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Candidates Double Down on Talking Points in DA Debate In Becket
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:12AM / Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Candidate Andrea Harrington says what she brings is the ability to inspire change in an office she doesn't believe has been serving the community well enough. BECKET, Mass. — Rebecca Moulton had a restraining order against her then-boyfriend David Vincent in 2009 and she had left the apartment the pair shared.   Later she was found beaten to death in that apartment.   Paul Caccaviello was the first assistant district attorney at the time and took the lead prosecution and he kept coming back to one question, "why was she there?"   And the answer was because Vincent had threatened her pet bird.    Vincent was ultimately convicted of the

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Robinson Leads Squad to Win in Giorgi League Semi-Finals
10:17PM / Tuesday, August 14, 2018
NORTH ADAMS,Mass. -- The Hoosac Women and Teddy's Pizza Tuesday set a date for the championship of the Women's Division of the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   McKenzie Robinson scored 22 points, and Lucy Barrett added 20 to lead Hoosac to a 70-41 win over Moulton's Hearing Aids/Mingo's in the evening's first semi-final at the Armory.   Madi Ryan added 16 points in the win.   Moulton's was led by Molly Moulton with 13 points. Annie Canales chipped in with eight.   In Tuesday's second semi-final, Teddy's Pizza defeated Tony's Electric/The Print Shop/Flynn & Dagnoli, 58-26.   Peyton Steinman and Grace Guachione led the

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

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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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Time to Put Excess Cash to Work?
Submitted by Edward Jones,
10:15PM / Tuesday, August 14, 2018

You’ll always want to base your investment decisions on your own needs and goals. But there may be times when you might consider adjusting your portfolio because of risks and opportunities. Now may be one of those times. 

Here’s some background: In recent months, the Federal Reserve has raised short-term interest rates several times, and given its generally favorable outlook on the economy, it has indicated it may continue bumping up interest rates gradually over the next year or so. The Fed doesn’t control long-term interest rates, but these rates often follow the lead of short-term movements. However, longer-term rates haven’t yet risen as much as

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North Berkshire Youth Work Programs Recognize Graduates
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:23PM / Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Timothy Durocher, who spent the summer working in the mayor's office at City Hall, speaks about his experiences and the program.  NORTH ADAMS,  Mass. — Timothy Durocher spent his summer helping update the city's employee handbook, fixing broken links throughout the city's website and doing research on potential hosts for a new website.    Durocher was one of 20 students who successfully completed this year's summer programs that brought young people into participating businesses and organizations to experience not only a work environment but tryout potential careers.    "Through our summer work experiences, we learned about the

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Scooter-User Threatened With Fines on Rail Trail
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
03:25PM / Tuesday, August 14, 2018
ADAMS, Mass. — A disabled local man who uses a motorized scooter won't be fined for riding on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail.   The state Department of Conservation and Recreation has confirmed that rules that ban the use of motorized vehicles such as snowmobiles or motorcycles don't apply to adaptive equipment such as scooters and wheelchairs.     Residents took to Facebook this weekend after news broke that William Lego was told Friday by a state trooper that he could not be on the trail with his scooter.   "He was on the bike trail and a state trooper stopped him and said he was not allowed to have his scooter on the bike trail," Lego's

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North Adams Planners OK Lodging, Coffeehouse Plans for Wigwam
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:54AM / Tuesday, August 14, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Wigwam on the Western Summit of the Mohawk Trail is going to be rejuvenated with a shot of caffeine — and wine and cabins.    Owner and manager Wayne Gelinas appeared before the Planning Board on Monday with a presentation on how he will restore the closed gift shop, rebuild cabins and turn the residence into a wine and coffee bar. He anticipates the renovations and construction would be done in three phases.    "If we implement this, we believe people will come, we've already seen that actually. We had over 150 people up there today," he said. "It's really amazing the support from the area. "People could

