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North Adams Businesses Warned of Multiple Break-Ins
Staff Reports,
01:01PM / Friday, April 20, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police are warning Main Street business owners about a series of break-ins that have occurred over the past few days.    Moulton's Spectacle Shoppe was broken into sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning through the Main Street door with the burglar making off with cash and checks. About 1 a.m. on Friday, an individual broke into the Registry of Motor Vehicles and Berkshire Photography & Printing in the Berkshire Plaza. Nothing was taken from the RMV but clothing was stolen from Berkshire Printing.    The suspect, described as a tall, thin black man, was wearing a parka with a furred-edge

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Great Barrington Police Investigating Fatal Crash
07:36PM / Sunday, April 15, 2018
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — A Housatonic woman was killed late Sunday morning in a head-on collision near 200 Maple Ave.    Annemarie E. Bushka, 64, was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries incurred in the crash.    Bushka's motor vehicle collided with one driven by Robert Bacigalupi, 68, who police say crossed the yellow line into Bushka's lane.    Bacigalupi, of New York City, was charged with motor vehicle homicide and marked lanes violation. He was taken by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening and will be issued a summons to appear in court at a

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Hinsdale Man Charged With Murdering Estranged Girlfriend
02:32PM / Friday, April 13, 2018
The preliminary results of an autopsy on 24-year-old Kassedi Clark indicate she died from multiple gunshot wounds.   Dr. Robert Welton, an associate medical examiner for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, conducted the autopsy on Clark on Sunday in Holyoke and has ruled the death a homicide.   Clark's estranged boyfriend, Michael S. Boulais, 32, is expected to be arraigned on a charge of murder on Tuesday in Central Berkshire District Court. 

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Hinsdale man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of his estranged girlfriend.

  Michael S. Boulais, 32, was

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Superior Court Briefs: March 30 - April 3
Staff Reports,
02:43PM / Friday, April 06, 2018
  , 38, of Lenox pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.   She was ordered to serve one year of a two-year sentence at the Hampden County House of Correction and placed on two-years probation. She will begin her sentence on April 20, 2018.   The charge stems from a motor vehicle stop in Pittsfield on February 10, 2017. Two counts of distribution of heroin were dismissed by the state.   43, of Pittsfield was sentenced to concurrent 20 to 25 years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on two counts of rape and abuse of a child. He was given concurrent four to five

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North Adams Police Investigating Shot That Broke Restaurant Window
By Tammy Daniels,
06:31PM / Thursday, April 05, 2018
Update, Friday at 5:45 p.m.: Update: Police are continuing the investigation into the firing of a bullet that smashed through a window at Public Eat & Drink restaurant on Thursday afternoon. The bullet traveled through the eatery, which was busy with patrons at the time, and struck a woman eating her lunch. The woman was not seriously injured and did not require treatment.   Police Director Michael Cozzaglio wrote in an email on Friday that the shot may have been aimed at a traffic light at the intersection of Holden, Center and Route 2.   "It would seem as though someone may have shot at the traffic light, which is in front of the restaurant

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