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News and events in North Adams, Mass.

Jones, Carrier Each Post Double-Double in Giorgi League Win
09:14PM / Sunday, July 29, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Sedale Jones and Lawrence Carrier each recorded a double-double Sunday to lead Kingsbread/Flynn & Dagnoli to a 79-61 win over Yard Work by Dan in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Jones scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Carrier finished with 25 and 13. Each also blocked a pair of shots in the win.   Dave Wellington and Jamal Mugin each scored 10 points for Kingsbread.   Yard Work's Tank Roberson scored 21, and Shaq Ardrey scored 12.   In Sunday's other game, Fortitude Strength & Conditioning earned a 53-41 win over Central Radio.   Russ Beauchamp scored 15, and Brandon Mauer and Jeff Sprague added 12 and


Braintree Tops Post 68 at State American Legion Tourney
08:43PM / Sunday, July 29, 2018
QUINCY, Mass. -- Braintree rallied for seven runs in the bottom of the second to take control of the game and hand Post 68 a 10-5 loss at the American Legion State Championship tournament.   Post 68 drops into the losers' bracket of the double elimination tourney, where it will face Shrewsbury on Monday afternoon.   On Sunday, Post battled back with three runs in the top of the seventh but ran out of outs.   Joe Cracolici had a two-run single in the first to give the Pittsfield-based squad a 2-0 lead. And he went 2-for-3 on the day.


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

Flynn Pitches Post 68 to Win at State Tournament
08:25PM / Saturday, July 28, 2018
QUINCY, Mass. -- Jake Flynn struck out seven in 6-⅓ innings on the mound to lead the Post 68 American Legion baseball team Saturday to a 10-1 win over Sandwich in the first game of the state championship tournament.   Flynn scattered four hits before Hunter Potash went to the mound to finish up.   Ian Benoit singled to drive in Cal Messina to give the Berkshire County squad a 1-0 lead after three innings, but the Cape Cod champs came back to tie it in the bottom of the fifth.   Post 68 exploded for six runs in the sixth inning, a rally highlighted by a Noah Hunter two-run single and an RBI single by Carter Matthews.   Matthews drove in another run in the seventh,


North Adams Police Warn Residents of Coyote Sightings
By Matt McGrory, iBerkshires Intern
06:08PM / Friday, July 27, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams Police advise residents to be aware of intruding coyotes in their neighborhoods.

The North Adams Police reported that they are aware of recent coyote sightings in the city and urge residents to secure their garbage and refrain from feeding them. received an email from a resident reporting two coyote sightings in the Franklin Court and Bridge Street area. He wrote that a coyote attacked his cat. He was able to drive the wild animals off with a loud noise but wanted to spread caution for other residents on the dangers they can pose.

He added that he saw the coyotes around sunrise. He noted that they did seem aggressive and were rather


Neal Delivers Grants To Pittsfield, North Adams Airports
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:41PM / Friday, July 27, 2018

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal talks with Airport Commissioner Thomas Sakshaug and Mayor Linda Tyer following the grant announcement. 

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The airports in both North Adams and  Pittsfield has seen a significant number of capital improvements in recent years.

And now, officials in both cities are looking to the future. 

"When you reach your potential, your potential expands. We never want to give to what we were. We are trying all the time to upgrade," U.S. Rep. Richard Neal said on Friday when he delivered $405,000 worth of grant funding to the two airports for planning projects.    The Pittsfield Municipal Airport is receiving

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Miss Hall's School Announces Head's List, Honor Roll
01:18PM / Friday, July 27, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Miss Hall's School has announced 42 local students were among the 131 girls schoolwide named to the Head's List and Honor Roll for the first semester, which ended May 24.

For Head's List recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 92, with no single grade below B-plus.

For Honor Roll recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 86, with no single grade below B-minus.

