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News and events in North Adams, Mass.

North Adams Sets Dates & Deadlines for Preliminary Election Voting
02:07PM / Tuesday, August 29, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city's preliminary election to winnow down the five mayoral candidates to two will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.   The last day to register to vote in the preliminary election is Wednesday, Aug. 30. The city clerk's office will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday to accommodate those registering.    Absentee ballots for the preliminary election are also available in the city clerk's office during regular hours -- 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and Friday from 8 to 1. Voters wishing to have ballots mailed to them must send a written request to the clerk's office, 10 Main St., North


Architect Gehry, Weld to Tour North Adams; 11 Projects to Be Unveiled
01:45PM / Tuesday, August 29, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Internationally known architect Frank Gehry and architects from his office will join former Gov. William Weld, Mayor Richard Alcombright and former Guggenheim Director Thomas Krens on Friday to tour the 10-acre site for the new Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum.   The Gehry tour will also include Western Gateway Heritage State Park, downtown North Adams, the Mohawk Theater (which Gehry has also been invited to redesign), and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.   Krens, one of the movers behind Mass MoCA, plans to redevelop the park and adjacent parcel of land by the Hoosic River into a high-tech model railroad and


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

Public Invited to Comment on Williams College Accreditation
12:43PM / Tuesday, August 29, 2017
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit Oct. 22–25 by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.    The commission is one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the institution as a whole.   Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education accredits approximately 240 institutions in the six-state New England region. Williams was last reviewed in 2008. Its accreditation


Williamstown Artist Creates Replica of Roman Sculpture Panel
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:54AM / Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A colorized, completed image of the 'Spoils' panel of the Arch of Titus created by Donald Sanders of Williamstown is projected onto the replica created by Williamstown artist Lindsay Neathawk.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Technology from the 21st century has brought a piece of artwork from the first century back to life.

Using a CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machine, Williamstown artist Lindsay Neathawk recently completed a replica of the "Spoils" panel of the Arch of Titus. The arch is located in Rome and was constructed around the year 82 by the Emperor Domitian shortly after the death of his older brother Titus, to commemorate Titus' victories, including the


Berkshire Education Task Force Sets Strategy for Outreach
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:35AM / Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Nathan Levenson and Karla Brooks Baehr of District Management Group facilitate Saturday's meeting at Nessacus Middle School. DALTON, Mass. — The Berkshire County Education Task Force has settled on a strategy for reporting its findings and getting feedback from town and school officials and the general public.   At a meeting on Saturday facilitated by the task force's consultants from Boston's District Management Group, the panel hammered out the language it will use to guide task force members as they make presentations to select boards, city councils and school committees throughout the county this fall.   The first presentation will come in the form of a


Fort Massachusetts Rebuilding Remembered
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
04:57PM / Monday, August 28, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Historical Society marked the 270th anniversary of the rebuilding of Fort Massachusetts with continued efforts to secure the land where the fort once stood.   "That is where our history is and our history should never be moved," Wendy Champney said Saturday at a small presentation at Western Gateway Heritage State Park. "Now we ask what lies ahead for the historic site for Fort Massachusetts and our history's past, present and future depends on what we as a community do today to defend it like how they defended the fort."     Champney said the city has been in continued negotiations with Golub Corp. Golub purchased the


Berkshires Beat: Stockbridge Photo Contest Winners To Be Displayed
03:05PM / Monday, August 28, 2017

Wiliam Mulvihill of Stockbridge's 'Mahkeenac Boating Club from Stockbridge Bowl' was another one of the winning photos.

The winners are...: The Laurel Hill Association and Stockbridge Land Trust selected 10 winning submissions and 10 honorable mentions in their second annual photo contest. The organizations are selling notecards, featuring the winning photos, in several local shops. All proceeds go to the two organizations.

Fifty-four photographers submitted a total of 270 photos. The winning photos were taken by Emilija Baksys of Quincy, Mass.; Glenna Blackwell of Great Barrington, Mass.; Shirley Blanchard of Stockbridge, Mass.; Candy Childrey of Coral Springs, Fla.; Olivia


Biz Briefs: Bousquet Hosts Customer Appreciation Day
02:36PM / Monday, August 28, 2017

Thank you: Bousquet will be holding a customer appreciation event on Monday, Sept. 4, as a way of thanking the community for its support. Whether it's riding down the slides in the summer or hitting the trails in the winter, Bousquet welcomes everyone to take part in the fun-filled day.

The event will feature live music by License to Groove, $2 hot dogs, $4 burgers and $10 waterslides. The park will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In honor of: The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will be honoring Mary White of Barnbrook Realty as its Business Person of the Year on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Norman Rockwell Museum. The cost is $50 per person;


Business Bootcamp Seeking Entrepreneurs With Great Ideas
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:49PM / Monday, August 28, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Getting a great idea or service to market can be challenging, even for those with business savvy.    That's why 1Berkshire and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are building on last year's Business Bootcamp to create a free program aimed at "fostering an entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout the Berkshires."   "One of the challenges we face here in Berkshire County is we have more entrepreneurs than what we think we do and they need support," said David Curtis, economic development specialist with 1Berkshire. "They don't know that the help is there simply for the asking."   Business Bootcamp, part of

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Joint Reconstruction Specialist Joins Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates
01:15PM / Monday, August 28, 2017

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems announces the appointment of Dr. Daniel R. Sage, a fellowship-trained joint reconstruction specialist, to the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center the physician staff of Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates, an affiliate of Berkshire Health Systems.

Dr. Sage is accepting new patients in need of orthopaedic care and joint replacement surgery and is teamed with Drs. Mahlon Bradley, Jeffrey Cella, Anthony DeFelice, David Grygier, Kevin Mitts and Mark Sprague at Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates.

Sage comes to the Berkshires from Cooley Dickinson Hospital, where he was the medical director of the hospital's Joint Center for the past


Twilight in the Afternoon: A Total Eclipse Experience
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:13PM / Saturday, August 26, 2017

Savanna Mabey and Noelle Dravis, both 11 and from Williamstown, look at the total solar eclipse at an event at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Mo., on Monday, Aug. 21.

I had imagined night coming like a warm blanket on a cold night, slowly cocooning me in coziness until all the remained exposed to the chill were my eyes and nose.

Instead, it was more like that warm blanket being ripped off.

That's what experiencing the recent Great American Solar Eclipse felt like from within the path of totality. I had underestimated the strength of the sun.

Here in the Berkshires, the sun only was covered around 70 percent during the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. Not content with that after a


Nashville Sound Comes to the Berkshires This September
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
04:45AM / Saturday, August 26, 2017
ADAMS, Mass. — Dust off your cowboy hat and boots because a taste of the Music City is coming to Bowe Field.   Five bands will hit the stage at Bowe Field on Saturday, Sept. 9, for the inaugural Nashville In the Berkshires Music Festival hosted by the Adams-Anthony Center for Political, Economic & Social Discourse.   "My wife and I took a trip to Nashville and on one street, there might be 300 acts going on every night and you go into a building and there might be five bands in a building at each level," organizer Michael Mach said. "So I just said to myself,, 'this would be a great fundraiser when I get home.'"   The bands are mostly


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