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News and events in North Adams, Mass.

MountainOne Insurance Named a Top Insurance Employer
12:12PM / Wednesday, August 18, 2021
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — MountainOne Insurance has been named a "Top Insurance Employer" by Insurance Business America (IBA).    IBA's annual Top Insurance Employer program ranks U.S. insurance organizations based on a series of employee satisfaction metrics, including benefits, compensation, culture, employee development and diversity.  This is the second time that MountainOne Insurance has been recognized, having also achieved this distinction in 2019.   "We are honored to be recognized again by Insurance Business America as a Top Insurance Employer," said Jonathan Denmark, MountainOne Insurance's President and Chief Operating Officer.


Clouds and Thunderstorms Make Way For Sunny Weekend
Staff Reports ,
12:01PM / Wednesday, August 18, 2021
This week will remain mostly cloudy with thunderstorms. However, there is a chance of some sun later in the week.   According to Accuweather, things will stay cloudy in North County Wednesday. Temperatures will peak in the low-80s and showers are expected in the evening.    The same is expected in South County.   In Pittsfield temperatures are expected to stay below 80 and rain is expected earlier, around 1 P.M.   More cloud cover is expected Thursday throughout the county with temperatures in the low 80s/high 70s. Accuweather reports that showers can be expected along with thunderstorms, courtesy of Tropical Rainstorm Fred.   Accuweather says to watch for


Colorful Bus Stop Installed on Main Street
by TunnelVision 01:33PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2012

by bananas2 10:53AM / Sunday, April 01, 2012
Instead of bickering about parking get a industry in North Adams with higher paying jobs than all the service jobs we have now. Is anyone on the commitee out there looking for any industries to come
Super Bowl Pancake Breakfast
by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012


Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes Athlete and Coach Tim VanOrden
09:57AM / Wednesday, August 18, 2021
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Health Care's (SVHC) Medical Matters Weekly with Dr. Trey Dobson—a weekly interactive, multiplatform medical-themed talk show—will feature extreme athlete and coach Tim VanOrden, on its August 25 program. The show will air at 12 p.m.   The show is produced with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Medical Matters Weekly on Facebook at and The show is also available to view or download a podcast on   Van Orden is an athlete, coach, speaker, and writer living in Bennington. In 2006, Tim founded


Greylock Federal Credit Union Provides Financial Literacy Resources
07:59AM / Wednesday, August 18, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. Greylock Federal Credit Union (FCU) is bringing financial literacy education to over 14,440 students and residents in Massachusetts.    Students at 166 schools will have free access to Banzai, an online program and content library that allows users to practice real-world finance from the safety of their home or classroom using any internet-enabled device. Greylock FCU offers Banzai to all of the students in their field of membership areas which include Berkshire, Westfield, Southwick, Granville, Montgomery and Russell counties.    "Thank you SO much for providing the Berkshire Country Day School students with the Banzai courses!" said teacher


North Adams Library Plans to Replace Public Computers
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:37AM / Wednesday, August 18, 2021
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The public library plans to replace the majority of its public computers though it is yet to be seen where the funding will come from.   Library Director Sarah Sanfilippo told the trustees last week that she has been working with the city's Information Technology Department to replace the bulk of the library's fleet of computers but does not know how she will cover the $18,000 price tag   "They were very old, and it was all patchwork," Sanfilippo said. "Now we will have almost everything new, and it will be so much better for the patrons ... but it is going to cost a lot of money."   Sanfilippo said the


BRPC Advocates for Rural Areas in Transportation Climate Initiative
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
01:13AM / Wednesday, August 18, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission last week approved a comment letter to the Legislature in regard to the Transportation and Climate Initiative Program launched by Gov. Charlie Baker in late 2020.   In its feedback, the commission largely advocated for the inclusion of rural areas in the project's definition of "underserved and overburdened" communities, saying rural areas such as the Berkshires are disadvantaged and lack transit services as well as mobility options.   "Previously, we've commented that rural areas should be included into this definition of overburdened and underrepresented communities," Transportation


