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Pittsfield Firefighters Snuff Back-to-Back House Fires
By Andy McKeever,
09:14PM / Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A police officer talks with children at the Wahconah Street fire.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters quickly snuffed out two back-to-back minor fires on Wednesday night -- but they were serious enough displace a dozen people.    The first was a dryer fire on South Onota Street that displaced two families, a total of eight people.   "It looked like it was just overheated," said Deputy Chief Tom Sammons. "Now again, that got out of the dryer and started a little bit of the surroundings on fire. ... So we pulled an inch and three-quarter line there, knock down the fire that was coming out of the dryer, removed the

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Hinsdale Police Searching For Missing Woman
Staff Reports,
02:05PM / Friday, May 17, 2019

The woman was last seen on Smith Road Wednesday morning. HINSDALE, Mass. — Police are asking for help locating a woman who went missing Wednesday morning.   Jacqueline Coutinho was last seen on Smith Road at about 10:15 on Wednesday morning. Police and emergency responders have been searching for her for three days now but have been unable to find any clues to her whereabouts.   Anyone with information about where Coutinho might be to are asked to contact police at 413-655-0201.   Police Chief Susan Rathbun said there nothing to suggest anything nefarious happened nor is there any indication of that the woman was suffering

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Pedestrian Pinned Under Pickup Truck at Third Thursday
By Andy McKeever,
06:08PM / Thursday, May 16, 2019

Firefighters were able to extricate the victim from under the vehicle.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Third Thursday-goer was run over and pinned beneath a vendor's pickup truck on Thursday.

Police said the details of exactly what unfolded are still under investigation but 75-year-old Neil Atlas of Lenox was taken to Berkshire Medical Center with "serious but not life-threatening injuries."

The truck was driven by a juvenile, police said, who is not being named. The vehicle is registered to the Northeast Old  Fashion Soda Co.

"The vehicle is a Third Thursday vendor vehicle. The vehicle was being used for the set up for one of the

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Camper Destroyed By Fire at Lanesborough Campground
By Andy McKeever,
07:23PM / Friday, May 10, 2019
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — A camper at Mount Greylock Campsite Park was completely destroyed by fire Friday evening, on the first day of the season.   According to Fire Chief Charlie Durfee, the owner of the camper had arrived that day, set up the camper, put her stuff inside, and then left to go shopping. While she was out, the camper caught fire and the fire took off from there to a point firefighters had no chance of saving it.   "There was black smoke billowing in the sky, fully involved, we called Hancock Fire Department for their tanker. We had their tanker, our tanker, and our two engines," Durfee said.   Durfee said there was a

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Two Hurt in Pittsfield Motorcycle Crash
Staff Reports,
04:37PM / Friday, May 10, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two people were taken to Berkshire Medical Center after a motorcycle accident on Linden Street.   Police said at about 10:45 p.m. the motorcycle crashed in front of 225 Linden Street. The driver and a passenger were transported to the hospital for what police describe as minor injuries.   The road was closed for about 20 minutes from King Street to Onota Street.

 

PIttsfield Police responded to report of motorcycle accident in front of 225 Linden Street at 2245hrs. Driver and passenger transported to BMC with what appears to be minor injuries. Road was closed for approximately 20 mins, from King St to Onota St. Lt.

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