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Great Barrington Help Another Hiker Off Monument Mountain
05:23PM / Tuesday, August 30, 2016

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Chief Charles Burger reports that the Fire Department rescued a 60-year-old injured hiker from Monument Mountain on Monday afternoon.

On Aug. 29, at 2:41 p.m. firefighters, along with Southern Berkshire Ambulance, responded to Monument Mountain on a report of a hiker who had fallen on the Squaw Peak trail a short distance from the top. The man had injured his ankle and was unable to walk.

Sheffield and Egremont fire departments were immediately called in for assistance to provide their ATVs and manpower, along with the Western Mass Technical Rescue Team.

The first responding crew found the man, who was hiking the trail with a friend, stable


Pittsfield Warehouse Goes Up in Flames
By Andy McKeever & Tammy Daniels,
09:18PM / Monday, August 29, 2016

Firefighters quickly went on the defensive trying to contain the fire.    PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The large fire at the former J.B. Paper warehouse on Monday night may have been caused by squatters or intentionally lit.    Deputy Chief Daniel Garner said on Tuesday that there was no electrical running to the building and gas had been shut off. He said the cause was likely accidental arson or arson.   "We can rule out electrical. The electrical that serves this building has been shut off for years. Nobody has any right to be here other than the property owner and they were nowhere near this place. It is either


Adams Woman Killed in One-Car Crash on Route 112
09:11PM / Monday, August 29, 2016

ASHFIELD, Mass. — A 67-year-old Adams woman was killed in a single-car crash on Monday afternoon on Route 112 in Ashfield.

State police, who are investigating the incident, said the victim's identity would not be immediately released on Monday night.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette reported that the Toyota Corolla she was driving flipped over the guardrail on the northbound lane. The accident occurred between Sears Road and the Three Sisters Sanctuary.

The crash occurred at about 3:15 p.m. and caused the northbound lane to be closed for about an hour during the on-scene investigation.

Troopers assigned to the Shelburne Falls Barracks and the state police


Superior Court Briefs: Aug. 22 - Aug. 25
Staff Reports,
12:59PM / Friday, August 26, 2016
  , 22, of Plymouth had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on single counts of attempted arson of a dwelling house, and burning personal property.   She was released on personal recognizance. Swift is accused of attempting to set fire to Barton's Crossing in Pittsfield on April 18, 2016.     , 37, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on a single count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.   He was released on $7,500 bail. The charge stems from the execution of a search warrant at his home on July 15, 2016.


Passenger Killed When Sedan Flips in Lenox Downtown
02:12PM / Thursday, August 25, 2016

LENOX, Mass. — An elderly woman from the state of Florida was killed Wednesday afternoon after the car she was riding in collided three other vehicles, traveled through the Walker and Main street intersection and flipped over to land on the lawn of Adams Community Bank.

Nancy Goessel, 88, of Naples, Fla., was extricated using a Jaws of Life and was transported to Berkshire Medical Center  in Pittsfield, where she was pronounced dead at 4:29 p.m.

Senior Officer Timothy Sheehan and Officers Jacob Stringer and William Colvin were awaiting shift change at the Lenox Police Station at 2:13 on Wednesday afternoon when they were alerted to a loud crash at the intersection of

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