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Rowling Picks Mount Greylock as Site of Fictional Wizarding School
Staff Reports,
02:33PM / Tuesday, June 28, 2016

ADAMS, Mass. — The state's highest peak was revealed on Tuesday to be the location of a school of wizardry.

J.K. Rowling, author of the immensely popular "Harry Potter" series, released a short story on Tuesday on the history of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at Pottermore.com.

"It stands at the highest peak of Mount Greylock, where it is concealed from non-magic gaze by a variety of powerful enchantments, which sometimes manifest in a wreath of misty cloud," she writes of the hidden granite castle.

The North American version of Hogwarts was founded by Isolt Sayre, an Irish woman of wizarding heritage, who fled to the New World on the

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Kondel Leads Moonlight Diner to Giorgi League Win
09:54AM / Tuesday, June 28, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Geoff Kondel scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds Monday to lead Moonlight Diner to a 70-31 win over Frank Field Contracting in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Khalil Paul scored 16 points, and Brendan Kordana and Dashon Hamlet each added 10 for Moonlight.   Brandon Hurst led Frank Field with 12 points.   In Monday’s other game, Tank Roberson scored 14, and Lavante Wiggins added 10 to lead the Boys & Girls Club to a 58-38 win over Atlas Private Wealth Management.   Atlas got 16 points from Brandon Mauer.   Play continues Tuesday with the first games in the Women’s Division starting at 6:30 at Noel Field (North

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

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Drury Class of 1973 Golf Tourney Raises Funds for Education
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
07:29PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

STAMFORD, Vt. — This past sunny Saturday, 10 teams were preparing to play at Stamford Valley Golf Course in the 8th annual Drury High School Alumni Golf Tournament.

The annual tourney grew out of a class reunion nearly a decade ago that has since raised thousands of dollars to help the North Adams, Mass., high school.  

The event is sponsored by the Drury class of 1973, said Nancy Bullett, a founder and organizer, and includes alumni from 1965 to 1978.

"It started as an outing for our reunion and we thought, why not make it annual? Why not make it a fundraiser?" she said. "It's a win-win for everybody."

The number of teams and players has gone up and

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Del Gallo Challenges Democratic Candidates to Spending Limits
Campaign Statement,
04:41PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

The following is an open letter from Rinaldo Del Gallo III, candidate for the Democratic nomination for state Senate:

During the first week of April, I sent my fellow candidates an email asking them to agree to voluntary spending limits.  Many progressives I have spoken to feel it is an excellent idea. I herein resubmit an open letter on the subject of spending limits, debates, and columns in local papers. This offer, previously submitted in early April, I offer for 10 days after publication of this letter by The Berkshire Eagle (on June 22).
 
Spending Limits

In early April, I was at an event with state Rep. Smitty Pignatelli and the subject of money and campaigns came up. He

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North Adams Police Officer Crashes Cruiser
Staff Reports,
03:44PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A city police officer sustained minor injuries after his cruiser hit a utility pole on Ashland Street.

Sgt. James Burdick said Officer Joshua Tracy was heading south on Ashland Street on Monday around 11:50 a.m. when he hit a utility pole near where the road intersects with Church Street.

"He was southbound on Ashland Street and heading towards the intersection on Church Street," Burdick said. "He ended up off the road where, he impacted with a phone pole. Cause and reason and all that are still under investigation."

He said, Tracy was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening or severe injuries. He was sworn in as a permanent

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Berkshire County Arc Awards Scholarships to Five Local High School Seniors
03:35PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County Arc and the Berkshire County Arc Down Syndrome Family Group have awarded scholarships ranging up to $1,400 to five high school seniors who demonstrated outstanding prior involvement with individuals with disabilities and the potential to contribute to the field of human services.

* Victoria A. Ryan, Monument Mountain Regional High School

* Cody Ciepiela, Wahconah Regional High School (Recipient of the Down Syndrome Family Group Scholarship, which is funded by Berkshire County Arc and the Berkshire County Arc Down Syndrome Family Group.)

* Elizabeth B. Bean, St. Joseph High School (Recipient of the Carol Craighead Memorial Scholarship Award,

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Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires Launched
03:28PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Nonprofits seeking help with everything from marketing to fundraising, manpower and professional development can turn to a new entity called the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires.  

Founded by Liana Toscanini, former Development & Marketing Director for Community Access to the Arts, the Nonprofit Center is located at 40 Railroad St.

The mission of the NPC is to facilitate growth for charitable organizations through shared resources, affordable products and services, and creative collaborations.

“Many nonprofits need assistance getting to the next level.  I enjoy connecting people in our community and using my corporate and nonprofit

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North Adams Native Returns to Join Pittsfield Law Firm
03:10PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Smith, Green & Gold has welcomed Allyson Holmes as a new associate attorney to the firm.

Holmes, who joined the firm this June, concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, elder law and residential and commercial real estate transactions.

Before joining Smith, Green & Gold, she represented the city of Boston on various matters related to municipal law ranging from drafting and reviewing contracts, city ordinances, state legislation, license and intergovernmental agreements for city departments, procurement issues to litigating matters relating to zoning and land use  issues, construction disputes and appeals of city

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BCC Announces Spring Semester Deanís List
02:55PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass.—Berkshire Community College has announced its Spring 2016 Dean’s List.

According to Dr. Frances Feinerman, vice president for Academic Affairs, to be eligible for the list, full-time students must have declared a major; completed a minimum of 12 non-repeated, traditionally graded credit hours during the spring semester; and achieved a 3.250 to 3.749 grade point average for Honors, or a 3.750 to 4.000 grade point average for High Honors.

Part-time students are eligible for the list if they meet the same requirements, except that their credit hours may have been completed during the fall and spring semesters of one academic year.

The following 159 students

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Lenox, Wahconah Students Win Youth Art Expo
02:47PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Lucy McMahon from Lenox Memorial Middle and High School took the top prize in the Youth Art Expo, sponsored by the countywide coaltion Face the Facts: Reduce Teen Pregnancy.

Art was submitted by local youth from Lenox Memorial Middle and High School, Lee Middle and High School, Wahconah High School, Miss Halls School, Taconic High School and Monument Mountain High School. The expo’s theme was, “Nine months from now, the only thing I am expecting is to be more …” Participating youth were asked to think about where they see themselves in nine months, and create an art piece which reflects that. Every participant submitted a piece that

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MCLA Professor Joins WGBH, NASA in STEM Education Effort
02:41PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Dr. Nick Stroud, associate professor of technology and science education at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, is part of a $10 million effort titled “Bring the Universe to America’s Classroom,” that will develop new resources for teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to students across the country.

Over the next five years, the education team at Boston public media producer WGBH will receive approximately $10 million from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop new STEM instructional models and digital media tools.

“Teachers may not see NASA as a resource they have access to,”

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Biz Briefs: Technical Training Program Students Receive Certificate of Completion
02:05PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

Congratulations: Fourteen students recently received a certificate for completing the Berkshire Advanced Manufacturing Technical Training Program. The entry level training program, which ran from February to June, provides students with basic manufacturing and workforce readiness skills.

Each student received a Certificate of Completion from Berkshire Community College as well as a MACWIC Level 1 credential that verifies mastery of basic manufacturing skills such as math, blueprint reading, metrology, safety and work readiness. The work readiness component was facilitated by Goodwill Industries.  

The program was offered through a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of

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