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Hinds Secures $29.7M for Local Projects in State Capital Bill
Staff Reports,
06:36PM / Thursday, February 08, 2018
BOSTON — State Senator Adam G. Hinds, D- Pittsfield, has been able to place $1.2 million toward design and engineering for a new North Adams public safety building, $4 million toward a Pittsfield Police station, and $500,000 toward a new roof on Clarksburg School.    The funds were secured in the $29.7 million in capital spending authorizations for local projects in S. 2279, "An Act providing for capital facility repair and improvements for the Commonwealth," a bond bill engrossed by the state Senate.   "Securing these spending authorizations is critical for timely and much needed capital investments in our local schools, housing stock, public safety

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North Adams Happenings: Feb. 7-13
08:18AM / Thursday, February 08, 2018


North Adams Happenings: February 7 - 13   Save


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

Be a Smarter Curling Viewer and, Better Yet, Try It Yourself
Community Submission,
03:18AM / Thursday, February 08, 2018
  Since Pete Fenson and the U.S. men's bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics, things have not gone well for USA curling at the Olympics. In 2010, both the men's team. and the women's team. finished last during the preliminary round. In 2014, the United States won only three of their eighteen combined with the men finishing ninth and the women tenth after the round-robin tournament   The United States should be moving up in 2018, but how much better and do any U.S. teams stand a chance to medal?   The 2018 Winter Olympics will begin with the new Olympic event of mixed doubles curling. Matt Hamilton and Rebecca Hamilton will represent the United States.


Eagle Street, Brayton Hill on North Adams Block Grant Application
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:06AM / Thursday, February 08, 2018

Ribbon cutting for the pavilion at the Pittsfield Common in 2014. North Adams is looking to do something similar and plans to use CDBG funding for a feasibility study.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city is looking to make historic Eagle Street both automobile and pedestrian friendly, and install a downtown outdoor theater.   The two feasibility studies, totaling $25,000 each, would come out of the city's fiscal 2018 Community Development Block Grant funding. The application is due March 2.   The city is expected to get $825,000, the same as last year, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Mini-Entitlement Program. This year's grant

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Mount Greylock Care Residents Get Dolled Up For Glamour Shots
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:46PM / Wednesday, February 07, 2018

The residents were treated to makeup and their hair styled.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Betty Sacco doesn't get all dolled up much anymore.   The senior citizen lives at Mount Greylock Extended Care Facility and doesn't get her hair and makeup done very often.   But on Wednesday, she was styling.   Sacco is one of two dozen residents who got all dressed up to take "glamour shots."    "I love it because it is dressing up, you don't do this every day," Sacco said. "They do a good job. They really know what they are doing. There are no complaints here."   Sacco had just sat down with Pam Ellis, who carefully


Be Financially Prepared for Natural Disasters
Submitted by Edward Jones,
12:31PM / Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Just this past year, we've seen natural disasters in Texas, California, Florida and Puerto Rico – and looking back even further, it's not hard to spot other traumas in virtually every part of the country. Whether it's a tornado, hurricane, flood or wildfire, you may be at least potentially susceptible to a weather-related event that could threaten your physical – and financial – well-being. How can you protect yourself? 

As far as your physical safety is concerned, you're probably already aware of the steps you need to take to shield yourself and your family. And now that many alerts can be sent directly to your smartphone, you've got an even


North Adams Agrees to Fast-Track Study on Sharing Superintendent
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:57AM / Wednesday, February 07, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams is exploring the idea of sharing services and administration with the neighboring Adams-Cheshire Regional School District.    The School Committee on Tuesday endorsed fast-tracking an aspect of a two-year feasibility study to look specifically at how a shared superintendent might work. That portion of the study is being expedited because of the coming retirement of Adams-Cheshire Superintendent Robert Putnam. The regional school committee voted on the matter Monday night.    But the city is also moving forward immediately with another group of school districts to share a business manager.    (The city's veterans agent


Berkshire Baseball Artifact Heads to Hall of Fame
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:14PM / Tuesday, February 06, 2018
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — For four years, the "Baseball in the Berkshires" exhibit has chronicled, preserved and displayed local artifacts of America's pastime.   This month, one of those artifacts is getting the call up to "the show."   Since 2016, the exhibit, now housed at the Berkshire Mall, has displayed a 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers jacket worn by Dalton's Ed Ladley during his playing days.   On Feb. 13, Ladley will donate that piece of history to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.   "Two months ago, the Hall of Fame came out with an article talking about the rookie teams the New York teams had in


Adams-Cheshire Open to Talks About Sharing North Adams Superintendent
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
03:58AM / Tuesday, February 06, 2018
CHESHIRE, Mass. — Adams-Cheshire Regional School District is in need of a superintendent; North Adams already has one.    So school officials in both districts are discussing whether it might be feasible to share the top position.    Adams-Cheshire voted to support the idea on Monday night; the North Adams School Committee will take up the issue tonight (Tuesday).   "There is an opportunity to share a superintendent in North County and that could be groundbreaking," Adams-Cheshire Chairman Paul Butler said. "When you look at population trends and student enrollment and funding from the state it only makes sense to look at


Clarksburg Hopes to Begin School Repairs With Volunteer Labor
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:40AM / Tuesday, February 06, 2018
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — A volunteer group is hoping to move forward in making repairs to Clarksburg School, starting with the boilers.    A number of volunteers have met with the Board of Selectmen and more recently with the School Committee. A trimmed-down steering committee appeared before the School Committee on Thursday to ensure it had permission to begin gathering estimates and establishing needs.    "Can we come up with three top priorities, see what we can do and what we have to contract out?" asked Robert Norcross, who's volunteered to lead as organizer and "taskmaster" of the volunteer effort, last week. "I'm looking at


Successful TEDxNorthAdams Has Organizers Eyeing Sequel
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
07:43PM / Monday, February 05, 2018

Justin Brown was one of the speakers at the Jan. 27 event. The speakers were recorded and their videos will be posted on the TEDxNorthAdams site.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — January's well-received TEDx talk brought nearly a dozen "Ideas Worth Spreading" to Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts' Club B-10.    The success of the venture has organizers considering how to make it a regular event.    "It was just a great docket of speakers who spoke to a whole bunch of topics but it all came together very cohesively," said Benjamin Lamb, a city councilor and one of the organizers, at a reception following the talks. "It was a


Biz Briefs: New Jersey Brothers Purchase Elm Street Market
02:22PM / Monday, February 05, 2018
Changing hands

Main Street Hospitality has sold Elm Street Market to Verson, Inc., headed by brothers Rajesh and Rajeev Verma from New Jersey. New management took over operation of the market immediately when the sale was completed on Jan. 19.

The Elm Street Market, owned and operated by Main Street Hospitality, has been a local favorite and community staple for more than 20 years. "We stopped at Elm Street Market on our way to visit my son at college and immediately fell in love with the restaurant and Stockbridge," Rajesh Verma said. "The market is a strong community anchor and we intend to keep it that way, building on its existing strength and evolving its local food


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