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Drury Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll
03:02PM / Friday, July 13, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Drury High School has announced the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2017-18 school year.

Grade 12

High honors: Boillat, Taylor Nicole; Clements, Ashley Elizabeth; Copeland, Mackenzie Marie; Crosier, Cassandra Champagne; Denning, Cady Aileen; Eastwood, Serena Marie; Moon, Amanda Marie Taylor, Kiara Elizabeth; Wright, Kevin Robert; Zoito, Allison Elizabeth,

Honors: Brayman, Jacob Richard; Davis, Isaiah Julien; Flynn, Trinity Marie; Jennings, Amy Lee; Johnson, Nickolas Chandler; Jutras, Lillie Annetta; Labdi, Shadi Samir; Lessard, Matthew Ryan; Neff, Anthony John; Stewart, Emily Catherine; Therrien, Brianna Marie; Toomey, Dylan Hunter.

Grade 11



BCC Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Practical Nurse Graduates
02:07PM / Friday, July 13, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Twenty-two graduates of the Practical Nurse certificate program at Berkshire Community College were recognized June 14 during a pinning ceremony in the Robert Boland Theatre of the college's Koussevitzky Arts Center.

Nurse Catherine Stechmann, staff development coordinator at Hillcrest Commons Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility and clinical instructor, addressed the students.

The ceremony is a time-honored nursing school tradition, dating back before the turn of the 20th century.  Traditionally, nursing students have conducted an honors or pinning ceremony to mark the passage of student nurse role to practice role.  It is an emotional


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

Superior Court Briefs: July 9 - July 12
Staff Reports,
11:44AM / Friday, July 13, 2018
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, July 9.   Justin Senecal, 29, of Palmer pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and battery on a disabled person and a single count of caretaker abuse on a disabled person.   The case was continued without a finding for six months. Senecal assaulted a student while employed at Eagleton School on July 11, 2013.   Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, July 11.   Dennis Ducharme Jr., 27, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of trafficking in heroin, trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy to violate drug laws, inducing or abetting a minor to distribute controlled substances, and


Red Sox World Series Trophy to Appear in North Adams
10:10AM / Friday, July 13, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The 2007 Boston Red Sox World Series Trophy will be visiting North Adams on Tuesday, July 17, at the "One Country One Game: A Celebration of Baseball" exhibition, located at 66 Main St., on the corner of American Legion Drive and Main Street.    The trophy will be on view from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Visitors will be allowed to take photos with the trophy, but please note, no touching. The trophy is quite delicate, requiring a jeweler to affix the flags to the base. Boston Red Sox security detail will be on site to help everyone remember the "no touching" rule. Admission for the event is free thanks to the sponsorship of Berkshire


Community Sidewalk Mural Featured at DownStreet Art
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:59AM / Friday, July 13, 2018

The commissioners also discussed the standard contracts they will have for artists and organizations.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The community is being invited to help create a public art piece at next week's DownStreet Art.   The Public Arts Commission on Wednesday approved the first of four proposed sidewalk murals commissioned by the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center.    Michelle Daly, director of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, said one intent of the project was to provide some place-makers to outline the city's new cultural arts district.    "Thinking how we could begin placemaking for the

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Caccaviello, Harrington Campaigns Take Aim at Each Other
Staff Reports,
01:15AM / Friday, July 13, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two of the three district attorney candidates, Paul Caccaviello and Andrea Harrington, have taken aim at each other over the last few weeks.   Last week, Caccaviello challenged Harrington's fitness for office, saying she doesn't have the "basic qualifications" needed. Harrington countered by calling Caccaviello, the incumbent, the candidate of "the old guard."   "In my 30 years of working in the office of the district attorney, and handling over 5,000 criminal prosecutions myself, prosecuting multiple murder trials, as well as other cases ranging from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies, I have found the community


Racette Leads Drury Boys to Giorgi League Win
10:32PM / Thursday, July 12, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Reece Racette had a double-double Thursday to lead the Drury boys basketball team to a 72-50 win over Hoosac Valley in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Racette scored 15 points to lead all scorers and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Blue Devils.   Hunter Sarkis scored 14, and Scott McGuire added 13 in the win.   Hoosac Valley got 14 points from Sam Larabee. Travis Dozier and Izaha Stubbs added 13 and 11, respectively.   In Thursday's other game, Toby Foehl scored 38 points to lead Mount Greylock to a 74-57 win over McCann Tech.   Foehl also pulled down eight rebounds. Derek Paris scored 15 for the Mounties.   McCann Tech's


'Motor Voter' Legislation Passes Senate on Unanimous Vote
10:02PM / Thursday, July 12, 2018
BOSTON — The state Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a version of the so-called "motor voter law," H.4671, An Act automatically registering eligible voters and enhancing safeguards against fraud, by a vote of 38-0.     The legislation creates a framework in which eligible voters will be automatically registered to vote when receiving services from the Registry of Motor vehicles, MassHealth, and other participating state agencies. The framework will be overseen and implemented by the secretary of state.   "Voting is a fundamental right in our society and yet, today, 680,000 eligible residents in Massachusetts are not registered to vote," said


College Notes: July 2018
04:16PM / Thursday, July 12, 2018

Tiffany-Rae Robinson Tiffany-Rae Robinson of Dalton was selected as orientation group leader (OGL) for the 2018 Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR) program at Western New England University.   SOAR helps set the stage for academic readiness and successful community integration to Western New England University and leaders help new students transition by providing entering students and parents with information and structure for effective adjustment to the university environment.   OGLs are students who have consistently modeled solid citizenship and active participation in the Western New England Community. They are selected for their strong communication skills, their


North Adams Council OKs New Vehicles for Public Services
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:14AM / Thursday, July 12, 2018

Public Services Committee Chairman Joshua Moran, left, discusses the vehicles being replaced with Commissioner of Public Services Timothy Lescarbeau. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — They're rusty and worn out and tired. And, with any luck, their replacements will arrive before the snow really starts to fly next winter.    The City Council gave final approval on Tuesday to spend $425,000 to replace eight vehicles in the Department of Public Services' fleet and the first significant update in equipment in nearly a decade. The new administration wants this appropriation to get the department back on track with regularly scheduled replacements — rather than waiting


SteepleCats Offense Struggles In Road Loss To Blue Sox
By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats
10:30PM / Wednesday, July 11, 2018

HOLYOKE, Mass. —As the SteepleCats offense came up just short in Laconia on Tuesday night, their offense struggled to find the plate on Wednesday night.

With just a short drive across Berkshire County, the North Adams SteepleCats trekked to Holyoke, MA to battle the Valley Blue Sox Wednesday evening. Yet runners left on base on fielding errors plagued the SteepleCats, allowing the Blue Sox to capture a 6-2 victory.

The first four and a half innings shaped up to be a classic pitcher’s duel between Valley’s starting pitcher Endy Morales and the SteepleCats’ starter Andrew DiPiazza. The pair worked their way out of many tough situations, as the teams combined for a


Birds Lead Team to Giorgi League Win
09:52PM / Wednesday, July 11, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Nolan Bird scored 23 points, and Hayden Bird added 12 Wednesday as Alton & Westall Real Estate defeated Moresi & Associates, 57-54, in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Moresi got 13 points from Seth Shepard. Mike Meany and Kevin Shaker contributed 12 and 11, respectively.   In Wednesday's other game, the Celtics beat Frank Field Contracting, 69-32.   Keith Czubryt led all scorers with 18, and Jeric Taylor and Wyatt Tucker chipped in with 16 and 14, respectively, in the win.   Nick Aitken scored 13 to lead Frank Field.


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