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Sandisfield Town Garage Burns to the Ground
12:59PM / Sunday, December 10, 2017
SANDISFIELD, Mass. — WesternMassNews.com is reporting that the Sandisfield Town Garage burned to the ground Sunday morning.    According to news reports, the five-alarm fire was reported shortly after 9 a.m. and was "fully engulfed" when firefighters from multiple companies arrived at the scene.    Sandisfield's Fire Chief Ralph Morrison told Western Mass News that highway crews had been at the building locking up just minutes before  the fire is believed to have started.    The first snow storm of the season had rolled through the Berkshires beginning Saturday morning, dumping up to 6 inches of snow across

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Superior Court Briefs: Dec. 4 - Dec. 6
Staff Reports,
09:52AM / Friday, December 08, 2017
  29, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime and two counts of larceny from a building.   He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $25,000 bail.   Beauchamp is accused of breaking into Becket General Store in Becket on September 3, 2017 and Angelina's Sub Shop in Pittsfield on September 15, 2017 and taking an ATM from both locations.     40, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to two counts of illegal ownership of a firearm, two counts of improper storage of a firearm, and a single count of possession of ammunition

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Adams Fire Snuff Out Columbia Street Fire
By Jack Guerino,
02:57PM / Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Mutual aid companies also arrived at the scene.

ADAMS, Mass. — The Fire department quickly knocked down a small fire at 246 1/2 Columbia St. on Wednesday.

Fire Chief John Pansecchi said the call came in late morning and once firefighters arrived at the single-family home, they were able to contain the blaze to one room that was used for storage by the owner.

"Knockdown was fairly quick once we got there and after we just had to do some overhaul," Pansecchi said. "It was pretty much contained in one room and there was some smoke and water damage."

Pansecchi said although the cause of the fire is still under investigation, it does not

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Montgomery Fire Chief Dies Fighting House Fire
01:25PM / Wednesday, December 06, 2017
MONTGOMERY, Mass. — Fire Chief Stephen P. Frye collapsed and died after fighting a fire at 1524 Southampton Road on Tuesday night.    State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Montgomery Deputy Fire Chief Chris Galipeau announced his death at a press conference on Wednesday.    Immediate aid was rendered to Frye by firefighters who were with him and Hilltown Ambulance personnel who were already on scene. He was taken to Bay State Noble Hospital in Westfield, where he was pronounced dead.   Frye was 59 years old. He has been a member of the Montgomery Fire Department since 1993 and chief for about 13 years.    He is

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Driver Smashes Through PetCo Store in Pittsfield
By Andy McKeever,
12:21PM / Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The vehicle came to a halt about 100 feet into the store.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — An elderly driver smashed through the glass-front windows at Pet Co. and traveled at least 100 feet into the building on Tuesday morning. 

Officials said Alice Canning, 83, of Lenox was taken to Berkshire Medical Center for minor injuries after her car accelerated through the parking lot, and into the store.   Public safety officials said no customers, employees, or animals were hurt.   "It appears there's no or minor injuries at this time, just the driver herself is being treated by medical staff," said Fire Chief Robert

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