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North Adams Skating Rink Vandalized
Andy McKeever,
05:21PM / Monday, February 28, 2011

 

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Vandals caused thousands of dollars of damage Friday at the Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink.

Both the men's and the women's restrooms were damaged during Friday night's community skating time. In the recently renovated restrooms, urinal dividers were torn down, the doors were kicked with skates leaving dents, some of the concrete was chipped and one of the sinks was chipped. A full footprint was found near the ceiling where a skater had climbed onto

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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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National Guard Resumes Training At Harriman
Staff Reports,
05:58PM / Thursday, February 24, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope. A helicopter.

Residents have been hearing helicopters recently flying overhead while the National Guard does weekly training exercises at Harriman and West Airport. Though they have been doing the training for years, it took a hiatus while the airport was closed during the summer.

"They do training. The terrain around here is similar to what they see overseas," Airport General Manager Champney said. "They have been following proper procedure but I did have a noise complaint from a Williamstown resident last week."

According to Champney, the National Guard uses the public airport once or twice a week

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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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