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North Berkshire Summer Business Pilot
03:54PM / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — 1Berkshire in, partnership with the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and proAdams, announced the launch of the Pop Up, North Berkshire program heading into Summer 2022.    This program, funded through a one-time grant award from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, will support and supplement the establishment of up to 4 pop up businesses between the downtowns in the Town of Adams and the City of North Adams from July through September.    "In downtowns across the country, the establishment of pop up business communities to improve tenancy, and create a critical mass of offerings, has become a high impact

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North Adams Council OKs New Salary Plan With Mayoral Raise
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:34PM / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday passed a new classification and compensation plan that adds or modifies several new positions and gives the mayor a $10,000 raise.    The plan was recommended by the Finance Committee that reviewed it two weeks ago.   The mayor's salary had been an issue last year when the council rejected an attempt to raise it by Councilor Marie T. Harpin during the mayoral campaign. At the time, councilors agreed that the salary was too low but felt it should be taken up during budget deliberations and outside of any political shadow.    This time, there was no disagreement on raising the annual wage from $88,470 to

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Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes Executive Director of Come Alive Outside
01:09PM / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Arwen Turner, the executive director of Come Alive Outside, will be the next guest on Medical Matters Weekly at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1.   Come Alive Outside is a non-profit organization that inspires collaborative community systems and creates awareness, intention and opportunity for people to live healthier lives outside.   The show is produced by Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Medical Matters Weekly on facebook.com/svmedicalcenter and facebook.com/CATTVBennington. The show is also available to view or download as a podcast on

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North Adams Issues Request for Proposals for Mohawk Theater
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:10AM / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A request for proposals for the Mohawk Theater will be available on Wednesday.    Mayor Jennifer Macksey told the City Council on Tuesday night that the RFP document will be available in the Community Development Office.   The decision on what comes next for the historical moviehouse will be more collaborative than other property sales in the past. Macksey said she would be asking for representation from the City Council on the selection committee and will gather public input.    "Part of the rollout will be a couple of public forums. So the public can come and ask questions on creating the top two or three," she said.   The

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2022 State of the County Report Released
12:30PM / Tuesday, May 24, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, in conjunction with the Berkshire Leadership Impact Council, has released the Berkshire Benchmarks 2022 State of the County Report.    This report summarizes data and trends that help identify the region's successes and challenges.   Throughout the last two years, more than 100 individuals and community organizations from throughout Berkshire County have worked to identify indicators to track how the region is performing across eight sectors: Economy, Education, Environment, Government, Health, Housing, Social Environment, and Transportation.    A revamped BerkshireBenchmarks.org website

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Should you make extra mortgage payments?
Submitted by Edward Jones,
12:00PM / Tuesday, May 24, 2022
You might enjoy owning your home – but the mortgage? Not so much. In fact, you might want to do everything you can to pay it off as quickly as possible. But is that always the best strategy?   In one sense, your mortgage can be considered a "good" debt because it's backed by a tangible asset – your home – that has real value and may even gain further value. Furthermore, by historical standards, you're probably paying a pretty low interest rate on your mortgage, so you're getting a lot of benefit  – a place to live and a potentially appreciating asset. And if you itemize on your taxes, you can possibly deduct some, or maybe all, of your

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Coping with the Formula Shortage
by Meghan Gunn, chair of the Department of Pediatr,
08:35AM / Tuesday, May 24, 2022
We always try to make the best decisions for our children. So, for parents of infants, a shortage of their main food source is especially anxiety provoking. Please see the steps below for making safe choices while supplies for formula are short.   First, make sure that the formula you have is safe and not subject to the recall causing the shortage. If you are using Similac, use the directions at the Abbot website to check if your package of formula is among those affected. The recalled formula may contain harmful bacteria that can cause serious illness.   The best solution for most families is to switch brands to an equivalent-type formula. Most babies do well with most brands and

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MCLA Gallery 51 to Host Artist Talk and Book Signing with Photographer
08:09AM / Tuesday, May 24, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Arts and Culture (MAC) will host an artist talk and book signing with photographer Lydia Panas from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at MCLA Gallery 51 on Main Street.    A screening of Panas' work will follow at MASS MoCA from 9-10 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.     Panas' recent work, "Sleeping Beauty" a series of photographs and video installations, has been exhibited across the country. According to a press release, this series of color portraits of reclining women and girls reverses roles, with the artist's and models' gazes intertwined,

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SVHC Weekly Health Update: May 20
08:58AM / Monday, May 23, 2022
  May 20, 2022   Diversity and Inclusion at Dartmouth

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Colorful Bus Stop Installed on Main Street
by TunnelVision
01:33PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2012
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Workers set up a new public art installation, 'Bus Stop,' by Victoria Palermo as part of 2012 Downstreet Art. The functioning bus shelter will be used by patrons of the BRTA. A ribbon cutting will be held June 28.

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Going, Going ... Gone
by TunnelVision
11:49PM / Tuesday, January 03, 2012
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They were removing the letters at Staples on Tuesday, marking the closure of the office supply store in North Adams.

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North Adams City Council for 2012-13
by TunnelVision
12:25PM / Monday, January 02, 2012
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Here's the new City Council for the coming year.

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