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Police Seek Information on Possible Williamstown Hit-and-Run
Staff Reports,
09:28AM / Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Police have identified the victim of a possible hit-and-run as Cheryl J. Leclaire, 54, of White Oaks Road. She remains in critical condition at Berkshire Medical Center.

"At this point in the investigation, a motor vehicle contacting or brushing Ms. Leclaire appears to be the likely circumstance. However, due to almost no physical evidence at the scene such as distinguishable vehicle parts, and no witnesses at this time, we are unable to confirm the exact series of events at this time."

Leclaire was walking her dog on North Hoosac Road near White Oaks at about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday night. She was found in the road by a motorist. The dog was not injured in the incident

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Death of 11-Year-Old Hannah Nazareth Still a Mystery
Staff Reports,
04:28PM / Monday, February 08, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The cause of 11-year-old Hannah Nazareth's death may never be known.   District Attorney David Capeless' office said on Monday that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was unable to determine a cause of death because of the condition of her body.   The bodies of Hannah and her father, Anthony Nazareth, 52, were found inside their third-floor apartment at 72 Plunkett St. on Aug. 3.    The autopsy showed that Anthony Nazareth died of a heroin overdose just days before his body was discovered. The results showed Hannah died "as much as a month before her father."    "Followup

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Superior Court Briefs: Feb. 2 - Feb. 4
Staff Reports,
05:41PM / Friday, February 05, 2016
  18, of Hinsdale had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on single counts of assault and battery upon a child with substantial bodily injury, reckless endangerment of a child, misleading police, and assault and battery.   She was ordered to be held on $25,000 bail. O'Brien is accused of assaulting a 3-month-old baby on December 31, 2015 and a 57-year-old woman between December 14, 2015 and December 15, 2015. The incidents allegedly occurred in Hinsdale.    , 46, of Pittsfield was found guilty of three counts of larceny and ongoing and continuing offense, and a single count of making false entries into corporate books on Jan.

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Fire Displaces Five Pittsfield Residents
Staff Reports,
05:10PM / Friday, February 05, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Thursday night fire caused nearly $10,000 worth of damage to a Worthington Street home.   Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Garner said the department received a report at 7:43 p.m. of a basement fire at 10-12 Worthington Street, located near the intersection of West Housatonic Street and Center Street. The fire displaced five residents from the two-family home but nobody was injured.   Garner estimates some $8,000 to $10,000 worth of damage.    On arrival, firefighters found fire encompassing a small room in the laundry area in the rear portion of the cellar.   "Engine 3 mounted an aggressive attack with a

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State Fire Marshal Seeking Info On Lanesborough Garage Fire
Staff Reports,
01:38PM / Thursday, February 04, 2016
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The state fire marshal is looking for the public's help in determining how a garage fire was started on North Main Street just after midnight Thursday.

Lanesborough Fire Chief Charles Durfee said firefighters responded at 12:16 a.m. to the structure fire at 558 North Main St. The fire was fully involved when they arrived and the chief called for tankers from Hancock, Cheshire and New Ashford fire departments.

It took nearly four hours to extinguish the blaze in the secluded area.

The fire marshal's office, under State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey, is investigating the cause of the blaze and is asking for anyone who heard or saw people

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