The North Adams Transcript building at 124 American Legion Drive has been put on the market, but the newspaper itself isn't going anywhere, Publisher Robert Chapman said Tuesday.The article does not mention that a few of The Transcript editorial positions will likely be in Pittsfield, which is not neccessarily a bad omen. I think having the paper right on Main Street would be a win-win for the city and paper.
"We want to assure our readers that the Transcript will publish as usual, six days a week, keep its existing news, sales and business staff in North Adams and continue our commitment to providing the best source of news in Northern Berkshire County," Chapman said, a short time after a "For Sale" sign was placed in front of the building about noon.
Because the newspaper moved its printing and mailroom operations to The Berkshire Eagle plant in Pittsfield this summer, the Transcript no longer needs such a large building, Chapman said. All employees were informed in July that the building, home to the paper for nearly 39 years, would eventually be put up for sale. They were also assured their jobs were safe.