BCC Updates COVID-19 Policies
04:02PM / Tuesday, August 17, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Adhering to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, effective Wednesday, August 18, 2021, masks are required in all indoor spaces at Berkshire Community College (BCC).    This applies to any vaccination status.   All faculty, staff and students in the College's healthcare fields who will be working or learning in long-term care facilities, including skilled nursing facilities and the state's two Soldiers' Homes, must be fully vaccinated (per local facility requirements and Governor Baker's Executive Order) against COVID-19 by Oct. 10, 2021.    Additionally, anyone (including students, staff and faculty) working or


Delisle Sets Record as BABL Wraps Up Regular Season Sports,
01:58PM / Tuesday, August 17, 2021
The Gremlins did not do enough to make the Berkshire Adult Baseball League playoffs, but they got a big highlight to end their regular season last weekend.   Corey Delisle set a league record with five hits in a 13-9 win over the Pirates in the finale for both 35-year-old Division teams.   Delisle went 5-for-6 and drove in four runs int he win. Chris Gouty and Graham Moriarty each had three hits for the Gremlins, who got 5-2/3 innings and the win on the mound from Josh Froebel.   Darren Jefferson went 2-for-3, and Jason Ryan drove in three runs for the Pirates.   Adams Aces 11, Thunder 1 The Aces wrapped up a perfect regular season and the top spot in the four-team


Berkshire Money Management Donates to Firefighter Challenge
12:27PM / Tuesday, August 17, 2021
DALTON, Mass. — Berkshire Money Management has donated $25,000 to bring the 3M Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge back to the Berkshires   Berkshire Money Management along with the Pittsfield Fire Department will present the 3M Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge, which will be held at Berkshire Crossing in Pittsfield, September 16-18, 2021.   The full competition course, as seen on ESPN for more than a decade and now televised on and ESPN3, will be set up at Berkshire Crossing, 555 Hubbard Ave.    There will be food trucks, fire safety demos, and Eversource will have a demonstration as well.   There will be firefighters from across the state and


529 plans: Not just for college
Submitted by Edward Jones,
08:35AM / Tuesday, August 17, 2021
If you've heard of 529 plans, you might think they can only be used to help pay for college. And you wouldn't be alone: Less than one-third of adults properly identified that a 529 plan can be used for more than just higher education, according to a survey by Morning Consult and Edward Jones. But what are these other expenses?   Before we get to them, let's review the main benefits of 529 plans. Contribution limits are high and earnings can grow tax-free if withdrawals are used for qualified education expenses such as tuition and room and board. (Withdrawals for nonqualified distributions are subject to taxes and a 10% penalty on the earnings portion.) Plus, as the account


Berkshire Community College To Host Registration Days
07:57AM / Tuesday, August 17, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) invites all interested in applying for the fall semester to attend two registration days on Saturday, Aug. 21 and Saturday, Aug. 28 from 8 am to 12 pm.    The sessions will be held on campus, where students can walk in without an appointment and be instantly accepted to the College after applying. Applicants can receive instant acceptance.   Academic advisors and financial aid counselors will be available to help guide students through the process. Participants are also invited to join the One Stop virtual window for questions and answers, the link for this virtual window is available at


Greylock Thunders to a Win over Dalton in 10U Softball Championship
By Gregory Fournier, Sports
10:01PM / Monday, August 16, 2021

NORTH ADAMS, Mass.—Gianna “G” Witek threw 12 strikeouts in the Greylock Thunder’s 11-7 win over Dalton Monday as the Thunder captured the 10-year-old Berkshire County Travel League title.

Witek pitched the entire game, also giving up four walks in her six innings in the circle. In the batter’s box, Witek struck out once, walked twice, and scored two runs for the Thunder.

“They played really well,” Thunder coach Mike Ameen said.

The Thunder scored all 11 of their runs on errant pitches, showing its skill on the basepaths.

“We run the bases really well,” Ameen said. “I teach them not to swing at pitches that are out of the zone, and


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