Coalition addresses homelessness in Berkshire County

Coalition addresses homelessness in Berkshire County

The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition assembled for their monthly meeting inside First Baptist Church to discuss homelessness, economic stability and the housing market as a whole. “This topic came up across the board. Housing and homelessness strikes the entire community,” NBCC Executive Director Amber Besaw said. “It’s not just about the homeless. It’s also about […]

Adams, Cheshire officials tour district’s three schools

Adams, Cheshire officials tour district’s three schools

Adams Cheshire Regional School District Superintendent Robert Putnam led a collection of Adams and Cheshire officials on a tour of the district’s three school buildings, highlighting the conditions of each and discussing repercussions of grade reconfigurations. Tours of all three schools come after the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management made recommendations, on […]

A Starseed Odyessy

A Starseed Odyessy

Meet Dayne Herndon. Herndon lives in Monterey, Massachusetts. He is 23 years old and stands tall at over 6 feet. He rocks long brown hair, swept across his face in an almost extended, new wave “I Ran” look. By every outward account, Herndon looks like a Berkshire County 20-something. But Herndon is an extraterrestrial. “I’m […]

Green Committee still upset with project status

Green Committee still upset with project status

Some Green Dalton Committee members are still upset with the Board of Selectmen and Town Manager Kenneth Walto over what they call inaction and missed opportunities for more grant funding. The town’s selectmen met Jan. 9 and ultimately produced what Board of Selectmen Chairman John Bartels called a “Green Communities Grant Project Update.” The document […]

Mass MoCA unveils next season’s schedule

Mass MoCA unveils next season’s schedule

The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art unveiled its schedule for the coming winter and spring seasons, welcoming both new and returning artists, installations, performers and documentaries. Mass MoCA Curator Denise Markonish kicked off the presentation Dec. 7 inside the museum’s Hunter Center. Markonish started off by announcing a new publication that focuses on topics and […]

DA Capeless leads vigil with Mothers Against Drunken Driving

DA Capeless leads vigil with Mothers Against Drunken Driving

Inside a silent St. Stephen’s Church, District Attorney David Capeless recited 51 names – names of those who have died in accidents related to drunken driving. On Dec. 3, Capeless lead a candlelight vigil and remembrance ceremony in cooperation with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Sergeant Brian Berkel and Trooper Jean Thibodeau of the Massachussetts State […]

Community coalition hosts drug talk for interested parents

Community coalition hosts drug talk for interested parents

In a town that proudly battles drug abuse, addiction and the stigma that comes with it, the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition held an event about the effects alcohol, marijuana and opioids have on a developing brain. Alcohol, Marijuana, and Opioids: What Parents Need To Know, a free and public discussion, was held on the Massachusetts […]

‘Faces’ brings out leaders to discuss local opioid addictions

‘Faces’ brings out leaders to discuss local opioid addictions

Over a hundred people showed up to the city’s movie theatre for Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s monthly forum, where they watched local videographer Joe Aidonidis’ film Faces. Faces, a film that tackles opioid and heroin abuse with a North Adams perspective, was previously shown at the Voices for Recovery event on Sept. 24.  But on […]

The Hit Factories

The Hit Factories

Recently, my middle school, death-metal obsessed, guitar-playing inner self has undergone a bit of a resurgence. But I would be lying if I said that the aggressive-chord-loving, dark-lyric-obsessed portion of my life was not a bit of a sunspot. Everyone goes through phases, though. That is why I know I’m not alone in this. Kids […]