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Head-On Collision North Adams Leaves One in Critical Condition
Staff Reports,
04:40PM / Friday, June 16, 2017

The driver of the Dodge Durango involved in Friday's head-on collision is expected to face "numerous motor vehicle charges," according to police.    Robert Matte Jr., 43, of North Adams, has been identified as the owner and driver of the northbound Durango that apparently veered into the opposite lane and hit a Honda CRV with five people in it, including two very young children.   Kaileigh Lewis, 23, of North Adams, a passenger in the back seat of the Honda, was severely injured in the crash. Also injured was Diane Pearson, 49, the Honda's driver, who was visiting from Texas to see her new grandchild,

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Home Damaged, Pets Lost in North Adams Fire
By Tammy Daniels,
03:03AM / Sunday, May 14, 2017

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — An early morning fire severely damaged a Greylock Avenue home on Sunday. No one was injured but two pets were lost. 

  Fire Director Stephen Meranti said the fire began on small exterior porch on the south side of the single-family home.    "It extended up the outside and it entered a window on the second floor and it entered the attic, so the attic was a little difficult," he said. "The fire gets between the slate and board."   The fire was called in shortly after midnight by a neighbor, who also alerted the homeowners. The house's fire alarms went off as well, said

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Two Juveniles Arrested in Relation to Sullivan School Arson
Staff Reports,
04:49PM / Monday, May 08, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police have arrested two juveniles related to the fires set inside Sullivan School on Friday night.    Police Director Michael Cozzaglio said the two juveniles were arrested on Monday afternoon but have not yet been arraigned. Their names are being withheld because of their ages.    "These fires were intentionally set," Cozzaglio said. "It was pretty serious stuff and we wanted to resolve this as quickly as possible."   He said no further information could be released at this time.    Firefighters were called to the vacant Sullivan School at about 8:12 p.m. on Friday and

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Multiple Fires Set in North Adams School
Staff Reports,
08:58PM / Friday, May 05, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Multiple fires were apparently deliberately set throughout Sullivan School on Friday night.    "There was more than one fire on more than one level," Fire Director Stephen Meranti said late Friday after firefighter has spent some two hours tracking down the blazes and ventilating the multilevel elementary school.   The state fire marshal was called to investigate and state police were also at the scene. Meranti said nothing was being ruled out. However, he was sure it was not electrical — the department had been responding to a number of calls related to alarms and wires after heavy rains blew through in the

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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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