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North Adams Police Investigating Feces Vandalism
Staff Reports,
05:12PM / Wednesday, August 07, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Authorities are investigating a disturbing incident that occurred early Wednesday morning at Brayton Hill Apartments.   According to Facebook posts made by friends and neighbors of the victim, someone smeared feces over her door and air conditioner and left a pile on her deck.    The victim, a single black woman with small children who is not being named, told friends that there had been a loud party in the apartment next door on Tuesday night and a racial slur could be heard repeatedly. That has lead some to believe that it could be a hate crime.   The perpetrator was reportedly caught on video by security

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Deer Causes Accident on Route 2
Staff Reports,
05:21PM / Friday, August 02, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A deer was killed Friday afternoon after a collission with two Jeeps.    The accident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. near Galvin Road. The deer was attempting to cross Route 2 when it was struck by a dark gray Jeep Patriot heading east. The Patriot knocked the deer in a maroon Jeep Grand Cherokee heading west.    The deer ended up under the Galvin Road sign on the north side of the road. Both vehicles were able to turn off the highway until first-responders arrived. No one in the two vehicles were injured.    The Grand Cherokee incurred damage to its hood and lights on the passenger side. The Patriot had more

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North Adams Police Investigating Report of Firearms Discharged
Staff Reports,
10:00PM / Saturday, July 20, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police are investigating shots that were fired in the Greylock Valley Apartments neighborhood on Thursday night.   "Officers did respond to the area of Angelli Street and Grant Street for report of several shots fired," wrote Police Chief Jason Wood in an email. "There is evidence leading us to believe a firearm was discharged."   The report of shots being fired was called into the police at 9:27 p.m. but no one who could implicated in the shooting was at the scene when police arrived. Wood did not say what evidence was found.     "Fortunately, at this time, there does not appear to be

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Motor Vehicle Hit by Tree on Massachusetts Avenue
Staff Reports,
12:04PM / Friday, June 28, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A tree limb smashed through the windshield of a Honda sport utility vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue Extension on Thursday evening   The driver was heading east when a tree fell on the south side of the road at about 5:20 p.m. Police, fire and Northern Berkshire EMS responded. The driver was uninjured but Honda incurred significant damage to the roof, windshield and hood. A piece of wood also pierced the back passenger tire.    The road was briefly closed until the tree could be cut up by firefighters and the SUV towed away.

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Thompson Charged With Vehicular Homicide
03:09PM / Thursday, June 20, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Joseph C. Thompson, 60, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges related to a fatal collision on July 20, 2018.   He is charged with motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation and a marked lanes violation in the death of Steven Fortier, 49.   Thompson, director of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, was arraigned in Northern Berkshire District Court and released on personal recognizance. A pretrial conference was set for Aug. 9.    According to police reports made available Wednesday, Fortier was southbound on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle at about 10 p.m. when he collided with Thompson's northbound

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