MEMBER SIGN IN
Not a member? Become one today!
         iBerkshires     Berkshire Chamber     MCLA     City Statistics    
Search
News and events in North Adams, Mass.

McCann Strategizes on Pumping Up MCAS Scores
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:35AM / Friday, October 10, 2014
Important
2
Interesting
1
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

The School Committee was informed about strategies to raise the school's MCAS levels.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School is focusing on how to reach the top tier in MCAS scores.

The McCann School Committee on Thursday night reviewed new strategies the school will adopt to better its chances of closing a proficiency gap and earning a Level 1 school status.

Principal Justin Kratz said McCann is already a high-scoring school and it becomes increasingly difficult to score higher because its has already made large accomplishments.

"We are in a chronic problem that will be tough to break out of. When you are a high-achieving school, and they want you to show growth,

0 Comments
Read More >>

'Gone Girl': Gives You a Run for Your Money
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
04:18PM / Thursday, October 09, 2014
Important
1
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
1
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

Popcorn Column
by Michael S. Goldberger  
  Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike's married couple are at the center of a twisty mystery in 'Gone Girl.'

Even the twists have turns in David Fincher's "Gone Girl," an extremely well-written sleuther about a woman who goes missing. Starring Rosamund Pike as the lady who mysteriously vanishes and Ben Affleck as her flummoxed husband, this film will have you guessing right up until the closing credits and beyond. It's the thinking person's whodunit.

Not simply content to have you figure out the puzzle, the highly sophisticated thriller also sprinkles the

0 Comments
Read More >>

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
Super Bowl Pancake Breakfast
by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012

www.greenfieldslandscaping.org
www.plt.com
www.iberkshires.com
NORTHADAMS.COM.COM TEXT ADVERTISINGADVERTISE TODAY

The Independent Investor: Why Is This Recovery Different?
By Bill Schmick,
03:59PM / Thursday, October 09, 2014
Important
1
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

The stock markets are at record highs. Interest rates are at record lows. The unemployment rate is below 6 percent and yet, most Americans are unhappy. They are not feeling the recovery. Why?

The answer to that question is complicated. But let's start with the financial crisis. Like the Crash of 1929, the events of 2008-2009 were also the result of a credit crisis. The country's financial system was on the brink of a meltdown. In the 1930s, a lot of banks went under.  That was averted this time by spending massive amounts of money to shore up our financial institutions. However, the damage was done.

We lost trust. For the first time in three generations, Americans had doubts

0 Comments
Read More >>

Deadline to Register to Vote is Oct. 15
10:45AM / Thursday, October 09, 2014
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The deadline to register to vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 4, state election is Wednesday Oct. 15, for all municipalities in the state.

City and town clerks' offices will be open until 8 p.m. on that day; smaller towns, such as Clarksburg, will have registration from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8. Voters can check their voter registration status on the secretary of commonwealth's website or contact their town or city clerk.

Absentee ballots also available in your local town clerks' offices, on the secretary of the commonwealth's website or here as downloadable pdf.

Residents may vote absentee if they will be absent from town on Election Day, have a physical

0 Comments
Read More >>

Clarksburg Raises Sewer Rates; Apologizes to Employees
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
09:28PM / Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Important
1
Interesting
0
Funny
2
Awesome
1
Infuriating
1
Ridiculous
2

The Selectmen, with the Finance Committee present, voted to raise the sewer rate by 3 percent immediately.

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen on Wednesday approved a 3 percent hike in sewer rates effective immediately.

The average home will seen an increase of $17 to $20 a year. Another 3 percent increase could come by next June.

The action will raise about $7,720 more per year in the sewer enterprise account.

The account currently has between $80,000 and $95,000 in it — pending state certification — but town officials are concerned about future depletion.

Some $32,000 is expected to be pulled from the account for salaries offsets [$14,600] this fiscal year

1 Comment
Read More >>

Mount Greylock Grad Returns to Read Best-Selling Poems
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
05:48PM / Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Important
0
Interesting
3
Funny
0
Awesome
5
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

Mount Greylock High graduate Diana Sabot Whitney will read from her works at Water Street Books on Thursday. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Diana Sabot Whitney is a Williamstown native, an alumna of Mount Greylock Regional School, a Junior Olympics medalist, a Rhodes Scholar, a syndicated columnist and, as of this month, a best-selling poet.   Whitney's debut volume of poetry, "Wanting It," this month hit the No. 1 spot on Small Press Distribution's Poetry Bestsellers List, moving up No. 15 in July.   Whitney will present a reading from the book on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m., at Water Street Books.   The Brattleboro, Vt., resident said she is excited

1 Comment
Read More >>

North Adams Happenings: Oct. 8-14
10:40AM / Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

North Adams Happenings
Brought to you by the MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center
and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events   Save The Date:        Thursday October 23rd MCLA Presents! After Party with John "Papa" Gros

Following a performance by New

1 Comment
Read More >>

North Adams Schools Unveil New Website
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
10:30AM / Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Important
20
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
6
Infuriating
1
Ridiculous
2

The school district's new site is colorful and user friendly.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The public schools unveiled a new website on Tuesday that's designed to be informative and user friendly.

The older site was limited and difficult to update, so the school district has been researching for a suitable vendor for several years.

"Edlio was the least expensive and seemed to be the most user-friendly and it was our choice," said Superintendent James Montepare at Tuesday's School Committee meeting. The Los Angeles company specializes in customized school websites.

The initial cost was $6,000, he said, but Business Manager Nancy Ziter got it down to $1,500.

"I

1 Comment
Read More >>

North Adams Planners Delay Decision on Private Solar Array
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
11:30PM / Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Important
0
Interesting
1
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
2

Engineer Christopher Tait explains the placement of a 650 kW solar array on land of Reservoir Road.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Planning Board on Monday continued a proposal on a private solar array to allow more time for answers and comments.

Borrego Solar Systems Inc., which is also proposing a 3.5 megawatt array on the city's closed landfill, had been planning two 650-kilowatt arrays on private land.

The applicant asked to withdraw without prejudice the array proposed for West Shaft Road, which the board approved, and presented the one for Reservoir Road.

The 121 5-by-6-foot panels would be installed on 3 acres of a 26-acre wooded property off Reservoir Road.

Engineer

1 Comment
Read More >>

Two Fundraisers Planned For Local Girl's Walk to Cure Diabetes Team
03:27PM / Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Important
1
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
0
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

Noelle's Belles, a JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team, is holding two fundraisers over Columbus Day  weekend.

The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes raises funds for scientific research to better treat, prevent and ultimately cure type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. For this reason, people with type 1 diabetes must take insulin in order to stay alive. Unlike type 2 diabetes, it cannot be controlled with lifestyle changes.

Noelle's Belles is the team of Williamstown third-grader Noelle Dravis, who was diagnosed with type 1  diabetes four years ago at

1 Comment
Read More >>

Page 4 of 226 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14 ... 226  
NorthAdams.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Sreet, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2011 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved