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Adams Firefighters Battle Apartment Building Blaze
By Tammy Daniels,
01:16AM / Thursday, April 26, 2018
ADAMS, Mass. — Firefighters from Adams and Cheshire were able to contain a major structure fire on the thickly settled Maple Street early Thursday morning.    No one was injured in the fire but two dogs were thought to be still inside.    Fire Chief John Pansecchi said he was the first on the scene at 60 Maple St. The blaze was first reported a little after midnight.    "We had heavy fire on the second floor, heavy smoke showing," he said. "There was heavy heat right from the get-go."   Firefighters took up a defensive position and called in Cheshire Fire Department for mutual aid.

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North Adams Firefighters Save Home From Garage Fire
By Tammy Daniels,
09:30PM / Monday, April 23, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A chicken incubator is suspected as the cause of a devastating fire that destroyed a two-car garage and threatened a nearby home on Monday evening.    Firefighters were able to save the home at 1664 South Church St. owned by Paul and Diane Lesure but the garage is a total loss.   Acting Fire Lt. Matt Labonte said the garage was fully involved upon arrival. "So we made our intentions on cooling down the house," he said. "The house was on fire on the back side so we made our hose lines to the house so nothing got inside."    The Dutch-style garage had a full second story that had caved in within

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Superior Court Briefs: April 11 - April 18
Staff Reports,
12:05PM / Saturday, April 21, 2018
  , 20, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of armed assault with intent to murder, and single counts of illegal possession of a firearm, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.   He was released on $5,000 bail. The charges stem from an incident in Pittsfield on October 2, 2017. He is accused of attempting to hard a 38-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman.     , 41, of North Adams pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and possession of tramadol.   She was placed on one-year probation on the possession of cocaine with intent

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North Adams Businesses Warned of Multiple Break-Ins
Staff Reports,
01:01PM / Friday, April 20, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police are warning Main Street business owners about a series of break-ins that have occurred over the past few days.    Moulton's Spectacle Shoppe was broken into sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning through the Main Street door with the burglar making off with cash and checks. About 1 a.m. on Friday, an individual broke into the Registry of Motor Vehicles and Berkshire Photography & Printing in the Berkshire Plaza. Nothing was taken from the RMV but clothing was stolen from Berkshire Printing.    The suspect, described as a tall, thin black man, was wearing a parka with a furred-edge

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Great Barrington Police Investigating Fatal Crash
07:36PM / Sunday, April 15, 2018
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — A Housatonic woman was killed late Sunday morning in a head-on collision near 200 Maple Ave.    Annemarie E. Bushka, 64, was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries incurred in the crash.    Bushka's motor vehicle collided with one driven by Robert Bacigalupi, 68, who police say crossed the yellow line into Bushka's lane.    Bacigalupi, of New York City, was charged with motor vehicle homicide and marked lanes violation. He was taken by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening and will be issued a summons to appear in court at a

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