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Berkshire YMCA Seeks Nominations for 'Changing Lives After 55' Awards
02:01AM / Thursday, August 02, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Family YMCA's inaugural Changing Lives After 55 awards will celebrate and recognize community members over the age of 55 who have made significant contributions and achievements in Berkshire County.    Local financial management firm, Berkshire Money Management, has signed on as the event's title sponsor; iBerkshires.com is one of the media sponsors along with The Berkshire Eagle.   The awards night, slated for Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Berkshire Money Management in the historic Model Farm, the former Crane & Co. Mansion in Dalton, will salute honorees in the areas of Education, Arts and Culture, Business,

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SteepleCats Fall In Final Game Of 2018 Season
By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats
10:28PM / Wednesday, August 01, 2018

MONTPELIER, VT. —While it certainly wasn’t the way they looked to go out, the SteepleCats offense displayed what way they struggled with all season on Wednesday night; runners left on base.

In their final game of the 2018 season, the SteepleCats headed up to Montpelier, VT on Wednesday to take on the Vermont Mountaineers in a Northern Division matchup. Behind masterful pitching, the Mountaineers were able to blank the SteepleCats after a two-run home run helped secure a 5-0 win for Vermont.

Following last night’s 12-9 win, the SteepleCats offense struggled to find its way against Vermont’s starting pitcher Andrew Kneussle. Surrendering just two hits through 6.2

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Colorful Bus Stop Installed on Main Street
by TunnelVision 01:33PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Emergency Responders Drill for Evacuation, Shelter Operation
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:52PM / Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Thomas Grady of the Berkshire County sheriff's office addresses the drill participants on Wednesday morning.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Emergency responders from throughout North County were at the St. Elizabeth's Parish Center on Wednesday and hoping that their next visit will not be any time soon.   The police, fire, and ambulance personnel were on hand to take part in an evacuation and emergency shelter simulation organized by the county's Regional Emergency Planning Committee.   Although they wore different uniforms with various insignia from their hometown agencies or municipalities, the emergency personnel in the room shared a common mission: keeping

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Wonderful Week on Tap in the Berkshires
By Grace Lichtenstein, Guest Column
02:26PM / Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Pat Metheny will perform at the Mahaiwe.

The first week in August brings great jazz and pop music to the Berkshires. Guitarist Pat Metheny, the pop group Blondie and a live production by the Barrington Stage presage a wonderful week.

 

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

The charming theater in the heart of Great Barrington will be alive with the jazz of iconic guitarist Pat Metheny on Thursday, Aug. 2. Metheny headlines a show that will also include his drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Linda Oh and keyboardist Gwilym Simcock.

Metheny does not just appeal to jazz purists. His music is wide-reaching enough to be enjoyed by even the most casual pops fan. This is a don't-miss. For more

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Thrilling Music at Tanglewood, Sevenars
By Stephen Dankner, Guest Column
02:01PM / Wednesday, August 01, 2018

With the arrival of August, we are at the mid-point – the height of the classical music festival season. Programs at Tanglewood offer an enthralling mix of large-scale, powerful and melodic symphonies by Sibelius and Prokofiev, as well as beloved piano with orchestra works by Gershwin and Rachmaninoff. The week's highlight, on Aug. 7, will be the all-day "Tanglewood on Parade" events. Read below for the details.

Devotées of solo piano music should consider attending the brilliant pianist Lynelle James' solo recital, featuring works of Mozart, Liszt, Chopin and Nicolai Roslavets (1881-1944) on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Sevenars Academy in South Worthington,

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Consider These Financial Tips for Single Women
Submitted by Edward Jones,
01:26PM / Wednesday, August 01, 2018

If you're a single woman, most of your financial challenges and aspirations may resemble those of single men. Men and women face the same economic stress factors of modern life, and both groups have similar financial goals, such as the ability to retire comfortably. But women still face specific obstacles. You need to be aware of these challenges – and do everything you can to overcome them.