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Fraser Bores His Way to County Allied Junior Title
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com Sports
04:55PM / Monday, August 13, 2018
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. -- Like a lot of high school kids, Thomas Fraser settled in for a boring day on a gray August Monday.   But his definition of boring was a little different than most.   His definition included firing three birdies and carding a 2-over-par round of 73 at Egremont Country Club to win the Berkshire County Junior Allied Championship.   “It all went pretty well. I think I tried to make a lot of pars,” Fraser said. “I wanted to play a boring round.   “It was a nice course, so I was able to make a couple of birdies that I hit in there with the approach shot.”   Fraser of Greenock Country Club recorded birdies on the

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Historical Society Sets 271st Anniversary Event for Fort Mass
04:26PM / Monday, August 13, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The North Adams Historical Society will once again honor the 1746 Siege of Fort Massachusetts on Sunday, Aug. 19. The ceremony, which will take place in Western Gateway Heritage State Park at 2 p.m., marks the 272nd anniversary of the event.   The commemoration also marks the 271st anniversary of the rebuilding of Fort Massachusetts. Wendy Champney and her group Save Fort Massachusetts Memorial have fought long and hard to preserve the land that the original fort stood upon, and in past years have stressed the importance of celebrating and preserving these historic events and landmarks.   The ceremony will remember August 19-20, 1746, when about 1,000

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Berkshires Beat: CPA Funds Helping Make Improvements in Pittsfield
03:46PM / Monday, August 13, 2018
Making progress

Community Preservation Act funding approved earlier this summer already has begun to support multiple projects throughout the city of Pittsfield. The first year of CPA funding, totaling $433, 819.11, will support 11 projects in the categories of historic resources and open space/recreation.

City Planner CJ Hoss, who has been instrumental in this process, said community feedback has played an important role from start-to-finish. Voters in the City of Pittsfield adopted the Community Preservation Act in 2016. The act enables a locally supported fund supplemented with a partial match from the state that could be utilized for projects that involve historic preservation, open

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Biz Briefs: Berkshire Bank Unveils MyTeller Interactive Machines
03:07PM / Monday, August 13, 2018
Got tech?

Berkshire Bank is the first bank in Berkshire County to unveil MyTeller – the bank's new Interactive Teller Machine (ITM) technology – to its Berkshire County customers. MyTeller is next-generation banking that combines the technology and convenience of an ATM with the same personal assistance you would receive from a traditional teller.

The use of Interactive Teller Machine technology, is a convenient solution to help customers bank on their own schedule, offering extended banking hours. Customers will now have the opportunity to cash checks, make deposits, transfer funds and make loan payments with more flexibility, allowing for less time spent at the teller

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Final Debates Set for Berkshire District Attorney Candidates
02:29PM / Monday, August 13, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The three district attorney candidates competing for the Democratic nomination in September's primary will meet at least three more times.    Paul Caccaviello, Andrea Harrington and Judith Knight are vying for the nomination that will essentially determine the winner in the race since there is no other candidate on the general election ballot.    Caccaviello was first assistant district attorney for 14 years until his predecessor, David Capeless, stepped down in March so Caccaviello could run as the incumbent. He has worked in the district attorney's office as a prosecutor for nearly three decades.    Harrington is a civil and

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413Heart Music & Arts Festival Returns to Dalton
02:12PM / Monday, August 13, 2018

Johnny Iron will release his new album 'Driving Friend' on Friday at the festival.

DALTON, Mass. — In its third year, the 413Heart Music & Arts Festival is bringing an exciting mix of art to the Berkshires.

Opening the festival on Thursday night, Aug. 16, is a night of dance. Members of the Albany Berkshire Ballet will be performing "Spindown," inspired by Michael Boroniec's sculpture series Spatial Spirals and Verdant Fire Movements I and II. Verdant Fire explores one woman's quest to "shed her skin," discover her true self, and find joy in the new world around her.

Also performing will be Professor Sleepwalker and The Magic Pusher, an

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