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No One Injured in North Adams Head-On Collision
Staff Reports,
01:38PM / Thursday, November 16, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A head-on collision on Thursday closed a section of Massachusetts Avenue for close to an hour.    No one was hurt in the noontime accident but both vehicles had to be towed from scene.   The accident occurred near 1406 Mass Ave., near the Blackinton Honor Roll shortly after noon. A westbound red older model Ford Explorer crossed the center line into the path of an eastbound gray Dodge Caravan, knocking the van up onto the banking on the north side of the road.    Lt. Jason Wood said driver of the Ford told police he had dropped his cup of coffee, distracting him as the van was approaching. The driver was cited for not having a driver's

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Boino, UMass Home Thursday in NCAA Tourney
iBerkshires.com Sports,
03:37AM / Thursday, November 16, 2017
Kevin Boino and the University of Massachusetts men’s soccer team completed a rare Atlantic 10 double last weekend and will look to extend their season on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Division I Championship.   The Minutemen defeated Virginia Commonwealth to win the A10 tournament, becoming the first team to win the regular season outright and the conference tournament in the league since 1991.   Thursday at 1 p.m., UMass will host Colgate in a rematch from the teams’ Sept. 16 meeting in Amherst. Boino had a shot on goal in that 2-1 UMass win.   On the season, Boino has a goal and an assist in 19 starts for the Minutemen (15-3-3).   He is not the

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Colorful Bus Stop Installed on Main Street
by TunnelVision 01:33PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Jobs
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 Council Accepts Land for Bike Path
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
12:51AM / Thursday, November 16, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council's acceptance of a land donation on Tuesday clears the way for the Mohawk Bike Path to run from Williamstown to Harriman & West Airport.   The city is planning to piggyback the 1-mile section in North Adams informally named for the late state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi, a longtime bike path proponent, onto the 2.5-mile route in Williamstown to tap into soon-to-expire federal scenic byway money.   "With the acceptance of this gift of land, we will be able to move this project side-by-side with Williamstown and take advantage of this funded MassDOT project," Mayor Richard Alcombright read from his communication to the council.

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Moulton Game-Winner Lifts MCLA Women in Opener
11:36PM / Wednesday, November 15, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. --  Karina Mattera scored 19 points and Drury's Emily Moulton knocked down the game winning basket with 24 seconds remaining as MCLA held off Cobleskill for a 73-68 win on Wednesday in the Amsler Campus Center Gym in the the season opener for both programs.   After leading by as many as 19 in the first half and owning a 43-29 edge at halftime, the Trailblazers let Cobleskill inch back into the contest in the third quarter.   The Fighting Tigers would cut the deficit to 58-47 heading to the fourth and then rallied behind Addy Lawson. She scored 13 of her game high 32 points in the fourth quarter. With 52 seconds remaining, she drilled her fifth 3-pointer

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North Adams Happenings: Nov. 15-21
11:57AM / Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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North Adams Council OKs Tax Rates for Fiscal 2018
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:26AM / Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Three of the councilors-elect attended the meeting as did Mayor-elect Thomas Bernard. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The owner of an average home will see her tax rate rise about $123 based on the City Council's approval of a fiscal 2018 tax rate of $18.38 per $1,000 assessment.   The council approved the split tax rate that will see the residential rate rise about 4 percent, up from $17.67; the commercial rate will rise about 3 percent, from $38.54 to $39.85 per $1,000 valuation. A single family home assessed at $138,300 would see another $123 on the tax bill.    The tax rate represents a reduction in the commercial shift from 1.73 to 1.71 to prevent the rate for

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North Adams Redevelopment Authority Agrees Reduce Restaurant Rent
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:28AM / Tuesday, November 14, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A financially shaky Redevelopment Authority has agreed to reduce the rent for the Freight Yard Pub to keep funds flowing to manage its debt.    The restaurant began witholding rent this past spring until the authority addressed what it claimed were poor conditions in Western Gateway Heritage State Park.    Mayor Richard Alcombright recommended an amended agreement effective Nov. 1, 2017, that would reduce the rent from $4,000 a month to $2,500 beginning in October, pending the restaurant pay the back rent being held in escrow. The amendment also allows the restaurant to terminate the lease at any time upon 60 days notice, with rent being paid

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Greylock Works Gets $1.72M in State Funds to Complete Parking Lot
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
06:56PM / Monday, November 13, 2017

Secretary Ash and Sen. Hinds look through the vendors and activities appearing at Festive at Greylock Works this Saturday. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Jay Ash, secretary of housing and economic development, said he thinks a lot about Greylock Works as he's visiting communities around the state.    Salvatore Perry and Karla Rothstein's $15 million renovation of the former textile mill will include events, food production, restaurants, bar, and a hotel and 23 high-end condominiums.   "I think about this space all the time. I'm a former city manager and I spent a lot of my lifetime trying to create communities," Ash said, standing in the mill's

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Biz Briefs: Greylock Donates $100,000 to Elder Services for Elder Nutrition Program
02:53PM / Monday, November 13, 2017
Staying healthy

Greylock Federal Credit Union has pledged to donate $100,000 over five years to Elder Services of Berkshire County. The gift is to support the Elder Nutrition Program, which provides meals through both Meals on Wheels and their 15 congregate meal sites located at Councils on Aging throughout the county.

ESBC's Elder Nutrition Program reaches some of the most vulnerable seniors in Berkshire County. According to a report from Elder Services, the typical person who receives a visit from a Meals on Wheels driver is between the ages of 75 and 90, female, widowed, and living alone on a fixed income. Each visit provides not only a hot nutritious meal, but also vital social

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Berkshires Beat: Home Instead Kicks Off 'Be A Santa To A Senior' Program
01:31PM / Monday, November 13, 2017
Holiday cheer

The local Home Instead Senior Care office serving Berkshire County is inviting the community to come together to bring some comfort and holiday cheer to area seniors through its Be a Santa to a Senior program. Providing gifts and companionship at a time when seniors may need it most, the program is made possible through the generous support of local businesses, nonprofit organizations, retailers, numerous volunteers and members of the community.

Holiday shoppers are invited to support Be a Santa to a Senior by visiting a participating location where Be a Santa to a Senior trees will be on display from Nov. 10 to Dec. 29. Those trees will be decorated with paper ornaments

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Momentum Growing Locally Behind Outdoor Recreation Economy
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:41AM / Monday, November 13, 2017

Skiing has always been part of the Berkshire's winter season but ski areas are now improving their winter sports options and becoming year-round attractions.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshires recently hosted a meeting with the Legislature's Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development.    1Berkshire Director of Marketing Lindsey Schmid stood up before the group and began to tell the story about the importance of tourism in the Berkshires. But she didn't start with Tanglewood. Nor did she start with the Clark Art Institute or Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. She started with mountain biking, hiking, and

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Running With The Law Returns For Third Year
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
04:03PM / Sunday, November 12, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Running with the Law program returned to the streets of North Adams recently for the third time with some new faces.
There are only two rules to running with the local police officers: stay in line and wave to everyone you see.
"The kids seem to enjoy it and it is something to do," Police Officer David Sherman said. "It is kind of our weekend morning thing ... it keeps us in shape and we get to interact with a lot of kids that normally only see us on shift."
Former North Adams Police Officer David Lemieux started the weekend running program with now-retired Brayton Elementary school teacher James Holmes in 2015. Lemieux and Holmes, both

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