Head's List

Grade 12: Lillian (Lilly) Climo, Great Barrington; Shae Daley, Pittsfield; Gabrielle Hinkley, Dalton; Emily Hunter,


Pediatrician Joins CHP Berkshire Pediatrics
01:14PM / Friday, July 27, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Dr. Sandeep Kumar has joined the medical staff at CHP Berkshire Pediatrics in Pittsfield.

Dr. Kumar is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He was most recently a senior associate consultant at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Minnesota and is a graduate of the Sindh Medical College's Dow University of Health Sciences in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his residency in the U.S. at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York.

Before coming to the United States, Dr. Kumar completed his internship at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, and worked there as pediatrics resident medical officer.

Dr. Kumar also worked as clinical research


Greylock Appoints Two New Directors
01:08PM / Friday, July 27, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Greylock Federal Credit Union announced the selection of Krystle A. Gallo and John L. Bissell as the newest members of the credit union's volunteer Board of Directors.

"Our newest members bring a wealth of unique experiences to our volunteer board. Krystle's impressive accomplishments as a leader in the corporate world will provide us with important insights. John's experience as the credit union's president and CEO for the past three years, in addition to his talents as a community leader and advocate for financially-underserved people in the Berkshires will bring an important voice to our board," Board Chair Ann D. Deely said.



Berkshire Hills Appoints Corporate Social Responsibility Officer
12:52PM / Friday, July 27, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Hills Bancorp has appointed Gary Levante to vice president/corporate social responsibility (CSR) officer, a newly created position within the Berkshire Bank Foundation.
In this role, Levante will work to expand the foundation's community engagement efforts to implement an all-encompassing CSR strategy. In doing so, Levante will lead Berkshire's efforts to integrate corporate social responsibility into all of the company's and foundation's activities, supporting key objectives, such as strengthening communities and engaging employees. Levante will oversee the development of CSR goals, policies and programs, with a strong focus on


First Assistant Moran Eyes Northern Berkshire Register Of Deeds Post
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:32AM / Friday, July 27, 2018
ADAMS, Mass. — Northern Berkshire Register of Deeds candidate and first assistant register Deborah Moran is ready to step up to the office’s top position.   "I have the experience. I have been there for 26 years and I have started a lot of projects that I would like to see continue," Moran, an Adams native, said. "I have an appreciation for the history of the office…and I really enjoy this work."   Moran, who is running as an independent, will vie against a single opponent, Maria Ziemba, for the position soon to be left by longtime Register Frances Brooks, who plans to retire.   Before being hired as a junior clerk in 1992, Moran worked


Ziemba Looks To Bring Her Experience To Northern Berkshire Register Of Deeds Job
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:00AM / Friday, July 27, 2018
ADAMS, Mass. — Northern Berkshire Register of Deeds candidate Maria Ziemba wants to be the reliable, experienced face of the Registry.    "It’s my next logical step and I have been in the registry for over 20 years and I have plenty more to go," the Adams native said. "This is what I do, this is who I am, this is what I love, this is my passion and I am dedicated to it."   Ziemba, who is running as a Democrat, will vie against a single opponent, Deborah Moran, in the November election for the position soon to be vacated by longtime Register Frances Brooks who plans to retire.   Ziemba is a Bay Path University graduate and before coming to


Waves Complete Doubleheader Sweep Of SteepleCats
By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats
09:50PM / Thursday, July 26, 2018

SOUTH KINGSTON, RI — Most can believe the saying that good things come in pairs, but if you were to ask the SteepleCats on Thursday night, they’d say something quite different.

After their game at Joe Wolfe Field earlier this year was postponed due to rain, the SteepleCats took a long bus ride to Rhode Island on Thursday to take on the Ocean State Waves in a doubleheader at Old Mountain Field. With the SteepleCats facing pitching troubles, the Waves offense took advantage and score a total of 16 runs to sweep the SteepleCats in the doubleheader.

Game 1

After the SteepleCats offense has come out swinging early in recent games, Thursday’s first game proved to be


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