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Bernard Wants to Write a New Story for North Adams
Mayor Thomas Bernard welcomes guests before giving his first 'State of the City' address.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mayor Thomas Bernard wants North Adams to write a new story — not one that defines it by its problems but rather by its potential.    That was theme of the new mayor's
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Pignatelli: Use Volkswagen Settlement Money for Electric Car Infrastructure
BOSTON — State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli, D-Lenox, joined 37 other legislators who weighed in last week on the allocation of $75 million that the state is scheduled to receive from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund.    Members urged the state Department of Environmental Protection, which
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Biz Briefs: Pittsfield Chiropractor Sponsors Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity
Habitat Support Dr. Kurt Schagen, owner of New Life Chiropractic, has once again chosen Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity to be the recipient of his annual philanthropic campaign. To support Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, Schagen will donate all of the proceeds from new patient exams scheduled through his community outreach
Miss Hall's School Announces Head's List, Honor Roll
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Miss Hall's School has announced 46 local students among the 140 girls schoolwide named to the Head's List and Honor Roll for the first semester, which ended Jan. 24. For Head's List recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of
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,
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