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News and events in North Adams, Mass.

Hoosic River Revival Project in Line for $8.8M from State
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:28PM / Monday, July 28, 2014
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The state's five-year bond bill includes an $8.775 million earmark for a pilot project to beautify a section of the Hoosic River. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A group of local activists hopes that getting into the state's funding stream will help advance a project to beautify and utilize the Hoosic River.   The Hoosic River Revival Coalition this week is keeping an eye on Boston, where the Legislature will vote on the five-year Environmental Bond Bill, which includes $8.8 million for design and construction of Phase 1 of the river restoration project.   With the project included in both the House and Senate versions of the legislation, inclusion in the final product

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'Sex Tape': Risqué Behavior
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
12:13PM / Monday, July 28, 2014
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Popcorn Column
by Michael S. Goldberger  
  Annie and Jay (Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel) fear  their home movie may become a viral hit in 'Sex Tape.'

Jake Kasdan's "Sex Tape" accomplishes a curious thing. It's the near surreptitious merging of traditional romantic farce with the new screwball raunchiness that's body-snatched the American film comedy in recent years. While the prim and proper are sure to be abashed by the complications engendered when a thirtysomething couple's tape of their marathon lovemaking goes viral, the jaded may be wont to wonder: When did such risqué behavior

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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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Movies Under the Stars Kicks Off Aug. 1
11:50AM / Monday, July 28, 2014
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ADAMS, Mass. — The town of Adams and Adams Community Bank will kick off the 15th annual Adams Movies Under the Stars program on Friday, Aug. 1.

The gala opening will take place on the lawn in front of the Town Hall starting at 6 p.m. and “The Lego Movie” will be featured at dusk. This event is free and open to the public. The rain date will be on Saturday, Aug. 2.

In conjunction with Movies Under the Stars, Adams Community Bank will be holding its 12th annual community appreciation event.  Free hot dogs, popcorn, fried dough, soft drinks and other refreshments will be served. Kids of all ages will have a chance to catch some cash in the cash cube and participate in

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North County Community Rallying Round Ailing Infant
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:03AM / Monday, July 28, 2014
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Little Carrick Wood is battling a rare form of leukemia; the community has rallied around his family with a number of fundraisers.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Community members are drumming up support for local baby born with a rare form of leukemia.

Carrick Wood was born on July 4 to Pat and Crista Wood and rushed to Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center’s NICU, where he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia after two blood transfusions and chemotherapy. Currently Carrick and his parents have relocated to the Children's Hospital in Boston.

Brandon Horn, a family friend who is spearheading some of the fundraising, said Carrick suffers from a form of leukemia that is very rarely found

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Berkshire Kings Drop Season Opener
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com Sports
09:03AM / Sunday, July 27, 2014
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SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. -- The Berkshire Kings did not get their football season off to the fast start they were hoping for on Saturday night.   But there was plenty of reason for optimism on the Kings sideline after a 35-18 loss to rival Southern Vermont at Schuylerville High School.   "This is the team, right here," Kings captain Aaron Chappell said, indicating the victorious Storm (2-0). "They're blowing other teams out. We held our own, so if we can pick it up a little bit, the next game is going to be the game."   Southern Vermont quarterback Will Cole threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns, including a 40-yarder that put the game out of reach early

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SteepleCats Play Chinese Guest Team on Sunday
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
03:28PM / Saturday, July 26, 2014
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The SteepleCats will welcome the Chinese Taipei National team for a friendly game Sunday night.

Public Relations Tom Aslip said the game starts at 6:30 pm Sunday at Joe Wolfe Field and will be a “once in a life time opportunity.” Normally Sunday games take place at 4:30 pm, however the time has been shifted for the special event.

"Our guys are really excited, and it definitely something to come see," Aslip said.

Although the game won't count in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) standings, Aslip said it is an excellent opportunity to see how another culture plays baseball.

"Anyone form another culture coming into to

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Pulver Powers Central Radio to Win
07:10PM / Friday, July 25, 2014
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Chad Pulver scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Thursday to lead Central Radio to a 71-50 win over Berkshires Finest in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League Open Division.   Travis Servers scored 23 points in the win.   For Berkshires Finest, Brandon Davis scored 15 points, and Joe Wiggins had 10.   In Thursday's nightcap, Tank Roberson scored 23 points to lead Moresi & Associates to a 70-30 win over BFAIR/North Adams Law.   Ty Rochester scored 15, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked three shots, and Mike Meaney scored 12 for Moresi.   Nate Gutman scored 12 for BFAIR, which got nine points each from Zach Giron and Brian Dowling.

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Berkshire Kings Gear Up for New Season
By Stephen Dravis, IBerkshires.com Sports
05:54PM / Friday, July 25, 2014
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Football teams traditionally schedule their rivalry games for the end of the season.   Think Michigan-Ohio State, Army-Navy, Williams-Amherst, Drury-Hoosac Valley.   They do things a little differently in the New England Football League, and the Northern Berkshire Kings are going to do it in their season opener.   The Kings open NEFL play on Saturday night against the Bennington, Vt.,-based Southern Vermont Storm.   "The first game is going to be our big game," Kings captain Aaron Chappell said this week. "Last year, we beat three of the four teams in our division. The team we're playing on Saturday beat us last year.   "We're coming out

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Berkshire Gas Reports Customers Getting Fraudulent Calls
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03:46PM / Friday, July 25, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Gas is reporting some of its business customers are being contacted by scammers claiming they are behind on their accounts and demanding immediate payment.

According to Berkshire Gas, the callers are asking for payment by credit over the phone.
 
Several of the fraudulent calls have showed up as originating from 617-419-5406 in the recipients caller ID. Berkshire Gas said it has reported this information to the state police, the attorney general's office and the Department of Public Utilities.

The scam sounds similar to one last year in which callers targeted local businesses claiming to be from National Grid and demanding they purchase money

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Superior Court Briefs: July 21 - July 24
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02:50PM / Friday, July 25, 2014
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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, July 21.   Catherine Brackett, 23, of North Adams pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws and single counts of distribution of cocaine and assault and battery on a public employee.    She was ordered to serve one year at the Berkshire County House of Correction on one count of conspiracy to violate drug laws and one count of distribution of cocaine. She was placed on one-year probation on the rest.    The incidents occurred in North Adams between January 1, 2013 and November 26, 2013.   Michael Cahalan, 44, of Lee pleaded guilty to three counts of knowingly possession visual material of a

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