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Solid Waste District Uncertain How to Dispose of Refrigerators
ADAMS, Mass. — Refrigerators and propane tanks can be a nuisance to get rid of, even for the Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District.   After getting feedback from the Department of Environmental Protection, the regional organization unsure how to properly dispose of them.    Although the
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Community Involvement Discussed at Coalition Forum
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A larger percentage of people who come to the monthly Northern Berkshire Community Coalition forums do so because their jobs require it. At the April forum on Friday, the focus was not on those jobs, or what those people do from "9 to 5," but rather, on what they do from 5 to 9 p.m. when they are not
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Rabasco Leads County Contingent at Boston Marathon
BOSTON -- Pittsfield’s Matt Rabasco was Berkshire County’s top finisher on Monday at the Boston Marathon, clocking a time of 2 hours, 49 minutes, 17 seconds over the historic 26.2-mile course.   Rabasco was the only sub-three-hour finisher among 11 county residents registered for the race with official times listed on
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Letter: Support Pollinator Resolution
To the Edtor: I'm greatly encouraged by the citizens in Williamstown who want to make the community more pollinator friendly. Stephen Dravis' article, "Williamstown Resolution Looks to Change Bee-havior" (iBerkshires April 9) reports how bees are a vital natural resource for food production and biodiversity
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Berkshires Beat: Humane Society Holding Baby Shower for Kittens
A purr-fect idea: Throughout the month of April, the Berkshire Humane Society is hosting its third annual Baby Shower in honor of kitten season, a supply drive collecting donations of needed items for kitten and mother cat care. Kitten season typically begins in May and winds down in October.  In addition to the drive, BHS trains
Bishop Mitchell Rozanski: Easter Homily
Acts: 34a, 37-43 Psalm 118 Colossians 3: 1-4 John 20: 1-9 We greet this Easter Day with the bright promise of new life.   Where just a few weeks ago a snow storm reminded us that winter does not give up easily, we now can behold buds on the trees, daffodils and forsythia blooming and enjoy the warmth
North Adams Fire Battles Eagle Street Blaze
Flames were pouring out of the second floor of the building.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A Victorian on Eagle Street sustained extensive damage after it broke out in flames on Saturday night.   The second floor of the large circa-1900 home at 243 Eagle was in flames when the first emergency responders arrived
North Adams Dog-A-Thon Raises Over $1,000 for Eagle Street
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Over $1,000 was raised at the first NAMAzing Dog-A-Thon to benefit the Eagle Street Initiative.      A small group formed at the pocket park on Eagle Street on Friday evening to watch six worthy competitors dressed in their Sunday best ingest as many Jack's Hot Dogs as they could in in very
North Adams Skateboard Park Construction Under Way
The park will feature elements such as a Hoosac Tunnel and Greylock War Memorial. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It's been seven long years since a group of teens approached the City Council advocating for a skate board park. And even longer since skateboarders were limited to where they could manuel and
North Adams to Pursue Mass Historic Grant For Library
The trustees were updated Wednesday on the library activities. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city has applied for a Massachusetts Historical Commission grant to make structural repairs to the library.   Library Director Mindy Hackner told the trustees Wednesday that Building Inspector William Meranti and
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