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News and events in North Adams, Mass.

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,”


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

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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Berkshires Beat: A New Place For a Walk in the Woods
01:28PM / Monday, June 27, 2016

Take a hike: Members of Southwestern Vermont Health Care staff and their families completed work on a new 1.4-mile addition to the regional trail system on Saturday, June 18.

The trail is open to hikers and bikers and traverses SVHC’s Bennington Campus in Bennington, Vt. The entire community is invited to use the trail for outdoor recreation. Access points include Dewey Street in front of the hospital, Stark Street Playground, Monument Avenue Extension, and Frost Drive.

A fair time: Berkshire Youth Fair Books are available for youths 5-18 who want to enter the fair. Youths can print the fair books off the web or call the 4-H office at 413-448-8285 . Some will be automatically put


Carrier, Severs Lead Teams to Victory in Giorgi League
09:54AM / Monday, June 27, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Lawrence Carrier scored 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds Sunday night to lead Dagnoli/Troiano & Sons Building to a 73-61 win over Frame All/Preite Oil in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Carrier also blocked two shots for Dagnoli, which got 15 points from Ron Kelly and 14 from Jamual Warren.   For Frame All, Tyler Benoit led the way with 14 points. Nick Bourdon added 12, and Mike Mancivalano and Andrew Harmon each scored 10; Harmon had a game-high 13 rebounds.   Sunday night featured three games at Noel Field.   In the opener, Central Radio topped Drury Lane Design, 51-28.   Travis Severs scored 30 points, and David Vidal


North Adams Auto Shop Adds Tire Sales & Service
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:19AM / Monday, June 27, 2016

The Snap-On balancing machine is computerized and will set the balance weights to align with the rim.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A local auto repair shop is hoping to ease the need caused by the recent closure of Mr. Tire.

T&M Auto on Curran Highway is now offering tire service along with repairs, maintenance, body work and sales.

Glenn Maloney, general manager, said the company had to make a quick decision when it was learned the longtime tire service center was closing.

"We wanted to make sure we could service a real need for our customers and others," he said.
Working with its local Snap-On representative, T&M invested about $16,000 in tire changing and


North Adams SteepleCats Win Third Straight
08:34PM / Sunday, June 26, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Dustin Shirley went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs Sunday to lead the North Adams SteepleCats to their third straight win, a 6-3 victory over the Vermont Mountaineers at Joe Wolfe Field.   Nick Riotto went 2-for-5 with a run scored, and four different pitchers teamed up to hold Vermont (3-12) to seven hits.   Brian Stepniak earned the win with two innings of hitless relief.   North Adams (10-6) travels to New Bedford on Tuesday. The SteepleCats' next home game is Thursday against Mystic, Conn.


Jezouit Pitches Cages to Shutout Win
08:17PM / Sunday, June 26, 2016
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Josh Jezouit threw a complete game three-hitter, and Jesse DiLego went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs to lead the Cages Baseball Club under-22 team to a 2-0 win over Albany Baseball Fest on Saturday.   Mike Strizzi went 2-for-2 and scored a run, and Dan Flynn went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored for Cages.   Jezouit struck out five and walked five without allowing an extra-base hit.   Cages travels to face the South Troy Dodgers on Wednesday.


North Adams Artist Finds Expression in Ancient Paper Craft
By John Seven, Special to iBerkshires
03:41PM / Sunday, June 26, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The technique of paper quilling isn't a common one in the contemporary art world, but North Adams resident Lisa Nilsson embraced the antediluvian medium and elevated even beyond her contemporaries to her inventive and intricate — and almost obsessive — images that stretch the form to its limits.

Quilling is a hundreds-of-years-old paper craft that involves rolling strips of colored paper into formations to create images with a three-dimensional quality.

Nilsson had previously worked in the format of box assemblages, which allowed her to create in a variety of mediums and she was always on the lookout for something new to add. After becoming

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SteepleCats Win Second in a Row
11:55PM / Saturday, June 25, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The North Adams SteepleCats (9-6) had lost their previous four games following a win, but they ended that streak on Saturday night, winning their second game in a row with a 6-1 victory over the Sanford Mainers (7-7).   The SteepleCats got another strong start from Braxton Wilks.  Wilks improved to 3-0 on the year, going six innings and allowing one run off of four hits and struck out seven. He ran into trouble in the second inning when the Mainers loaded the bases with nobody out. He was able to get out of that inning, stranding all three base runners. He also retired eight hitters in a row at one point.   The ‘Cats jumped on top early with three


Berkshire Mountaineers AAU Team Goes 4-0 in Maine
04:29PM / Saturday, June 25, 2016
The Berkshire Mountaineers seventh grade AAU girls basketball team went 4-0 to win a recent tournament in Portland Maine.   The team is 19-4 with one more tournament left in its season.   The sixth/seventh-grade team includes: Delaney Babcock, Abby Bird, Rylie Bishop, Abby Hugger, Alyssa Garabedian, Jayden Johnson, Sharaya Keele, Averie McGrath, Kaylee Tatro, Grace Towler and Rylynn Witek.   The team is coached by Shaun McGrath and Jeff Johnson.


@theMarket: Who Is Next?
By Bill Schmick,
07:59PM / Friday, June 24, 2016


The vote is in and all you have to do is look at world markets to discover the verdict. The citizens of the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union. Chaos reigned for today but tomorrow may be a different story, at least for U.S. investors.

Do not panic. Most of my readers are heavily invested in the U.S. equity and bond markets. As such, the fallout from Brexit will be short-lived here at home as investors come to the realization that, for now, the United States is the only game in town. As I look at Friday morning's damage to our markets, I am impressed at how well we are doing compared to Europe. Essentially, all we have done is give back a week's speculative


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