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Motor Vehicle Catches Fire After Williamstown Crash
By Stephen Dravis,
12:52PM / Friday, June 12, 2015

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Syndicate Road was closed briefly on Thursday evening after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole near the intersection with North Street (Route 7).

Thomas B. Bourn of Henderson Road was cited for negligent operation of a motor vehicle, a marked lanes violation and speeding after hitting the pole while attempting to make a turn onto Syndicate Road from the southbound lane of North Street, Williamstown Police Officer Michael Ziemba said on Friday.

Bourn and his one passenger were evaluated by personnel from Village Ambulance, treated for minor injuries and released at the scene, Ziemba said.

The accident occurred at

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Williamstown Fire Destroys Garage
Staff Reports,
11:00PM / Thursday, April 16, 2015

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A fire destroyed a large garage at 1352 Hancock Road on Thursday afternoon.

Numerous firefighters from several fire departments aided Williamstown fire crews in preventing the blaze from spreading.

The fire began sometime after noon. Hancock also responded to the scene as did Pownal and Pownal Valley fire departments from Vermont; Clarksburg Fire Department covered the station. Lanesborough firefighters were also at the scene.

No one was injured but equipment inside the metal garage was destroyed. According to documents in the Registry of Deeds, the property is owned by Michael Patten. The cause was under

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North Berkshire Man Arrested in Killing of Former County Resident
Staff Reports,
03:21PM / Friday, March 06, 2015

WILIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A North Adams man was arrested Thursday night in relation to the homicide of a former Berkshire County resident in Tennessee.

Anthony Hardaway, 34, who also goes by "Toney" or "Tone," is wanted in connection to the shooting of Perry Folk of Johnson City, Tenn.

According to media reports, Folk and Hardaway were believed to know each other. Folk, 38, was found shot to death in the parking lot of the Roadrunner Market convenience store in Johnson City on the night of Feb. 18. He had no identification on him at the time but was identified through fingerprints.

Police were searching for someone in a dark-colored vehicle who could

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No Injuries in Route 7 Collision at Mount Greylock School
Staff Reports,
07:21PM / Monday, December 15, 2014
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — No one was injured in a Friday morning accident on Cold Spring Road (Route 7) at the entrance to Mount Greylock Regional School.   Williamstown Police responded to the accident at 7:38 on Friday, Dec. 12.   A vehicle exiting the parking lot did not see a vehicle driving south on Cold Spring Road, according to Police Chief Kyle Johnson.   Johnson said the intersection, at the top of a hill with limited visibility of Route 7 traffic in both directions, is not particularly prone to accidents.   "Very infrequent, even when you consider the amount of cars that go in and out of there 180 days a year," he

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Snowy Conditions Cause Accidents on Route 7
By Stephen Dravis,
09:35PM / Wednesday, December 10, 2014
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Weather likely was a factor in two accidents involving four vehicles on the same stretch of road in Williamstown on Wednesday.   At 7:50 a.m., there was a single car rollover on New Ashford Road (Route 7). The lone occupant of the vehicle, the driver, refused medical assistance at the scene, Williamstown Police said. The car was towed by Ron's Auto Repair.   On Wednesday evening, there was an accident involving three vehicles on New Ashford Road.   Village Ambulance transported one person to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Police had no information about the person's

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