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News and events in North Adams, Mass.

SyFy’s Ghost Hunters Return to The Mount for Season Finale
12:50PM / Monday, November 16, 2015

LENOX, Mass. — SyFy’s hit show "Ghost Hunters" will conclude its current season with a trip back to The Mount, Edith Wharton's home in Lenox, to investigate reports of increased paranormal activity since TAPS last visited in 2008. The episode entitled “1st Edition Apparition” will air on the SyFy channel on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 9 p.m.

According to Rebecka McDougall, communication director for The Mount, the TAPs team contacted her last November to film a follow up to their previous investigation five years earlier. At that time, the Ghost Hunters felt the evidence was inconclusive. The 2008 visit was aired as the third episode of season five of the


Ioka Valley Farm Donates Tons of Food to Area Food Pantries
11:51AM / Monday, November 16, 2015

Squash is en route to local food pantries from Ioka Valley Farm.

HANCOCK, Mass. - Many many families and individuals will enjoy cooking and eating squash and pumpkins that they received from pantries and food sites throughout Berkshire County as a result of the the generosity of the Leab family of Ioka Valley Farm.

More than 4,000 pounds of squash and pumpkins were gleaned this past week by volunteers coordinated by Hoosac Harvest. The cars of volunteers were fully loaded with tons of medium squash varieties ( Butternut, Buttercup, Acorn, Delcata), large Hubbard squash, Cheese Wheel and Crookneck pumpkins, and small sugar  pumpkins. Over a couple of pickups at


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

Berkshire County Arc Celebrates Accomplishments
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:25AM / Monday, November 16, 2015

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County Arc is as much family as support agency.

That was the message on Friday morning as some 200 staff and clients filled the Itam Lodge for the nonprofit organization's 61st annual meeting.

"When it started it was just a job, now it's become a passion ...  I've learned so much from every individual I've worked with, from every staff member, every supervisor and I can't imagine doing anything else for a living," said Barbara Tanski, BC Arc's brain injury site manager for 11 years and this year's recipient of the Carol Craighead Mission Award.

Craighead, who died in 2010, had been involved with BC Arc for


Coalition Forum: A Healthy Future Is In Our Hands
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:26AM / Monday, November 16, 2015

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Although the abrupt closure of North Adams Regional Hospital a year and a half ago saddened and angered the community, that same community now has a unique opportunity to shape the future of health and health care.

That was one of the main messages emphasized Friday during the monthly Northern Berkshire Community Coalition forum, which focused this month on "Community Needs" in relation to health care. A second forum on "Community Solutions" will be held in January.   "The big central theme is participation," NBCC Executive Director Adam Hinds said to kick off the forum, attended by about 75 people. "It's really


Adams Man Facing Charges in Stamford Crash
Staff Reports,
12:26AM / Sunday, November 15, 2015

STAMFORD, Vt. — An Adams, Mass., man is facing charges after crashing his car early Saturday morning.

State police say Dorian Bigelow, 19, lost control of his 2007 Hyundai Tiburon at about 3 a.m. and left the road, smashing into a group of trees.

There was wet snow on the road but Trooper Thomas Stange said "alcohol appeared to be a contributing factor in the crash."

The crash occurred near 1111 East Road.

The vehicle incurred heavy front end damage. Bigelow was taken to the emergency facility in North Adams, Mass., for minor injuries related to the airbag's deployment.

Criminal charges are pending the results of the investigation.


MCLA Volleyball Falls in ECAC Tourney Final
09:19PM / Saturday, November 14, 2015
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The top-seeded Endicott College Gulls swept past the second seeded MCLA Trailblazers, 3-0, to win the ECAC New England Division III championship Saturday afternoon in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.   Endicott's Alleigh VandeMerkt was selected as the tournament's most outstanding player as she led the Gulls with 23 assists, 12 digs, and 5 aces in the championship match victory.   The Gulls (24-10) earned set victories of 25-22, 27-25, and 25-16 to claim the crown. The turning point of the match came in the second set as Endicott appeared poised to grab a 2-0 lead when they led 24-21 following an MCLA attack error. The Trailblazers (24-11)


@the Market: Buy the Dip
By Bill Schmick,
10:06AM / Saturday, November 14, 2015

Markets sold off this week but not everywhere. While the U.S. and Europe suffered a bout of profit taking, parts of Asia did fine. Investors should expect more volatility on the home front next week.

