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North Adams Fire Battles Eagle Street Blaze
By Tammy Daniels,
11:28PM / Saturday, April 15, 2017

Flames were pouring out of the second floor of the building.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A Victorian on Eagle Street sustained extensive damage after it broke out in flames on Saturday night.   The second floor of the large circa-1900 home at 243 Eagle was in flames when the first emergency responders arrived at the scene.   "We come around the corner and it was very obvious we were going to need the entire department," said Lt. Michael Sherman, who responded with C group, the shift on duty. An all-call was made to bring in off-duty firefighters.    The owner, listed as Sandra Thomas, made a 911 call, said Lt.

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Vermont State Police Seek Information on Stamford Accident
04:41PM / Wednesday, March 22, 2017

STAMFORD, Vt. — State police are seeking information related to a reported hit-and-run that took place late Wednesday morning.

Samantha Goodreau, 22, of North Adams, Mass., was southbound on Main Road in her 2014 Hyundai Elantra when she says another vehicle forced her off the road, and she collided with the guard rail on the southbound lane, and then fled.

The incident occurred at about 11:45 a.m. near Brookside Drive, and Goudreau walked to a nearby home for assistance and told the homeowner what had happened.

She was taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass., for bumps, bruises and minor head injury.

According to Trooper Lauren Ronan, the Elantra

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North Adams Police Investigating Hit & Run
Staff Reports,
03:16PM / Wednesday, February 08, 2017

 
North Adams Police posted on Facebook on Thursday afternoon that a vehicle and driver suspected in Wednesday's hit-and-run on West Main Street have been found.    According to police, a vehicle was located "displaying damage consistent with the accident" and impounded. An individual was also taken into custody. The investigation is still active and statement said that there would be no further details immediately released.    The incident sent a man who had been shoveling snow near the roadway to the hospital in Pittsfield with injuries.   "We would first like to thank the general

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Mistaken Report Leads to Search of Hoosic River in North Adams
By Jack Guerino,
02:16PM / Wednesday, January 25, 2017

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Emergency responders spent about an hour searching the Hoosic River along State Road on Wednesday before determining that a report of two youngsters in the river was unfounded.

City and Williamstown police and firefighters, as well as North Adams Ambulance personnel, searched the riverside Wednesday beginning at about noon.

But the juveniles they were looking for turned out to be two people in a raft who were fishing.

"Through the investigation, NAPD located the two individuals that went in from the flood chute and they were in that location at that time," Fire Director Stephen Meranti said. "They confused [the caller] because they

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Sprinkler System Break Briefly Closes North Adams' Tractor Supply
Staff Reports,
04:00PM / Thursday, December 22, 2016
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A damaged sprinkler triggered the fire suppression system in the Tractor Supply store on Tuesday, leading to the evacuation of the facility until repairs could be made.   The Fire Department responded to the store after an employee damaged a sprinkler component with a forklift.   "A worker was running a forklift and he was putting some stuff on the shelf and the forklift hit the sprinkler head and broke it, which activated the system, which evacuated the building," Fire Director Steve Meranti said on Thursday.   Meranti said the sprinklers went off in the back room and not in the public area. He said there was

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