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Langston Leads MCLA Women Past Mount Holyoke
09:30PM / Tuesday, November 20, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The MCLA women's basketball team placed four players in double figures and forced 30 turnovers as they won their third straight contest with a convincing 63-37 win over Mount Holyoke this evening in the Amsler Campus Center Gym.   The Trailblazers are now 3-1 on the season while the Lyons fall to 0-6 overall.   MCLA (3-1) outscored Mount Holyoke in every quarter and were paced by Kylah Langston's 14-point effort. She also filled the stat sheet with six rebounds, six steals and three assists. Sam Gawron added 12 points for the Trailblazers and nine rebounds. Emily Burke had the best game of her young career with an 11-point night while Courtney


Kelly Ends Operations at North Adams Airport
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
07:09PM / Tuesday, November 20, 2018
The Airport Commission are given an operations update on Tuesday. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Controversial skydiving instructor Alex Kelly has canceled his lease and will no longer operate at the airport.   Administrative Assistant Michael Canales informed the commission Tuesday that Kelly will no longer operate at Harriman-West Airport and has left the grounds.   "As of last week, Mr. Kelly has withdrawn from his lease of the airport classroom space and has withdrawn from operating at the airport effective now," he said. "We no longer consider him a tenant at the airport."   Canales did not provide the commission a reason for Kelly's


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

How Should You Respond to Wild Swings in Financial Markets?
Submitted by Edward Jones,
07:01PM / Tuesday, November 20, 2018

What's going on with the financial markets? Specifically, what's behind the price swings of the past several weeks? And, more important, how should you, as an individual investor, respond?

To begin with, the recent volatility was not really all that extraordinary. The daily drops pushed U.S. stocks down about 10 percent from their recent record highs, although they have regained some of that ground. A 10 percent drop represents a “correction” – not a crash – and historically, corrections have occurred about once a year.

So what seems to have caused these market jitters? Here are the key culprits:

* Anticipated slowdown in economic growth and corporate


State Police Investigating Burglary at Stamford School
06:52PM / Tuesday, November 20, 2018
STAMFORD, Vt. — State police say someone broke into Stamford School over the past weekend.    Trooper Nicholas Grimes' reported that the burglary occurred sometime between 10 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday morning. The press release does not state what if anything may have been taken from the school.    Anyone with information regarding the break-in is asked to contact Grimes at 802-442-5421 or


WMass Technical Rescue Team Honored for Meritorious Conduct
04:15PM / Tuesday, November 20, 2018

In a particularly moving moment, Montgomery Fire Chief Stephen Frye, who died responding to a fire on Dec. 6, 2017, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. Chief Frye’s widow Laurie, their children Caitlyn and Matt, and current Chief Galipeau accepted on his behalf. #LODD

— Charlie Baker (@MassGovernor) November 20, 2018 WORCESTER, Mass. — The Western Massachusetts Technical Rescue Team and Montgomery's late longtime fire chief were among honorees at the 29th annual Firefighter of the Year Awards.    They were among the 91 individuals from 13 departments and teams recognized for heroic acts of bravery.    The event


North Adams Food Drive Brings in Record Amount
12:00PM / Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The city has been putting out collection boxes in the schools and city departments each fall since the food pantry opened seven years ago. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams city employees and community members have donated a record-breaking 1,044 pounds of non-perishable food and personal care items this year.   The drive benefited the Al Nelson Friendship Center's food pantry, located at 43 Eagle St.   The city's been doing the annual collection since the Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative opened the pantry, in cooperation with Berkshire Community Action Council and the Western Massachusetts Food Bank, seven years ago.    "Together,

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Ciepela, Meczywor to Lead MCLA Softball Program
10:42AM / Tuesday, November 20, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- MCLA has announced the interim hiring of Ashley Ciepiela and Amanda Meczywor as co-head coaches of the Trailblazer Softball program.   The pair previously were hired as assistant coaches this offseason. Ciepiela and Meczywor will replace Erica Li, who took another position last month.   Both coaches are no strangers to MCLA Athletics. Ciepiela served as an assistant coach at nearby Southern Vermont College last season while Meczywor was an all conference standout and a member of the 2015 MASCAC Championship team at MCLA. The pair will inherit a program that is seeking a return to the MASCAC postseason in 2019.   The Trailblazer softball season gets


Clarksburg Board Trying to Settle Private Road Issue
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:58AM / Tuesday, November 20, 2018
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The Select Board is hoping to bring the users of a private road together next week to work through getting it fixed.    The half-dozen households along Gravel Bank Road say they don't have the wherewithal to make the repairs demanded by the town last month before it will plow.    And the early arrival of snow has them worried how it will affect their lives and businesses.    "I think this was not enough notice," a frustrated Sarah Klein told the Select Board last Wednesday. "In June, we could have come up with a plan but not in October."   Klein runs a daycare in her home and said the town's refusal to


North Adams Youth Basketball League Tips Off
08:43PM / Monday, November 19, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The North Adams Youth Basketball League began play on Saturday with 10 games in five divisions.   Division 1 (3rd and 4th grade boys) George Mason Patriots 16, UMass Minutemen 0 Patriots: Ethan Zapula eight points, Jorge Bond four points, Noah Arnold two points, Taryn Drye two points. Bryant Bulldogs 16, VCU Rams 7 Bulldogs: Jameson Doyle 10 points, Craig Field four points, Maxwell Miller two points. Rams: Chase George four points, JJ Prengruber two points, Colby Gelinas one point.   Juniors (3rd through 5th grade girls) UConn Huskies 18, Memphis Tigers 10 Huskies: Gianna Jacobbe and Aliza Amoz with six points, Haven Winnie four points, Maddison Jalalian two


Berkshires Beat: CATA's North Adams Exhibit Features A.R.T. Technique
02:28PM / Monday, November 19, 2018
Works of A.R.T.

Community Access to the Arts presents an exhibit of artwork by visual artists with disabilities at the MCLA Window Gallery at 49 Main St. through Dec. 2 that features a series of large-scale paintings created by artists from BFAIR (Berkshire Family and Individual Resources) using the innovative Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T.) technique. The paintings will be accompanied by an installation of three-dimensional, hanging "CATApillars," which were constructed by Berkshire county students with disabilities.

The paintings in this exhibit were created by North County artists with disabilities using Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T.). This adaptive


Storm Could Dump a Few Inches of Snow on Berkshires
01:19PM / Monday, November 19, 2018

So apparently we are just in full-blown winter now.

After Friday's measurable-but-not-menacing snow, and Monday's nuisance inch or so, comes a winter weather advisory for 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. Snow will start by midnight.

Accuweather and the National Weather Service are predicting total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches, with the higher totals over the southern Green Mountains of Vermont and northern Berkshires. The hazardous conditions will likely impact the Tuesday morning commute with snow-covered roads and reduced visibilities. Snowfall rates could approach a half an inch to an inch per hour during the morning commute, according to the advisory.

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Neighborlies Honor Community Members' Dedication
12:26PM / Monday, November 19, 2018

More than two dozen youths were recognized with Neighborlies on Nov. 14.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Neighbors program of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition held its annual Neighborlies Community Recognition Award Ceremony at Congregation Beth Israel on Wednesday, Nov 14.

Friends, family and many supporters gathered to honor and congratulate individuals and groups in the Northern Berkshire communities whose acts of kindness and volunteer efforts have made a significant difference in the lives of their neighbors and the community.

"There are many wonderful attributes to living in Northern Berkshire County. At the forefront are the people and our sense


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