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Man Injured in Williamstown Car, Scooter Accident
By Stephen Dravis,
09:32PM / Thursday, November 05, 2015
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The operator of a motorized scooter was taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield on Thursday after a collision at the intersection of Main Street and Colonial Avenue.   According to Williamstown Police, the accident was reported at 2:55 p.m.   The scooter was traveling west on Main Street (Route 2), when it was struck by a Toyota Corolla turning off Colonial Avenue and attempting to make a left onto Main.   The driver of the Toyota, Patrick Matthew Folan of Colonial Avenue, was cited for failing to yield to oncoming traffic while turning left.   The operator of the Honda Ruckus scooter,


Mount Greylock Bus Hit on Field Trip; No Injuries, Damage
02:51PM / Tuesday, October 20, 2015

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A school bus carrying Mount Greylock Regional School students was involved in an accident in New York State on Tuesday.

WNYT Channel 13 reported that the bus carrying 43 eighth-graders to the battlefield at Saratoga National Historical Park collided with a truck on Stover Road in Valley Falls, N.Y.

According to student newspaper The Greylock Echo, it was one of two buses being used to transport the school's eighth grade on a field trip.

The bus was "swiped by a truck while crossing an intersection" shortly before 11 a.m., the Echo reported, and that damage was minimal.

The students and staff were cleared by emergency


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


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


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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