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News and events in North Adams, Mass.

Adams Aces Take Lead in BABL Final
By Stephen Dravis, Sports
02:25PM / Saturday, August 29, 2015
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Pete Greenbush went 3-for-3 with a double and drove in the final run of the game as the Adams Aces topped the Bandits, 13-3, in the first round of their Berkshire Adult Baseball League 35-year-old Division playoff series on Saturday.   The Aces need to win once on Sunday at Lenox’s War Memorial Field to win the league title. The Bandits will look to stay alive in a 10 a.m. meeting; if they survive, they’ll force a 1 p.m. winner-take-all final.   Greenbush hit a leadoff single to start a pivotal bottom of the second for Adams, which erased a 1-0 deficit and grabbed a 6-1 lead at MCLA’s Zavattaro Athletic


McCann Technical School Bus Routes 2015
01:40PM / Friday, August 28, 2015

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School opens for the school year Thursday, Sept. 3. Freshman should report to the cafeteria on arrival, sophomores and juniors to their technical areas and seniors to the gym.

Start at 8 a.m. and dismissal at 2:45 p.m.


7:00     349 North Street
7:02     312 North State Road
7:03     Route 8 at Briggs Drive
7:03     688 North State Road
7:05     Route 8 at Crest  Drive
7:15     Grove Street
7:16     Commercial at Leonard
7:18     Commercial at

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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

'Mile in Her Shoes Art Show' Seeks Participating Artists
12:40PM / Friday, August 28, 2015

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – The Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development and Elizabeth Freeman Center are teaming up to call out to artists to participate in the inaugural Berkshire County “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Art Show.”

The art show is being held in conjunction with the annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" Men’s March against Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence, which is scheduled for Third Thursday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m.

The Walk a Mile Art Show presents artists and community members with an opportunity to create wearable art for a great cause.  Artists may enter one or more pair of shoes. The shoes must be new and never worn, and they should be

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North Adams Neighborhood Opposed to Bike Path Plan
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:01AM / Friday, August 28, 2015
West End neighbors gathered at Greylock School to discuss the proposed bike path route. More on the bike path, including a survey, can be found here.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — West End residents were loud clear about the possibility of a bike path going through their neighborhood.

No way.

A public session Thursday night at Greylock School was to be focused on residents at the so-called "pinch point" in the heavily residential area along Barbour Street between Phelps and Hawthorne avenues but neighbors from throughout the affected region showed up to express their opposition.

They cited fears over traffic, parking, crime and littering as reasons not to route the path through


Triad Holds Annual Picnic at Greylock Club Pavilion
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:59PM / Thursday, August 27, 2015
Sheriff Thomas Bowler speaks with Frances Buckley of North Adams at Wednesday's annual Triad picnic.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The local Triad group held its annual picnic on Wednesday at the Greylock Club Pavilion.

At least 50 members attended the noontime potluck gathering to hear from area law enforcement and eat hot dogs and hamburgers grilled up by Robert Wadsworth of the Berkshire County sheriff's office.

The group was established some years ago through the sheriff's office and now includes the district attorney's office, local police departments and Councils on Aging. The name "triad" comes from the collaboration of the three groups - law enforcement,

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Superior Court Briefs: Aug. 24 - Aug. 27
Staff Reports,
02:18PM / Thursday, August 27, 2015
Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Monday, August 24.   William Soper, 33, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to four counts of rape of a child with force, and single counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, and intimidation of a witness.   He was ordered to serve 10 to 12 years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the rape of a child charges. He was given concurrent nine and a half to 10 years on the other charges.   The incidents occurred in Pittsfield between December 1, 2011 and January 31, 2012 and involved a 12-year-old girl.   Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Wednesday, August 26.   Daniel Chao, 39, of


Economist Urges Berkshires To Build Around Strong Non-Profit Economy
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:05AM / Thursday, August 27, 2015
Steven Sheppard outlined the state of the Berkshires economy at Wednesday's Good New Business Salute.   LENOX, Mass. — Following a shock to the economic eco-system, economist Steven Sheppard says an area needs to mitigate the negative fallout, understand the changes, and then focus on rebuilding on the strengths.   The Williams College professor said the Berkshires had multiple "shocks" to its economy and still hasn't fully recovered.   Since the 1970s, population has been dropping and, in 2010, the county's gross domestic product "hit bottom" from


North Adams Committee Reviewing Online Information Access
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
08:55PM / Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Public Services Committee is considering how to better provide access to city information.

The committee has taken up the issue after inquiries several months ago about the possibility of instituting an "open checkbook" system, technically an accessible online city accounts payable system.

The administration has said the cost to update the city's accounting software and link into the online system could be prohibitive at this point without significant grant funding.

Committee member Eric Buddington told the half-dozen or so attendees on Monday that the initial goal would be to review what is being done now.

"I wanted to expand this

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Stamford School Bus Routes 2015-16
04:54PM / Wednesday, August 26, 2015

STAMFORD, Vt. — Stamford School has released its school bus routes for the 2015-2016 school year.

School begins this year on Monday, Aug. 31. McCann Technical School opens Thursday, Sept. 3, and Drury High School on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Lunch menus can be found here. Cost is $2.75 for students; milk only is 40 cents.

Like the Stamford School, all buses transporting Stamford elementary and high school students are considered to be nut-free zones.

High School Bus Route
6:42      174 East Road
6:42      333 East Road
6:43      INTERSECTION – East Road/Top of Lane
6:43      799 East Road

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The Classical Beat: Chamber Concerts Blossom Throughout Region
By Stephen Dankner, Special to iBerkshires
01:21PM / Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Kalichstein, Laredo, Robinson Piano Trio will perform as part of the South Mountain Concerts series on Sunday, Sept. 6.

Labor Day marks the conclusion of the summer music festival season, and so the local classical music scene coalesces, as presenters favor intimate spaces for chamber music.

This will become the dominant genre of music making to be found until next June, when the warm late spring weather invites us to share massed performances outdoors at Tanglewood and other venues, large and small.

Looking ahead, you’ll find a variety of concerts presented in churches, chapels, small auditoriums, halls and the like throughout the region. Even

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North Adams Hosts Fifth Annual Motorama on Sunday
12:05PM / Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Motorama will fill downtown North Adams with all things motorized this Sunday, Aug. 30.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city of North Adams will host its fifth annual Motorama on Sunday, Aug. 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Main, Holden and Eagle streets will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic as downtown North Adams fills with cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractors and more. Anything with a motor is welcome.

In addition to looking at meticulously restored and maintained vehicles, attendees can enjoy live music, 50/50 raffles, food, and shopping.

In addition, the car corral and live auction, sponsored by Cariddi Auto, is also back again. The live auction will

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MCLA Holds School Supply Drive to Benefit Local Students
11:42AM / Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will continue its tradition of giving back during the First Days of the academic year when the MCLA Center for Service and Citizenship hosts a “School Supply Drive” to benefit local elementary school students.

The community is invited to participate in this effort, which will begin as the Class of 2019 moves in on Sunday, Aug. 30. Items needed include pencils and erasers, mechanical pencils, notebooks and journals, folders and binders, notebook paper, rulers, calculators, markers and crayons.

Collection boxes will be available as the new students check in to campus. Locations include the Campus Center

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