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West Boys Lacrosse Wins Bay State Games Gold
11:29AM / Saturday, July 14, 2018
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Wahconah's Dart Jaggi scored a goal in the West team's 11-10, double-overtime win over Metro/Southeast in the Bay State Games boys lacrosse gold medal game.   The West went trough pool play with a 4-0 record before beating Metro/Southeast a second time in the tournament final.   The first time around, the West earned a 10-8 win.   Jaggi finished the tournament with eight goals. Hoosac Valley's Casey Meczywor scored six goals and added two assists.   The team also included Wahconah's Dayton Kozlowski and Monument Mountain's Walter Boyko.


DiGennaro, West Girls 2-0 at Bay State Games
08:12AM / Saturday, July 14, 2018
ROXBURY CROSSING, Mass. -- The West girls basketball team opened pool play 2-0 Friday at the Bay State Games at the Reggie Lewis Center.   In Game 1, Brooke DiGennaro of Drury scored 24 points, and Arianna Hasiuk of Chicopee Comp added 18 in an 81-67 win over Southeast.   In its second game, the West was down by 17 points before rallying past Northeast, 63-53.   Hasiuk led the team with 14. Greenfield's Katie Haselton and Monson's Sydnie DeVries each scored 12.   On Saturday, the West is scheduled ot play Coastal and Central. Pool play wraps up Sunday at noon before the medal games at 1:30 and 3 p.m.


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
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Emerging Trend of E-Bikes Comes to The Berkshires
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:00AM / Saturday, July 14, 2018

A small electrically-powered motor is attached to the crank. GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Berkshire Bike and Board is finding a burgeoning market in e-bikes.   Electronic bicycles have been in existence for more than a decade but only recently has the technology begun to take hold in the Berkshires.   The bicycles are just like traditional bikes and made by traditional bike manufacturers. But they come with a small battery-powered motor attached to the crank to assist with the peddling.   "There are no throttles. You have to pedal to make them go. They are definitely different from a moped or a motorcycle or anything like that," Berkshire Bike and Board


SteepleCats Top Southern Division Leader Plymouth Behind Koperniak Grand Slam
By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats
12:42AM / Saturday, July 14, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass —With the season quickly nearing its end, the SteepleCats needed a win to get back on track and behind dominant pitching and early offense, that’s exactly what they got.

After a two-game road trip this week, the North Adams SteepleCats made their way home on Friday to face off against the Southern Division leaders in the Plymouth Pilgrims. Behind the big early offense courtesy of Hoosac Valley graduate Matt Koperniak and a rowdy crowd, the SteepleCats were able to find their way back into the win column with a big 7-5 victory over the Pilgrims.

In his second start, AIC sophomore Joe Kemlage came out strong for North Adams. After getting into an early jam


Women's Political Caucus Releases Endorsements for Election 2018
05:30PM / Friday, July 13, 2018
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus' Political Action Committee has endorsed a long list of women seeking local state political office across the state.   These endorsements come as more women are seeking the support of the MWPC, whose mission is to "recruit, train and elect" women to political office. This year's endorsements include races for state representative, state Senate and district attorney.   "We are pleased to endorse a group of terrific women candidates who are highly qualified and committed to making positive changes in districts across Massachusetts," said Laurie Martinelli, executive director, in a statement.


Drury Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll
03:02PM / Friday, July 13, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Drury High School has announced the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2017-18 school year.

Grade 12

High honors: Boillat, Taylor Nicole; Clements, Ashley Elizabeth; Copeland, Mackenzie Marie; Crosier, Cassandra Champagne; Denning, Cady Aileen; Eastwood, Serena Marie; Moon, Amanda Marie Taylor, Kiara Elizabeth; Wright, Kevin Robert; Zoito, Allison Elizabeth,

Honors: Brayman, Jacob Richard; Davis, Isaiah Julien; Flynn, Trinity Marie; Jennings, Amy Lee; Johnson, Nickolas Chandler; Jutras, Lillie Annetta; Labdi, Shadi Samir; Lessard, Matthew Ryan; Neff, Anthony John; Stewart, Emily Catherine; Therrien, Brianna Marie; Toomey, Dylan Hunter.

