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MCLA Women's Lacrosse Earns First Win of Season
10:31PM / Tuesday, April 09, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- MCLA's Kim Granito and Ciera Dowling combined for nine goals in the Trailblazers 14-8 win over Bay Path University Tuesday evening at Shewcraft Field.   The Trailblazers (1-6) started fast as Ciera Dowling scored just 2:15 into the contest for a 1-0 advantage. After Kim Granito's tally made it 2-0, Dowling struck again to increase to a 3-0 advantage.    MCLA's Brianna Morris converted two straight chances to cap the run as the Trailblazers built a 5-0 lead. Bay Path's Megan McKenna converted to make it 5-1, but MCLA responded with goals from Granito and Dowling to take control. The teams then traded a pair of goals heading into halftime


Letter: DA's Decision on Prevention Programs Hurts Children & Families
Letter to the Editor,
07:00PM / Tuesday, April 09, 2019

To the Editor:

For 15 years,the Community Outreach and Education Department (COE) in the Berkshire District Attorney's Office has provided student-based, educational and prevention programming to elementary, middle and high school students throughout Berkshire County. Tens of thousands of students have received vital educational programming and support on bullying, online safety, safe and healthy relationships, substance abuse and leadership.

These grant-funded programs required data collection and the Berkshire results continually showed positive outcomes for our students. Alongside student programming, staff and parents have received the training and guidance they need to support


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

Clarksburg Planners Hit Pause Button on Solar Development
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:47PM / Tuesday, April 09, 2019

The Planning Board is weighing the benefits of large-scale solar arrays to the community.   CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The town's Planning Board is leery of increasing the overlay for commercial solar arrays, believing it could be detrimental to the community.   However, at least two property owners have come forward indicating they were interested in allowing such arrays on their land.   Planner Erin Scott said at last Wednesday's board meeting that she had questions and concerns about moving forward with any changes to the bylaws regulating solar arrays passed in late 2017.   "Why are we moving forward with adding to the overlay?" she asked,

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Harrington Launches Plan to Address Domestic, Sexual Violence
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
11:38AM / Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Freeman Center Executive  Director Janis Broderick said domestic and sexual assault has been a growing problem in recent years and a lot more can be done. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Domestic and sexual violence has hit a "crisis level" according to District Attorney Andrea Harrington.   On Tuesday, she announced a new countywide Berkshire Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force that will focus on curbing what is now growing numbers of sexual and domestic violence cases.   The task force will focus on outreach, securing new resources, and providing education and training throughout the Berkshires in an effort to prevent such crimes from

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Easter Events in the Berkshires
10:23AM / Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Hippity, hoppity, Easter's on its way ... and so are lots of fun family events in the Berkshires. If you have one you want included on this list, just email us at

April 13

Lenox: Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum will offer its annual Slavic Easter egg decorating demonstrations and instructional workshops at the mansion’s former gatehouse at 55 Kemble St. from 10 a.m. to noon and then again from 1 to 3 p.m. This Eastern European tradition of creating intricate and beautifully decorated eggs has been passed down for generations.  Lenox resident Tjasa Sprague, who will again lead the workshop, learned the technique many years ago from her


North Adams Happenings: April 10-16
10:16AM / Tuesday, April 09, 2019
North Adams Happenings: 
April 10 - 16   Volunteer

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North Adams Planners Visit Proposed 'Glamping' Site, Continue Hearing
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:12AM / Tuesday, April 09, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The main house at 976 Notch Road offers sweeping views across the valley. It's the star of the 120 acres Foster Goodrich and his team are hoping to turn into a glamping facility at the foot of Mount Greylock.    Goodrich and development partner Keenan Chenail led the Planning Board through a site visit on the private property Monday to give members a visual of what they're trying to accomplish. Because Goodrich does not yet own the property, only the board and two members of the press were allowed on the tour.    The plans for the development had come under fire from neighbors who raised concerns over traffic on the narrow mountain


Adams Lions Donate Magnifiers to Williamstown, North Adams Commons
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:39PM / Monday, April 08, 2019
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Adams Lions Club has shined some light at Williamstown Commons — along with some magnification to make residents' game play easier.    The facility's resident council last week was presented with three floor-style magnifying lamps from club member and District 33Y Governor-elect Art McConnell.    "We use them for our jigsaw puzzles," said activities director Janice Paquette. "We keep them close to our puzzle tables so you can see the little pieces and where they need to go ... but we've also had some folks who have macular degeneration who have also asked if they could have something this in the

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Be Alert for Wildlife on the Road
02:49PM / Monday, April 08, 2019
BOSTON – The state Departments of Transportation and of Fisheries and Wildlife are reminding motorists to be cautious and alert for wildlife crossing or alongside roadways during this time of year. Motorists are advised to slow down and avoid swerving if they encounter wildlife in the vicinity of roadways.   Springtime is breeding and nesting season for many kinds of wildlife, which means they are more active as they search for mates and disperse across the landscape. Common species seen near roadsides include beaver, muskrat and turkeys. In addition, on the first warm, rainy evenings of April, frogs, salamanders and toads will cross roadways as they head toward wetlands to


Preschool, Kindergarten Registrations Scheduled Around County
10:43AM / Monday, April 08, 2019

Berkshire County schools are starting to schedule preschool and kindergarten registration dates for the 2019-20 school year. Schools can send their information to to be included on this list.

All students, regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness, have equal access to the general education program and the full range of any occupational, vocational programs offered by public school districts.

Adams/St. Stanislaus Kostka

Preschool open house and registration for 3- and 4-year-olds will be held on Tuesday, April 2, at 6 p.m. in the St. Stanislaus Kostka preschool building on


Clarksburg Mulling Food Service Contract With North Adams
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:06AM / Monday, April 08, 2019

The School Committee meets Thursday night.  CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The School Committee is holding off on a decision to contract with North Adams to feed its elementary schoolchildren.   The committee has mulling whether to contract out the cafeteria. There are some staffing changes occurring and there are some equipment needs, leading officials to consider which direction to take.     Cory Nicholas, food service director for the North Adams Public Schools, gave a presentation on Thursday night explained to the committee how he would provide breakfast and lunch to the school.    "You're considering bringing North Adams on board as a


North Adams SteepleCats Kick Off 17th Season With Fundraiser
Staff Reports,
04:00PM / Sunday, April 07, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The North Adams SteepleCats are starting off the season with fundraising spaghetti dinner on Monday, a return to their traditional logo — and Slider.   A move to somewhat reinvent the New England Collegiate Baseball League team last year is being modified based on fan feedback. Matt Torra, who came in as general manager last spring, has taken the lead in rebuilding the board of directors and reformulating the team's brand.   "We will be having the blue and white and add some color ... It will be a blend of both," Torra told a meeting of 'Cats fans and supporters this winter. "I hope you understand ... we found the best we can


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