship with Gale Associates.    "We have had a very long, 18-year relationship with Gale and it has been a very positive relationship, but we just thought it was time to take a look," Naughton said at Tuesday's meeting. "We thought there were different strengths that Stantec brought to the table."   Naughton said a subcommittee was created comprised of commissioners, the airport manager and

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Berkshire Tidbits: Farmstands and Fairs
By Judith Lerner, Special to iBerkshires
06:38PM / Monday, August 01, 2016

Market Manager Jessica Conzo Vecchia takes coupons from a shopper at the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers' Market in 2015.

In this height of farmers' market season — stands full of local corn, tomatoes, lettuces, herbs, zucchinis and so much more — farmers' market coupons for income-eligible seniors 60 and over are finally being distributed in Berkshire County starting this week.

The coupons are also available for disabled people under 60 who live in congregate housing that has a meal site such as Crossway Tower in Lee, Providence Court in Pittsfield and Heaton Court in Stockbridge.

The income level for farmers' market coupon eligibility is 185 percent of the

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'Star Trek Beyond': Once More Into the Allegory
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
06:09PM / Monday, August 01, 2016

Justin Lin's "Star Trek Beyond" has a built-in likability factor, just a few notches below Mom and apple pie. Therefore, in the never-ending quest for objectivity in film criticism, the question must be posed: If one had been in a coma since before Gene Roddenberry created the "Star Trek" phenomenon, and upon awakening were shown this latest venture to where no one has gone before, what would he or she think of it?

Don't dwell on the inherent sadness of how young our viewer must have been when lapsing into a coma. It's hypothetical. But his name is Billy.

The contention here is that, more than likely, while dining on the requisite graham crackers and

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McCann Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll
04:02PM / Monday, August 01, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School has announced its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 school year.

Grade 9 High Honors go to: Bedini III, Raffaele; Bednarz, Ryan; Blake, Hannah; Blake, Hope; Daub, John; Demastrie, Nichole; Devito, Cortney; Fink, Elissa; Furlon, Krista; Goodell, Morgan; Goyette, Megan; Harrington, Madison; Lesure, Elisha; Marino, Emma; Norton, Matthew; Parks, Samuel; Rondeau, Caleb; Tetlow, Aubrey; Thurston, Rutger; Vallone, Brandon; Vigiard, Joseph; Wojcik, Abigail; Wood, Kirsten.

Grade 10 High Honors go to: Boucher, Mackenzie; Charon, Ryan; Diesz, Natalie; Dowling, Aimee; Esoldi, Julia; Favre, Joshua; Ferrara, Michael; Fuller, Hannah;

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Adams Couple Injured in Five-Car Accident
By Jack Guerino,
03:07PM / Monday, August 01, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A five-car accident on Curran Highway on Sunday afternoon sent three people to the hospital, two with serious injuries.   Police Sgt. James Burdick said driver Anthony McBride, 83, and his wife, Ruth McBride, 84, of Adams,  were traveling north on Curran Highway around 1:40 p.m. in a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. McBride, former Adams town moderator and longtime businessman, made a left turn to go onto Old State Street to the secondary entrance of Walmart but failed to stop.   Burdick said McBride pulled into the path of Adam Bethoney, 28, of Stamford, Vt., who was heading south in a 2010 GMC pickup truck. Burdick said Bethoney tried to avoid the Vibe but the

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