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Ocean State Job Lot Donates Flags to Fly in North Adams
Staff Reports,
02:29PM / Saturday, April 17, 2021
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — With a little help from Ocean State Job Lot, resident Alan Horbal secured 200 American flags to hang from utility poles throughout the city.   Every year, Horbal buys hundreds of flags in preparation for Memorial Day. But with Memorial Day being over a month away, stores were not fully stocked.   Enter David Sarlitto, executive director of the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation.   According to a statement from Ocean State, Sarlitto took a road trip to multiple store locations to collect the flags Horbal needed, without depleting store supplies.   After many stops and more than six hours of driving round trip, Sarlitto

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Holiday Hours: Patriots Day
11:07AM / Saturday, April 17, 2021

Monday, April 19, is Patriots Day, a state holiday marking the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord that began the American Revolution. The day has been celebrated on the third Monday in April since 1969.

It was on the morning of April 20, 1775, that Paul Revere and other riders began the alert across and beyond Massachusetts Colony that troops were planning to advance from Boston to the towns of Lexington and Concord. They were to seize a cache of gunpowder and arms and capture revolutionaries Sam Adams and John Hancock.

(Local legend claims that Israel Bissell, later of Hinsdale, rode all the way to Philadelphia, but most historians dismiss it.)

Previous attempts to

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

Jobs
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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by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012

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BCC to Return Ecology Flag to Full Mast on Earth Day
03:55PM / Friday, April 16, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In celebration of Earth Day, Berkshire Community College (BCC) will return its ecology flag to full mast at 11 am on Thursday, April 22.    The flag has been flying at half-staff as a symbol of the "forceful and unprecedented assault on the environment" since March 2017, explained BCC President Ellen Kennedy.   Representative BCC staff, faculty and students will attend the ceremony, which will feature short remarks by Environmental Science Professor Tom Tyning, Nature Conservancy biologist and BCC graduate Rene Wendell, President Kennedy and others. BCC student Amber Macneil and other members of the Conservation of Natural Resources class

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Keva Health Wins COVID-19 Connect Tech Innovation Challenge
12:14PM / Friday, April 16, 2021
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — On Friday, April 9th, 2021, a panel of  judges declared Keva Health of Lexington the winner of the Massachusetts COVID-19 Connect Tech Innovation Challenge, a competition focused on entrepreneurs and startups working on innovative solutions to enhance resiliency and guard against potential future disruptions in industries like ecommerce, manufacturing, digital health, FinTech, and EdTech.   Keva Health, developers of a remote monitoring platform to help physicians treating asthma patients and an app for patients to better manage their condition, was awarded $40,000 to continue developing their business. Thrive Community of Boston, developers of software

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BCC Hires, Promotes Staff
10:59AM / Friday, April 16, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) announced the hiring and promotion of staff to the College.   Damien Boutillon has joined BCC's TRIO (Talent, Resources, Initiative, Opportunity) Student Support Services Program as an Academic Advisor. Previously, he was a Strategic Planning Associate at Williams College and a Research Fellow at Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching. A resident of Williamstown, Boutillon received a master's degree and a PhD in social anthropology from Durham University, England, a master's degree in linguistic anthropology from the School of Advanced Social Studies, Paris, and a bachelor's degree in anthropology from

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Edward Jones Ranks Highest in Investor Satisfaction, According to J.D. Power
08:13AM / Friday, April 16, 2021
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full-service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Full-Service Investor Satisfaction Study(SM), the firm announced.   The study measures overall investor satisfaction with 24 full-service investment firms based on seven factors including product offerings; problem resolution; convenience; digital experience; financial advisors; value; and trust.   According to a press release, The firm scored 770 in overall satisfaction, 38 points over the industry average. A deeper dive indicates that Edward Jones also scored highest in trust; convenience; and problem

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MCLA Adds Class to Summer Sessions Offerings: 'I Canít Breathe'
08:04AM / Friday, April 16, 2021
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — As part of its first Summer Session from May 31-June 11, 2021, MCLA will offer an education course titled "I Can't Breathe:" Racial Capitalism at the Intersections of Race, Social Class, Space, and School,"(EDUC 364) taught by Dr. Lisa Arrastia, assistant professor of education.     The course will take place remotely on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:20 p.m., and addresses Massachusetts Subject Matter Knowledge goals for history and social science, English language arts, and digital literacy and computer science for grades 5-12.     Course description    The guiding, interdisciplinary question of this

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Clarksburg Select Board Votes Reopen Basketball Court
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:04AM / Friday, April 16, 2021

The pad has been in poor condition for years and the board hopes to remove it. CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Basketball hoops will be put back up at Town Field after the Select Board voted Wednesday to overrule the Health Board   "I know I've fielded a slew of calls wanting to know what was going on with the basketball court, how come the hoops aren't back up," said Select Board Chairman Ronald Boucher. "Yet other communities all have their hoops back up. And I truthfully I feel it's time to get the hoops back up."   He thought the Board of Health had been right in waiting otherwise the town might have been overwhelmed people traveling from other

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Officer William Evans Laid to Rest in Adams
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
04:53PM / Thursday, April 15, 2021
ADAMS, Mass. — U.S. Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans was brought to his final resting place Thursday afternoon after the Northern Berkshire community paid their final respects.   Evans' funeral Mass was held at noon at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and officiated by Bishop William D. Byrne of the Springfield Diocese. Byrne had previously been pastor at St. Peter's Church on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.   The funeral was private with family and friends, and a long list of public officials including Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, U.S. Rep. Richie Neal, state Sen. Adam Hinds, state Reps. John Barrett III and William

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State Fire Marshal: Prevent Mulch Fires
04:30PM / Thursday, April 15, 2021
STOW, Mass. — State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey asks people to be mindful of potential mulch fires    "Every spring, people spruce up their properties with fresh mulch and firefighters respond to many fires started by cigarettes tossed into mulch. Mulch is combustible and can easily catch fire," Ostroskey said. "We are asking smokers to dispose of their smoking materials responsibly in order to prevent fires. Don't toss cigarette butts into mulch or a pile of dried leaves."   Provide Proper Smoking Receptacles "Businesses and homeowners that are sprucing up their landscaping should also provide and maintain safe receptacles for disposing

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The Retired Investor: A Highway of Opportunity
By Bill Schmick,
04:12PM / Thursday, April 15, 2021
Most Americans seem excited and hopeful about the prospects for the Biden Administration's infrastructure plan. Local politicians as well as their construction buddies are salivating at the possible promise of getting their share of this multi-trillion-dollar prize. But looking beyond the pork barrel, we might want to consider how innovation and technology could help America regain its first-class status in infrastructure.   As of 2019, the United States is ranked 13th in the quality of its infrastructure after countries like Singapore, Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom among others. Of course, it may not be a fair comparison since the U.S. has to rebuild and maintain 4

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SVMC Announces Winners Of Its DAISY Awards
09:22AM / Thursday, April 15, 2021
BENNINGTON, Vt. Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), announces the winners of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.    Patients nominate nurses, and a committee presents one award each month.     "This is an exceptional group of highly skilled and compassionate professionals," said Pamela Duchene, vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer. "The DAISY Award is a really special way for us to communicate our appreciation and our patients' appreciation for their important work."    President and CEO Tom Dee, Duchene, and others visited each recipient on

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