|News and events in North Adams, Mass.
|BRPC Hears Update To 'Last Mile' Broadband Plan|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Finishing out the so-called "last mile" of broadband connectivity will take a flexible approach, giving towns an array of options to connect, according to Massachusetts Technology Collaborative implementation liaison Bill Ennen. Ennen was appointed in June at the same time Peter Larkin, former Pittsfield state representative, was appointed to chair the board of the state's Massachusetts Broadband Initiative. The two are now heading the operations to bring high-speed internet into 44 unserved towns in Western Massachusetts. Ennen's role is to be the middle man between the MBI and individual towns. Their approach, under the
|By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff|
02:26AM / Thursday, July 21, 2016
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|North Adams Housing Authority Dedicates New Patio|
|By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff|
12:47AM / Thursday, July 21, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The North Adams Housing Authority opened its new patio on Wednesday with a brief dedication and a cookout.
Named for longtime Housing Authority director William M. Boland, the fenced in area off the main lobby offers a benches and umbrella tables for residents who'd like to dine al fresco or just watch the world go by.
"It's great. We love it. We're proud to have it," said Alice Coody, sitting with friends at one of the umbrella tables to dine on hamburgers and hot dogs. "It's beautiful, it's classy looking. We have no complaints.
Coody and Robert Richards said they had been watching the work progress over the past weeks as
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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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