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Berkshires Beat: Pittsfield Library Given 'Literary Landmark' Status in Honor of Melville
10:49AM / Wednesday, July 31, 2019
'Literary Landmark'

United for Libraries will designate The Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., a Literary Landmark  in honor of Herman Melville's 200th birthday on Aug. 1. The Literary Landmark program was spearheaded by Rocco Staino, director of the Empire State Center for the Book.

The dedication ceremony will take place as part of The Berkshire County Historical Society's third annual Moby-Dick Marathon, a four-day event at Herman Melville's Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, in the historic red barn where he often met with Nathanial Hawthorne.

The event will begin at noon on Aug. 1 at The Berkshire Athenaeum in downtown Pittsfield, with tours of the


Breastfeeding Awareness Celebrated in Bennington
10:39AM / Wednesday, July 31, 2019

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Local family-focused nonprofits, governmental groups and businesses are coming together to raise awareness and community support for breastfeeding during the Bennington County Breastfeeding Celebration Week 2019.

The week consists of two events: The Global Big Latch On and a Breastfeeding Celebration Luncheon. This is the sixth year Bennington organizations have presented breastfeeding awareness events.

The Global Big Latch on is a worldwide event. Participants can register online or in person starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Bennington Farmers Market on Depot Street in Bennington. The Global Latch On, where communities from around the world nurse


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

Welcoming a New Child? Consider These Financial Moves
Submitted by Edward Jones,
10:16AM / Wednesday, July 31, 2019

If a new child has entered your life, you are no doubt full of joy today and hopes for the future. And you can help make that future a brighter one for your child and your family by taking some important steps in these areas:

College: Given the consistently rising costs of higher education, the earlier you start your savings and investment plans, the better off you will likely be. While it may be difficult to set aside money for education when you're still a young family, planning to cram at the last minute is not a good idea. Time is one of your biggest assets, and delaying even a few years can have a big effect on your portfolio's value.

In addition, just like regular


SteepleCats Slip to Second Place
10:32PM / Tuesday, July 30, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- David Bedgood hit is ninth home run of the summer on Tuesday to lead the Keene Swamp Bats to a 5-1 win over the North Adams SteepleCats as Keene took over the lead in the NECBL Northern Division.   Hoosac Valley High School graduate Matt Koperniak went 3-for-4 and scored the lone run for North Adams, which fell to a half game behind the Swamp Bats in the divisional standings with three games left in the regular season.   North Adams (24-17) will play those three games on the road, starting with a double-header on Wednesday in Holyoke against a Valley Blue Sox team that starts the day in fourth place -- two games behind Keene and just 1-1/2 games in back of


North Adams Happenings July 31-Aug. 6
08:32PM / Tuesday, July 30, 2019
SAVE THE DATE AUGUST 14th - 23rd Annual Downtown Celebration
JOIN US! The  23rd Annual Downtown Celebration will take over downtown North Adams on Wednesday, August 14 from 5:30 – 9 PM.  
RAIN DATE: Thursday, August 15th
BUSINESSES AND VENDORS: Application still available.
More information.

AUGUST 24th - Motorama Presents Whiskey City
Noel Field, 310 State Street 2:00 – 6:00 PM. First band is Live Wire, second band Whiskey City! 
More information.

AUGUST 25th - Motorama Car


Clarksburg Voters to Decide School Merger Option
Staff Reports,
04:34PM / Tuesday, July 30, 2019
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — A special town meeting on Wednesday will determine if the town will continue planning a school district merger with neighboring Stamford, Vt.    The special town meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Clarksburg Elementary School and will include a review of the three possible options, and the recommendation for Option 3 from Public Consulting Group, the merger committee, and school officials.   Option 3 would create one unified school district straddling the Vermont/Massachusetts border and reconfigure the use of the two small-town schools, both of which are currently Grades kindergarten through 8. Stamford School, which also has a preschool, would

