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'Cats Explode for 14 Runs on Record-Setting Night
10:01PM / Thursday, July 20, 2017
KEENE, N.H. -- The North Adams SteepleCats grabbed a 14-6 victory over the Keene Swamp Bats on a history-making night at Alumni Field on Thursday evening.    The 14-run outing was North Adams' best offensive output of the season, and ended Keene's five-game winning streak.   A home run kicked off the scoring for the Swamp Bats in the bottom of the first inning. With one out, Dean Lockery (Central Connecticut State) lifted a delivery over the right field fence at Alumni Field. Lockery's seventh home run of the season gave Keene a 1-0 lead that lasted for the game's first two innings.   Blake Whitney (South Carolina Upstate) made SteepleCat history in the

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North Adams Soccer Club Holding Registration for Fall
09:34PM / Thursday, July 20, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Registration for the fall season of the North Adams Soccer Club is open.   Please head to the website to register as a player, coach or kicker/mini-Kicker: http://www.northadamssoccer.org.   We again will field teams for players from third to eighth grade, plus Kickers for Pre-K to second grade.   The BCYSL season runs from Sept. 9 to Nov. 11, but we plan to enter teams in the Pittsfield Kick-Off Classic on Labor Day weekend (generally Saturday and Sunday only). Practice will begin in mid- to late-August, once the teams are settled. However, the club need to enter teams in the league by Aug. 8, so please register as soon as possible. Families wishing to

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

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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
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Rubber Duck Derby Raises Funds for North County Family Center
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09:30PM / Thursday, July 20, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Hundreds of bright yellow rubber duckies were set adrift on the Hoosic River on Thursday night.    The ducks in their jaunty sea caps were a fund raiser for Family Center of Northern Berkshire County, a program of Child Care of the Berkshires, to raise funds to pay for playgroups, family support, parent education and early literacy programs.   Participants could "adopt" a duck for $5 for a chance to win up to $300. Each duck had a number marked on the bottom and  the owners of the first three to make through a gate at the finish won the prizes.    The race started out a slow but steady pace after the ducks were dumped in the

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Avoiding the Top Six Hiking Injuries
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06:24PM / Thursday, July 20, 2017

We are lucky to live in New England, because you don’t have to go very far to find a great place to hike. Even right on the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center campus, you can enjoy great trails, part of the Bennington Area Trail System. 

For a carefree hiking experience, hike with friends or on trails you know well and with daylight to spare. Also take precautions to prevent the most common hiking-related injuries. See the injuries below and the simple tips for preventing them on the trail and treating them when you return home.

* Blisters: One of the most common hiking injuries are blisters, which are most commonly caused by friction between your foot and your footwear. To

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Mass MoCA Architects Propose Redevelopment of Windsor Mill
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:00PM / Thursday, July 20, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The chief architect of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is looking to develop the Windsor Mill into art studios, galleries and live/work spaces.    Simeon Bruner of Cambridge Development Corp., and principal of Bruner/Cott Architects, has offered $465,000 for the historic mill with the pledge to invest a minimum of $400,000 on facade and capital improvements within the next three years.    "Resonating with the attraction of Mass MoCA, the proposal plans a phased transition of the Mill to a space that supports small businesses, artists and art-related activities," Bruner writes in the proposal. "We view this $865,000 in

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Mount Greylock 'Highpoint' of Club's Annual Convention
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
11:35AM / Thursday, July 20, 2017

The club's celebrating its 30th year on Mount Greylock, checking off another high point on its list.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — More than 200 members of the Highpointers Club will be hiking, biking, driving or otherwise finding their way to the top of Mount Greylock this weekend.    The annual convention of the club gathers at the highest peak in a selected state. Massachusetts was chosen as this year's location, bringing club members to the 3,491-foot summit on the Mount Greylock State Reservation.   "This is our 30th anniversary, we meet in a different state with the goal of getting to that state's high point," organizer Mick Dunn said.

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Cariddi's Top Legislative Aide Seeks to Fill Out Rep's Term
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:29AM / Thursday, July 20, 2017
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Kevin Towle knew that the Monday after Gailanne Cariddi had died, she'd want her staff reporting to work.   And they did. The top legislative aide for the late Cariddi pulled the staff together, hung a white board and listed every piece of legislation, local projects, and budget priorities on it and the group began planning for the next steps. For days, Towle reported to work and looked at that white board with fear that everything the staff has worked on for the last year would all be for naught.   "If the next person who comes in doesn't share the priorities, there is a chance these project wouldn't get accomplished," he

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Coughlan's Double-Double Helps Lift Team to Giorgi League Win
01:03AM / Thursday, July 20, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Jameson Coughlan scored 16 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked two shots Wednesday to lead Frank Field Contracting to a 48-44 win over Moresi & Associates in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Nick Aitken scored 11 in the win.   Morese's Justin Girard and Seth Sehpard each had a double-double. Girard scored a game-high 21 and grabbed 12 boards, and Shepard scored 10 to go with 11 rebounds.   In Wednesday's other game, Mike Decker scored 14 to lead Pete's Gun Shop to a 62-44 win over the NA Celtics.   Wyatt Tucker, Greg Vreeland and Dan Lambert each scored 10 points, and Tucker had 12 boards for Pete's.   The NA

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Cages at the Mill Offers Three-Day Softball Camp
09:04PM / Wednesday, July 19, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The Cages at the Mill has added a three-day youth softball camp to its summer offerings.   The camp, for players ages 10 to 15, will be held Aug. 1-3 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Alcombright Sports Complex.   The camp promises to focus on the fundamentals of the game, including throwing, hitting, fielding and bunting. Players will be divided by age group for certain activities.   The cost is $100 per player.   To register, visit www.cagesatthemill.com.

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MCLA, BCC Agreement Bolsters Early Ed Degree Programs
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:55PM / Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The cohort program at MCLA helped Heather Thompson balance work, raising a child, and continuing her education. She praised the agreement making it easier for others to follow her path to higher education. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Heather Thompson started going to college in 1998. And then found out she was expecting a child.   She returned home to the Berkshires and six months after giving birth, enrolled at Berkshire Community College.   She got a job at the Boys and Girls Club but knew if she wanted to further her career she needed to get a bachelor's degree.   "Fourteen years went by and I knew I had to go back to school, I was a single mom essentially, I

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North Adams Happenings: July 19-25
02:15PM / Wednesday, July 19, 2017
North Adams Happenings:
July 19th - 25th   Save the

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Tanglewood and Sevenars: Classical Music Heaven
By Stephen Dankner, Special to iBerkshires
01:35PM / Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tanglewood enters its third week, and the highlights are many; indeed, every concert will be memorable. The legendary Emerson String Quartet present a musico-theatric "Russian Fantasy," followed by an all-Schubert evening. Deeply moving symphonies by Bernstein and Tchaikovsky ensue, with heroic piano concertos by Beethoven and Prokofiev to follow. Orchestral masterworks by Kernis, Britten and Sibelius, and a celebration of early-20th century French vocal music conclude this week's listing of stellar performances of great and amazingly diverse musical offerings.

If, for whatever inexplicable reason the bounteous musical fare at Tanglewood isn't enough to pique your

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