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Happy New Year From
iBerkshires Staff,
12:01AM / Sunday, January 01, 2017

We are hoping all of our readers have had a happy holiday season. Thank you for making iBerkshires your go-to source for local news. We appreciate your support and will continue to provide you with the relevant information you need in your daily lives as we enter 2017.


Community Welcomes Back Local Infantryman For The Holidays
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
04:46AM / Saturday, December 31, 2016

Friends and family welcomed him back with a homecoming at the American Legion. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Friends and family welcomed Jon Monyahan home for the holidays after a year stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington.   The American Legion Post 125 hosted a homecoming for local Jon Monyahan on Tuesday, Dec. 20 marking his first visit home since joining the Army.   "This is my first time back since heading out last year," Monyahan said. "It’s nice to come home and see the people that have been in my life forever. It’s good to see familiar faces."    Monyahan was met with a buffet and even a DJ at his celebration where he spent time


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

Winter Healthier Living Workshop Helps Patients Manage Chronic Pain
02:58PM / Friday, December 30, 2016

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Living with a chronic pain is never easy or straightforward. The Healthier Living Workshop, a free, fun, and interactive six-week educational program in southern Vermont, can help patients manage symptoms and gain skills to live their best life possible every day.

Registration for the winter session is open now. The workshop is scheduled 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays Feb. 2-March 9 at the Vermont Department of Health, 324 Main St., Room 180, Bennington. Sessions are confidential, and family and supportive friends are welcome.

The Healthier Living Workshops were created by Stanford University and are sponsored through a grant from the Vermont Blueprint for Health.


North Adams Happenings: Dec. 28-Jan. 3
02:47PM / Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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State Legislature Votes To Delay Recreational Marijuana
Staff Reports,
02:45PM / Wednesday, December 28, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The state Legislature voted to push back the timeline for the opening of recreational marijuana shops.   On Wednesday in an informal session with just a few lawmakers present, the Legislature fast-tracked a bill to delay the implementation of recreational marijuana for six months. The move pushes the timeline back for marijuana shops to open from the anticipated Jan. 1, 2018 to July 2018 - and likely the Berkshires will have to wait even longer.   "The legislature has a responsibility to implement the will of the voters while also protecting public health and public safety. This short delay will allow the necessary time for the Legislature to


Estate Planning Tips for Blended Families
Submitted by Edward Jones,
02:38PM / Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Most of us need to do some type of estate planning, but it's especially important if you are part of a "blended" family. And the best time to start is now – before these plans need to be implemented.

Estate planning can be complex, so you will need help from a qualified legal professional. But here are a few general suggestions that can be suitable for blended families:

* Update beneficiary designations – and think about multiple beneficiaries. Update the beneficiary designations on your retirement accounts and insurance policies to reflect the reality of your blended family. These designations can supersede the instructions you provided in your will. So if your


North Adams Council Sends Inclusion Resolution to Committee
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:36AM / Wednesday, December 28, 2016

MCLA President Jamie Birge told the council that passing the resolution would send a 'powerful message.'

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council voted on Tuesday to send a resolution that affirmed the city as an inclusive and welcoming community to committee.

The vote, motioned by Councilor Nancy Bullett, came after nearly an hour of discussion and mostly supportive comments from the crowded audience.  

Bullett, who had put forward the resolution two weeks with President Benjamin Lamb, felt the resolution could stand on its own as a platform for further discussion. However, it became apparent that a number of councilors preferred a more relaxed committee review to


Drury Announces First Quarter Honor Roll
03:34PM / Tuesday, December 27, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Drury Honor Roll has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-2017 school year.

Grade 12 High Honors: Bernard, Alexandra Jane Flynn; Bona, Elizabeth Anne; Carpinello, Michael John; Cellana, Julia Susan; Christopher, Chase Emery; De Laurentiis, Alexander; Ellis, Nathan Andrew; Girard, Allison Paige; Giron, Taylor Cheyanne; Goyette, Ashton Marie; Griffis, Alex Lee; Harpin, Hunter Noel; Harrison, Thaylen Daniel; Howland, Maya Emile; Lamarre, Sarah Noelle; Lesage, Brodie Chandler; Rumbolt, Aubrey Rose; St. Pierre, Noah Christopher; Superneau, William Theodore; Suters, Ella Ladd; Therrien, Kelly Ann; Wissman, Miranda Anne; Wood, John Kaelan Peters;


MCLA Students Elected to Lead Commonwealth Honors Program
12:53PM / Tuesday, December 27, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Two Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts students who participate in the campus's honors program recently were elected to serve as the president and the vice president of the Statewide Commonwealth Honors Program's governing committee.

Junior Jackie Ordway, an English/communications major from Lunenburg, is the committee's president. In addition, junior Nicole Hastry of North Attleboro, who majors in business administration, was selected as the group's vice president.

"Being elected president of the Commonwealth Honors Program Student Council is a huge honor," Ordway said. "I am so grateful for this opportunity to work with

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Eleven BArT Scholars Receive John and Abigail Adams Scholarship
12:48PM / Tuesday, December 27, 2016

ADAMS, Mass. — Berskhire Arts & Technology Charter Public School has announced that 11 members of the senior class are recipients of the John and Abigail Adams scholarship.

Recipients of these scholarships, upon acceptance, are entitled to attend any Massachusetts state school tuition free.  

Kaitlyn Anderson, Christopher DiCarlo, Christopher Doubiago, Peter Elliott, Emily Failla, Tessa Langsdale, Emma Madden, Jason Mills, Alain Morrissette, Dean Parise, and Kelsey Rod all received this award.

In order for a student to qualify, he or she must score "advanced" on the Grade 10 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System tests in English/language arts,


Lee Restaurant Owner Supports Meals on Wheels
12:27PM / Tuesday, December 27, 2016

LEE, Mass. — Timothy Spence runs the successful Timothy's Restaurant and Pizzeria on Main Street in Lee. He has always understood that running a small business in a small town means being an active part of the community and is always thinking about ways to make a difference in the area.

So this season, he chose to partner with Elder Services of Berkshire County to raise funds for the local Meals on Wheels program.

"I take great pride in the menu and strong sense of community we have created at Timothy’s Restaurant," Spence said. "It made perfect sense for us to partner with an organization that has the same goals: good food and good friends."


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Ramunto's Pizza & Pub Opens in North Adams
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:14AM / Monday, December 26, 2016

The restaurant also offers pub fare, nearly two dozen craft beers and wine.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Ramunto's Brick Oven Pizza got a work out on Wednesday as dozens of friends, family and acquaintances packed into the city's newest restaurant.

It was test run for Christmas weekend opening for the combination sports pub and pizzeria at the corner of Main and Holden street.

"We reached out to a lot of different people. The mayor was here, the president of Williams College was here, so we reached out to a lot of different people. and we wanted real feed back," said owner Matt Willey, adding it was busy "just like a Friday night in Bennington."



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