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North Adams Conservation Commission OKs Parking, Footpath
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
08:55PM / Monday, June 10, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city was approved to move forward with a parking lot as part of the planned renovation of Brayton Park.    The Conservation Commission had reservations about the additional hard surfaces near the Hoosic River and the city and its designer, Jeff Squire of Berkshire Design Group, had decided to hold back on that piece.    However, Squire and Community Development Director Michael Nuvallie were back before the commissioners on May 28 with a revamped parking plan that would make use of the proposed rain garden that was already in the park's plans.    "Because we had already made our determination at that meeting, there was

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Miss Hall's School Graduates 47 Students
02:18PM / Monday, June 10, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Forty-seven students, including 14 from Berkshire County and nearby communities, graduated on Sunday, June 2, during Miss Hall's School's 121st commencement.   Ceremonies took place under a large tent on the front lawn of the school's Holmes Road campus. Kristina Delgado, a social impact strategist and the founder of Hearts on Fleek, a social change consultancy, as well as a member of the class of 2009, delivered the address.   Among the graduates were the following local students: Charlotte Adelson, of Lee; Elizabeth Cachat, Dalton; Samantha Elliott, Pittsfield; Trudy Fadding, Glendale; Haylee Gleason, Pittsfield; Emily Grady, Pittsfield;

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Colorful Bus Stop Installed on Main Street
by TunnelVision 01:33PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Dental Staff Named to CHP Dental Practice in North Adams
12:22PM / Monday, June 10, 2019

From left, Kelly King, dental hygienist; Whitney Stengl, dental assistant; and Dr. Michael Wasserman will staff the new dental center.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A dentist and dental hygienist have been named to Community Health Programs new dental practice at CHP North Adams Family Medical and Dental Center, where a ribbon was just cut on the new facility.

Dr. Michael Wasserman, who previously worked in private practice in Pittsfield, is a graduate of the New York University College of Dentistry. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland and went on to serve as a general dentist in the U.S. Army, earning an Army Commendation Medal in 1983. That year, he began

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North Adams DPW Dealing With Water Line Break on Main Street
12:21PM / Monday, June 10, 2019
DPW workers have been able to open the gates to divert water away from the busted high-pressure under Main Street.    Water had to be turned off for one section Main Street (iBerkshires' and the bank) on Monday afternoon but we and others affected by the loss of water should see it return shortly. The road will continue to be closed at least until evening; the BRTA is picking up passengers at the entrance to the former K-mart parking lot on Main Street.    Crews are digging out where the pipe is broken to see if it needs to be replaced or patched. However, Commissioner of Public Services Timothy Lescarbeau said there will be some significant repairs to fix the road

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Berkshires Beat: South Church Raising Money for Solar Panels
12:07PM / Monday, June 10, 2019
Solar project

To offset the growing cost of electricity required to sustain its much-needed community missions, South Congregational Church in Pittsfield has embarked upon a solar energy project. Vivint Solar is installing 100 solar panels on the church roof this summer, at a cost of $103,500. The church is seeking to raise funds to pay for the cost of this energy-saving solar project.

South Congregational Church's historical downtown Pittsfield building is a welcoming complex that serves as a meeting house for many groups in our community. Community organizations such as Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Pittsfield Squares, Music Together, and the Pembury Bridge Club meet

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Hinds Sets Community Outreach Events for June
12:00PM / Monday, June 10, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The staff of state Sen. Adam G. Hinds, D-Pittsfield, will host two community outreach events during January.   The senator's staff will be available to meet with constituents in the communities of Plainfield and Alford for this month's staff office hours on Wednesday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Cummington Community House, at 33 Main St. Peru Town Hall, at 7 East Main Road

Appointments are not necessary but can be booked in advance by calling the Pittsfield office at 413-344-4561 or the Williamsburg office at 413-768-2373. These office hours provide an opportunity for those seeking assistance with state agencies or

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Weekly Berkshire County Junior Golf Schedule Set
Community submission,
10:19AM / Monday, June 10, 2019
The Berkshire County Junior Golf Program is open to boys and girls who are members of an Allied Golf Club and between the ages of 11‑18.   The participants compete in divisions determined by their age. Categories include 13 and under, 14 and 15, and 16 and over. There are six events to be held on Mondays throughout the summer with registration at the host club scheduled from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9. There will be optional tee times starting at 8:30 .   The host club will provide a short clinic on either the rules of golf or golf etiquette before players begin, providing there is time. The fee is $10 to 15 per player, which covers prizes and lunch. The field

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SteepleCats Continue Hot Start
06:54AM / Monday, June 10, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Scout Knotts went 3-for-5 with a double Sunday to lead the North Adams SteepleCats to a 5-1 win over Upper Valley at Joe Wolfe Field.   Nicholas Payero and Mason Ronan combined on the win on the mound.   Ronan started and struck out nine while allowing one run over four innings. Payero came on and threw five innings of scoreless relief to pick up the win.   Brian Picone and Paul Komisek each had a pair of hits in an 11-hit North Adams attack.   The SteepleCats (4-0) host the Valley Blue Sox on Tuesday.

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Pittsfield Hosting Firefighter Challenge Race This Weekend
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:13AM / Monday, June 10, 2019

Teams from all over the world compete in the challenge. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters from all over will swarm Pittsfield next weekend to test their skills against each other.   The Firefighter Combat Challenge is an obstacle course that designed to test firefighters on different tasks they've had to accomplish immediately on the scene of a fire — whether than be rolling out a hose or carrying a victim.   Wearing full gear the firefighters will race each other up a five-story tower with a hose, hoist hoses from the ground, chop I-beams, drag hoses, and carry a 175-pound "victim" 100 feet.    "It's a really good test of fitness

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Warbler Waves Migrating Through Berkshires
By Tor Hansen, iBerkshires columnist
05:49PM / Saturday, June 08, 2019

Yellow warblers nest along the Hoosic River and depend upon abundant insects. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Despite the cool spring weather, waves of warblers and songbirds are reaching their familiar feeding grounds, in the deciduous woodlands and sylvan edges, like the banks of the Hoosic River in North Adams.    Able songster species like yellow warblers and redstarts are once again filling available niches alongside the Hoosic River where shrubs and taller trees create thickets that offer protection for nesting birds. Linger a while to observe the prenuptial dance of male and female restarts that perform a spreading of wings and fanned out tale feathers in a ritualized

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Berkshires Receiving Nearly $8M in Chapter 90 Funds
Staff Reports,
05:11AM / Saturday, June 08, 2019

BOSTON  — Gov. Charlie Baker has signed H.69, An act financing improvements to municipal roads and bridges, which authorizes $200 million in Chapter 90 transportation funds to support all 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts.

  About ‭$7,820,310 of that will be heading to the Berkshires with the largest amount — $1.4 million — going to Pittsfield and its nearly 200 miles of roads. The second largest amount  of $435,324 goes to the county's other city, North Adams, which has just over 70 miles of road. Berkshire County total has about ‭1,598.63‬ miles of locally governed roads.    Boston, not surprisingly, gets the

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North Adams Superintendent Honored by Peers
09:28PM / Friday, June 07, 2019

Barbara Malkas is honored with the MASS President's Award.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Superintendent of Schools Barbara Malkas has been recognized by her peers for her professional accomplishment and her advocacy for students.    Malkas was presented with the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents' 2019 President's Award at the association's May conference.    A member of the MASS executive committee, she has been an educator for more than 32 years in the roles of science teacher, school administrator, district administrator, deputy superintendent, and superintendent. She has been superintendent of the North Adams Public Schools

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