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North Adams ZBA OKs Storage Units in Residential Area
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
11:09AM / Thursday, January 31, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Zoning Board of Appeals voted 4-1 on Monday to allow the construction of storage units off residential Liberty and Eagle streets.    The argument by property owner Michael Dowling was that the new units will replace the old barn that had been used for storage for nearly a century, long before zoning. The application was not a change of use, he said, but a continuance.    "The barn's gone," he said. "We're trying to make that property nice and feasible again for the neighborhood."   The barn is currently in pieces on the Liberty Street side. Dowling said it had to be removed because it was no longer


MCLA Men's, Women's Basketball Fall at Bridgewater
09:54PM / Wednesday, January 30, 2019
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Ryan Carney scored a game-high 23 points Wednesday to lead the Bridgewater State men's basketball team past MCLA, 75-64.   The Bears sweep the season series as they improve to 6-13 overall but are now 4-3 in the conference.   The game was knotted up at 28 at half-time and neither team could create separation for much of the closing half. With the score at 54-53 in favor of BSU, the Bears (6-13, 4-3 MASCAC) rattled off an 8-0 spurt to take control. Admar Jaramillo started the run with a three pointer from the right wing and then Dimitri St. Louis scored five straight points to give the Bears a 62-53 lead with just 3:57 left.   MCLA's Gerald


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

BArT Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll
02:36PM / Wednesday, January 30, 2019

ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School has announced the students who made honor roll for the second quarter of the 2018-19 school year.  

Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "Honors." Students who earned 90 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "High Honors."

Academic courses at BArT are aligned with the Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks for the appropriate grade level and include all standards deemed necessary for a complete, college-preparatory, middle and high school education.

Grade 6

High Honors: Persephone Clark, Tucker


Biz Briefs: Big Y Bag Program Now Benefitting Hillcrest Educational Centers, BCARC
12:22PM / Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Bags for a cause

Hillcrest Educational Centers and Berkshire County Arc begun generating donations through the Big Y Community Bag and Giving Tag Program. The Big Y Community Bag and Giving Tag Program, which launched in January 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work. When a shopper purchases the reusable Community Bag at any Big Y store, they have the opportunity to direct a $1 donation to a local nonprofit by using the attached Giving Tag.

"Participating in Big Y's Community Bag and Giving Tag program is an exciting opportunity for us," said Hillcrest Educational


CHP to Expand Services with New Dental Practice in North Adams
12:12PM / Wednesday, January 30, 2019

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Community Health Programs is expanding its healthcare network by bringing dental services to its medical practice location at 71 Hospital Ave. The newly named CHP North Adams Family Medicine and Dental Center will welcome new patients beginning in mid-March.

"We look forward to welcoming new patients at our North Adams dental office," said Lia Spiliotes, CEO of Community Health Programs, which also has dental practices in Pittsfield and Great Barrington and medical and wrap-around services throughout Berkshire County. "By offering both medical and dental at one site, we are able to continue our practice of whole-person care to our patients and


What Can Investors Learn From 'Big Game' Teams?
Submitted by Edward Jones,
12:06PM / Wednesday, January 30, 2019

In February, TV stations the world over will broadcast the most-watched U.S. football game of the year. But sports fans aren't the only ones viewing this "big game," held in Atlanta this year. The two teams competing are watched closely by the teams that didn't qualify. That's because these teams can learn a lot from the contenders. In fact, "big game" teams can teach some valuable lessons to many groups and individuals – including investors.

What investment insights can you gain from observing these teams? Here are a few to consider:

* A good "offense" is important. "Big game" teams usually have the ability to score a lot of


Berkshire Museum Names New Executive Director
11:58AM / Wednesday, January 30, 2019

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Museum has named Jeff Rodgers as its new executive director, effective April 1.

Rodgers brings more than 20 years of museum experience to the Berkshire Museum's top job. Rodgers is currently the provost and chief operating officer of the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Fla.

"The Berkshire Museum is, and must continue to be, an integral part of the Berkshire community. The museum creates experiences that spark new thinking and new connections bridging art and history and the natural world," Rodgers said in a statement announcing his hiring. "Over the past few months, I've met with leaders from across the community and came

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More Testing on Tap for Former North Adams Dry Cleaners
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
01:23AM / Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Executive Director Jennifer Hohn reports on the status of Sun Cleaners and the Housing Authority's request to be admitted to a new HUD program.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — No concerns were discovered after reviewing the 2018 Sun Cleaners groundwater samples but more tests will be required in 2019.   Housing Authority Executive Director Jennifer Hohn said Monday that all three well samples taken in December at the 111 River St. property are below the Massachusetts Contingency Plan's risk-based standards but she was told more tests will be needed before Housing Opportunities Inc. can transfer the property to the city.     "So that is good news for


4-H Group Newest Volunteers at First Baptist Community Lunch
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:17PM / Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Saturday free lunch averages about 35 to 40 patrons and takes the place of the now-closed Harvest Ministries food program.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Berkshire Jammin' Critters 4H Club put on a spread Saturday at First Baptist Church.    The children scooped up macaroni and cheese, hot dogs and fruit salad that they'd made for patrons at the church's free Saturday lunch.    "It's my first time and I think it's kind of cool because I've seen it on TV — people serving food and doing nice things for people," said Cheyenne Goodermote.   4-H leader Teri Goodermote said the group had been wanting to do more in


Drury Students Producing Comedy Show
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
11:46AM / Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Drury students set up for Thursday's performance.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Drury Performing Arts Center will host "Comedy Coffee House" with Moody McCarthy this Thursday.    The New York City comedian is being brought to the high school by Drury Performing Arts Management program as part of the Drury After Dark Series.   "He is hysterical, and he is very witty," DPAM student Yvonne Koperek said. "It is definitely a clean show and it is very inclusive. He has been on many nighttime shows."   McCarthy has performed on "Conan," "Late Show with David Letterman," "Jimmy Kimmel


E3 Academy Students Debut Book of North Adams Recollections
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:42AM / Tuesday, January 29, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Students at the E3 Academy have focused their larger projects over the years to aspects of the community: a line of merchandise celebrating the city, a food pantry, teaching younger kids about healthy food, researching social and civil rights in the area.    On Saturday, the alternative high school program put forth perhaps its most ambitious project: a series of interviews with residents collected into the book "The City Before You."   "Stories, smiles, laughter and an occasional doughnut were shared as students formed friendships with these local historians," read Rayven West on Saturday before an appreciative crowd in the


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