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Motorist Misses Hairpin Turn, Speeds Into Golden Eagle Parking Lot
Staff Reports,
03:18PM / Wednesday, November 22, 2017
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — A driver headed up the Mohawk Trail missed the Hairpin Turn completely on Wednesday and sped through the small parking lot at the Golden Eagle Restaurant and slammed into owner's pickup truck.   The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. and restaurant owner John Morris said it was the second time that day someone had missed the turn and ended up in his parking lot.    This time, it was a small Buick Lacrosse sedan whose driver either failed to negotiate the tight turn or didn't realize it was there. He barreled through the parking lot, hit Morris' white Ford F250 and pushed it into a small shed at the end of the lot. The driver was able to

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During Holidays, Be Extra Vigilant About Protecting Financial Data
Submitted by Edward Jones,
02:57PM / Wednesday, November 22, 2017

To help achieve your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you should save and invest regularly. But that's only part of the picture. You also need to protect your financial assets in various ways. One such method is guarding your personal information – especially any information that could be linked to your financial accounts. It's obviously important to be vigilant at any time, but you need to be even more on your toes during the holiday season, when fraudsters are particularly active.

So, to help keep your important data under wraps during the holidays, consider these suggestions:

* Extend your protection to all mobile devices. Identity thieves can now

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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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North Adams Happenings: Nov. 22-28
01:48PM / Wednesday, November 22, 2017

 

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Price Chopper Donating Fort Mass Park to North Adams
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
12:08PM / Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The first fort was surrendered to the French in 1746 and 45 prisoners taken captive. The wood structure was burnt to the ground and rebuilt the following year. Its usefulness had passed by the time of the Revolution.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Price Chopper is making a gift of one of the city's oldest historical sites: Fort Massachusetts.   The park, which includes a chimney from the1930s replica and a plaque, sits in the northeast corner of the parking lot of the closed supermarket.    Neil Golub, Price Chopper/Market 32's executive chairman, said in a statement he was committed to ensuring the conveyance of the third of an acre to the city following the

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Curling Added to Bay State Winter Games
11:02PM / Tuesday, November 21, 2017
WOBURN, Mass. –The Bay State Games has added curling to its 2018 winter program.   Curling has gained popularity since the sport was reestablished consistently in the Olympic Games in 1998, after being first debuted in the 1924 Olympics.   As an exhibition sport in 2018, the Bay State Winter Games competition will be comprised of eight teams from curling clubs across Massachusetts. When curling is incorporated into the regular Bay State Winter Games’ program in the 2019 games, the competition will be opened up to the general public as well as clubs from the Northeastern United States.   “We are extremely excited to add curling to the 2018 games,” said

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Berkshire County Arc Recognizes Achievement at Annual Breakfast
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
07:23PM / Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The breakfast highlighted the achievements of those involved with BC Arc, like Christy Rich. See more pictures from the event here.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Spending time in the hospital can be depressing, even if one is surrounded by supportive people.    So Kimberly and Katye Mozo, who know firsthand about medical challenges and spending numerous days in hospitals, wanted to help lighten the days of others with the same experience.    They formed K&K Pill Bottles and used donations to decorate and fill the vials with suprises to send to people with chronic and long-term illnesses.    "We try to put smiles on others faces that might be

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Clarksburg School Building Committee Accepts School Project End
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:53AM / Tuesday, November 21, 2017
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — A subdued and sparse School Building Committee voted on Monday night to recommend no further votes be taken on the proposed school project.   With that, the group of community members and educators dissolved after two years spent developing the project.   The $19 million renovation and addition project went down to defeat on Saturday at a second special town meeting by a vote of 292-263. It was a record turnout of 555 that weighed on the largest public works project this town of less than 1,700 had ever considered.    "I think they spoke loud and clear," said committee member Edward Denault, who had been a fierce champion of the

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Elks Lodge Donates Gift Cards For North Berkshire Veterans
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:28AM / Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Veterans Services Office in North Adams is assembling goodie bags to give to the region's veterans.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The service of military veterans never ends, from long-term health and wellness struggles to giving back to the community in roles like firefighting or law enforcement.

Nowhere is that more evident than with Tony Sacco, a Vietnam veteran who spends much of his time raising money to give back to other North Berkshire veterans through his role with the North Adams Elks Lodge.

Sacco on Monday morning presented a stack of Walmart and Ocean State Job Lot gift cards to the Veterans Services Office in City Hall. He was joined by Allyson Lavigne, the exalted

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McCann Technical Scores Level 1 on MCAS Tests
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
01:31AM / Tuesday, November 21, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School is back on top with a Level 1 rating from the state Department of Education.   "From the first day that the MCAS came about we had our sights on level one," School Committee Chairman Gary Rivers said Thursday's committee meeting. "The same level as a Lenox, Mount Greylock [Regional School] or some of the other highly touted academic schools in the area. We finally got there, but it took a took the work of dedicated teachers and motivated kids."    Principal Justin Kratz said McCann was a Level 1 district three years ago but because the vocational students typically perform well on the test, it was hard

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Berkshire Food Project Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
07:28PM / Monday, November 20, 2017

Kitchen Manager Darlene Ellis, left, and new Executive Director Kim McMann were prepared for more than 200 people to eat Monday night.   NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Hundreds were fed Monday evening at the Berkshire Food Project's Thanksgiving Dinner, part of its charge in making sure no one goes hungry this holiday season.   The non-profit's new Executive Director Kim McMann said she feels this annual event is one that truly brings people together.    "One of the things that is really special about Thanksgiving dinner is that we have people that don't usually eat with us come in and eat with the people who eat with us every day," she

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Journalist, CNN Analyst Toobin Talks About the Current News Engagement
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
04:35PM / Monday, November 20, 2017

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The last 10 months have been exhausting and invigorating for political and legal journalists, says CNN political analyst and legal writer Jeffrey Toobin.

Toobin was the speaker at last week's annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture series at  Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. 

Toobin is a Harvard-trained attorney and classmate of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. He spent time in the office of the independent counsel prosecuting the Iran Contra Affair and later was an assistant U.S. attorney in New York City. He wrote a book about Iran Contra and left the law in the 1990s to continue his writing career, including

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Biz Briefs: Pittsfield Business Sponsors Thanksgiving Run/Walk to Benefit Autism Connections
03:27PM / Monday, November 20, 2017
What are you thankful for?

The second annual Thankful 5k Run/Walk to benefit Autism Connections will be held Thanksgiving morning at 8 a.m. at Berkshire Running Center at 34 Depot St. Pittsfield. Race Directors Shiobbean Lemme and her husband and co-owner Kent decided to offer a free event to thank the community support for their family owned run specialty store and training center. The free event was part of the celebration of their move into their spacious training center and cycling studio last November.

The Lemmes have been running the business and specializing in race directing and timing since 2010. Among the largest races they have directed is the annual Steel Rail Half Marathon

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