Hopkins, Taskin To Broadcast Election Night Results

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North Adams - Residents of several Northern Berkshire communities will have access to some live election night results courtesy of former news reporter Paul Hopkins and area attorney Richard Taskin. Taskin and Hopkins will host an hour-long election watch and analysis on Northern Berkshire Community Television Channel 17 beginning at 8 p.m. on Nov. 7. Hopkins is the director of community relations for Northern Berkshire Healthcare and a former Berkshire Broadcasting radio reporter whose work included publicizing election issues results. He is a former host of the "Opinion" WNAW 1230 radio program. Taskin is a past chairman of the North Adams democratic City Committee and a former election night commentator for Berkshire Broadcasting radio stations. "We plan to focus on the local races and we also plan to talk about some of the [U.S.] Senate and House races in other states that will have an impact on the makeup of the Congress," Hopkins said during a Nov. 6 interview. He and Taskin hosted a NBCTV election night television program during the 2005 city elections and that coverage was appreciated, Hopkins said. "We had a fairly lively discussion, I think, and we're hoping for that this time around," he said. Plans include speaking to available candidates by telephone and the public is encouraged to call the hosts and share their thoughts about the campaigns and the election, said NBCTV Director David Fabiano. "We're hoping to work with a couple of the candidates for telephone interviews and viewers can call in," he said. "We'll have people at the voting places checking results." About 8 to 10 volunteers will work to bring voting results to the public during the broadcast, Fabiano said. Volunteers will also be working to gather voting results for some of the national races as well, he said. "At the end of our night, we do tell people our results are preliminary," he said but added that several years ago, a NBCTV election night event announced a particular person had won a council term while other media outlets reported the outcome differently. The NBCTV report turned out to be correct, he said. Residents of Adams, North Adams, Clarksburg and Cheshire are able to access the NBCTV Channel 17. Those interested in participating with the call-in portion of the program may call 1-413-664-4408 during the live Nov. 7 event. Susan Bush may be reached via e-mail at suebush@iberkshires.com or at 802-823-9367.
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North Adams Happenings: Jan. 22-28

February 1 - North Adams Farmers Market Indoor Monthly Market
9AM - 1PM at the Green, 85 Main Street, Suite 105. Baked goods, preserves, jams, honey, syrup, eggs, cheeses, and meats! We accept SNAP and double benefits up to $15 per market!We also accept, HIP, credit, debit, and cash.  More information.

February 8 - TEDx North Adams
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Tickets are $45 each.
TEDxNorthAdams 2020 Speakers: Judy Butler - Preparing for death, Mary Cheyne - Healthy Head space, Otha Day - Music + Empathy, Renee Dineen - Mental Re-framing, Briee Della Rocca - Listening / Communications, Dylan Lundgren - Recovery, Aaron Oster - Food / Team building, Andres Ramirez - Misconceptions on Hip-hop, Michael M. Smith - The Do-Over, Craig Stanland - Self-worth / Prison  More information

February 15 - Annual WinterFest!
All events are FREE to the public. Vendor fees apply for Winterfest Farmer & Artisan Market. (Location TBD.)
Events will include farmers market, annual chowder cook-off, ice sculpting, horse-drawn wagon rides, s'mores, and more. Stay tuned for details!
Thank you to our sponsors! We couldn't do this without you!
North Adams Tourism, Greylock Federal Credit Union, MountainOne, First Hartford Corporation, Moresi Real Estate Partners, Scarafoni Associates/ CT Management Group, and The Green. More Information
Wednesday 1/22
9:00 A.M. (FREE), SOCIAL, Open Hours UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, (413) 664-4612 More information.

10:00 A.M. (FREE), KIDS, Terrific Tots Playgroup The Family Center, 210 State Street, (413) 664-4821 More information. 

11:30 A.M. (FREE), KIDS, Little Wonders Baby Playgroup The Family Center, 210 State Street, (413) 664-4821 More information.

