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Dimartinis Leads MCLA Men to Victory
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. --  MCLA's Mike Demartinis scored 27 points to lead the Trailblazers to a hard fought 80-72 victory over the visiting Worcester State Lancers Saturday afternoon in men's basketball action.    The Lancers (11-11, 4-5 MASCAC) led 37-34 at halftime but MCLA never went away as the game featured 13
@theMarket: The Fed Finds Religion
After two years of tightening monetary policy, the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank signaled this week that it was time to put their monetary tightening program on hold. The stock market soared in celebration.   As we closed out the month of January, stocks are gaining. The October-December declines that culminating in the "Christmas
MCLA Graduates See Future in Revived Parlor Cafe
The Parlor reopened this past fall with new ownership.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Julia Daly and Nick Tardive spent a lot of time at the Parlor when they were students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.   "I lived in the apartment upstairs and we both patronized the Parlor basically every single
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Barrington Stage Names Winner of New Play Award
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Barrington Stage Company has named Stacey Rose as the inaugural winner of The Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award, a new national play contest at BSC.  Rose will be awarded $25,000 and her play, "America v. 2.1: The Sad Demise & Eventual Extinction of the American Negro," will receive a world
Mayor Bernard Kicks Off Monthly Community Conversations
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mayor Thomas Bernard will hold monthly community meetings beginning Saturday, Feb. 2, at locations throughout the city.    The mayor's Coffee & Conversation series kicks off this Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Empire Café, located at 57 Main St.   "One of the biggest
Bernard Will Seek Proposals for Historic Mohawk Theater
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Mohawk Theater's marquee has been a beacon of hope, an assurance that eventually its siren call of neon will once more draw crowds to the downtown.    But the hard facts are that the theater's been closed for more than a third of its 81-year lifespan.   It's a landmark
Bernard Touts North Adams' Strength, 'Competitive Edge'
The address was attended by past and future councilors and other officials or their representatives.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — One year into his first term, Mayor Thomas Bernard is positing North Adams as a small city that can do big things.    "Let's make being the smallest what we all know
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'Serenity': It's all Just a Big
Viewing director Steven Knight's "Serenity, a film consumed with the notion that things aren't what they appear to be, I was uncomfortably reminded that I don't like to figure things out. I don't do puzzles, don't fancy mystery yarns unless they're old classics or approach the inventiveness of "The Usual
The Independent Investor: Europe, the World's Sick Sibling
The European Community is beset by worries. Brexit, trade threats, a slowing Chinese economy, and internal politics at home have all conspired to slow growth, employment, and positive sentiment.   This year, the EU will be lucky to see 1.5 percent GDP growth. In fact, the International Monetary Fund reduced their overall forecast
North Adams ZBA OKs Storage Units in Residential Area
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Zoning Board of Appeals voted 4-1 on Monday to allow the construction of storage units off residential Liberty and Eagle streets.    The argument by property owner Michael Dowling was that the new units will replace the old barn that had been used for storage for nearly a century, long before
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