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North Adams Councils Approves $800K in Capital Borrowing
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday unanimously authorized a borrowing of $783,910 for a number of infrastructure upgrades, including an engineering study of the city's two reservoir dams.   Mayor Richard Alcombright said the borrowing will be rolled into a long-term bond in the next couple years. The ability
Yard Work by Dan, Troiano & Sons Reach Giorgi League Final
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Joe Wiggins scored 28 points, and Dave Wellington scored 23 Monday to lead their respective teams into the championship game of the John Giorgi Summer Basketball league.   Wiggins’ teammate, Taverick “Tank” Roberson, added 27 as their Yard Work by Dan squad jumped out to a 21-point
Youth Teams Sought for Soccer Kickoff Event at BCC
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Registration is under way for the 24th annual Berkshire Kickoff Classic Youth Soccer Tournament, scheduled for Sept. 2 and 3 at Berkshire Community College.   Teams are welcome for boys and girls in the under-10, under-12 and under-14 divisions.   The event begins with a high school preseason
North Adams Mayoral Field Largest in Years; 16 Qualify for Council Race
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Voters will narrow down one of the largest mayoral fields in decades this September, with five candidates qualifying for the preliminary election ballot.    This will also be the first time in decades that an incumbent is not on the ballot -- the last time that happened was in
North Adams Cafe Adds SoCo Ice Cream to Offerings
The cafe offers about a dozen or so SoCo flavors and sorbets.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Empire Cafe has recently expanded its offerings to include SoCo Creamery, complete with a new walk-up window for service.    Peter Wheeler opened the cafe in April inside Berkshire Emporium, replacing Oh, Crepe! but
Berkshires Beat: 350Vermont Brings Summer Pop-Up Series to Bennington
Popping up: 350Vermont's Summer Pop-Up Series is taking the Burlington-based climate organization to four Vermont communities, including a last stop this week in Bennington County. The pop-up tent will appear in four Bennington County locations: the Bennington Farmers Market (Aug. 8, 3-6 p.m.), the Left Bank in North Bennington (Aug.
Breda Family Reunion Celebrates Patriarch's 90th year
Breda, his wife, Dorothy, and their daughters from a video shown at the reunion. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Four generations of Bredas gathered at the family home this weekend for a family reunion with a special celebration: the 90th birthday of paterfamilias Genesio Breda. Breda, retired city engineer, was getting his
Adams' Dancecapade 20 Years Strong
Jaclyn Grabicki knew she wanted to start a dance school before she graduated college. ADAMS, Mass. — After 20 years, Dancecapade School of Dance is still educating students from throughout North County.   "It's been an interesting road and I don't know if I ever imagined it would be this
North Adams Council Looks at Borrowing for Water System Upgrades
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday will be asked to authorize a borrowing of $783,910 for a number of upgrades, including an engineering study of the city's two reservoirs.    "This borrowing will allow for the necessary upgrades at the water facility and watershed and I don't think it will
Potential Candidates for North Adams Mayor at 6; Council at 19
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The race for mayor is now up to six, although only two candidates have so far returned the required signatures.    Peter J. Oleskiewicz of Massachusetts Avenue pulled papers on Wednesday, joining Thomas W. Bernard, Ronald A. Boucher, Rachel I. Branch, Robert R. Moulton Jr., and Robert M. Martelle.
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