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1st Berkshire Candidate Towle Qualifies for Democratic Primary
04:20PM / Thursday, August 31, 2017
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Kevin Towle, Democratic candidate for 1st Berkshire representative, said his campaign submitted more than the 150 required signatures to Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin's office on Tuesday.    "Just 24 hours after the deadline to submit nomination papers to town and city clerks for certification, we were able to qualify for the primary ballot today," Towle said in a statement Tuesday. "This is the first major hurdle of the campaign, and I want to thank my wonderful team for their hard work and dedication."   Towle also announced the launch of a new campaign committee website,

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North Adams Mayoral Candidate Bernard Releases Statement on Education
04:01PM / Thursday, August 31, 2017
  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mayoral candidate Tom Bernard has released a position statement on education, one of the cornerstones of his economic development strategy for North Adams:   Congratulations to all students and thanks to all North Adams Public Schools teachers and staff at the start of this new school year. Good luck also to the Berkshire Arts & Technology Public Charter School community, who started school last week.   From the excitement and nervousness of our youngest students on their first day of kindergarten to the anticipation of high school seniors looking ahead to college and career, the start of a new school year presents tremendous possibilities and

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

Jobs
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
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'Wind River': Opens the Floodgates of Indignation
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires film critic
02:09PM / Thursday, August 31, 2017
Writer-director Taylor Sheridan's "Wind River," a murder-mystery inspired by true events, deserves plaudits not only because it is a skilled piece of filmmaking, but also owing to its eye-opening exposé of the disgraceful socioeconomic conditions on Native American reservations.   While the majority of Americans are more or less cognizant of the poverty that wreaks havoc in our urban ghettos, far fewer citizens are familiar with this rural brand of destitution ostensibly swept under the carpet of our national conscience. See it up close and the mind boggles.   Be warned, this is tough viewing. In service to its ugly divulgences, there are few punches pulled.

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North Adams Happenings: Aug. 30-Sept. 5
10:57AM / Thursday, August 31, 2017
North Adams Happenings:
Aug 30th through Sept 5th    Save the

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DownStreet Art: Thursday, Aug. 31
10:52AM / Thursday, August 31, 2017
DownStreet Art Thursday   August 31, 5-8pm DownStreet Art is a program of
MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center   DownStreet Art Thursday Events: Featured Event:
Imaginarium - Mural Unveiling  Center Street
'Imaginarium' is the newest

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Are You a 'Hardworking' Investor?
Submitted by Edward Jones,
10:45AM / Thursday, August 31, 2017

Next week, we observe Labor Day, a celebration of the American worker. You work hard your whole life with the hope that your efforts will ultimately allow you to achieve your financial goals, such as a comfortable retirement. But for that to happen, you may need to apply some of the lessons of the workplace to your efforts as an investor.

So, what are these lessons? Here are a few to consider:

Be consistent. The most successful workers are the ones who show up, day after day, and strive to overcome the inevitable obstacles that crop up. As an investor, you, too, need to be consistent in your habits – which means you should keep investing in all types of markets. If you take a

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Election 2017: Candidate Forums & Debates
03:44PM / Wednesday, August 30, 2017
This is a listing of public forums and debates for candidates in the municipal elections in North Adams and Pittsfield and for the special election for state representative in the 1st Berkshire District. This list will be updated as information is received. If your organization is hosting a forum, please send the details to info@iberkshires.com.   Thursday, Aug. 31 The North Adams Public Library will be hosting the candidates for mayor at an informal coffee klatch at 6 p.m. in the library's main reading room. Candidates Thomas Bernard and Rachel Branch have confirmed; Peter Oleskiewicz, Robert Moulton, and Robert Martell have also been invited.   Monday, Sept. 11 ProAdams will

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5 Unique Pizzas You Need to Try Today!
10:30AM / Wednesday, August 30, 2017

True pizza lovers like to change up our beloved pie into all kinds of different combinations. We have been unable to live life by pepperoni alone, even though we a lot of us are die-hard pepperoni fans. More than anything, I think we are guilty of just loving all the cheesy combinations a good pizza can provide.

The best thing about pizza, aside from automatically putting us in a better mood, is that there are endless ways to enjoy it. There is a saying that goes We totally agree!

If you're looking to try a new slice of pie, here are five unique pizzas made in the Berkshires that you'll totally want to order this weekend.

 

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North Adams Earns Cultural District Designation
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:21AM / Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The MCC board of directors held its August meeting at Mass MoCA, where it voted on North Adams' application for cultural district. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Massachusetts Cultural Commission on Tuesday added two new cultural districts to the state's creative economy map: North Adams and Arlington.   The two districts bring the number of cultural districts across the state to 43.    "We've had North Adams in our sights for quite a long time," said MCC Executive Director Anita Walker. "It was one of the communities we sort of imagined when we started the program that could be a cultural district."   But Pittsfield was first on

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Woman Seeks to Reunite Artwork with Subject's Family
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:25AM / Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The memorial for Laughlin that was found with the bust. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Gail King needs your help.   When the North Carolina resident and New England expatriate returned to the area this summer to help clean out the home of the recently deceased Jean Ann King, Gail found among her things a bust sculpted by Jean's daughter, Ruth Ellen King, who died in 2013.   With it was a newspaper clipping with a memorial for the sculpture's apparent subject, Keith W. Laughlin.    And that is where the trail goes cold.   The clipping is not an obituary, which would list survivors, but a poem that only references Laughlin's "Mom, Step Dad,

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North Adams Residents Alerted to Water Reporting Errors
By Tammy Daniels & Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
06:41PM / Tuesday, August 29, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Officials say the city's water is safe, but residents with compromised immune systems are still being cautioned after three water samples came up positive for total coliform bacteria.    According to a letter mailed to residents from the Water Department, random testing in June turned up positive samples of coliform bacteria. However, the department says samples taken from the same sites the next day came up negative.    "Nobody should worry," Timothy Lescarbeau, commissioner of public services, said Tuesday. "Everything is explained in the letter. It even says samples from the original site the following day came back

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Police Detect 'Large Scale' Credit Fraud Through Gas Pump Skimmers
Staff Reports,
04:42PM / Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Images of a card receiver, left, and one with a skimmer, right, from the Minnesota Department of Commerce. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A "large scale" credit card fraud operation was detected in the city.   Police say skimming devices were found inside two local gas pumps, at both Lipton Marts at 580 North St. and 460 South St. Police said it is not known how long the devices had been in place nor how much credit card information was stolen.   Police say the number of locations with such devices could increase as authorities worked to inspect gas pumps throughout the city.   The devices take credit card information when the cards are scanned and pass it along to

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