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SteepleCats Drop Third Straight
10:26PM / Thursday, August 01, 2019
SANFORD, Maine -- The Sanford Mainers scored six runs in the third inning and held off a North Adams rally in the ninth to earn an 8-5 win on Thursday night.   Hoosac Valley graduate Matt Koperniak went 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBIs for North Adams, which scored three times in the eighth.   Taconic grad Drew DeMartino doubled and scored a run for the Mainers.    Thursday's loss, the SteepleCats' third straight, kept North Adams in second place in the New England Collegiate Baseball League's Northern Division -- just a half game ahead of the fourth-place Valley Blue Sox.   North Adams (24-18) finishes the regular season on Friday with a

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Moser Ks 15 as ACS Swat 12U Wins County Tournament
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com Sports
09:23PM / Thursday, August 01, 2019
ADAMS, Mass. -- The Adams-Cheshire-Savoy battery powered the Swat 12-and-under softball team to a Berkshire County Championship on Thursday evening.   Pitcher Nora Moser struck out 15. Catcher Maryn Cappiello threw out a pair of runners. And the pair combined to go 5-for-9 with four RBIs to a 17-3 win over the Northern Berkshire Titans in the tournament finale on Reid Field.   “I always tell myself to just do my job,” Moser said. “I just stayed confident, and even when there were challenges, I said, ‘We can do it.’ “   Moser faced just one challenge in the circle, a three-run third inning in which her team committed three

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

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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
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by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012

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The Independent Investor: Brexit: The Never-Ending Story
By Bill Schmick,
05:06PM / Thursday, August 01, 2019
Back in 2018, the government of the United Kingdom and the European Union reached an agreement on exactly how the British exit (Brexit) would occur. Since then, despite countless meetings, discussions and votes, the UK Parliament has failed to approve that process. The new date for an exit is Oct. 31. Will this really be the end of the story?   The October extension was really a compromise negotiated by former Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain's Conservative Party. Some European countries were offering a much longer delay for as much as one year.  However, Emmanuel Macron, the French President, insisted on a much shorter time period.    Macron and some other

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'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood': The Golden Age, Tarnished
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
04:26PM / Thursday, August 01, 2019
While Quentin Tarantino has won two Oscars for his screenplays, with "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," his most profound motion picture to date, he might finally gather up those statuettes for best film and best directorial effort.    The provocative and quirkily philosophical work is thoroughly entertaining proof that he is one of America's most accomplished, living directors.   Whereas many filmmakers doubtlessly come up with a novel idea for a film that, for one reason or another doesn't make it to the silver screen with the inspired creativity of its genesis intact, Tarantino's signature talent is in making his movie dreams come true. His unique brand

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Berkshire County Soccer Officials Set Training Dates
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03:34PM / Thursday, August 01, 2019
The Berkshire County Soccer Officials Association will be hold classes for anyone interested in officiating high school soccer this fall.   The classes will be Aug. 6, 8, and 13 at the Dalton Youth Center in the Greylock Room.    If you have any questions, contact: Mark Kaley, president, 413-212-8115; Jon King, interpreter, 413-448-2428; or Dustin Belcher, assignor,413-329-9968.

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North Adams Soccer Club Fall Registration
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03:33PM / Thursday, August 01, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Registration for the North Adams Soccer Club fall travel teams (girls and boys, grades 2-8) is open.   Girls and boys teams compete in the Berkshire County Youth Soccer League (BCYSL.org) which has leagues at the 2/3/4 Grade, 5/6 Grade and 7/8 Grade levels. We also compete in tournaments around the county throughout the year.   In the spring, our 5/6 and 7/8 teams compete for the Berkshire Cup and at the higher levels a berth in the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions at the Massachusetts Youth Soccer headquarters in Lancaster at the end of June.   The Kickers program (PreK-2nd Grade) registration is also open. Kickers is a non-competitive program

