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News and events in North Adams, Mass.

Moulton's Edges WPT in Giorgi League
09:57AM / Wednesday, June 27, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Molly Moulton scored 15 points Tuesday to lead Moulton's Hearing Aids/Mingo's to a 45-43 win over Williamstown Physical Therapy in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Annie Canales chipped in with 11 points in the win.   Jenna Benzinger scored a game-high 23 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, and Hayley Shook scored eight for WPT.   In Tuesday's other game, Fallon Field scored 14 points, and Emily Rosse added nine as the Hoosac Women defeated Tony's Electric/The Print Shop/Flynn & Dagnoli, 56-25.   Destiny Crews scored 14 for Tony's.   On Wednesday evening at Noel Field, Moresi & Associates plays Outlook


North Adams Gun Range Closing for Lack of Insurance Coverage
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:58AM / Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Mayor Thomas Bernard says the city's insurer informed him it would no longer cover the range after this year. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city will shut down the gun range off Pattison Road for public use effective Dec. 31 after being informed its insurance carrier will no longer cover the facility after this year.   "I understand that the decision to close the range may be unwelcome to some and applauded by others, ultimately, however, this decision was made in response to the questions that were raised and the resulting findings from the city's insurance carrier," Mayor Thomas Bernard read from a letter provided to the City Council on Tuesday.   The


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

SteepleCats Snap Losing Streak With Big Win Over Mountaineers
By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats
11:39PM / Tuesday, June 26, 2018

MONTPELIER, VT. —A usual pre-game batting practice for a team in the NECBL ends about 30 minutes prior to the game’s start. Yet for the SteepleCats on Tuesday night, their batting practice seemed to continue well into the 9th inning.

The North Adams SteepleCats made the long trek through the forests of Vermont on Tuesday to face off against a division rival in the Vermont Mountaineers. An early quiet game broke in out into a scoring fest for North Adams, driving in 16 runs off of 14 hits to hand the Mountaineers a 16-5 loss.

Making his third start on the season, SteepleCats right-hander Cam Kovachik handled the first three innings for the away team, holding Vermont to five hits


Mack Molding Donates $5M Toward SVHC's ER Renovation
02:16PM / Tuesday, June 26, 2018
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Mack Molding, the privately-owned business of Don Kendall and his family, has donated $5 million for Southwestern Vermont Health Care's emergency department expansion and renovation project at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.    "The Kendall Emergency Department" will be unveiled at a ribbon-cutting event once the future project is approved by the state and construction is completed. The gift constitutes the largest in the health system's history since Henry W. Putnam Sr. bequeathed the Bennington public water system for the construction of the community hospital more than 100 years ago.    "Mack Molding is pleased and


Lafesta Baseball Exchange Holds Pasta Dinner on June 28
By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats
12:03PM / Tuesday, June 26, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The LaFesta Baseball Exchange, a North Adams youth baseball staple, holds its Pasta & Meatballs Dinner on Thursday, June 28, to fundraise for their annual baseball exchange series between North Adams and the North End of Boston.

In its 28th season, the LaFesta Baseball Exchange celebrates its 100th game played this year. Several hundreds of kids from across the Northern Berkshires and the North End of Boston have participated in the exchange, enjoying America’s pastime whilst exploring what the other team’s hometown has to offer.

The dinner, sponsored by the Community Italian American Organization of the Berkshires, will take place at St.

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Kids Free At SteepleCats Next Two Home Games
By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats
10:08AM / Tuesday, June 26, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — After a long eight days, SteepleCats baseball returns to Joe Wolfe Field on Wednesday just in time for the start of Summer.

With school getting out on Monday, Summer has officially begun for the kids of Northern Berkshire County and the SteepleCats want to help get the fun started. Kids can get in free at both SteepleCats home games on Saturday and Sunday to enjoy some great NECBL baseball.

The Winnipesaukee Muskrats roll back into town on Saturday with the SteepleCats looking for revenge. On June 19th, the Muskrats handed North Adams a 16-10 loss after the SteepleCats’ early 5-0 lead was squashed by an eleven-run 5th inning for Winnipesaukee.


