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New Antique Shop Replaces North Adams Bar
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
01:56AM / Monday, June 13, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The former Crystal Hard Hat Saloon at Union and Canal streets is now Another Man's Treasure, an antiques shop.

Owner Todd Hebert said it will open later this month with a little bit of everything, including co-op merchandise.

"We have collectables, art work, furniture, smalls, pottery," Hebert said. "There is something for everyone. We have little bit of this and a little bit of that at different prices."

For Hebert, it's a return to a quieter line of work. He owned an antiques shop in Adams before opening the Crystal Hard Hat. The bar business just got to be much, he said.

Hebert operated the saloon for three years across the street

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Cages Baseball Club Splits Home Double-Header
05:13PM / Sunday, June 12, 2016
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Mike Strizzi doubled in two runs in a six-run sixth inning that gave the Cages Baseball Club an 8-4 win and a split in Sunday’s double-header against the Champlain Mariners.   The Mariners took the first game, 6-4, and appeared to be headed for a sweep when they took a 4-2 lead into the bottom of the sixth, but Cages rallied to get to 2-4 on the season and snap a 20-game winning streak for Champlain.   Kellen Hathaway went 2-for-2, and Eric Leitch drove in a pair of runs in the win.   Alex Carusotto went the distance to earn the win, striking out six, walking two and allowing just one earned run.   In Sunday’s opener, Brodie Altiere

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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
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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First Annual 'Running With The Law Race' Takes Off
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
06:12AM / Sunday, June 12, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Dozens of runners escorted by a police motorcade sped off from Colegrove Park Elementary School on Saturday morning for 5-kilometer "Running With the Law" road race to benefit PopCares.

PopCares raises funds to aid Northern Berkshire individuals and families affected by cancer.

Before the inaugural race, Mayor Richard Alcombright thanked the group of North Adams Police who organized the event that stemmed from a police-student running program at Colegrove.

"Our police are our first line of defense in our community ... and they deserve our thanks and they deserve our respect. I am so proud of the officers of the North Adams Police Department who,

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Clark Welcomes Masterpieces from the Prado
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
08:58PM / Saturday, June 11, 2016

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — In 16th and 17th century Spain, many of the masterworks of Titian and Reubens were available only to the privileged few.

Starting Saturday, visitors to the Clark Art Institute have the privilege of seeing several of their important works, on loan for the summer from the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid.

"Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado," on view through Oct. 10, explores the relationship between Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens, his predecessor, the Italian Tiziano Vecelli (Titian) and their respective patrons, Spanish monarchs Philip IV and Philip II.

The relationship between Rubens and Titian is obvious. The former emulated,

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SteepleCats Fall to 1-1
11:51PM / Friday, June 10, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The North Adams SteepleCats entered Friday night’s game against the Valley Blue Sox on a high after the walk off win the night before.   This time however, the SteepleCats were not able to overcome four errors on defense and a 6-0 deficit in the 8-4 loss.   The Blue Sox (1-1) scored three runs in the top of the second and led the remainder of the game.   After trailing 6-0 in the fifth, the SteepleCats (1-1) were able to make the game interesting, scoring a run in the bottom of the inning, two in the sixth, and one in the seventh to cut the Blue Sox lead to 6-4. However, that was as close as they would be able to get it as the Blue Sox were able to

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McCann Technical School Scholarships & Awards 2016
07:36PM / Friday, June 10, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The following scholarships and awards were presented to the McCann Technical School graduating class of 2016 at awards night.

Adam Ziarnik Memorial Scholarship: Lukas Yelle

Adams Community Bank Scholarship: Amanda Vallone, Samantha Dorwin, Madison Vadnais, Lukas Yelle, Evan Delmolino and Jordan Reinhardt

Adams Lions Club Scholarship: Lukas Yelle

Adams Outdoorsmen For Youth Scholarship: Evan Delmolino, Abbigail Luczynski and Samantha Daniels

Alexander C. W. McNicol Memorial Award: Adam Rodriguez

Northern Berkshire Community Television's Alma L. Riello Scholarship: Samantha Daniels

American Culinary Federation Certified Junior Culinarians: Christopher

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@theMarket: The Only Game in Town
By Bill Schmick,
05:31PM / Friday, June 10, 2016

Investors are scratching their heads in confusion. How can U.S. stocks, bonds, commodities and the dollar all go up at the same time? It flies in the face of historical relationships that have been around for years. Thank the central banks of the world for the present situation.

