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Berkshire Battalion Hockey Moving From North Adams
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
05:31PM / Friday, June 26, 2015
Battalion owner William Dadds said he'll provide bus service for fans when the team lands in either New York or Connecticut. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Less than two weeks after saying the Berkshire Battalion would return for the 2015-16 season, the club's new owner said on Friday that he is taking it to Connecticut or New York.    "Thank you Battalion fans. Moving to new location," read a post on the team's Facebook page. "But I will make sure we provide bus service for several games."   It is unknown whether the North Adams fan base will enjoy a bus ride to Danbury, Conn., or Brewster, N.Y., the two towns Battalion owner Bill Dadds

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Clarksburg Planners OK Golf Course Solar Array, Clubhouse
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:24PM / Friday, June 26, 2015
Jeffrey Galarneau, a project engineer with VHB, reviews the plans for the solar array and clubhouse at Thursday's Planning Board meeting.

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The Planning Board on Thursday gave final approval to a solar array and clubhouse renovations at the former North Adams Country Club.

The two elements comprise the first phase of the renovations at what is now the Boulder Creek Golf Club; the second phase, the development of the course itself, will come before the board later. The hearing was held at the Senior Center with a few residents in attendance.

The 1.25 megawatt solar array will have more than 4,000 panels over 4 acres and generate enough energy to power about


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

The Mom Review: Fairy Tales Come True at Jacob's Pillow
By Rebecca Dravis,
12:23PM / Friday, June 26, 2015

The stepsisters, far right, stole the show at 'Cinderella.'

BECKET, Mass. — One of the most amazing things about the New York Theatre Ballet's production of "Cinderella" was revealed after the show during a post-show question-and-answer session at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival on Thursday evening.

In a response to an audience question about the company's outreach in New York City Schools, founder and artistic director Diana Byer explained that the company had expanded a program that took children living in homeless shelters and introduced them to dance for two weeks to a scholarship program for children with talent and passion for


WPT Earns Giorgi Summer League Win
08:28AM / Friday, June 26, 2015
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Aliah Curry scored 12 points, and Megan Vaughan added 10 with five rebounds to lead Williamstown Physical Therapy to a 48-45 win over Tony's Electric/Flynn & Dagnoli in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League on Thursday night at Noel Field.   Courtney Kegresse scored a game-high 22 with six boards and two blocks for Tony's.   In addition to the clash between women's league rivals, Thursday night featured two games in the high school league.   In Game 1, Hoosac Valley's Calog Cunagin scored 14 points, and Dahndray Sistrunk and J.P. Levesque added 13 and 11, respectively, in a 58-31 win over Berkshire Hoops.   Antwaun Fye scored


Superior Court Briefs: June 24
Staff Reports,
08:03PM / Thursday, June 25, 2015
Cases heard before Judge MaryLou Rup on Wednesday, June 24.   Joseph Wiggins, 38, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card, and armed career felon.   He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $5,000 cash or $50,000 surety bail. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at his home on May 8, 2015.   William Morrison Jr., 31, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on three counts of receiving stolen property, two counts of breaking and entering in the daytime, two counts of larceny over $250, and single counts of


Berkshire Mountaineers Head to AAU Nationals
By Shannon Boyer, Sports
02:02PM / Thursday, June 25, 2015
“All joking aside” seems to be the perfect idiom for the 11th grade Berkshire Mountaineers girls AAU team in the 2015 season.   After winning the Massachusetts Division 3 State Championship, they proved that it was no joke and that a trip to Nationals in Florida was in order for planning.   “Jon [Frederick] and I had an ongoing joke with the girls that if we won this tournament we would go to Florida and play in the national tournament,” head coach Frank Field said. “Well, I thought it was just a joke until about 60 seconds after the finals match and one of the girls came up to us and said ‘Okay, let’s start planning our trip to


