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SVHC resents Virtual COVID Q & A Session for Northern Berkshires
11:18AM / Wednesday, September 30, 2020
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Health Care Presents Virtual COVID Q & A Session for Northern Berkshires   Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) will host a free COVID webinar featuring its clinical experts for residents of Williamstown and the Northern Berkshires 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21.   The event will include the latest advice on travel, vaccinations, COVID and flu prevention and an interactive Q & A session with SVHC's physicians and is one of five planned region-wide throughout the month.    Attendees are encouraged to register and submit their questions in advance at svhealthcare.org/Classes-Events.    The events

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Clark Art Institute Kicks Off A Month Of Outdoor Activities
10:59AM / Wednesday, September 30, 2020
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Clark Art Institute's First Sundays Free program resumes on Sunday, Oct. 4, with a day celebrating art outdoors.    Admission to the galleries will be free on Oct. 4, and visitors are invited to view the Clark's first outdoor exhibition, "Ground/work."    Advance registration for the day is required. Visit clarkart.edu/events to make reservations. Admission to the galleries is included but is booked using timed ticketing.   This day kicks off a month-long celebration of the Clark's landscape. Free Outdoor Art Kits will be available at the Clark's Admissions desks throughout the month of October while supplies

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1Berkshire & EforAll Announce New Entrepreneurial Jump-Start Event
09:43AM / Wednesday, September 30, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — 1Berkshire and EforAll announced a new entrepreneurial jump-start event to help business startups.   The Empower Hour-Plus: Make Your Business Happen! will be held virtually on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m., providing business startups with inspiration and direct tactical guidance.   "This is a new approach to encouraging folks to pursue their dreams," Deborah Gallant, EforAll Berkshire County executive director, said. "We hope to truly empower local residents who may have felt the obstacles were too great, to open their own businesses. This quick program will open doors and provide valuable information to get them

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Mural Planned for Ashland Street Apartments in North Adams
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
01:19AM / Wednesday, September 30, 2020
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Housing Authority approved a mural project that will transform one end the Ashland Park apartments, more commonly known as the high-rise.   Housing Authority Executive Director Jennifer Hohn said the authority voted Monday to allow the painting of a mural on the north side of the eight-story building.   "I am extremely excited for this extraordinary opportunity for the North Adams Housing Authority to be part of this piece," Hohn said. "This will add even more intriguing art opportunities for tourists coming to Mass MoCA or other local museums."   The mural is part of the Ashland Street Initiative, a project to enhance and

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Baker Easing Occupancy Levels for Low-Risk Communities
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:52PM / Tuesday, September 29, 2020
BOSTON — Communities at low-risk for COVID-19 transmission will be able to increase occupancy at a number of indoor and outdoor venues beginning next week.   Gyms, museums, libraries and indoor and outdoor performance venues will be able to open to 50 percent occupancy; also allowed to open are such indoor recreational facilities such as laser tag and skating; and all retail fitting rooms.   "Step 2 opens up a limited set of industries, certain types of indoor recreation that have not previously been permitted to operate since we announced the original emergency order back in March," Gov. Charlie Baker said on Tuesday. "We've learned a lot through our own

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Lessons from Experienced Investors
Submitted by Edward Jones,
09:07AM / Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Those who have lived a long time have done a lot, seen a lot – and can teach us a lot. And that’s certainly true when it comes to investing.   Consider some of the lessons you might learn from experienced investors:   • Regulate your emotions. In the investment world, there’s always something coming at us that could sound scary: political flashpoints, economic news, and even those once-in-a-generation occurrences, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. But older people may take these events in stride; in fact, baby boomers and members of the Silent Generation (born between 1925 and 1945) are coping better emotionally with the impacts of COVID-19 than younger age

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1Berkshire Commences Youth Leadership Program Class of 2021
08:56AM / Tuesday, September 29, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The 11th 1Berkshire Youth Leadership Program commences virtually.    1Berkshire recently began the formal sessions of its 11th class of the Berkshire Youth Leadership Program. This group of 32 high school juniors from all corners of the Berkshires assembled for the first time on Zoom in late July, held its project design session in August, and began the formal portion of the program in mid-September with a session focused on social justice and equity.   This online approach is necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.   The 1Berkshire Youth Leadership Program is focused on helping young leaders in the region develop and grow through career

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North Adams Auctioning Off 10 Properties in October
Staff Reports, iBerkshires
01:28AM / Tuesday, September 29, 2020
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city will be auctioning off 10 properties this October, expected to be the first of number of lots to be sold.    The auction will take place on Thursday, Oct. 15, at Joe Wolfe Field at 11 a.m.   The Community Development Office has been developing a strategic plan for disposing of  "functionless" properties — those that are not in service or generating revenue. The city can dispose of properties through auction, sale to abutters and requests for proposals.   The 10 properties in question include four conforming lots with and without structures and six nonconforming lots suitable for abutters to expand their

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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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City Woman Wins Hometown Holidays Gift Basket
by TunnelVision
09:18PM / Thursday, December 22, 2011
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Jonathan Secor had some help in pulling the winning ticket. Congrats to Janet O'Neill of North Adams who won the big Hometown Holidays gift basket on Thursday. O'Neill won some $1,300 worth of gift certificates and merchandise.

The drawing could be entered by spending $50 downtown during the Thursday night Hometown Holiday events. Jonathan Secor of MCLA Gallery 51 said 62 people had entered the contest (including the editor of iBerkshires &mdash amazing how much cat toys cost nowadays).

Secor contacted O'Neill who  was excited and surprised at winning. "No, I'm not kidding," Secor assured her

We

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