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North Adams Happenings: Dec. 9-15
North Adams Happenings: December 9-15 Brought to you by the MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the
Letter: Councilor Breen Thanks Constitutents
To the Editor: As the New Year approaches, I wanted to say a huge thank you to my constituents for their support during the four years I served on the North Adams City Council. I know that I have been notably absent since May due to the premature birth of my son. As some of you know, I gave birth to my son, Joseph A. C. Breen, in May
High School Student-Athletes Attend Leadership Summit
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Before they could learn to stand up as leaders, 10 dozen local high school students had to lie down on the floor of the Boys and Girls Club gymnasium.   Tuesday's fourth annual Berkshire County Leadership Summit began with a brief yoga session led by Kripalu instructor Iona Smith, who reminded boys and
Baker Administration Introduces 'Modernization' Bill for Municipalities
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a raft of legislative amendments on Monday designed to remove outdated obstacles to efficient local government. Baker and Lt. Gov. Karen Politio introduced "An Act to Modernize Municipal Finance and Government" after months of meetings with municipal officials across the
Ocean State Job Lot Holds 'Three Square Meals' Food Fund Drive
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Ocean State Job Lot has begin its annual "Three Square Meals" food fund drive. Customers at all Ocean State Job Lot stores are invited to make a donation at the registers, a portion of which will be matched by Job Lot to help combat food insecurity in their community. The chainwide in-store
MCLA Offers New Option for Transfer Students From New York State
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has a new opportunity for New York state residents who wish to transfer to the campus. The New York Transfer Program provides guaranteed admission, as well as a reduced cost of attendance for students looking to enroll at MCLA.   “We’re excited to
Carr Hardware Named Quarterfinalist for Indie Award
PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Carr Hardware has been voted into the quarterfinals for the 2015 Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year Award. “We are honored to have not only been nominated but to make it to the quarterfinals for such a prestigious national award. This is truly a tribute to our 85 career professionals
Free BRTA Ride Campaign to Benefit Soldier On
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority’s annual holiday campaign to offer free transit rides for a contribution to assist our community will again benefit Soldier On, the local organization assisting homeless veterans.   Any new, unwrapped, in original packaging, contribution of personal care items,
North Adams School Committee Says Goodbye to 3 Members
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city bid farewell to three School Committee members last week who had a combined quarter-century of service. Mary Lou Acetta, Lawrence Taft and David Lamarre were treated to a small party and tokens of appreciation at what was likely their last meeting. Mayor Richard Alcombright, chairman of the
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New Independent Label Promoting Local Talent
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — If the first phase of the North Adams creative revival was defined by Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art as a symbol, and the second by an influx of new citizens from the creative class, the third is being defined by efforts to organize and present that work from that community in a visible way. Focusing on
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