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SteepleCats Fall On The Road In Winnipesaukee
By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats
10:16PM / Tuesday, July 03, 2018

LACONIA, NH. —On one of the warmest weeks on record in New England over the last few years, the SteepleCats seem to be feeling the heat.

Traveling up to New Hampshire on Tuesday, the SteepleCats took on the Winnipesaukee Muskrats at Robbie Mills Field. Early offense and dominant pitching for the Muskrats eventually led to the SteepleCats dropping the game by the score of 6-3 to the home team.

As the away team, the SteepleCats batted first and were able to plate an early run after Jacob Jablonski hit into a fielder’s choice, bringing in Greg Cavaliere.

However, the Muskrats were able to respond in the bottom half of the inning, scoring three runs off of North Adams starting


North Adams 4th Of July Fireworks Celebration
By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats
03:40PM / Tuesday, July 03, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —The North Adams SteepleCats and the City of North Adams host their annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration this Wednesday following the SteepleCats game against the Sanford Mainers.

As of Tuesday, The SteepleCats roll into Wednesday having won four out of their last five games, propelled by the bats of Jackson Coutts, Greg Cavaliere, Joe Porricelli, and others. They look to get their third win over the Sanford Mainers so far this season, falling only once in a walk-off Sanford victory but cashing in two dominating victories by the scores of 14-8 and 11-7.

The Grand Finale Sponsors for this year’s celebration organized by the City of North Adams are Big Y


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

Roberson, Wiggins, Cross Lead Team to Giorgi League Win
01:59PM / Tuesday, July 03, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Tank Roberson scored 12 points, and Joe Wiggins added 11 Monday to lead Yard Work by Dan to a 56-50 win over Fortitude Strength & Conditioning in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Keiland Cross scored 10 with six rebounds and a pair of blocks in the win.   Fortitude's Lucas Strafford had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Bill Janner scored 10 in the loss.   In Monday's other game, Kingsbread/Flynn & Dagnoli defeated Moresi & Associates, 61-26.   Dave Wellington scored 20, and Lawrence Carrier had 19 points and 15 boards to go with three blocks int he win.   Pete Barrow scored nine to lead


Force, Thunder in Babe Ruth Regional this Weekend in Pittsfield
01:42PM / Tuesday, July 03, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Berkshire Force and Greylock Thunder will take the field on Thursday for the start of the four-day Babe Ruth New England Regional Softball Championships in the under-14 and under-16 divisions.   Up to 34 games will be played between Thursday and Sunday at the Doyle Complex on Benedict Road with two teams advancing from the regional to earn the right to play in the 2018 Babe Ruth World Series in Jensen Beach, Fla.   There are seven teams from five New England states competing in the U14 division.   The Greylock Thunder, representing Western Massachusetts, will meet the host Berkshire Force at 6 p.m. on Thursday to open the tournament.   Each team


More Drury Student Art Installed on Cascade Building
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:58AM / Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Drury art teacher Phoebe Pepper, left, stands with four of the student artists whose work now appears on the Cascade School Supplies building in Brown Street.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — This was the seventh year new artwork by Drury High School students has been installed on the side of the Cascade School Supplies building on Brown Street.

"Again we stand here in awe," Cascade President Pete Cote said Monday during a brief ceremony.

This was the first year that Mayor Thomas Bernard was on hand during the ceremony to see the art and a handful of the artists first-hand.

"It's incredible," Bernard said.

And this was the last year that Drury High art teacher


SwampBats Snap SteepleCats Win Streak
By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats
12:13AM / Tuesday, July 03, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —The week-long fire that has been the SteepleCats offense has finally seemed to cool down.

In a makeup game for the June 24th contest, the Keene SwampBats traveled to North Adams and gathering hits all across the field while driving in a total of 14 runs for an eventual 14-2 win over the North Adams SteepleCats.

The SwampBats offense came alive early on Monday, bringing in eight of their fourteen runs in just the first three innings. Much of this damage was done off of SteepleCats starting pitcher Cam Kovachik. The right-hander surrendered the eight runs off of nine hits while walking three.

