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North Adams City Council Seeking Legal Opinion on Pillar Art
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:13AM / Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The opening of the Marshall Street murals in 2012. Two councilors have submitted a request for the city to determine if they can be restored. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council wants a legal opinion before it makes any decision regarding the so-called "pillar art."   Councilors voted unanimously to send a request from Councilors Jason LaForest and Marie T. Harpin to test the viability of the overpainted murals to the General Government Committee with the amendment it would formulate questions for the city solicitor.    LaForest introduced the amendment seeking a "determination of precedence."   "The 'Harmonic Bridge'

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Bird Leads MCLA Men to Sixth Straight Win
10:35PM / Tuesday, January 14, 2020
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Drury High School graduate Hayden Bird scored 16 points off the bench, and the Trailblazer men's basketball team rallied past the visiting Fitchburg State Falcons, 78-65, in MASCAC action from the Amsler Campus Center.     MCLA won its sixth straight as they improve to 9-4 overall, but more importantly 2-0 in the conference. The Falcons dropped to 7-8 overall and are 1-1 in the league.   The first half saw seven lead changes as both teams went on spurts. Fitchburg opened up a 19-13 lead after a Charles Doss drive and then Xavier Betancourt drilled a3-pointer with 12:33 left til halftime. The Falcons kept the lead and eventually hold a 27-20

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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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by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012

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BArT Comes Back for Big Win at the Armory
06:20PM / Tuesday, January 14, 2020

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Down 12 points with a minute left in the third quarter, things were looking bleak for the BArT Charter basketball team on Tuesday evening.
 
Not as bleak as it used to when BArT took on Hardwick's Eagle Hill School. But not good by any stretch.
 
But then the Wolfpack rallied.
 
A 16-4 run spanning the third and fourth quarters tied it. An William Peets knocked down a free throw with 10 seconds left to put BArT on top for good in an 60-57 win.
 
"These guys never feel like you're ever down," BArT coach Robert Daugherty said. "They always play like we're gonna win.
 
"That's what they do. They come back. They

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Business Owners: Plan for Next Phase of Life
Submitted by Edward Jones,
03:49PM / Tuesday, January 14, 2020

As a business owner, you're always thinking of what you need to do now. But you can't forget about the future – yours and that of your business. So it may be a good idea to consider your personal retirement plan and business succession strategy.

Let's start by looking at a few retirement plan possibilities:

* Solo 401(k): This plan, which is also known as an Owner-only 401(k), is available to self-employed individuals and business owners with no full-time employees other than themselves or a spouse. A Solo 401(k) offers many of the same advantages of a traditional 401(k): a range of investment options, tax-deductible contributions and the opportunity for tax-deferred

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North Adams Happenings: Jan. 15-21
11:05AM / Tuesday, January 14, 2020
SAVE THE DATE January 25 - MASS MoCA Community Day
FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION ALL DAY
Free for all who walk through the doors, our annual community celebration is brimming with art-making, gallery tours, live music, pop-up performances, fun photos, and tons more to inspire and explore. Kidspace turns 20 this year — join the festivities as we celebrate two decades of bringing engaging exhibitions and a vibrant art studio to both children and adults.Check "More information." for a full schedule of events.More information.

January 26 - Hoosic River

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North Adams OKs Restaurant at Greylock Works
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:56AM / Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Chef Brian Alberg, left, and Greylock Works owner Sal Perry explain the concept behind the Break Room, a restaurant planned for the former mill on State Road.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Greylock Works is expanding yet again, this time with a restaurant under acclaimed chef Brian Alberg.    The Planning Board on Monday night approved the addition of the restaurant, The Break Room, to the renovated mill space on State Road. Greylock Works — the former Cariddi Mill — is in the midst of a nearly decade-long renovation that has included the refurbishment of the Weave Shed into an event space, the development of co-working spaces and the installment of two

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North Adams City Council Asked to Intercede in 'Pillar Art' Stalemate
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
06:13PM / Monday, January 13, 2020
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The matter of the "pillar art" will be brought before the City Council on Tuesday.    Councilors Marie T. Harpin and Jason Laforest are asking that the council order that pillars under the Veterans Memorial Bridge be tested to determine if the artwork that was painted over nearly three years ago can be restored.    "As the legislative body of the city. it is our responsibility to listen to our constituents and act on their behalf to resolve this grievance. Due to the two and a half year failure to resolve this disappointing loss of public art created by our public school children, we request the City Council take action to

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Youth Soccer Officials Course Offered
Community submission,
03:42PM / Monday, January 13, 2020
LENOX, Mass. -- The Massachusetts State Referee Committee will offer a new soccer referee course in our area for anyone interested in becoming a USSF Soccer Official.   The Berkshire County Youth Soccer League will provide a stipend toward the new offical's kit of $50, once a new official completes 10 games in a calendar year. The referee is responsible for submitting their game count.    The course will be offered Sunday, Jan.  19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, 445 Pittsfield Road, Lenox.   To register, go to https://www.massref.net/Central/courseofferings.cfm, click on the class for Lenox.   Pre-payment of $115 made out to MSRC is required to

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Harrington Receives McCann Superintendent's Award
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:30PM / Monday, January 13, 2020

The McCann School Committee, with new member Peter Breen, meets last week.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School senior Vanessa Harrington has been presented with the Superintendent's Award for 2019.   "You will lead the rest of the world," Superintendent James Brosnon said Thursday in front of Harrington's family and the School Committee. "You have that innate piece."   Each year, superintendents across the state award one student with a Certificate of Academic Excellence, sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents.   Typically the award is given out in December, however, the multi-talented

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North Adams School Officials Talk Next Steps in Greylock Project
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
04:02AM / Monday, January 13, 2020
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — While Greylock School has been accepted into the first steps of a school renovation program, it will take years for the process to play out.   "There are lots of considerations and documentation to complete along the way that ultimately will inform our feasibility and design," Superintendent Barbara Malkas said. "We are looking at a seven-year time window from entering into eligibility to actually completing the process."   Malkas had been asked to update the School Committee last Tuesday on the status of the feasibility study with Massachusetts School Building Authority.   The MSBA Board of Directors voted to invite the

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Four Freedoms March Again Draws Large Crowd to Pittsfield
By Jeff Snoonian, Special to iBerkshires
12:47AM / Monday, January 13, 2020

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey was the keynote speaker at Sunday's Four Freedoms Coalition rally. He attended a fundraiser for state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier's campaign prior to the march.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Hundreds of people marched Sunday afternoon under a brilliant sky from City Hall to the Colonial Theatre, chanting "No hate, no fear, everyone is welcome here!"   The Four Freedoms March was held to acknowledge the four freedoms that were outlined by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a State of the Union address nearly 80 years ago.   He described them as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. The Four

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New Owners Take Over Williamstown's Nature's Closet
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
06:26AM / Sunday, January 12, 2020

Amy Jeschawitz, left, and Beth McLean purchased Nature's Closet on Spring Street on Jan. 2. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — From boots to berries and from sweaters to smoothies, Nature's Closet has been a fixture on Spring Street for 10 years.   It started this year under new — but very familiar — management.   Longtime store manager Beth McLean and friend Amy Jeschawitz bought the combination outdoor store/smoothie shop on Jan. 2 from founder Steve Hinchcliffe.   In between greeting the familiar faces of longtime customers and chasing after a rambunctious puppy who has taken up residence in one of the store's front windows, McLean last week

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