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Bisque, Beads & Beyond Looking At McClelland's Storefront
Andy McKeever,
08:57PM / Friday, February 25, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The empty space of McClelland's Office Supply has barely had the chance to get cold before a prospective replacement was found.

Pittsfield-based arts and crafts store Bisque, Beads and Beyond will look at the Main Street location as a possible second storefront. The company already has a store on North Street in Pittsfield but according to owner Donna Rivers, more than 30 percent of her business comes from the north.

"I've been looking at North County for five years,"

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Santa's Spending Time In Downtown North Adams
11:58AM / Wednesday, December 22, 2010

 

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – The elves may be busy in the North Pole but Santa Claus is spending his days on Main Street.

Standing in front of ATEF Fine Jeweler, Santa can be seen handing out candy canes and waving to cars.   “It’s so great to see the kids happy,” Santa said. “This is my first year out here."   Though he does receive a small stipend from the jeweler, the money is not the reason he stands on the street from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.   “I’m having fun. You’re never too big for Christmas,” he said while cars beep horns at him and a woman

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Where's My Crosswalk?!
By The Editor,
03:51PM / Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Nevermind the trees. Now they're removing crosswalks!

We were a bit shocked to come back from vacation to find that the well-used crosswalk between Boxcar Media and Atef's Jeweler is being removed as part of the ongoing reconstruction of Main Street.

We're not sure why a crosswalk is being eliminated at the same time the city is trying to drive pedestrian traffic into the downtown. Was it something we said?

The walkway lies about midway between the intersection with Eagle and Ashland and the crosswalk in front TD Banknorth. We can attest to its usage - it's right outside our window.

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