5:00 P.M. (FREE), TEENS, nbCC's Teen Writing Workshop  nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street, (413) 663-7588 More information.

5:30 P.M. (FREE), TALK, Local Color: Tales of the Appalachian Trail TOURISTS, 915 State Road, (413) 346-4933 More information.

7:00 P.M. (FREE), MUSIC, Common Folk Presents: Mike Martin HiLo North Adams, 55 Union Street More information.

8:00 P.M. (FREE), GAMES, Trivia Night! Ramunto's, 67 Main Street, (413) 398-5152 More information.

Thursday 1/23

9:00 A.M. (FREE), SOCIAL, Open Hours UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, (413) 664-4612 More information.

10:30 A.M. (FREE), WORKSHOP, How to Get Organized - -Parent Workshop Series nbCC offices Room 213, 61 Main Street, (413) 664-4612 More information.

4:00 P.M. (FREE), TUTORING, After School Program UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, (413) 664-4612 More information.

7:00 P.M. ($5/members, $10/non-members), KIDS, Open Gym Night J Star Gymnastics, 69 Union Street More information.

8:00 P.M. (Seats $18, Reserved seating $22), COMEDY, COMEDY NIGHT WITH JONAH RAY HiLo North Adams, 55 Union Street More information.

Friday 1/24
10:00 A.M. (FREE), KIDS, Drop-In Playgroup The Family Center, 210 State Street, (413) 664-4821 More information.

12:00 P.M. (FREE), SOCIAL, Open Hours UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, (413) 664-4612 More information.

6:00 P.M. ($1 and up), GAMES, BINGO! North Adams Elks 487 Lodge, 100 Eagle Street, (413) 664-9039 More information.

8:00 P.M. ($5), MUSIC, Dance Party! Soul Clash - DJ Tall Ass Matt with Selector David HiLo North Adams, 55 Union Street More information.

9:00 P.M. (FREE), MUSIC, Karaoke Friday! State Street Tavern, 167 State Street, (413) 664-9152 More information.
Saturday 1/25
10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. (FREE), COMMUNITY, MASS MoCA Community Day. Free Admission for All MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, (413) 662-2111 More information.

10:00 A.M. (DONATIONS), FUNDRAISER, Bakers & Makers: Australian Bushfire Relief Fundraiser A-ok Berkshire Barbeque, 2601 MASS MoCA Way, alex@aokbbq.com More information.

4:00 P.M. (FREE), ART, Assets 4 Artists Open Studios Assets 4 Artists at MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way More information.

5:30 P.M. ($25), FUNDRAISER, Ultimate Musical Bingo Fundraiser for Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill, 41 Roberts Drive, (413) 346-4067 More information.

6:00 P.M. (Free, $5 suggested donation), FUNDRAISER, Berkshire Dance Theatre 2020 Winter Showcase Church Street Center, 375 Church Street More information.

8:00 P.M. ($15 - $28), MUSIC, M.A.K.U. Soundsystem MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, (413) 662-2111 More information.

8:00 P.M. ($10), MUSIC, StompBoxTrio HiLo North Adams, 55 Union Street More information.

9:00 P.M. (FREE), MUSIC, Pitcher's Mound, Jason & Trev LIVE! Pitcher's Mound Pub, 218 Ashland Street More information.
Sunday 1/26
1:00 P.M. ($20/person), FUNDRAISER, 3rd Annual Bowling With Ballerinas Tournment Greylock Bowl & Golf, 41 Roberts Drive, More information.

6:00 P.M. ($30), FUNDRAISER, Hoosac River Revivial's 2nd Annual Trivia Night! North Adams American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive, More information.
Monday 1/27
5:30 P.M. (FREE), WORKSHOP, What Do I Say? How to talk to your kids about sex and sexuality Holiday Inn, 40 Main Street, More information.

6:00 P.M. (FREE), GAMES, Pub Trivia Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way, (413) 346-4460 More information.

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