There wasn’t much help in the field near the start of the game, as


Biz Briefs: Mack Molding Gives $5 Million to SVMC ER Project
02:57PM / Monday, July 02, 2018
Mack gift

Mack Molding, the privately owned business of Don Kendall and his family, has donated $5 million for the emergency department expansion and renovation project at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. "The Kendall Emergency Department" will be unveiled at a ribbon-cutting event once the future project is approved by the state and construction is completed. The gift constitutes the largest in the health system’s history since Henry W. Putnam, Sr. bequeathed the Bennington public water system for the construction of this community hospital over 100 years ago.

Don Kendall is the CEO of Mack Group, the parent company of Mack Molding, a leading supplier of contract


Berkshires Beat: Community Access to the Arts Show Celebrates Creativity
02:16PM / Monday, July 02, 2018
Part of it all

Community Access to the Arts presents its annual art show, "I Am a Part of Art," part of CATA's 25th anniversary year, in partnership with the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass., and the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in Pittsfield, Mass.

The first exhibit runs from July 1-Aug. 19 at the Clark Art Institute’s Lunder Center at Stone Hill at 227 South St., Williamstown, MA, with a free "Meet the Artists" event on Aug. 2 from 1 to 2 p.m. The Clark Art Institute is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the course of the exhibit. Admission is free.

The second exhibit hangs at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts at 28 Renne Ave. in


Girard's 10 Help Alton & Westall Edge Central Radio in Giorgi League
11:14AM / Monday, July 02, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Justin Girard scored 10 points, and Hayden Bird added eight to lead Alton & Westall Real Estate to a 48-44 win over Central Radio on Sunday in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Nick Dabrowski led Central Radio with 19 points, and Dahndray Sistrunk added 17 in the loss.   In Sunday's other game, the Celtics beat Sunday Hoops, 54-30.   Jeric Taylor scored nine, and Keith Czubryt, Wyatt Tucker and Chris Bennett each had eight in a balanced Celtics attack.   Bob Malloy scored 16 to lead Sunday Hoops.   Monday's games at Noel Field will start at 7 p.m. because of the current heat wave.   Kingsbread/Flynn & Dagnoli will


Callboxes Decorated by Drury Students to Be Installed Downtown
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:58AM / Monday, July 02, 2018

The Public Arts Commission hears about the callbox project. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Public Arts Commission has given the go-ahead for a student-art project along Route 2, pending an installed example.    Emily Schiavone, outreach coordinator for the North Adams Public Schools, presented the plans to the commission on Thursday.    Ten callboxes that were recently decommissioned by the Fire Department were given to Drury High School for an art project. Schiavone said the boxes were painted by six students to displayed downtown.    "The thought was to display them along the Route 2 corridor, along the backside of downtown, and loop along to Main


Clarksburg Senior Center Members Want Assurances
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:12AM / Monday, July 02, 2018

Town officials assure Senior Center members that any outside uses of the center would be around their schedule.  CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The Select Board is assuring the users of the Senior Center that any proposals to rent out the center won't affect their programs.    "We talked about ways to raise money for the town," explained Chairman Ronald Boucher. "What we want to look at is the possibility of renting the building out as a way to raise funds."   Eight of the regulars at the Senior Center attended last Wednesday's meeting to express their concerns over leasing the space, cleanup responsibilities, grant funding for its operation

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SteepleCats Top League Leaders for Fourth Straight Win
By Stephen Dravis, Sports
09:26PM / Sunday, July 01, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The Valley Blue Sox came into Sunday’s game at Joe Wolfe Field as the best team in NECBL this season.   But the North Adams SteepleCats are playing their best baseball of the season.   And a two-double, three-RBI performance by Greg Cavaliere kept the ‘Cats on a roll as they earned a 6-4 win over the New England Collegiate Baseball League Northern Division leaders.   Colby Fortin pitched 2-⅓ innings of two-hit relief to earn the win on the mound and North Adams (8-11) earned its fourth straight victory.   “Definitely, the pitching, the starting pitching, the bullpen has been lights out,” Cavaliere said of the secret to


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