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Teen Pilot on Trip Around Country Stops In North Adams
10:38PM / Monday, August 01, 2011

 

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Many planes fly in and out of the Harriman and West Airport but the pilot of one of those on Monday had an interesting story. Taylor De Ley, a 17-year-old with high ambitions, stopped in for a brief visit on his trip around the country.

The California pilot is promoting teenage aviation and hitting all four corners of the country,  starting with Harbor, Wash., then up to northern Maine, down to Key West, Fla., and then back home to California. Additionally, he is flying a plane that he built with his father.

De Ley reeled in some sponsorship and has been

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Airport Hosting Big-Screen Movie Night
Staff Reports,
11:53AM / Monday, July 11, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Remember movie nights at Coury's Drive-in, or its sister the Hoosac Drive-in just south of the border?

Ahh, those days are long gone for the city. Or are they?

Area residents can get a taste of what it's like to watch a movie under the stars on Friday, Aug. 5, when "The Great Waldo Pepper" screens on what Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is touting as the "largest movie screen in the Berkshires": the airplane hanger at Harriman & West Airport.

The museum is sponsoring the 1975 Robert Redford film on the 90-by-22-foot airplane hanger door. Seating will be on the tarmac, so moviegoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or

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Pocket Park Restored on Main Street
Stephanie Farrington,
04:27AM / Monday, July 11, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — On Saturday morning, if you drove down Main Street or past the post office you probably noticed a lot of activity going on at the corner of Main and Ashland streets.

A local group, Develop North Adams, and volunteers were hard at work rejuvenating a pocket park for the whole community to enjoy. 

Coordinators Glenn Maloney and Kait Cornell worked for three months to plan the day. With the help of donors and volunteers, in the span of one day they transformed what had been a plot of overgrown bushes back into an inviting urban gathering place complete with chess

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Musical Summer in North Adams
Staff Reports,
02:53PM / Tuesday, July 05, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Music's in the air this summer in the city as two free concert series — downtown and lakeside — offer up live music.

Party in the Park at Noel Field kicks off Thursday night, July 7, from 6 to 8 with the touring act Who Are You, a tribute show offering covers of the Who's greatest hits. Upcoming at the free concerts are Harbour Grace, Rock Hounds, Tony Lee Thomas, Loose Change, Sirsy, Grind and, wrapping up the series on Aug. 25, Whiskey City.

This is the second year for Party in the Park, which has expanded to six nights, covering Thursdays in July and August. The evening includes classic cars and lots of food vendors.

It is being presented

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Land Auction Unloads City-Owned Tracts
Tammy Daniels,
05:55PM / Friday, June 10, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city unloaded some excess land on Wednesday night as bidders blew through some 50 lots in about 90 minutes.

People packed into the City Council Chambers to try for vacant lots large and small that had been taken by the city over the years for back taxes. Although many had once had houses on them, only a few now fell under the zoning requirements for new construction.

Quite a few parcels went to single bidders at the $500 starting price, more than a few found no takers and a handful sparked some spirited bidding wars.

Michael Nuvallie was battling a woman a few seats away from him for a plot on Galvin

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