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Two Pedestrians Struck on West Main Street in North Adams
Staff Reports,
06:26PM / Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The hood of the truck was popped open and dented.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Two people were severely injured after being hit by a pickup truck early Tuesday evening while walking on the sidewalk along West Main Street.    Tenisha Bessette, 23, and Daryl Boutin, 24, were struck from behind by a black 1999 Ford F-150 driven by Joshua Piantoni, 35, according to police.    Sgt. James Burdick said Piantoni was eastbound on West Main when he "veered off the roadway onto the sidewalk, striking from behind."   Bessette and Boutin, both of North Adams, were immediately transported to Berkshire Medical

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Eight Displaced Following Fire in Pittsfield Building
By Andy McKeever,
01:53PM / Monday, July 30, 2018

The building is likely uninhabitable, which leaves eight people without a home. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters aggressively knocked down a fire in a Linden Street bedroom Monday afternoon.   Deputy Chief Thomas Sammons said that just before noon firefighters responded to 86 Linden Street where thick smoke was billowing out of the rear of the two-story structure.    "Initial units in made an aggressive interior attack and knocked it down quick," Sammons said.   The fire itself was knocked down in about 10 minutes, Sammons said, but it took time to overhaul the structure.   After the initial

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Superior Court Briefs: July 18 - July 26
Staff Reports,
02:27PM / Friday, July 27, 2018
  , 56, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon, strangulation or suffocation, assault and battery on a family or household member, intimidation of a witness, and violation of a restraining order.   He was ordered to serve concurrent 21-month sentences at the Berkshire County House of Correction. The charges stem from an incident in Pittsfield involving a 53-year-old woman between June 5, 2016 and June 8, 2016.   , 63, of Savoy had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of aggravated indecent assault and battery and a single count of enticing a child under the age of

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Authorities Say Police Service Weapon Used In Cromwell Ave Shooting
By Andy McKeever,
05:38PM / Monday, July 23, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police say the gun used in the shooting on Cromwell Avenue was a Police issued service weapon.   A woman, whom authorities continue to refuse to identify, was shot at the home of Officer Miles Barber last Wednesday. She was transported to Berkshire Medical Center following surgery and airlifted to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.    The District Attorney's office has said that the preliminary investigation appears that the wound was self-inflicted. Pittsfield Police released a statement on Monday saying that the weapon used was the Glock Model 22, .40 caliber pistol that was issued to the 18-year veteran of

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Man Arrested For Assault Outside Of Elizabeth Warren Event
Staff Reports,
04:37PM / Monday, July 23, 2018
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — A Hillsdale, N.Y. man was arrested for assault after a confrontation outside of the Mahaiwe Theater before Elizabeth Warren's town hall.   Paul Solovay, 74, was arrested and charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct after pushing a bullhorn microphone back into the face of Shiva Ayyadurai, an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate.    Ayyadurai was campaigning outside of the event when he was approached by Solovay. A verbal confrontation ensued with Ayyadurai eventually calling Solovay a racist through the megaphone repeatedly. Solovay, who left the line to get into the event, then pushed the megaphone

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