Allard Leads Team to Giorgi League Win
08:22AM / Tuesday, June 26, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Kollin Allard scored 22 points Monday to lead Fortitude Strength and Conditioning to a 61-39 win over Sunday Hoops in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Brandon Mauer added 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds.   Zach Ronnow scored 14, and Ryan Costine had 10 for Sunday Hoops.   In Monday's other game, Tank Roberson scored 10 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead Yard Work by Dan to a 58-33 win over Central Radio.   Basheem Sumpter scored 11 for Central Radio.   Tuesday evening at Noel Field, Tony's Electric/The Print Shop/Flynn and Dagnoli's takes on the Hoosac Women, and Moulton Hearing Aids/Mingo's plays


Berkshire Museum Seeks Private Sales in Next Round
Staff Reports,
07:16PM / Monday, June 25, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Museum has selected nine more works of art to be sold toward its goal of $55 million that museum officials say is required to secure the institution's future.    Thirteen pieces have been sold by auction or private sale. Sotheby's will be working with the museum to find private sales for seven more works and will auction two in September.    The century-old museum's decision to deaccession parts of its 40,000-piece collection was announced almost a year ago to fund a $60 million plan to modernize and update the aging institution and develop an endowment to continue its operations. Without the funds, officials say the

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Tyler,Tucker Lead Team to Giorgi League Win
08:38AM / Monday, June 25, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Jeric Tyler scored 21 points, and Wyatt Tucker had a double-double to lead the Celtics to a 71-63 win over Flynn & Dagnoli on Sunday in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Tucker scored 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the victory.   Lawrence Carrier scored 45 points and had 14 rebounds to lead Flynn & Dagnoli.   In Sunday's other game, Trevor Alibozek scored 12 points and Justin Girard added 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead Alton & Westall Real Estate to a 46-26 win over Frank Field Contracting.   Jameson Coughlan led Frank Field with 12 points, 13 rebounds and a blocked shot.   Play continues in the league on


Heroes Unite Community at Coalition's Annual Meeting
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:51AM / Monday, June 25, 2018

Jake Snow performs a piece he wrote while helping facilitate the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's Teen Writing Workshop.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition honored a long-standing member of the community on Friday but also heard from a couple of younger voices about what community means to them.

Former North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright, who has been collecting myriad honors and awards since leaving office in January after eight years as mayor, was given the Northern Berkshire Hero Award at the coalition's annual meeting at the Williams Inn. In a nod to Alcombright's sense of humor, coalition Executive Director Amber Besaw

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Berkshires Beat: VanSant Honored as 2018 Unsung Hero
11:03PM / Sunday, June 24, 2018

Gwendolyn VanSant of Great Barrington was honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s (MCSW) 2018 class of Unsung Heroines during a State House ceremony on Wednesday, June 20.  State Sen. Adam Hinds nominated VanSant for this recognition because of her leadership in the Berkshires on matters of diversity, cultural competence and coalition building for justice and equity. In total, the Commission named 130 women from across the state their 2018 Unsung Heroines.  

VanSant is the chief executive officer and co-founding director of Multicultural BRIDGE, a grassroots organization dedicated to catalyzing change and integration


SteepleCats Offense Struggles In Loss To Nighthawks
By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats
11:27AM / Sunday, June 24, 2018

HARTFORD, VT. — On one of the coldest nights of the summer so far, the SteepleCats offense somehow managed to be colder.

Traveling just up the road to Hartford, VT, the North Adams SteepleCats faced off against the Upper Valley Nighthawks Saturday night. After jumping out to an early 4-0 lead after the 1st, the Nighthawks held the SteepleCats to one run and claimed a 4-1 victory.

Starting Pitcher Danny Taggart made his fourth appearance this year for North Adams, getting pounced on early by the Upper Valley offense. The Nighthawks got across four quick runs in the 1st after an Eric Feliz grand slam, yet only managed to get one hit on Taggart in his remaining three innings on the


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