Grade 11



BCC Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Practical Nurse Graduates
02:07PM / Friday, July 13, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Twenty-two graduates of the Practical Nurse certificate program at Berkshire Community College were recognized June 14 during a pinning ceremony in the Robert Boland Theatre of the college's Koussevitzky Arts Center.

Nurse Catherine Stechmann, staff development coordinator at Hillcrest Commons Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility and clinical instructor, addressed the students.

The ceremony is a time-honored nursing school tradition, dating back before the turn of the 20th century.  Traditionally, nursing students have conducted an honors or pinning ceremony to mark the passage of student nurse role to practice role.  It is an emotional


Superior Court Briefs: July 9 - July 12
Staff Reports,
11:44AM / Friday, July 13, 2018
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, July 9.   Justin Senecal, 29, of Palmer pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and battery on a disabled person and a single count of caretaker abuse on a disabled person.   The case was continued without a finding for six months. Senecal assaulted a student while employed at Eagleton School on July 11, 2013.   Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, July 11.   Dennis Ducharme Jr., 27, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of trafficking in heroin, trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy to violate drug laws, inducing or abetting a minor to distribute controlled substances, and


Red Sox World Series Trophy to Appear in North Adams
10:10AM / Friday, July 13, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The 2007 Boston Red Sox World Series Trophy will be visiting North Adams on Tuesday, July 17, at the "One Country One Game: A Celebration of Baseball" exhibition, located at 66 Main St., on the corner of American Legion Drive and Main Street.    The trophy will be on view from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Visitors will be allowed to take photos with the trophy, but please note, no touching. The trophy is quite delicate, requiring a jeweler to affix the flags to the base. Boston Red Sox security detail will be on site to help everyone remember the "no touching" rule. Admission for the event is free thanks to the sponsorship of Berkshire


Community Sidewalk Mural Featured at DownStreet Art
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:59AM / Friday, July 13, 2018

The commissioners also discussed the standard contracts they will have for artists and organizations.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The community is being invited to help create a public art piece at next week's DownStreet Art.   The Public Arts Commission on Wednesday approved the first of four proposed sidewalk murals commissioned by the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center.    Michelle Daly, director of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, said one intent of the project was to provide some place-makers to outline the city's new cultural arts district.    "Thinking how we could begin placemaking for the

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Caccaviello, Harrington Campaigns Take Aim at Each Other
Staff Reports,
01:15AM / Friday, July 13, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two of the three district attorney candidates, Paul Caccaviello and Andrea Harrington, have taken aim at each other over the last few weeks.   Last week, Caccaviello challenged Harrington's fitness for office, saying she doesn't have the "basic qualifications" needed. Harrington countered by calling Caccaviello, the incumbent, the candidate of "the old guard."   "In my 30 years of working in the office of the district attorney, and handling over 5,000 criminal prosecutions myself, prosecuting multiple murder trials, as well as other cases ranging from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies, I have found the community


Racette Leads Drury Boys to Giorgi League Win
10:32PM / Thursday, July 12, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Reece Racette had a double-double Thursday to lead the Drury boys basketball team to a 72-50 win over Hoosac Valley in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Racette scored 15 points to lead all scorers and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Blue Devils.   Hunter Sarkis scored 14, and Scott McGuire added 13 in the win.   Hoosac Valley got 14 points from Sam Larabee. Travis Dozier and Izaha Stubbs added 13 and 11, respectively.   In Thursday's other game, Toby Foehl scored 38 points to lead Mount Greylock to a 74-57 win over McCann Tech.   Foehl also pulled down eight rebounds. Derek Paris scored 15 for the Mounties.   McCann Tech's


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