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Great Barrington Little League Opens 9-11 Tournament With Win Sports,
08:14PM / Wednesday, July 05, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Three pitchers combined for 16 strikeouts Wednesday as the Great Barrington All-Stars defeated North Adams, 8-3, in the opening round of the Don Gleason District 1 9- and 10-year-old tournament at Belanger Field.   Garnett Curtin and Mark Bailey struck out six hitters apiece, and Blake Smith recorded four Ks in the final 1-⅔ innings in Great Barrington’s come-from-behind win.   North Adams drew first blood with three runs in the top of the third. An error and a hit batter put two aboard for Jacob Howland, who delivered an RBI single to right. Logan Crockwell went from first to third on the hit, and and Howland took second on a throw


What Can Investors Learn from the All Stars?
Submitted by Edward Jones,
11:49AM / Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Next week, the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be held in Marlins Park in Miami. If you're a baseball fan, you may tune in to admire the skills and grace of the players. And if you're an investor, you can learn some valuable lessons from the All Stars.

* Alertness: Most of us can only dream of having the outstanding reflexes of major league ballplayers. But we can develop a similar trait: alertness. Just as a ballplayer who wants to steal a base needs to be alert to the pitcher’s delivery and the strength of the catcher’s throwing arm, you should be vigilant about investment opportunities and the potential need to make changes to your portfolio.



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

North Adams Arts Group See Hope for Bridge Art Restoration
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:48AM / Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The community paintings were covered over with gray paint in May by Mass MoCA. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The community art project painted on the columns of the Veterans Memorial Bridge may be gone — or maybe not.    Artist William Oberst told the Public Arts Commission on Thursday that the paintings of mill children and textiles made by the long-defunct Arnold Print Works may only be hidden below a coating of new gray paint.    "There was a preservative layer done over the art," Oberst said, describing it as an antigraffiti sealant.   There is the possibility, he continued, of removing the gray layer. "We talked with the paint


MPO Wants Closer Look at Public Transit Options
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:24AM / Wednesday, July 05, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The MPO wants to take a much more serious look this fall at how public transportation serves its customers.   The Berkshire Metropolitan Planning Organization is in charge of prioritizing federal transportation dollars allotted to the county. That includes funding for the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority.   The issues with the BRTA haven't changed in years — a lack of funding leads to limited hours, infrequent service, and constrained geographic coverage.   The MPO wants to "think outside of the box" and find how to address some of those issues to better serve the community.   "If we want to crack some of the


SteepleCats Post July Fourth Win
10:12PM / Tuesday, July 04, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - The North Adams SteepleCats jumped out to an early lead on Independence Day, and held on to defeat the Valley Blue Sox, 5-4, in North Adams.   The Joe Wolfe Field premises were packed with 4,623 fans, which made for an electrifying atmosphere before the night sky was lit up with Fourth of July fireworks.   North Adams never trailed in the contest, and took their initial lead in the bottom of the first inning. Eddie Haus (St. Mary's) led off the inning with a single, but was put out at second on a fielder's choice from Joe Gillette (Menlo College). With two outs, Dillon Paulson smoked a double to right center field, scoring Gillette from first and


Biz Briefs: Architect to Focus on Houses for Adults With Autism
12:22PM / Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Growing to help: Pamela Sandler, founder of Pamela Sandler Architect in Stockbridge, Mass., completed the 11-week, 100-plus-hour Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a national program created to help entrepreneurs develop jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services.

Sandler fine-tuned the firm's business growth plan which, along with her residential and commercial full-service architecture, extends the firm's reach by teaming with groups that develop appropriate housing for Autism Spectrum Disorder and special needs adults in the Northeast. Sandler said that within seven years, 500,000 ASD adults will require


Clarks Kicks Off Summer Series July 4 With Across the Pond
By Phyllis McGuire, Special to iBerkshires
04:54AM / Tuesday, July 04, 2017
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Clark Art Institute begins its summer concert series on Independence Day with a tribute to the British Invasion — the musical one, that is.    The free family outdoor concert at 6:30 on July 4 features Across the Pond, a popular Beatles tribute band performing songs from The Beatles catalog 1963-1969, including "Let It Be," "She Loves You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."                                                      


Buffis Shines But SteepleCats Fall on Road
09:30PM / Monday, July 03, 2017
KEENE, N.H. -- The North Adams SteepleCats could not overcome an early surge from the Keene Swamp Bats, and lost 12-0 in front of a capacity crowd of 4,425 at Alumni Field.   The Swamp Bats have won three straight games in the series after the 'Cats won the opener.   The Swamp Bats never trailed on Monday night, scoring a run in the bottom of the first inning and again in the second. Ethan Stringer (Louisville) drilled a double to lead things off, and scored on a fielder's choice off the bat of Nathaniel Eikhoff (Virginia). The lead was expanded to 2-0 in the bottom of the second when Takahiro Yamada (Dayton) hit a two-out solo home run, his second of the


Roberson Scores 25 in Two-Point Win
09:21PM / Monday, July 03, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Tank Roberson scored 25 points to lead Yard Work by Dan to a 69-67 win over Central Radio on Tuesday in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Joe Wiggins scored 13, and Keiland Cross added 10 in the win.   For Central Radio, Mitch Scace scored 20, and Vernon Cross had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Jeff Braim added 15 points.   In Tuesday's other game, Lifting Standards beat the NA Celtics, 74-40.   Dalton Nicholas scored a game-high 27 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked three shots, and Bill Jammer had a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards in the win. Robert Jutras contributed 13 points.   Jake


Berkshires Beat: Berkshire United Way Celebrates Day of Caring
12:51PM / Monday, July 03, 2017

A rising kindergartner receives a Literacy Backpack at the Dalton CRA on June 21.

Caring and sharing: Berkshire United Way held its 2017 Day of Caring on July 21.  Day of Caring is the name United Way has used to represent volunteer engagement and community building. In the past, Berkshire United Way Day of Caring initiatives have included the installation of 50 Berkshire Book Houses, Born Learning Trails at Muddy Brook Elementary School in Great Barrington and Durant and Springside Parks in Pittsfield to enhance literacy.  Volunteers have painted classrooms and held book drives in support of education, cleaned the Housatonic River in Great Barrington, and held countywide


McCann Technical School's Freshmen Class Shaping Up
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
01:43AM / Monday, July 03, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School is looking forward to a solid number of freshman this coming school year.    Principal Justin Kratz told the School Committee on Thursdsay he is currently looking at applications.   "We are going to look at what numbers are, how much room we have left and what we have for incoming freshmen," he said. "The applications are still trickling in and overall we are in good shape for next year."   He said there are even sophomores interested in going to McCann.    "We have maybe 10 to 12 sophomores looking to come but is trickier for them because shops are not as open as they are for

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Cages 14U Baseball Team Edged in Canada
08:41PM / Sunday, July 02, 2017
OAKVILLE, Ont. -- The Orangeville Bengals rallied from an early three-run deficit to earn a 4-3 win over the Cages 14-and-under travel baseball team on Sunday at the Canada Classic.   Oscar Low doubled, walked and scored a run for Cages, which managed just four hits on the day.   Paul Roeder, Derek Paris and Panayiotis Constantopoulos each had a hit, and Landen Jamula, Jack Gitterman and Thomas Martin each drove in a run in the loss.   Roeder went the distance on the mound, striking out three and allowing just three earned runs.


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