Giorgi Summer Basketball League Tips Off in the Armory

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Jared Freeman scored 22 points Sunday to lead Central Radio to a 67-51 win over Maselli/Bedard Brothers on opening night of the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.
 
In action at the Armory, Gil Yalon scored 19, and Pat Kennedy had a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds in the Central Radio win.
 
Zach Ronnow scored 19 with five rebounds and a pair of blocks, and Devon Walker had 16 points and six boards for Maselli.
 
In Sunday's other game, Lifting Standards rolled to a 79-46 win over Yard Work by Dan.
 
Keiland Cross scored 22, and Quentin Gittens added 17 for Lifting Standards.
 
Yard Work by Dan got 15 points from Taverick "Tank" Roberson and 12 from Isaac Percy.
 
League play continues on Monday with two games at Noel Field starting at 6:30.
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North Adams Council Debates Reappointment, OKs Hybrid Cruiser

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff

The council spent some time debating the reappointment of Paul Hopkins to the Redevelopment Authority.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A normally routine reappointment turned into an extended and sometimes heated debate at Tuesday's City Council meeting. 
 
Mayor Thomas Bernard had recommended City Councilor Paul Hopkins be reappointed to the Redevelopment Authority, of which he has been chairman for at least a decade and a member since 2001.
 
But Councilor Marie T. Harpin objected that the administration didn't seem to be working to diversify the makeup of its boards and commissions. Two members had been members since 2001 and a third since 2006. 
 
"This board here just screams that it needs some diverse action here. I mean, we need some fresh ideas," she said. "We need some new ideas, we need some new people that are involved in our in our government."
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