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Pittsfield Police Seize 63 lbs. of Marijuana, Cash, Stolen Gun
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02:06PM / Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police patrolmen seized 63 lbs. of marijuana Tuesday.   The officers were following up on an investigation when they discovered the drugs, cash and a stolen gun. With assistance from the Detective and Narcotics Bureau, Police seized 63 lbs. of marijuana, a stolen handgun and about $40,000 in cash.   Police estimate the marijuana was worth $150,000.   (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script',

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Superior Court Briefs: Nov. 17 - Nov. 19.
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10:26AM / Friday, November 21, 2014
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  45, of Stamford, Vt. was found guilty of single counts of larceny over $250 and misleading a police officer or other person.   She was ordered to serve concurrent two to four years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction. Aubin took approximately $7,000 from Corner Market in North Adams on August 17, 2013 and was not truthful with investigations when telling them what happened.     38, of Williamstown pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and single counts of receiving stolen property over

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Man Involved in Shooting At Pittsfield Big Y Dies
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04:38PM / Thursday, November 20, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A man shot in the Big Y parking lot earlier this week has died.   Anthony Gamache, 29, of Goshen died Wednesday, the district attorney's office confirmed on Thursday. Gamache had been shot Tuesday while in the Big Y parking lot on West Street. Police have charged an 18-year-old city man with firearm charges.   "We're waiting on the results of the autopsy," said Fred Lantz, of the district attorney's office, Thursday afternoon.    The autopsy will be performed in Boston to determine the cause of death.    Gamache was shot in the the leg and was driven by two others to Cooley

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Firefighters' Quick Response Saves Readsboro Home
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07:34PM / Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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READSBORO, Vt. — A quick — and overwhelming — response to woodstove fire on Tuesday afternoon saved a local family's home.

"It went up to the second floor, we didn't use hardly any water," said Fire Chief Adam Codogni. "Got it all with fire extinguishers and water cans.

"It was very clean and neat."

The call came around 3 p.m. from the home at 2045 Route 100, near the intersection at Old Country Lane, as Readsboro Volunteer Fire Department called for mutual aid backup from surrounding towns. Stamford, Wilmington and Whitingham, and Clarksburg, Mass., sent trucks and personnel. North Adams

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Fire Displaces Pittsfield Family of Five
By Andy McKeever,
02:12PM / Monday, November 17, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A family of five has been displaced following a fire that destroyed their Seymour Street home on Monday.   The family was not home at the time but the structure was damaged so severely that the building inspector has ruled it uninhabitable.   Two dogs that were inside during the fire were rescued by firefighters — one initially and then another while fighting the fire.   "We arrived on the scene at 10:49 a.m. and had heavy smoke showing across Seymour Street with fire on the backside of the house," Deputy Chief Michael Polidoro said. "There were no occupants home at

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