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Is the Hoosac Mill Tumbling Down?
By: Staff Reports On: 05:25PM / Monday February 28, 2011

The Hoosac Mill is missing a tooth; a couple others look ready to drop.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —  The distinctive saw-toothed roof at the Hoosac Mill is missing a tooth — with a couple more showing cracks.

Further damage to the mill on Union Street could be seen on Monday.

The century-old textile mill, known as NoAMA (for North Adams, MA) was closed on Feb. 11 after a 30-foot section of the roof gave way and structural damage could be seen at another sawtooth.

The building is mainly used for storage but no one has been allowed in since its closure by the city. Owner Ariel Sutain has reportedly contacted engineers to review the building.

The state has cautioned property owners to remove snow after reports of nearly 200 structures across the state suffering collapse or structural damage.

Up to a foot of snow fell over the weekend beginning Friday and sleet and rain fell through Monday morning. That likely caused the brick end of the collapsed section to fall in. Several more cracks have appeared along the sawtooths near the collapsed section and around another significantly damaged area.

The roof's unique shape once allowed light to come in through windows on the east side. The windows were long ago covered over.



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:: Preliminary Election: Deadline to register is Wednesday, Sept. 7. (Office open from 8 to 8.)
:: General Election: Deadline to register is Tuesday, Oct. 18

Registration can be completed at the city clerk's office at City Hall.

Absentee ballots are now available at the city clerk's office for the Sept. 27 preliminary city election. Voters may come in between the hours of 8 and 4:30 weekdays. Written reguests for mailed ballots can be sent to City Clerk's Office, 10 Main St., North Adams, MA 01247. Deadline for absentee ballots is Monday, Sept. 26, at noon.

The preliminary election will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27, to narrow the field of three mayoral candidates to two. The general election to select nine city councilors and a mayor will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8.


 

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As of 8/9 at 5 p.m.
 Lisa M. Blackmer* Yes
 Michael Bloom Yes
 Keith Bona* Yes
 David Bond* Yes
 Marie Harpin* Yes
 Alan Marden* Yes
 John Barrett Yes
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 Robert Cardimino Yes
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 Diane M. Gallese-Parsons  Yes
Shane Gaudreau  
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 Michael Hernandez  Yes
 Jennifer Breen Kirsch  Yes
Brian L. Flagg  
 Kellie A. Morrison  Yes
 Greg Roach  Yes
 Gail Kolis Sellers  Yes
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 Richard J. Alcombright*  Yes
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 Robert Martelle  Yes
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 School Committee  
 Mary Lou Accetta* Yes
 Lawrence K. Taft* Yes
 Leonard Giroux Jr.  Yes
 Tara J. Jacobs  Yes
 David Lamarre Yes
   
McCann School Committee  
 George M. Canales Yes

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