Carr Hardware won the small business of the year award from Independent We Stand.
And in turn, the splash park project for Clapp Park is a winner. Carr Hardware won the "Indie Award" from the business organization and the local company pledged to donate the $5,000 cash prize to Rotary's efforts to build a new splash park.
Carr Hardware is the only business in Massachusetts to make it to the quarterfinals of the "Independent We Stand Small Business of the Year Award."
And, if they win they plan on donating that money right back into the community. Carr Hardware says the small business organization Independent We Stand is giving out $5,000 to this year's winner. If Carr Hardware gets it, it will be donated toward building a new splash pad at Clapp Park.
The post on the Small Business Revolution's Facebook page appeared about 3 p.m. showing North Adams as moving up from third to second place among the five finalists. Then it inexplicably disappeared, leaving the latest update on Tuesday with the city still in third place as of 10 a.m.
A third of the way through voting for a $500,000 downtown boost, North Adams is sitting right in the middle of the five final communities.
The city was selected as a finalist last Thursday morning for a chance at the second season of Deluxe Corp.'s Small Business Revolution — Main Street.
North Adams is the running for a $500,000 boost to benefit its downtown and small businesses.
The city is one of eight semi-finalists for the Small Business Revolution on Main Street challenge, selected from 14,000 entries.
Hoosac Valley Middle and High School once again placed in the annual Arson Watch Poster Contest.
Katie Bentz, an eighth-grade student, took second place in Berkshire County. She was recognized at a banquet in Framingham on June 2 and received a plaque and $100.