For example, women still face a wage gap. In 2017, women earned 82 percent of what men earned, according to the Pew Research Center. However, the wage gap narrows among younger workers, and may even disappear for highly educated women, especially those in the STEM fields – science,

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SteepleCats Offense Comes Alive To Win Game 3 Of Triple-Header Against Keene
By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats
09:42AM / Wednesday, August 01, 2018

KEENE, NH. — While it looked as if the SteepleCats’ bats have been stored overnight in a freezer in the first two games, the certainly heated up in the third contest on Tuesday night.

After their doubleheader at Joe Wolfe Field on Saturday was cut short due to a torrential downpour, the SteepleCats made an early morning trip up to Keene on Tuesday to take on the Keene SwampBats in a rare tripleheader. After Keene held off the SteepleCats offense in the first two games, North Adams powered back in game three, sending two home runs over the wall for a 12-9 victory.

Game One

Before the storm moved in during the top of the 4th, the SteepleCats and SwampBats were able to

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Berkshire District Attorney Candidates Field Questions at Forum
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:58AM / Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Paul Caccaviello, the incumbent, is facing off against challengers Judith Knight and Andrea Harrington in the September primary that will decide the next district attorney. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The three candidates for district attorney stuck to their talking points on Tuesday during a fast-paced forum sponsored by the Williamstown League of Women Voters.    Paul Caccaviello, Judith Knight and Andrea Harrington sought to impress the audience of at least 100 with their experience and progressive bona fides during the hourlong program in the Paresky Center auditorium on the Williams College campus. The session moderated by Kathy Campbell, a member of Amherst League of

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20th Annual Monument Cup Welcoming Teams
10:31PM / Tuesday, July 31, 2018
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. -- The Monument Cup Soccer Committee is again hosting a 3-on-3 soccer tournament for youth players in the U10, U12 & U14 age groups, in both boys and girls divisions on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Monument Mountain Regional High School.   Each team of three to four players is guaranteed at least three matches, with the top four teams in each division advancing to the semifinals.   The finals for each division will be played under the lights.   The entry fee is $80 per team before Aug. 15, $100 per team if submitted after. Each division is limited to 16 teams, so apply early. Teams from around the region are expected.   For more information and/or

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Gale Leads Hoosac Women to Giorgi League Win
09:58PM / Tuesday, July 31, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Jenn Gale scored 27 points Tuesday to lead the Hoosac Women to a 49-27 win over Tony's Electrict/The Print Shop/Flynn & Dagnoli in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Kayla Garabedian added 11 points in the win.   Morgan Dauk scored 15 to lead Tony's.   Tuesday's other scheduled game ended in a forfeit.   Wednesday's action at Noel Field or the Armory tips off at 6:30 with a double-header in the men's division. Outlook Builders/Pizza House plays the Brick Squad followed by Moresi & Associates vs. Frank Field Contracting.

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Two Pedestrians Struck on West Main Street in North Adams
Staff Reports,
06:26PM / Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The hood of the truck was popped open and dented.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Two people were severely injured after being hit by a pickup truck early Tuesday evening while walking on the sidewalk along West Main Street.    Tenisha Bessette, 23, and Daryl Boutin, 24, were struck from behind by a black 1999 Ford F-150 driven by Joshua Piantoni, 35, according to police.    Sgt. James Burdick said Piantoni was eastbound on West Main when he "veered off the roadway onto the sidewalk, striking from behind."   Bessette and Boutin, both of North Adams, were immediately transported to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield with "multiple

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House, Senate Pass Bond Bill With Funds for Greylock Glen
04:58PM / Tuesday, July 31, 2018
BOSTON — Both the House and Senate have passed a $2.4 billion environmental bond bill that is focused on improving climate change resiliency and adaptation, enhancing environmental and natural resource protection, and investing in parks and recreational assets.   The bill now heads to the governor's desk and awaits his signature.   It includes some $2.3 million toward the development of the Greylock Glen, which envisions an outdoor center, lodge and campground; $1.5 million toward water conservation and stormwater runoff infrastructure at Tanglewood and $300,000 for improvements at Kennedy Park, both in Lenox; $400,000 to the Great Barrington Land Conservancy and W.E.B.

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