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North Adams Happenings March 11-17
11:51AM / Thursday, March 12, 2020

 

SAVE THE DATE April 18 - Spring Community Day of Service
Register today for the 28th Annual Spring Community Day of Service at https://tinyurl.com/spring2020DOS
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m in Venable Gym on Saturday, April 18th, and after service, we will meet for pizza and celebration at 1:00 p.m.
Contact us at volunteercenter@mcla.edu with any questions or if you have a possible service site that could be addressed on the day!

April 24 & 25 - The City of North Adams

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North Adams Library to Unveil Newly Redecorated Parlor
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:42AM / Thursday, March 12, 2020
  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The public library will hold a dedication and reception Friday afternoon to mark the completion of the reading parlor.   The Friends of the North Adams Public Library have invited the public to a special reception and dedication of the reading parlor to Evelyn Gooch, a longtime member of the Friends.   "Evelyn loved reading and the library," Friends President Bonnie Rennell said in an email. "When she passed away at the age of 101, her family and friends made a substantial donation to the Friends to honor her memory."   Gooch died in 2018. Her family made a $10,000 donation to the Friends that was used to hire an interior

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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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by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012

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Pignatelli, Barrett File Bill to Establish Coronavirus Fund
03:54PM / Wednesday, March 11, 2020
BOSTON — State Reps. William "Smitty" Pignatelli and John Barrett III have filed an emergency bill to establish a "COVID-19 Quarantine Assistance Fund."   The act would establish an account to be administered by the secretary of health and human services and to be funded through amounts transferred or authorized by the Legislature.    The money would be expended as grants to residents of the commonwealth of Massachusetts who are unable to work during an infection, quarantine or isolation period caused by the novel coronavirus.    "In this time of public health emergency, it is vital that we do all we can to assist those in

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Berkshire County COVID-19 Cases at 7; Governor Declares State of Emergency
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:14PM / Tuesday, March 10, 2020

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency on Tuesday afternoon as the state continued to grapple with rising numbers of presumptive positives for the novel coronavirus.   The governor, at a press conference broadcast from Boston, said the Executive Branch would begin instituting measures to address the spread of the disease, including prohibiting international travel on behalf of the state for its 42,000 employees, encouraging the use of telecommunicating and video conferencing where viable, canceling large events and asking workers who are sick or who exposed to the virus to remain home.    The total number of presumptive positives for

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CDC: Updates and Information
01:55PM / Tuesday, March 10, 2020
 

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Williamstown Theatre Festival Buying Price Chopper Building
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:43AM / Tuesday, March 10, 2020

David Carver of Scarafoni Associates speaks to the Planning Board on Monday about the space being let to Community Legal Aid. At left are WTF Trustee Katie Schmidt, property manager David Moresi and attorney Donald Dubendorf. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The vacant Price Chopper building on State Road was approved Monday as the new construction home for the Williamstown Theatre Festival.    Attorney Donald Dubendorf, representing the theater festival, told the Planning Board that property "now will be hopefully a site for set construction and, in the future, perhaps rehearsal space as well."   The 60-year-old building had been occupied by Central Markets and its

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Adams, North Adams Girls Win County Titles
Community submissions,
02:37PM / Monday, March 09, 2020
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Adams girls basketball seventh- and eighth-grade travel team in on a roll having won nine out of their last 10 and currently sits at 26-12 on the season.    This past weekend, it went 4-1 and achieved its goal of bringing the Berkshire County title back to Adams.    It opened the county tournament on Friday night by beating Mount Greylock, 49-14. Saturday morning, it defeated Dalton, 49-36. Saturday evening, it suffered its lone tournament loss to the Pittsfield Boys and Girls Club, 38-36, on a last second layup.    That loss set up a semifinals matchup against Dalton, where Adams prevailed, 49-37. Adams wrapped their championship

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J Star Gymnastics-Hosted Invitational Brought 200 Athletes to City
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
03:33AM / Monday, March 09, 2020

More than 200 athletes compete at Drury High School. 

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — J Star Gymnastics hosted an invitational at Drury High School that brought more than 200 young athletes to the city.

Gym owner Jon Girard had a busy week when the seven gymnastics schools from Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island descended upon the city to compete in the Hip Hop Classic invitational.    "We did it here last year but we wanted it to be bigger so from here on out it will be at Drury," he said. "Unless it gets even larger then we would need a bigger space which is the end goal."   Girard said J Star inherited the invitational from a Brattleboro Vt.,

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Updates on COVID-19: Adams, North Adams, SWVMC
09:53PM / Sunday, March 08, 2020
Adams The Adams Visitors Center and all programs of the Council on Aging, include van transporting services, will be closed on Monday, March 9, through Wednesday, March 11.     The three-day closure will allow the town to have the building properly cleaned and sanitized out of an abundance of caution to protect the users of the building. Council on Aging staff will be on site and available via phone at 413-743-8333.     During this time, our staff will also be undergoing training to be sure they staff are prepared and able to identify symptoms of COVID-19. It is important to note that these steps are preventative in nature and not based on any known cases or

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MCLA Men's Tennis Opens Season with Win
09:03PM / Sunday, March 08, 2020
BENNINGTON, Vt. — The MCLA men's tennis team opened its 2020 season with a resounding 8-1 win over NVU-Johnson Sunday at the Bennington Tennis Center.   In this non league matchup, the Trailblazers started fast as they swept through the doubles matchups. Savoy's Cal Najimy paired with John Archer-Harvey for an 8-1 win in the top doubles slot. Andrew Nygard and Nick Castle disposed of Patrick Bell and Kyle Robbins for another point, and when Mohamed Mahrous and Curt Nitzsche won, the Trailblazers were up 3-0.   In singles play, Nygard defeated David Cosman 6-2, 6-3 for his second point of the day. Archer-Harvey won handily in the third singles slot while Castle earned

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Clarksburg Closes Public Buildings in Wake of COVID-19 Diagnosis
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:45PM / Sunday, March 08, 2020
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Town officials are closing down its public buildings — including the school — after a resident was found presumptive positive for the novel coronavirus.    The decision was made Sunday during an emergency meeting of the Board of Health, Select Board and School Committee members, said Select Board Chairman Ronald Boucher.    "We're really doing this out of an abundance of caution," said Boucher. "We have a large senior citizen population and we want to be aware of that."   Gem Environmental has contracted to come in and disinfect Town Hall, the library, the senior center, and the school.    The

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Berkshire County's First Coronavirus Case Confirmed
Staff Reports,
03:05AM / Sunday, March 08, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center has confirmed that a patient has tested as presumptive positive for COVID-19.   In a statement of facts to press, Director of Media Relations Michael Leary said the patient is an older man who lives in Berkshire County. He is listed in stable condition.   The patient could not be tested before Friday, when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the state Department of Public Health rules were changed to allow him to be tested. The CDC had limited testing to those who had traveled to areas where the disease was prevalent or had contact with someone who had.    The man had been admitted to BMC several days earlier but at

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