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News and events in North Adams, Mass.

NECBL All-Stars Play to a Tie
10:33PM / Sunday, July 30, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Hernen Sardinas of the Plymouth Pilgrims hit a leadoff home run in the top of the ninth Sunday to give the South All-Stars a 5-5 tie with the North in the New England Collegiate Baseball League All-Star game at Joe Wolfe Field.   Colby Maiola of the Sanford Mainers went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI to lead the North.   North Adams SteepleCats pitcher Blake Whitney got the start on the mound for the North, striking out two in one perfect inning.   The SteepleCats play their final home game of the season on Monday at 6:30 against the Valley Blue Sox.   More photos from this game here.


Central Radio Tops Celtics in Giorgi League
10:10PM / Sunday, July 30, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Vernon Cross scored 16 points Sunday to lead Central Radio to a 55-41 win over the Celtics in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Todd Hunt scored 11 and grabbed nine rebounds, and Nino Sanchez scored 10 in the win.   Keith Czubryt scored a game-high 21 points with nine boards for the Celtics.   On Monday at Noel Field, Yard Work by Dan plays the NA Celtics, and Timeless Training faces Frank Field Contracting in a double-header that starts at 6:30.


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

State Senate Approves Expanding Veterans Tax Write Off Program
Staff Reports,
03:18PM / Sunday, July 30, 2017
BOSTON, Mass. — The state Senate wants to give veterans the ability to "work off" more of their tax bills through community service.   The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to increase the amount veterans can work off from $1,000 to $1,500 in work-off programs.    "Currently, senior citizens who perform volunteer services in the communities that participate in the senior work off program are eligible to receive a $1,500 reduction in their property tax bill," state Sen. Adam Hinds said in a statement.     "My amendment aligns the amount veterans can also expect to see discounted from their property taxes for the same types of community


North Adams Candidates Lagging in Getting Signatures Back
Staff Reports,
04:02PM / Saturday, July 29, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The list of City Council candidates may be shrinking with barely 10 days left to go for nomination papers to be submitted.   Of the 17 candidates who pulled papers, one has formally withdrawn, one is running for state representative, and only eight have returned papers.    The council is made up of the top nine vote-getters every two years.    Four incumbents had returned papers by Friday: Eric Buddington, Joshua J. Moran, Benjamin Lamb and Keith Bona. Buddington's papers still had to be certified. Also returning papers is Wayne Wilkinson, who was sworn into the council on Tuesday to take over the vacant seat left by Nancy


Tomkiewicz, Jones Record Hat Tricks for Berkshire Attack
03:03PM / Saturday, July 29, 2017
MOUNT HERMON, Mass. -- The Berkshire Attack girls lacrosse team recently dropped a 13-9 loss to Catamount Lacrosse at Northfield Mount Hermon School.   Hoosac Valley Regional High School's Sarah Tomkiewicz and Mount Greylock's Carolyn Jones each scored three goals for the Attack.   Wahconah's Maddie Nief and Mount Greylock's Brooke Phelps anchored the Berkshire defense, which got 15 saves from Hoosac Valley's Abi Disbrow.


SteepleCats Keep Playoff Hopes Alive
09:05PM / Friday, July 28, 2017
SANFORD, Maine. -- The North Adams SteepleCats gained a critical victory on Friday night, knocking off the Sanford Mainers 2-0 at Goodall Park in Sanford.   Thev'Cats kept their NECBL Playoff hopes alive with the victory, moving closer to the third place Keene Swamp Bats.   Neither team was able to score in the first three innings of the contest, thanks to stellar starts from Ryan Tapp (UNC Asheville) and Stephen Arntsen (Manhattan). Tapp put together a tremendous outing, tossing five shutout innings with just three hits allowed.   Michael Gulino (Pace) gave North Adams their first lead in the top of the fourth inning. Gulino belted his second home run of the season over


Berkshire Force 12U Team Wins County Title
By Stephen Dravis, Sports
08:56PM / Friday, July 28, 2017
PITTSFIELD, MASS. -- The Berkshire Force 12-and-under softball team jumped out to a five-run lead after two innings and held off Dalton for an 9-3 win in the Berkshire County Championship at the Doyle Complex.   Maddie Ladowski scattered six hits and struck out five to earn the win in the circle, and Abby Lummus went 2-for-4 with a triple and four runs scored as the Force won a four-team tournament that got under way on Wednesday.   The big blow came from Mia Alfonso, who delivered a bases clearing three-run single to make it 5-0 in the bottom of the second. But the Force got at least one hit from seven different players.   “This team, we’re really


Governor Signs Re-Written Marijuana Bill
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
04:00PM / Friday, July 28, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker signed updated marijuana regulations into law Friday.   Voters had passed the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in November and since then lawmakers have been reworking the law, which included a six-month delay. After negotiations between the House and Senate, the Legislature passed changes to the citizen's referendum on July 20, which was then signed on Friday.   "We appreciate the careful consideration the Legislature took to balance input from lawmakers, educators, public safety officials and public health professionals while honoring the will of the voters regarding the adult use of marijuana," Gov. Charlie

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MCLA Hosts Golf Classic on Aug. 7
02:08PM / Friday, July 28, 2017

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Dick Lamb and Holly Taylor have been named honorees for the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Department of Athletics' 21st annual Golf Classic at the Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield.

The event will take place on Monday, Aug. 7, which represents a change from previous tournaments, previously held in September. Registration is underway online. Teams of four will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. In the event of rain, the Golf Classic will be held on Monday, Sept. 18.

"Dick and Holly are longtime champions of MCLA. The college appreciates Dick's service as the chair of the MCLA Board of Trustees, along with


Berkshire Children and Families Taps New President and CEO
01:18PM / Friday, July 28, 2017

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Board of Directors of Berkshire Children and Families has appointed Colleen White Holmes as president and CEO, beginning Aug. 7.

She assumes the position held by Carolyn Mower Burns, who died in November 2016. Berkshire Children and Families, with offices in Pittsfield and Hadley, is in its 130th year of providing support to children and families.

"From the moment I began learning about the work of Berkshire Children and Families, I had a good feeling," Holmes said. "The staff team is professional and caring, the children and families we serve are important and amazing, and the work is innovative and impactful. I couldn't be more proud and


North Adams Parks Commission Advises River Street Shed Removal
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
12:47PM / Friday, July 28, 2017

The commission is also asking the city to put in signs warning of children at play near the park entrance.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Parks & Recreation Commission is looking to do some clean up at River Street Park.    Commissioners on Monday are recommending removing a trashy shed that's been attracting undesirable elements and placing one or more signs on Houghton Street cautioning drivers of the park.    The empty shed is tucked under some trees and not very visible from the road. Its condition is extremely poor.   "There have been needles found there," said Commissioner George Canales. "Some of the characters I've seen


Adams-Cheshire 16U Softball Team Advances in County Tourney
09:24AM / Friday, July 28, 2017
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. -- The Adams-Cheshire Swat 16-and-under softball team defeated Great Barrington, 12-9, on Thursday in the Berkshire County Championship.   McKenzie Kupiec and Caitlyn Nicol combined for the win in the circle in a game played at Olympia Meadows.   Katherine McNeice led the Swat offense with a pair of hits.   ACS played strong defense early, but Great Barrington was able to string together hits and rally to draw close.   ACS will play at the Doyle Complex on Monday at 6 against the Berkshire Force in the tournament semi-finals.   Thursday’s scheduled final in the 12-and-under division between Dalton and the Berkshire Force was rescheduled


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