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Berkshires Beat: Grazie, Mingo's Take Top Honors in Chowder Cook-off
The winners are Hundreds of hungry WinterFest fans swarmed downtown to try samples of the nine fierce competitors at this year's annual Chowder Cook-off (find more photos here). Hundreds of ballots were cast for "People's Choice" favorites and write-ins for the "Only in North Adams" most unique chowder award.
North Adams First-Graders Send Textbooks to Kenya
Brayton Elementary School first-graders pose with the books they sent to students in Kenya. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It takes a village to get a load of books from North Adams to an African village. Brayton Elementary School first-grade teachers Elizabeth Patenaude and Jacqueline Thomas recently spearheaded an effort to send
North Adams Public Services Settling Into New Location
Commissioner of Public Services Timothy Lescarbeau in his new office. Lescarbeau says its easier to keep track of operations with all the departments together. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The massive trucks lined up in a row once filled the Department of Public Works garage to overflowing. Now, they take up barely a quarter of
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New 'Boutique Bridal Show' Offers Couples Quieter, Personal Meetings With Vendors
With Valentine's Day having passed and the "engagement season" now officially over, future newlyweds are wondering what's next: "Where will our venue be? Who will cater? Is this vendor reliable?" In a time that should be filled with excitement, the wedding planning process can quickly become a hodgepodge of
McCann Robotics Team Going to State Competition
Bucket O Bolts will receive a few upgrades before the state competition. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The "Mad McCannics" robotics team will be competing in the state robotics competition this March.    The McCann Technical School students have been busy the past few weeks perfecting their champion
MCLA Men Win, Women Lose on Senior Day
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The MCLA men’s basketball team outscored visiting Framingham State, 36-21, in the second half to break open a close game as it cruised past the Rams 68-54, on Senior Day in the Amsler Campus Center.    The game marked the regular season MASCAC finale for both teams. With the win, MCLA (9-15,
@theMarket: Markets Have Best Week in Five Years
Stocks have had what is called a "V" shaped recovery this week. The indexes climbed every day at least one percent or more. Will it continue or ...   It wouldn't surprise me if stocks took a breather about now. A bout of profit-taking after the stupendous come-back we have had would be entirely reasonable. If the
WinterFest Set for Saturday in North Adams
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams will host its annual WinterFest on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring sledding, snow building, hot chocolate, the annual Chowder Cook-off, ice sculpting, horse-drawn wagon rides, a community camp fire and the third annual WinterFest Farm & Artisan Marketplace. Festivities will
Snowfall Predictions: Saturday Night Snow
  Ha, ha. You thought spring was here as you shed the heavy winter coats this past week! But alas, a winter storm is moving into the Northeast on Saturday night, bringing with the potential of 3 to 6 inches of snow in Berkshire County, according to AccuWeather, which is putting the probability of snow at around 50
BRPC to Choose New Executive Director Next Week
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — BRPC will pick its new executive director next week.   A search committee conducted its interviews for the three finalists for the position on Thursday and Berkshire Regional Planning Commission will pick Nathaniel Karns' successor next week. Karns is retiring from the job after 23 years. He was just
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