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BCAC Opens Doors, Builds Collaboration
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
04:42PM / Sunday, August 13, 2017

The open house was family oriented with food, games, and the Boy Scouts put up a rock wall for children to climb. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — When it comes poverty, BCAC knows it can't solve it alone.   Berkshire Community Action Council is the county's federally designed anti-poverty agency and provides an array of programming to help low-income individuals. But, it isn't able to provide every single need some one has to get out of poverty and into self-sufficiency. So, it has reached out to organizations that can fill those gaps.   "One of the things we are particularly proud of is that we run the community connector partnership. That is a collaboration of

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Education Task Force Takes in Reaction to Countywide District
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
07:34AM / Sunday, August 13, 2017

William Cameron, second from left, takes issue with the idea of a modified regional supervisory union. DALTON, Mass. — The Berkshire County Education Task Force assessed the fallout from its July 15 vote advocating a single school district for the county and discussed its strategy for explaining that recommendation to school officials, town officials and the public at large.   Nearly a month after acting on the data accumulated in Phase 2 of the task force's multiyear study of the county's education system, the members at Saturday's meeting remained firm in their commitment that a single school district provides the best long-term option for providing


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 Photography Shop Marking 40 Years of Business
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
07:25AM / Saturday, August 12, 2017

TGL PhotoWorks is celebrating 40 years in business.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — TGL PhotoWorks is marking just over nine years in the city, and 40 years in business —decades that have seen its operations transition from film to digital.    Howard and Dale Levitz moved to Holden Street back in 2008 after nearly 30 years at 4 Water St., right on the corner of Main Street, but had opened at first in the Colonial Shopping Center in 1977.    "Back on Water Street in the old days, we were were selling film by bulk, 20 rolls of this 20 rolls of that," said Dale Levitz. "I have pictures someplace of the whole back wall behind our processing


Superior Court Briefs: Aug. 1 - Aug. 3
Staff Reports,
09:09AM / Friday, August 11, 2017
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Tuesday, August 1.   Matthew Minori, 24, of North Adams had not guilty plea entered on his behalf on single counts of trafficking in cocaine and conspiracy to violate drug laws.   He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Pittsfield on May 17, 2017.    Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, August 2.   Lance Joppich, 45, of North Adams pleaded guilty to two counts of rape, two counts of indecent assault and battery, and a single count of assault with intent to commit rape.   He was ordered to serve five to eight years


Carrier Leads Team to Giorgi League Title
10:12PM / Thursday, August 10, 2017

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Lawrence Carrier scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Thursday to lead


Troiano & Sons/Kingsbread/Flynn & Dagnoli to a 75-70 win over Yard Work By Dan in the championship game of the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.

  Carrier hit a pair of 3-pointers and shot 5-for-3 from the line on his way to earning the league's Most Valuable Player honor.   Dave Wellington backed him up with 20 points -- five on 3-pointers -- while Sedale Jones scored 16 to go with seven rebounds and a block.   Taverick "Tank" Roberson led Yard Work by Dan with 20 points and eight boards.   Shaq Ardray scored 18 points on six


North Adams Council Nixes 'Streamlined' Parking Ordinance
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
11:53AM / Thursday, August 10, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A change in process for removing parking spaces was rejected on Tuesday after passing by a 5-3 vote two weeks ago.    City Councilor Keith Bona, who argued strongly against the ordinance change two weeks ago, was able to swing the vote unanimously to his side and prevent it from passing a second reading. His objections had centered around the city's parking ordinances that would be still be on the books but with no way to document new changes.   "There are ordinances on our books right now specific to parking ... if we move to what we had last week, these will stay on the books," he said. "They will sort of be on this no man's


Hinds Pushing For Criminal Justice Reform, Asks NAACP For Support
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:54AM / Thursday, August 10, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Sen. Adam Hinds is looking to be at the forefront of pushing for criminal justice reform.   The freshman senator from Pittsfield hadn't been in office in the fall when dozens of bills began relating to reform piled into the Legislator nor was he appointed to the judiciary committee. But, he's trying to elbow his way in to advocate for major overhauls of the system.   "It has now been made abundantly clear from both sides of the Legislature that the fall is when we will take on criminal justice reform," Hinds told the local branch of the NAACP on Wednesday when he sought input so he was in "lockstep" with the


Clarksburg Sprays Mosquitos After West Nile Discovered
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:34AM / Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Select Board approved a resolution, tabled another, heard an update on mosquito spraying and continued a review of permit fees.  CLARKSBURG, Mass. — A swath of the town was sprayed this week after West Nile virus was detected last week in the Cross and Pecks Road area.    "We don't want people to panic, we are addressing it," said Town Administrator Carl McKinney. "We only have three tools in the toolbox: education, the [larvicide] doughnuts and the spray. ... Those are the only tools we have and we've used all of them."   McKinney updated the Select Board on Wednesday with an overlay of where the Berkshire County Mosquito


Tanglewood, Sevenars Showcase Great Music
By Stephen Dankner, Special to iBerkshires
12:41PM / Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Tanglewood this week will be very rewarding and diverse, with spectacular musical riches across the centuries, representing the progressive continuum of styles: music that's both ancient and new, and everything in-between.

Tanglewood continues its classical programming into mid-August, featuring powerful symphonic works – all audience favorites - performed by the Boston Symphony. The "heavy hitters" are: Stravinsky (the primordial "Rite of Spring"), Beethoven's exultant/tragic Seventh Symphony, Brahms (the magisterial Double Concerto for violin and cello and the Violin Concerto, and Schubert's C Major Symphony No. 9 ("Great"), among


North Adams Happenings: Aug. 9-15
11:22AM / Wednesday, August 09, 2017
North Adams Happenings:
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As Eclipse Nears, Williams College Crew Prepares
10:57AM / Wednesday, August 09, 2017

A crew from Williams College is at the center of the planning for the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. Want to see it for yourself? View details online.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College astronomer Jay Pasachoff. is heading one of the largest organized scientific expeditions to study the sun, and the sun's effects on Earth, at the eclipse.

"This summer's total solar eclipse is a bonanza for finding out more about how the sun shines," said Pasachoff, who will take advantage of his experience in observing eclipses, and organizing eclipse expeditions, by taking dozens of students and colleagues with him to Salem, Ore., for the event on Monday, Aug.


How Can You Leave the Legacy You Desire?
Submitted by Edward Jones,
10:35AM / Wednesday, August 09, 2017

You may not see it in the greeting card section of your local drugstore, but August is "What Will Be Your Legacy Month." So it's a good time to think about the type of legacy you would like to leave.

Of course, "legacy" can mean many things. In the broadest sense, your legacy is how you will be remembered by your loved ones, friends and the communities to which you belong. On a practical level, establishing your legacy means providing your family and the charitable organizations you support with the resources you would like them to have.

And that means you may need to take the following actions: create your plans, communicate your wishes and review and update your


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