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First-Responders Deal With Multi-Vehicle Accidents in Adams, North Adams
Staff Reports,
05:49PM / Tuesday, April 23, 2019

ADAMS, Mass. — Emergency responders in Adams and North Adams dealt with two motor vehicle accidents on Tuesday afternoon.    The first occurred about 4 p.m. in front of the McDonald's restaurant in Adams and involved three motor vehicles headed north on Commercial Street leading up to the light.    The vehicles were a gray Ford 150 extend cab, a dark blue Chevrolet Traverse sport utility vehicle and a gray Jeep Renegade sedan, in that order.    The truck incurred damage to its front end, knocking off the front bumper; the SUV's rear hatch was dented in and it received minor damage to its front end; the

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Adams Investigating Suspicious Fire That Destroyed Seasonal Home
By Jack Guerino,
02:41PM / Monday, March 04, 2019
ADAMS, Mass. — Firefighters battled a suspicious structure fire on Gould Road on Saturday that resulted in a total loss of the building.   Assistant Fire Chief Tim Ziemba said the fie was already well underway when the department responded to 218 Gould Road around 4 p.m.   "It was about 50 percent involved when we got there and the remaining half of the house had flames within," he said. "Within 20 minutes it had pretty much gone through and collapsed ... it was a total loss and leveled right to the ground."   He said the building was a seasonal home and was vacant, however, this meant the driveway was not plowed making it

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Adams Man Charged in Drug Importation Scheme
06:34PM / Tuesday, February 12, 2019
BOSTON — Daniel Borer of Adams is accused of importing synthetic drugs from China through the U.S. Postal Service and using them to manufacture "massive wholesale quantities of smokeable synthetic cannabinoids" for sale throughout the United States.    Borer, 42, and his alleged accomplice, postal worker Josephine McLaughlin, 65, of Stoneham, were arrested Thursday by law enforcement officials and arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge David H. Hennessey in Boston. Their cases were transferred to U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in the Southern District of New York.   U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman for the Southern District of New

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Fire Destroys Adams Home
By Jack Guerino,
05:04PM / Wednesday, January 30, 2019
ADAMS, Mass. — A fire at a home on Water Street early Wednesday afternoon severely damaged the 80-year-old structure leaving a family homeless.    Firefighters responded to 9 Water St. at about 12:30 p.m. and were able to quickly gain control over the blaze.   "The fire was coming out so we hit it from the outside and got it under control," Adams Fire Chief John Pansecchi said. "Then we sent guys in in crews. They went upstairs. There was no fire up there then we just started hitting all of the hot spots ... It went well."   Pansecchi said the homeowner was evaluated but there were no serious

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Crane Collision in Adams Sends One to Hospital
01:19PM / Friday, January 11, 2019
ADAMS, Mass. — A Thursday morning accident sent one person to the hospital and caused a spill of hydraulic fluid at Specialty Minerals Inc.    The Adams Fire Department, Adams Ambulance, and Adams Police were detailed to Columbia Street at 6:38 a.m. Thursday for report of a vehicle versus crane accident with injuries.    According to the report by the Fire Department, a box truck had struck the crane at the entrance to Specialty Minerals Inc. The operator of the box truck was injured and still in the vehicle. The crane operator did appear to be injured.    The crane was hit near its hydraulic tank, causing a large spill.

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