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SteepleCats Fall Ahead of Tuesday's Regular Season Home Finale
07:30AM / Tuesday, July 30, 2019
HOLYOKE, Mass. -- Isaac Alexander went 2-for-5 with a home run Monday to lead the Valley Blue Sox to an 8-1 win over the North Adams SteepleCats in New England Collegiate Baseball League action.   The 'Cats collected eight hits but stranded eight runners on base.   Brian Picone led North Adams with a 3-for-4 night at the plate. Matt Koperniak hit a solo home run, his fourth of the summer, to account for the lone SteepleCats' run.   North Adams (24-16) has a half-game lead for first place in the NECBL Northern Division heading into Tuesday's 6:30 p.m. home finale against Keene at Joe Wolfe Field.   The SteepleCats finish the regular season with a double-header


Neal Talks Renewable Energy Tax Breaks During Pittsfield Swing
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:27AM / Tuesday, July 30, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — U.S. Rep. Richard Neal is gearing up for what he believes will be "strong negotiations" on the extension of various federal tax programs.   One of those is investment tax credits specifically for renewable energy. Neal held a "prelude" meeting with Berkshire Gas on Monday and is expected to see the company's parent organization Avangrid's wind farm in Florida.   "Part of the incentive on the renewable front has two issues that I've been very interested in for a long time. The wind production credit is what generates a lot of activity in the renewable space and the investment tax credit is critical. No matter what we


BMC Diabetes Education Program Achieves American Diabetes Association Recognition
10:39PM / Monday, July 29, 2019

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The BMC Diabetes Self-Management Education Program has again received the prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education and support service. 

According to the ADA, the BMC program "offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment."

The association’s Education Recognition Certificate assures that educational services meet the national standards for diabetes self-management education and support. The standards were developed and tested under the auspices of the National Diabetes Advisory Board in 1983 and were revised by the


Free Forum Will Discuss Linkage Between Diet and Alzheimer's
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:45AM / Monday, July 29, 2019

Avocado quinoa rolls.  LENOX, Mass. —  Edward Esko has been telling people for decades that their diet can directly lead to specific health problems.   He's authored more than a dozen books on the subject and founded non-profits aimed at helping people get on better diets to prevent disease. And he sees a big issue coming: Alzheimer's disease.   As the large baby-boomer population moves into the prime age range when the cognitive disease sets in, a lot of people and families will be affected.   "Even though the iceberg has been sighted, it is still miles away. We can still turn," Esko said, chief executive of Berkshire Holistic


North Berkshire Solarize Program to Hold 'Meet the Installer' Event Wednesday
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:23AM / Monday, July 29, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The North Adams/Williamstown Solarize campaign will hold a "meet the installer" night on Wednesday, July 31, at 6 p.m.   The event will be held at the Norad Mill, 60 Roberts Drive, in North Adams.   The North Adams and Williamstown Solarize Mass Plus campaign recently selected SolarFlair Energy of Ashland as solar photovoltaic and battery installer for the project.   Solarize Mass Plus, a joint effort of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the commonwealth's Department of Energy Resources, enlists local volunteers to promote the adoption of renewable technologies, vet installers and ensure competitive pricing through aggregate


Hamlett's Double-Double Lifts Team to Narrow Giorgi League Win
10:24PM / Sunday, July 28, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Deshaun Hamlett scored 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Sunday to lead Pizza House to a 67-64 win over Yard Work by Dan in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Khalil Paul scored 17 with rebounds and Dave Vidal added 12 points in the win.   Quincy Davis scored 19, and Trevell Spratling had 10 for Yard Work by Dan.   There were three games on Sunday at the North Adams Armory. Frank Field Contracting defeated, 47-42, and Swish beat Central Radio, 70-36.   Slayter Aubin scored 12 points, and Jameson Couglan had a double-double with 10 points and 12 boards for Frank Field. Brandon Hurst scored 18, and Nick Bourdon added 14 for


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