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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Grown Hosts Spring Supper
10:46AM / Friday, April 05, 2019
Spring Supper

Berkshire Grown chefs will celebrate the coming of spring at the Spring Supper on Monday, April 8. Host chef Alex Hammond of the Mezze Restaurant Group has assembled a talented group of local chefs: Daire Rooney Corcoran from Morgan's at Interlaken Inn, Alex Hammond from Mezze Catering, James Lowe of the Pittsfield Country Club, Peter Platt from The Old Inn on The Green, and Doria Polinger of H.R. Zepplin Fine Handmade Chocolates. The chefs are collaborating on a farm-to-table menu that will highlight the freshness of the spring season.

This year's event is at the Country Club of Pittsfield and benefits Berkshire Grown and its win-win project, Share the Bounty. Share


Freeman Center Rally Raises Awareness of Domestic Violence
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
05:51PM / Thursday, April 04, 2019

Each flag represents a new victim of sexual or domestic assault in the Berkshires. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There were 345 flags in Park Square on Thursday, with each one representing a new local victim of domestic and sexual violence.   The Elizabeth Freeman Center placed one flag per new disclosure of sexual or domestic violence in 2018. And those are only the victims that received services from the organization.   The flags, coupled with a rally in the city's center, were intended to demonstrate the issue and the services the center provides.   "April is sexual assault awareness month so each year we put out flags for our survivors that we served the


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 Independent Investor: Coffee Prices at 13-Year Lows
By Bill Schmick,
04:45PM / Thursday, April 04, 2019
A few days ago, arabica coffee futures prices fell to a price they haven't seen since December 2005. But don't expect your morning cup of coffee to reflect those cheaper prices. The coffee business doesn't work like that.   Normally, when the price of a commodity falls (like oil), consumers can expect to see a drop in price at the gas pumps within a week or three. The same thing might happen if the price of beef, wheat, corn or any number of commodities experienced a decline in price, so why not coffee?   You might guess (as I did) that the demand for coffee by consumers must be falling, but that's not the case. In fact, more Americans are drinking at least one cup

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'Us': It Takes Two to Terrorize
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
04:38PM / Thursday, April 04, 2019
Point of disclosure: Save for classics like "Dracula" (1931) and "Frankenstein" (1931), I'm a scaredy-cat when it comes to horror films. I'm not simply afraid of them, but rather, in the parlance of childhood, "a-scared'"of them. That is, until now. Gripping my armrests in anticipation of a body-elevating jolt whilst viewing film auteur Jordan Peale's "Us," his unconnected followup to the highly praised "Get Out" (2017), the epiphany dawned on me.   Having lived through the last two years of the real-life horror that has masqueraded as American politics, I am immunized. Any fiction purporting to be horror pales in


Clarksburg Officials Preparing for Debt Exclusion Questions
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:32AM / Thursday, April 04, 2019

The Select Board is considering one or two information sessions
to explain the need for a debt exclusion.  CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Elected officials are preparing for information sessions to lay out to voters the need for a debt exclusion to borrow $1 million over five years.    The town is hoping to use that money to address numerous needs for roads, buildings, equipment and the infrastructure at the elementary school. The money would be equally split at $500,000 for the town and $500,000 for the school.     "We need to have a good concrete plan to present to the voters," said Select Board Chairman Ronald Boucher at a meeting held Wednesday


Westfield State Baseball Tops MCLA
09:45PM / Wednesday, April 03, 2019
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Westfield State used a five-run eighth inning to pull away to an 11-6 win over the MCLA Trailblazers Wednesday afternoon in MASCAC action.   The game was originally scheduled to be played in North Adams but was moved to Westfield due to wet field conditions.   The Owls started fast putting up three runs in the top of the first off Trailblazer starter Mike Urbanski (2-2).  Westfield's Anthony Crowley belted a two run homer to deep left for an early 2-0 advantage. The Owls added another run on Aaron Clancy's sacrifice fly which scored Nick Martin to make it 3-0 after one inning of play.   The Owls added another run after a Trailblazer miscue put


Briggsville Water District Votes in New Board
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:50PM / Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Carl McKinney, town administrator and district member, convenes the meeting. Select Board Chairman Ronald Boucher, who also attended, says the town will be supportive of the new board's efforts. CLARKSBURG, Mass. — It took only a few minutes, but the Briggsville Water District once again has a board of water commissioners.    Only a handful of the 180 members of the district attended the short meeting held Tuesday at the Senior Center to reconstitute an oversight board that's been missing for years.    Nominated and voted to the board was Mary Giron of Hayden Hill; accepted as indicating interest but not attending was Deborah Lapine and Judy Licht,


MassDOT Announces Enhanced Teen Driver Initiative
12:28PM / Wednesday, April 03, 2019

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Registry of Motor Vehicles, in collaboration with Safe Roads Alliance and program sponsors Safety Insurance, Toyota North America, and the Massachusetts National Guard has announced that "The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program" has been updated and is now available at statewide full-service RMV Service Centers and online. A copy of the guide will be distributed for free to all Junior Operators when they obtain their learner’s permits.

"We're pleased to continue our partnership with the Safe Roads Alliance and founding sponsor Safety Insurance, and welcome new sponsors Toyota and the Massachusetts

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Biz Briefs: Wild Oats Launches New Catering Website
11:43AM / Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Catering website

Wild Oats Market, a cooperatively owned natural foods grocery store, bakery and cafe, has launched a new catering website that will streamline the ordering process for customers. The new site, which also include meat and seafood, will allow customers to begin their order online with a few clicks and get a preliminary quote in real time, anytime of the day or night.

Wild Oats has been offering catering services for over ten years in their Main Street location, which includes a full-service kitchen and bakery. The ingredients are organic, in-season and locally sourced whenever possible and they use humanely raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free meat and sustainable


Try to Avoid 'Titanic' Investment Mistakes
Submitted by Edward Jones,
10:42AM / Wednesday, April 03, 2019

It has been 107 years this month since the tragedy of the Titanic. Of course, this disaster has fascinated the world ever since, leading to books, movies, musicals and, ultimately, a successful search for the big ship's remains. On the positive side, commercial shipping lines learned a great deal from the Titanic, resulting in safer travel across the oceans.

And as an investor, you, too, may be able to draw some important lessons from what happened on that cold April night more than a century ago.

So, to avoid some "titanic" investment mistakes, consider the following:

* Create a financial strategy with a solid foundation. Although considered a technological marvel, the


North Adams Committee Advises Deed Restriction on Mohawk Marquee
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:39AM / Wednesday, April 03, 2019

The Community Development Committee discussed restrictions on the potential sale of the Mohawk Theater. Only a few people attended the meeting.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Community Development Committee is recommending two restrictions related to the request for proposals being prepared for the Mohawk Theater.   The three-member board is advising that RFP include that the buyer shall maintain the historical integrity of the marquee in perpetuity and that all proposals be presented at a public meeting before the mayor's office selects one.    The idea of selling the historic theater has lead to strong debate at City Council and Community Development

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North Adams Happenings: April 3-9
11:08AM / Tuesday, April 02, 2019
North Adams Happenings: 
April 3 - 9   Volunteer


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