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New England News
8:26 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Collapse Of North Adams Radio Tower, Causes Outages

City officials say emergency service has been restored to the western Massachusetts town of North Adams approximately 11 hours after cell phone and Internet service was knocked out when radio towers on top of a nearby mountain collapsed amid high winds and heavy rain.

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New England News
3:08 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

High Winds Knock Down Radio Towers; Disrupts Cell And Internet Services Near North Adams

The North Adams Department of Public Safety released the following statement Sunday morning.

"Due to high winds and heavy rain throughout the night, the radio towers on top of Florida Mountain have collapsed. This has resulted in the loss or significant interruption of cell and internet services in the North Adams area.

If you need assistance and have no cell service, please use your home phone to make any calls.

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New England News
12:56 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Without Hospital, What's Next For North Adams?

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North Adams Regional Hospital is scheduled to close Friday. What it would mean for the economy and psyche of a community that is still coming back from decline in manufacturing?

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New England News
3:30 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

North Adams' Alcombright Urges Unity In State Of The City

North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright

North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright delivered his State of the City address Tuesday night.

Recently elected to a third two-year term, the Democrat stressed unity as the city continues work to reinvent itself.

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New England News
12:43 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Collaborative Group Unveils Plan For Downtown North Adams

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A public-private partnership in North Adams, Massachusetts has unveiled its plan to revitalize the city’s downtown.

Created in 2011, the Partnership for North Adams brings together major players in the state’s smallest city. City government, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art as well as local economic developers have created a plan for a reimagining of the city’s downtown. John DeRosa is a founding member of the partnership.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

North Adams Transforming

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The Berkshires are known as a tourist destination, but until recently North Adams hasn’t fully tapped into the industry.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Freshman Class Outnumbers Incumbents On North Adams Council

Newcomers now outnumber the incumbents on the city council in North Adams, Massachusetts.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

North Adams Chamber Of Commerce Expanding

Capping its first year, the North Adams Chamber of Commerce is taking its next step in helping to revitalize the city.

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New England News
4:47 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Berkshire Residents Discuss Crime and Drug Abuse

Law enforcement and community leaders joined members of the public for the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition forum on crime and its link to drug abuse at First Baptist Church in North Adams.
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A community forum in western Massachusetts today focused on how drug addiction affects crime in the region.

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Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Fri June 21, 2013

2013 Solid Sound Festival - DownStreet Art

Downstreet Art kicked of their 6th season last night with a celebration in downtown North Adams, MA.

Presented by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ and Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, DownStreet Art provides North Adams with a summer of creative events. The public arts festival will run through Oct. 31.

This summer’s events, which are free and open to the public, will include gallery openings, a dance party on Main Street, a wandering light show, a community reading of Frederick Douglas’s famous Fourth of July address, new murals in the downtown, and musical performances.

We are joined by Leslie Ferrin, Director Ferrin Contemporary and on the DownStreet Art Curatorial Committee; Melanie Mowinski, Artist, Founder Press Gallery, Art Professor MCLA; and Jonathan Secor, Director MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, which runs DownStreet Art.