|News and events in North Adams, Mass.
|Course Record Set at Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon|
LENOX, Mass. -- The Allen Heights Veterinary team won Sunday's Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon in record time. Biker Josh Lipka, kayakers Tom Keefe and Ben Pigott and runner Steve Monsulick combined to cover the course in 2 hours, 15 minutes, 28 seconds. The old record, set by a team from High Lawn Farm, was 2:15:55. On Sunday, Allen Heights finished 11 minutes ahead of runner-up You Doin' the Josh, which finished in 2:26:32 with Jonathan Molk biking, Tim Hudyncia paddling a canoe and Scott Carpenter running. The event sends bikers over a 27-mile course, includes a 5-mile canoe, kayak or paddleboard leg and ends with a 6-mile run. The top
|07:55PM / Sunday, September 17, 2017|
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|North Adams Library Mulls Restoration of Landmark Cupola|
|By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff|
06:30AM / Sunday, September 17, 2017
The trustees meet on the renovated third floor of the building. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city may be known for its soaring steeples, but it also has an underused feature whose views easily rival those of its neighboring spires. The Blackinton Mansion's two-story cupola offers an expansive panorama of the city's downtown and its circling mountain range. It's a sight that few have seen in the 120 years since the private residence became the North Adams Public Library. Tara Jacobs is hoping to change that. The city resident and School Committee member wants to see this long unused section of the historic mansion brought back
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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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