It all comes down to negative interest rates. This year, both European and Japanese central banks have instituted this tactic in an effort to jump-start their economies, weaken their currencies, and offer lending institutions a disincentive to hoarding cash, rather than lend it out.

So far, this strategy has had dismal results.

Foreign institutions have flocked to the American financial markets where in our bond

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MCLA to Offer Violin Repair Workshops
11:46AM / Friday, June 10, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts  once again will welcome violin repair expert Hans J. Nebel to campus as he presents four week-long workshops in June.

The workshops will include “Introduction to Proper Violin Set-Up” June 6-10, “Tonal Improvements” June 13-17, “Fitting New Upper and Lower Block June 20-24, and “Crack Repair and Crack Reinforcements” June 27-July 1.

Nebel is the fourth generation of violin makers in his family, and a graduate of the Bavarian State School of Violinmaking in Mittenwald, Germany.

Nebel started his professional career at Rembert Wurlitzer, Inc., in New York City, where he worked

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Bashevkin Tapped Interim Director of Louison House
10:19AM / Friday, June 10, 2016

ADAMS, Mass. — With the parting of Louison House Executive Director Lindsay Errichetto, the Board of Directors has appointed Al Bashevkin to serve as the interim executive director.

Bashevkin is most notably recognized as the founding executive director of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition for 29  years. Exiting his post last summer, Bashevkin is ready to roll-up his sleeves and work for an organization that he is quite familiar with and passionate about during this transition.

Louison House is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that runs a Transitional Housing Program (Louison House Shelter) in Adams, Massachusetts and a Permanent Supportive Housing Program

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McCann Technical School Sets New Goals for New Year
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
01:19AM / Friday, June 10, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The McCann School Committee accepted the school improvement plan for next year designed to beef up honors courses, integrate new software and focus on behavior.

Principal Justin Kratz presented the four school improvement goals Thursday that the School Council, a group made of students and teachers, decided to focus on for the upcoming school year.

He said the first goal is to increase the rigor of honor level classes and clearly organize the honors curriculum.

"We are going to get our department heads together and look at what we have been doing the past two years in our honors classes ... and really look to beef up those classes," Kratz said.

He said

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Drury High Graduates 92 Superheroes in the Class of 2016
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
10:52PM / Thursday, June 09, 2016

Olivia Carlson takes the scissors to her valedictorian sash. See  more photos here. A list of awards and scholarships is here.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It was an evening of surprises and superheroes at Drury High School on Thursday night as 92 graduates crossed the stage to receive their diplomas.

It included a heartfelt thank you to everyone from family to faculty from valedictorian Olivia Carlson, a rousing speech from Spider Principal and ended with a burst of cheers and high fives as the class belted out the alma mater and exited stage right.

"Thank you to the extended community of North Adams, although I know a few of us are running for the hills as soon as we get a

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Drury High Scholarships & Awards 2016
05:05PM / Thursday, June 09, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The following awards and scholarships were presented at class night, June 8, to graduating seniors of the Drury High School Class of 2016.

Valedictorian: Olivia Carlson
Salutatorian: Michael Mazzu

Dr. Richard Ziter Science/Pre-med Scholarship: Olivia Carlson

Dr. Richard Ziter Music Scholarship: Elliott Eastman and Michael Mazzu

Bernadino Ocampo Memorial Scholarship: Gabriella Martinez, Nicholas Boulger and Jennafer Maselli

Bolt Excellence in Language Award: Olivia Carlson

Shayley Estes Memorial Scholarship: Olivia Carlson, Nicholas Bator, Jenievieve Gavazzi and Nicholas Boulger

Jocelyn E. Leclair Memorial Scholarship: Matthew Stewart and Destiny

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