|Northern Berkshire Coalition Celebrates At 27th Annual Meeting|
Mayor Richard Alcombright, left, speaks of Mark Rondeau and Al Nelson of the Interfaith Action Initiative prior to giving them the Northern Berkshire Hero Award.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition celebrated its accomplishments and work over the past year with officials,
|North Adams Group Wants Conversations on St. Francis' Fate|
St. Francis' Church, built in 1863, commands the corner at Union and Eagle streets. At left is Rite Aid; a CVS Pharmacy has proposed demolishing the church to put in a new building and drive-through. To the right behind Conte School is the steeple of Notre Dame, owned by the city.
|Williams Graduates Local Students|
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College President Adam F. Falk today conferred bachelor of arts degrees on 16 local graduates at the college's 224th commencement on Sunday, June 2.
The graduates are:
Deena Rene Bak, daughter of Terry Bak
|Police Investigating Shooting in Clarksburg|
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Police are investigating an alleged shooting Friday night that sent one person to the hospital.
Law enforcement officials are tight-lipped about the incident although it reportedly occured during an altercation in the town.
Police Chief Michael Williams referred all inquiries to the district attorney's
|Superior Court Briefs: May 28 - May 30|
Cases heard before Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder on Tuesday, May 28.
Shawn Tripodes, 19, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on six larceny of a motor vehicle, three counts of wanton destruction of property, three counts of larceny under $250, two counts of larceny of a credit card, two counts of receiving stolen property
|Mark Leading Investigation Into Student Loans, Debt|
State Rep. Paul Mark, D-Peru, had been named chairman of a joint subcommittee looking into ways to reduce the burden of educational loans on graduates.
DALTON, Mass. — Colleges across the state are sending graduates off with hard-earned degrees — and mountains of debt.
|Absentee Ballots Ready for Special Senate Election|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Absentee ballots are available in town and city clerks' offices, including in North Adams and Adams.
The special Senate election takes place on Tuesday, June 25, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to replace John Kerry, now the U.S. secretary of State
Residents may vote absentee if they will be absent from their town
|North County Relay for Life Engenders Hope for Cancer Cure|
Cancer survivors and their families take the first lap around the track at Noel Field Athletic Complex for the annual Northern Berkshire Relay for Life. Left, Christine Girard marks three months cancer free.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Hundreds of area residents began their annual march
|The Independent Investor: Retirement, Who Can Afford It?|
Most Americans' retirement savings are under $25,000. That's old news. The new news is that with Social Security in jeopardy, medical costs skyrocketing and the chances of living longer better than ever, how do you expect to retire in the years ahead?
The short answer is most of us won't. But no matter how long you intend to
|Are We There Yet?: Get Outdoors This Weekend|
I learned a valuable lesson last week with my new family events column here at iBerkshires.com: Always offer an indoor suggestion in case the weekend is a washout, like last weekend.
So with that in mind, my first pick for this weekend is something indoors. On Friday, May 31, at 6:15 p.m. at the Mason Library on Main Street in Great
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