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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. -- It will be win or go home for the North Adams SteepleCats on Thursday evening at Joe Wolfe Field.
The ‘Cats fell to the Upper Valley Nighthawks, 10-1, on Wednesday in the first game of their best-of-three New England Collegiate Baseball League playoff series.
North Adams will have to win on Tuesday to force a winner-take-all finale Friday in the Northern Division semi-final round.
Luca Trigiani went 3-for-4 with a pair of triples and an RBI to lead Upper Valley’s offense, which pounded out 14 hits against five different North Adams pitchers.
Monument Mountain graduate Jared Henry walked one and struck out one in a scoreless eighth inning.
Brandon Hylton went 2-for-4 with a double, and John Marti drove in a run for North Adams.
First pitch Thursday at Joe Wolfe Field is at 6:30 p.m.
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MCLA Presents Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture with Vivek Shandas

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will present the annual Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture with Vivek Shandas at 6 p.m. on Sept. 23 in Murdock Hall Room 218. A remote viewing option is also available. 
Vivek Shandas is a professor of climate adaptation and the founding director of the Sustaining Urban Places Research (SUPR) Lab at Portland State University. Professor Shandas specializes in developing strategies to reduce exposure of historically marginalized communities to climate-induced extreme events. He has published over 100 articles, three books, and his research has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic, Scientific American, and other national and local media.  
Professor Shandas serves as chair of the city of Portland's Urban Forestry Commission, technical reviewer for federal and state agencies, and a board member on several non-profit organizations.
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