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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.

New England News
12:35 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

North Adams Community Conversation Will Address Aging Flood Chutes

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The cement-walled flood chutes that travel through North Adams are now over 60-years old, and concerns over the safety and integrity of the structures have been on the minds of many city residents for years.

Judy Grinnell, President of Hoosic River Revival, said the conversation about how to address the flood chutes and improve the quality of life in North Adams first began in 2008.

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New England News
5:35 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Community Leaders Discuss Biking In The Northern Berkshires

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A community forum focused on biking in the Northern Berkshires was recently held, where panelists discussed the challenges and future for expanding the potential for biking in the region.

Jonathan Butler, Adams Town Administrator, said that that the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail – an 11.2 mile railroad corridor turned bike path that runs from Lanesborough up through Adams – has had an impact on the town’s economy that he calls “nothing short of significant”.

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New England News
2:21 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

North Adams Voters Approve Conte School Renovation on Day of Senate Primary

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Many towns across Massachusetts yesterday held local elections on the same day as the U.S. Senate primaries.

In addition to nominating their Democratic and Republican Senatorial candidates, Representative Ed Markey and businessman Gabriel Gomez, respectively, Tuesday was a day for Berkshire County voters to choose their selectmen and members of their local school boards. But for voters in North Adams, it was a day to vote for a nearly $30 million renovation project for the now-closed Conte Middle School.

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