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North Adams Inventor Wins PGA Honors for Camera Device
Fruscio was getting orders for his invention as soon as people saw it.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Ricco Fruscio had just gotten a brand-new IPhone 7 and was eager to try out the gadget's "million-dollar video camera."    So he tested it by recording his golf swing — but the results
North Adams Votes to Adopt State Minimum Wage for Workers
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council during its special meeting on Tuesday approved changes in the compensation plan that brings all city employees up to at least the state minimum wage of $12 an hour.    "This is to adjust the scale for all employees who receive minimum wage," Mayor Thomas Bernard told the
'Isn't It Romantic': It's to Laugh
  First things first. Unlike the 1932 Rodgers and Hart classic song "Isn't It Romantic?" director Todd Strauss-Schulson's convivially entertaining romantic comedy, "Isn't It Romantic," forsakes the question mark at title's end. All of which is either a mental slip or intended to suggest a more
Letter: Quit Smoking for Heart Health
To the Editor: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking is a leading cause of heart disease and heart disease is a major cause of death among African Americans. Smoking can: • Raise triglycerides (a type of fat in your blood) • Lower "good" cholesterol (HDL) • Make blood
The Independent Investor: Economic Prosperity in the United States
The stock market is once again approaching historical highs. Unemployment is at multi-year lows. Interest rates and inflation, if not at record lows, are close to it. The president claims we are enjoying the strongest economy in our nation's history. Is that true?   The short answer, according to a recent study by Bloomberg,
North Adams Properties in Real Estate Limbo
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It was two years ago the city set out to sell off municipal property that's not needed or really never wanted.    But the city's attempts to divest itself of unwanted properties has not so far been terribly successful. Some smaller lots have been auctioned off or sold to abuttors, but the
Krens Railroad Museum Going for Main Street Impact
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The model railroad museum's office is moving downtown: Making a bold visual statement signaling the next step in its progress and hiring staff to support both the proposed museum and other projects undertaken by principal Thomas Krens.   The Redevelopment Authority on Tuesday approved the
Berkshires Beat: CATA Artists 'Making Waves' at Good Purpose Gallery
Mike Fazos's 'Sun Tornado' is part of the 'Making Waves' display at the Good Purpose Gallery in Lee. 'Making Waves' Community Access to the Arts presents "Making Waves," an exhibit of artwork by CATA artists with disabilities at the Good Purpose Gallery in Lee. The exhibit opens Feb. 27 and
Biz Briefs: Two Former Prosecutors Open Local Law Firm
New law firm Gregory Barry, left,. and Robert Kinzer have opened a new law firm in Pittsfield. Barry & Kinzer, LLP, a full-service law firm with more than 40 combined years of litigation experience, recently celebrated its opening in Pittsfield. The law firm was founded on Feb. 4, 2019, by Gregory M. Barry and Robert
Wintry Mix Could Slicken Roads Overnight Into Morning
As if it's not already pretty darn icy out there, here comes another round of winter yuck. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday. The advisory predicts "mixed accumulation" - up to 2 inches of snow and up to one-tenth of an inch of ice. The
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