SteepleCats Slug Past High-Flying Gulls
09:55AM / Thursday, June 25, 2015
NEWPORT, R.I. -- The Newport Gulls were undefeated at home for the 2015 NECBL season. Its pitchers also had a collective 2.01 team ERA. Coming into Wednesday night, the team was riding an eight-game winning streak in New England Collegiate Baseball League play.   The North Adams SteepleCats had something to say about all of those things, and wasted no time breaking out the lumber before a crowd of 2,563 people at Cardines Field.   The result was a 13-0 runaway victory for North Adams.   Dan Shea singled with Logan Boyher and Jim Haley on base in the top of the first. Haley advanced to second while Boyher scored. Shea and Haley would then score in their own rights on a Victor


Aitken, Frank Field Contracting Rally to Win
09:42AM / Thursday, June 25, 2015
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Nick Aitken scored 11 of his 15 points in the last 1 minute, 30 seconds to lead Frank Field Contracting to a 47-43 win over Waubeeka Golf Links in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League on Wednesday night.   Paul Oparowski Jr. scored 14 points with seven rebounds, and Zach Ziemba added 10 points in the win.   Justin Daigle scored a game-high 18 points with eight rebounds and three blocks for Waubeeka.   In Wednesday's other game, Brandon Crouse and Geoff Kondell each scored 14 points to lead Moonlight Diner to a 77-42 win over Pete's Gun Shop/Maselli & Field.   Kondell added eight rebounds and four blocks in the win.   Pete's


North County Bids Farewell to NBCC Leader Bashevkin
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
10:45PM / Wednesday, June 24, 2015
NBCC's outgoing founder Alan Bashevkin was surprised at his farewell party with Red Sox paraphernalia and that the Sox were retiring his number (which really wasn't true.) See more photos here.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It's been a series of goodbyes for Alan Bashevkin.

The founder and longtime leader of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition announced in March that he was stepping down after 29 years "to try something different."

Community and agency officials have taken notice: the state Department of Public Health awarded him the 2015 Commissioners Leadership Award in April, he said his goodbyes at the annual NBCC meeting last week and on Friday was

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Morrison Berkshire Forces Game 3 in N.A. Little League Series
By Shannon Boyer, Sports
09:14PM / Wednesday, June 24, 2015
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The North Adams Little League's Morrison Berkshire team handed Mountain One its first loss of the season Wednesday evening with a 9-6 victory in the second game of the best of three City Championship series at Fallon Field.   The teams will meet again on Friday for a winner-takes-all Game 3.   Wednesday's winnning rally came in the third inning for Morrison Berkshire and started with an RBI single for Justin Cowell. It was then followed by a two-run double from Omar Uqdah and an RBI single for Sean Summer to make it 6-1  after three innings.   In the top of the fourth inning Morrison Berkshire pitcher Cowell, loaded the bases with two outs,

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Solid Sound Opens Friday at Mass MoCA
By Tammy Daniels,
04:38PM / Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The main stage at Joe's Field is getting the final touches for the performances beginning Friday night at Solid Sound.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art was a hive of energy on Wednesday as staff and volunteers made ready for more than 7,000 concertgoers expected to descend on the city this weekend.

The three-day Solid Sound Festival — Wilco Weekend to the locals — opens Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Mass MoCA with music, comedy, art installations, vendors and more.

Saturday is sold out but three-day passes are still available, as are one-day tickets for Friday and Sunday.

Curated by the genre-bending alternative band Wilco, the festival has


The Classical Beat: Tanglewood Defines Summer Music in the Berkshires
By Stephen Dankner, iBerkshires Staff
01:18PM / Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tanglewood in Lenox has a variety of opening week events.

For many music lovers, Tanglewood in Lenox virtually defines music in the Berkshires. It is the largest summer presenter, with the most comprehensive schedule of performances across the full spectrum of musical styles and genres.

Before getting into imminent opening events, bookmark the Boston Symphony’s websites, or for the full summer concert schedule, season highlights, tickets and general information.

During the opening week’s events, from Thursday, June 25, through Wednesday, July 1, Tanglewood celebrates the opening of their celebratory 75th Music Festival with a sampling


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