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Adams Agricultural Fair Marks 45th Year This Weekend
Staff Reports,
03:30PM / Thursday, August 01, 2019
ADAMS, Mass. — The Adams Agricultural Fair returns this weekend for its 45th year.   The annual fair — and the only one held in Berkshire County — celebrates the town's agricultural roots and brings together the local farming community for a weekend of history, live entertainment, and fun.   The fairgrounds at Bowe Field open at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, and the event runs through the weekend with a rodeo Saturday and the popular demolition derby Sunday.   Touch a Truck, which allows young children the opportunity to see inside large vehicles like fire engines and highway trucks, starts at 6 p.m. on Friday and will feature the Pittsfield Police

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Scientific Evidence Unclear on Risk of Artificial Turf Fields
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:58AM / Thursday, August 01, 2019

Justin Robertshaw of Traverse Landscape Architects tells the School Committee the reasons why its subcommittee decided to recommend an artificial turf field.   WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — From excessive heat to scrapes to cancer, the latest generation of artificial turf has been accused of being a safety risk that is unacceptable for use on athletic fields like the one being contemplated at Mount Greylock Regional School.   Even proponents of the turf will concede the first two points, admitting that "turf burn" abrasions are a real and that synthetic surfaces do get hotter than natural grass.   But reports of higher cancer incidences among athletes with

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Clarksburg Town Meeting OKs Further School Merger Study
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
10:00PM / Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Town Clerk Carol Jammalo swears in Ray Moulthrop as temporary town moderator for the special town meeting.  CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Clarksburg voters clear the way on Wednesday for the next step in the proposed school district merger with Stamford, Vt.    Of the 78 voters who attended the special town meeting at Clarksburg School, only about a half-dozen voted against further research on the merger.    "It's going to involve more studying and more exploration, because one of the things we discovered was, there's so many things that we are not able to answer on a local level that we need a lot of state help with," explained Principal Tara

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Cross Leads Team to Double OT Win in Giorgi League
09:12PM / Wednesday, July 31, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Keiland Cross scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Wednesday to lead Lifting Standards to a 67-61, double-overtime win over Flynn & Dagnoli/Kingsbread in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Quentin Gittens scored 19 points with eight boards, and Mitch Scace scored seven in the win.   For Kingsbread, Lawrence Carrier had a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Joe Wiggins had 13.   Wednesday's other scheduled game, between Pizza House and RJ's Taxi, ended in a forfeit win for Pizza House.   On Thursday at Noel Field, it will be two games in the high school division starting at 6:30: Hoosac Valley vs. Mount Greylock

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Great Music at Tanglewood, Sevenars, Close Encounters
By Stephen Dankner, Guest Column
12:12PM / Wednesday, July 31, 2019

With the arrival of August, we are at the pinnacle of the music festival season. Concerts at Tanglewood traverse a wide range of musical genres and styles, from baritone Thomas Hampson exploring the Great American Songbook in a program titled "Song of America: Beyond Liberty," to the National Youth Orchestra performing virtuoso symphonic masterworks by Richard Strauss and Hector Berlioz - the magical "Les Nuits d’eté," led by Sir Antonio Pappano accompanying the stellar Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, and much more.

Read below for the details, including Tanglewood Learning Institute presentations.

 

Tanglewood

• Wednesday, July

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Bang + Train + Shrek = Varied Berkshire Pops Week
By Grace Lichtenstein, Guest Column
11:36AM / Wednesday, July 31, 2019

This is the weekend that Bang on a Can, the pioneering new-music collaborative from New York City, brings its imagination to Mass MoCA. Meanwhile, Train makes a stop at Tanglewood, and the musical "Shrek" bounds joyfully into Pittsfield.

 

Mass MoCA

Since 1987, Bang on a Can, the New York collaborative, has offered its followers all manner of cutting-edge contemporary music. Since 2002, Mass MoCA, itself a cutting edge museum and events venue, has been a Bang summer home. This weekend, Aug. 2-4, the group ups the ante. The weekend is dubbed "LOUD," and its schedule includes the Sun Ra Arkestra, Philip Glass's "Dracula" with film, Brian Eno's

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