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North Adams Cancels Summer Events

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The city of North Adams, Massachusetts has canceled all of its summer events due to public health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Mayor Tom Bernard says the decision was difficult and that it only came when all other options were exhausted.

“The concerts at the lake, and Movies Under The Stars, the Eagle Street Beach Party and Downtown Celebration – they bring people together," Bernard told WAMC. "They’re a place we gather, we see friends, we see neighbors, we smile, we laugh, we enjoy the season.”

A celebration of North Adams’ 125th anniversary has yet to be rescheduled, but is likely to take place later in 2020 or in summer 2021.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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