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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. 

Update 11:10p.m.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The J.B. Paper Co. on Elmvale Place went up in flames on Monday night.

Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Noyes said there was fire and smoke coming out of the back of the building when firefighters arrived.

"We realized immediately that it had spread rapidly prior to our arrival," he said, adding, "The fire was ahead of us right from the get-go ... within 10 minutes it had broken through the roof in one spot."

He said there was no attempt to enter the building because it was unsafe and that sections began to collapse not


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 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 Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, State Police Detective Unit and Crime Scene Services Section, along with Ashfield Fire Department, responded to calls of the car crash.

The woman died as a result of


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


Driver Suffers 'Traumatic' Injuries in Pittsfield Crash With Tractor Trailer
Staff Reports,
11:50AM / Wednesday, August 24, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A collision between a pick-up truck and a tractor-trailer caused "traumatic" injuries to one driver.   Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Garner said firefighters from both Pittsfield and Dalton had to extricate the driver of a Toyota Tacoma Wednesday morning after the collision at the intersection of East Street and Hubbard Avenue.    "Upon arrival we found a two-vehicle collision had occurred with the operator of a light duty pick-up still entrapped in his vehicle. Pittsfield Fire, assisted by Dalton Fire, worked together and successfully extricated the driver from the vehicle," Garner wrote in a report issued Wednesday

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