|News and events in North Adams, Mass.
|North Adams Council Candidates Talk Economic Development, Crime|
|By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff|
01:20AM / Saturday, October 21, 2017
Candidates Marie Harpin, Keith Bona, Eric Buddington and Keifer Gammell. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Fifteen of the candidates on the ballot for City Council pitched their experience at a forum on Thursday night that focused on crime, infrastructure and how the city's anchor institutions fit into its growth and development. The candidates, not surprisingly, were in broad agreement on how to address these issues ("ditto" was used several times), although they did take some time during the hourlong forum to try to distinguish themselves from the pack. The forum was held by the Department of History, Political Science and Public Policy at
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|'Professor Marston and the Wonder Women': La Différence to the Rescue|
I was a terrible grammar school student. Bored out of my mind, I survived the droning lessons by drawing cars and baseball stadiums. It also didn't help that I was rather sleepy in class, the result of loving, liberal parents who allowed me to watch old movies on TV way past a growing boy's acceptable bedtime. The one exception to this unsatisfactory scholasticism was reading. I got straight A's. But when the teacher asked me to tell the class why I was such a good reader and I answered "comic books," I was immediately shushed out of my First Amendment rights. That's pretty much changed. Good teachers encourage kids to read, read, read, whatever
|By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires film critic|
01:19PM / Friday, October 20, 2017
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|City Woman Wins Hometown Holidays Gift Basket|
Jonathan Secor had some help in pulling the winning ticket.
Congrats to Janet O'Neill of North Adams who won the big Hometown Holidays gift basket on Thursday. O'Neill won some $1,300 worth of gift certificates and merchandise.
The drawing could be entered by spending $50 downtown during the Thursday night Hometown Holiday events. Jonathan Secor of MCLA Gallery 51 said 62 people had entered the contest (including the editor of iBerkshires &mdash amazing how much cat toys cost nowadays).
Secor contacted O'Neill who was excited and surprised at winning. "No, I'm not kidding," Secor assured her
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