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News and events in North Adams, Mass.

North Adams Businesses Warned of Multiple Break-Ins
Staff Reports,
01:01PM / Friday, April 20, 2018

This image of the suspect was taken off a security camera Friday morning.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police are warning Main Street business owners about a series of break-ins that have occurred over the past few days.    Moulton's Spectacle Shoppe was broken into sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning through the Main Street door with the burglar making off with cash and checks. About 1 a.m. on Friday, an individual broke into the Registry of Motor Vehicles and Berkshire Photography & Printing in the Berkshire Plaza. Nothing was taken from the RMV but clothing was stolen from Berkshire Printing.    The suspect, described as a tall, thin


MCLA's Delta Mu Delta Inducts Students, Honors Alumna
12:51PM / Friday, April 20, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts recently recognized the achievements of 10 business administration students when they were inducted into the Zeta Zeta chapter of the Delta Mu Delta national honor society on Saturday, April 7. Also inducted into Delta Mu Delta was Maria L. LaValley, Class of 1989, an administration assistant for the offices of athletic training, business administration and sociology.

The new members of Delta Mu Delta are seniors Oscar Castro, Kolumbia Cook, Taylar Jackson, Khalil Kareh, Stephen LaForest, Yueqi Li, Kate T. Reardon, Adam Trent Sams and Christopher S. Tetlow and junior Molly Elizabeth Murphy.
LaValley was inducted as an


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

Two Promoted on MountainOne's Risk Management Team
12:29PM / Friday, April 20, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Kelli Kozak has been promoted to vice president of community engagement and Stephanie Scott has been promoted to vice president of BSA and deposit compliance officer.

Kozak originally joined MountainOne in 2006, and has served in roles of increasing responsibility, including assistant vice president of community engagement and of community development, as well as executive administrator, clerk of the corporation. In her new role, she manages MountainOne's Community Dividend donations program. She also oversees the corporate volunteer program, community relations, and special events. Additionally, she coordinates documentation and analysis in support of


North Adams Committee Finding Little Business Support for Bag Ban
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
07:13PM / Thursday, April 19, 2018

The committee also wants to remind consumers that some stores, like Stop & Shop here, have places to deposit used plastic bags. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The General Government Committee wants much more information on how a single-use bag ban will affect local businesses before making any recommendations.   The committee, comprised of Chairman Eric Buddington and members Rebbecca Cohen and Paul Hopkins, discussed what they had heard at last week's meeting from a number of residents and the results of a brief online survey.    Cohen had developed the survey through to gather input from businesses. At last week's meeting, a pizzeria owner had


The Independent Investor: Why the Tax Cuts Are Unpopular Among Americans
By Bill Schmick,
04:12PM / Thursday, April 19, 2018
Despite spending big money and all the marketing they can muster, the Republicans are still not able to convince most Americans that the tax cut benefits anyone but the rich and the corporations they own. Maybe, we are not as dumb as they think we are.   An April poll by Gallup indicated that 51 percent of Americans disapproved of the tax cut, versus 39 percent who approved of the cut. Another poll, conducted by NBC News/Wall Street Journal, found that 36 percent of the people they polled thought the tax cut was a bad idea, while only 27 percent believed it was a good idea.   Normally, you would think that a tax cut that benefits "all Americans" and "especially the


Williams Baseball, Softball Top MCLA
10:11PM / Wednesday, April 18, 2018
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Williams senior Lexi Curt went 6-for-7 with six RBIs and six runs scored Wednesday to help lead the Williams College softball team to a 19-0, 9-1 sweep of MCLA at Cole Field.   The Ephs improved their record to 23-6 overall while the Trailblazers had their four-game win streak snapped and fell to 6-14. Williams is home again Friday at 5 p.m. for a NESCAC West Division showdown with Middlebury.    Williams scored 12 runs in the top of the first inning of the opener and never looked back. Jessica Kim led off with a solo home run and also had a three-run, bases-clearing double to center in the frame. Curt doubled to left center and also homered to right


North Adams Happenings: April 18-24
02:08PM / Wednesday, April 18, 2018
North Adams Happenings: April 18 - 24

  Save the Date   ART WEEK: April 27 - May 6   North Adams is excited to be participating in the 1st Statewide ArtWeek celebration! Official ArtWeek exhibitions can be found here:


Keep Your Investment 'Ecosystem' Healthy
01:31PM / Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April 22 is Earth Day. First observed in 1970, Earth Day has evolved into an international celebration, with nearly 200 countries holding events to support clean air, clean water and other measures to protect our planet.

As an investor, what lessons can you learn from this special day? Consider the following:

* Avoid “toxic” investment moves. Earth Day events show us how we can help keep toxins out of our land, air and water. And if you want to keep your investment ecosystem healthy, you need to avoid making some toxic moves. For example, don’t chase after hot stocks based on tips you may have heard or read. By the time you learn about these stocks, they may already


Panel to Discuss the Top Five Student-Athlete Injuries
01:24PM / Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Northern Berkshire Orthopedics and Williamstown Physical Therapy present "Tackling the Top 5 Student-Athlete Injuries" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Williamstown Youth Center.

Student athletes give it their all and sometimes get injured. An expert panel will address prevention, treatment and recovery for the top five most common injuries suffered by student athletes. Attendees will learn how to continue playing throughout school and beyond.

The panel includes:

* Dr. Suk Namkoong, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Northern Berkshire Orthopedics and SVMC Orthopedics. Namkoong


Touch a Truck Draws Curious Kids
12:27PM / Wednesday, April 18, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Despite the chilly morning, parents and caregivers bundled up their toddlers and preschoolers and brought them over to the parking lot behind Joe Wolfe Field on Wednesday morning for the Family Center's annual Touch a Truck event.

The event allowed children to explore big trucks as well as learn about community helpers such as a police car, fire truck and ambulance. There were also buses, tractors, a flatbed tow truck, construction vehicles, ATVs and more.

North Adams and Clarksburg fire departments had trucks at the event, as did North Adams police and ambulance. The BRTA had two buses at the event; the large bus was a popular stop as the heat was running


MCLA Women's Lax Falls to Worcester State
09:34PM / Tuesday, April 17, 2018
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Worcester State's Alexis Vecchiarelli tallied five goals and added two assists to lead the Lancers to a 14-4 win over the visiting MCLA Trailblazers Tuesday evening at Alumni Field.   The Lancers improve to 7-6 overall and are now 2-2 in the conference.  MCLA drops to 1-6 on the season and is 0-4 in the MASCAC.   The Lancers (7-6, 2-2 MASSCAC) took control from the onset as they scored the games first ten goals over the opening twenty minutes of action. Vecchiarelli scored four of her markers during this stretch.  Five other Lancers converted during the opening surge and when Vecchiarelli tallied with 9:44 left it was 10-0.   MCLA (1-6, 0-4)


Action Plan Developed to Make Berkshires Age Friendly
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
05:34PM / Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Secretary for Elder Affairs Alice Bonner said the state is behind the age-friendly effort. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The trends are very clear. In just 12 years, around 60 percent of the Berkshires' population will be older than 50.   "Our population in 2010 was 18.5 percent persons over the age 65. And then by 2020, that percentage of older adults is expected to increase to 24 percent," Margaret McDonough, a senior planner with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, said.   "For the first time in our history, older adults will outnumber those under the age of 18 by a wide margin."   Three years ago, a group of people who work in the realm


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