The mood among investment advisors was somber, if not downright bearish, at the Schwab investment conference in Boston. Over the last week, hundreds of money managers, including yours truly, sat through educational and investment sessions given by some of the best minds on Wall Street. Why so glum?

Many were worried that global growth would continue to slow and drag our economy down with it. Then there were the Fed Heads, who changed their mind about a December rate hike for the umpteenth


Talk to Focus on Proper Development of Young Athletes
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
06:24AM / Saturday, November 14, 2015
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — It is no surprise that USA Hockey wants to develop better hockey players.   It may be a surprise that it is promoting a philosophy that will help develop better baseball players, lacrosse players and even basketball players.   The American Development Model is an initiative of USA Hockey that looks to change the paradigm in youth sports in American — moving away from specialization and programs that emphasize competition over practice.   On Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m., USA Hockey's Roger Grillo will lead a discussion about the ADM in the Reily Room at Williams College's Weston Field Complex.   "Part of the messaging


'Spectre': Keeps the Bond Spirit Alive
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
06:20PM / Friday, November 13, 2015

Director Sam Mendes's "Spectre," the 24th James Bond film produced by Eon Productions, is a snazzy, action-filled hoot ... a nearly $300 million extravaganza that pays dutiful homage to the franchise's past while passionately bringing 007 into the techno-charged present. It is a grand synthesis of all things Bond ... a blend of man, machine and moral heroism again sublimely evinced by Daniel Craig.

Perhaps a tad more anticipatory than the two teen-aged boys to my right, I was there not just to be entertained, but to see that right was done by my man ... the secret agent every guy wants to be, and every woman wishes to be romanced by, or so I'm told. I mean, I was


The Independent Investor: 'Bag Lady' Syndrome and You
By Bill Schmick,
06:02PM / Friday, November 13, 2015

Ladies, are you secretly terrified that you are going to end up penniless on the streets, begging for enough money to feed yourself? Well, join the crowd because almost 50 percent of women share your anxiety.

That's right, a high percentage of women, even those who make more than $30,000 per year (and 27 percent of women who have salaries over $200,000) are secretly (or not so secretly) worrying that they will become destitute in their old age. The study, conducted by Allianz, an insurance company, surveyed 2,200 women between the ages of 25 and 75.

You might discount these findings, figuring that most of the women surveyed were stay-at-home wives or wealthy widows. You would be


Health Officials Encourage Uninsured to Get Enrolled
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:03PM / Friday, November 13, 2015

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Massachusetts has a good record on insuring its residents — 96.3 percent of the population is covered.

So it's that 3.7 percent without insurance that health officials are focusing on during this open enrollment period.

"We're really down to a small number of people ... We want them to know that insurance is important not only for health wise in order to be able to go to the doctor and get help when your sick or hurt but also financially," said Jason Lefferts, spokesman for the state's Health Insurance Connector Authority, on Friday morning. "It's a lot cheaper to go to the doctor when you have health


Adams Transfer Station Should Receive Permitting
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:53AM / Friday, November 13, 2015

ADAMS, Mass. — The state Department of Environmental Protection says Adams should have no problem with permitting if it wants to change its recycling station into a transfer station.  

Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District Program Coordinator Sandy Totter told the committee Thursday that after touring the recycling facility with a MassDEP representative, it was concluded that the station could be permitted as a transfer station.

"They don't see any problems in permitting that site for a full-service transfer station," Totter said. "They want us to ease into it."

The town of Adams has showed interest in establishing a transfer station as a


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