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Six-year-old Twins Among Those Who Died In Pittsfield Fire
Staff Reports,
04:07PM / Sunday, March 17, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Six-year-old twins were among the three killed in a fire early Saturday morning.   The District Attorney's Office says Austin Grezlak, 25, a graduate of Taconic High School, and twins Kasper and Sylas Stone died when their home in Lake Onota Village burned.   Two others escaped the blaze that was started from either a candle or smoking materials in the master bedroom. One individual is at Massachusetts General Hospital being treated for non-life threatening injuries.    "The Berkshire District Attorney's Office sends sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who died in this tragic

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Authorities Investigating Lake Onota Village Fire That Killed Three
Staff Reports,
10:15AM / Saturday, March 16, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Authorities are investigating a fire Saturday morning that left three people dead.    Two people were found outside the structure in Lake Onota Village and taken to Berkshire Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries. Three others were inside the structure when firefighters arrived at the scene at about 3:40 a.m. on Saturday.    In a brief press conference at about 10 a.m., Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington said, "there is no indication the fire is suspicious at this time."   The identities of the victims are being withheld until next of kin can be

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Pittsfield Man Shot By Police During Pursuit Found Guilty of Reckless Driving
Staff Reports,
05:40PM / Monday, February 04, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A man shot by police officers during a vehicle pursuit in 2017 was found guilty on Monday of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, and failure to stop for an officer.   The jury, however, found him not guilty on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.   Mark Marauszwski, 58, was sentenced on Monday morning after the jury trial to 18 months in the Berkshire County House of Correction and fined $100 for failure to stop for an officer. He was also given a six-month suspended sentence on the charge of driving with a

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Woman Arrested In Pittsfield Stabbing
Staff Reports,
04:11PM / Monday, January 21, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A 27-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a 34-year-old man on Madison Avenue.   Police say Nakesha Peltier-Tarrance is being charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and is currently being held on $10,000 bail related to the incident Monday morning.    Police say officers were dispatched to the area of Madison Avenue and Seymour Street at 10:42 a.m. for a reported disturbance and stabbing. On arrival, officers encountered Peltier-Tarrance and the victim, who was suffering from multiple stab wounds to the upper chest.    Officers administered first aid and the man was

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Fire Displaces Four Pittsfield Families
By Andy McKeever,
07:53PM / Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The flames poked through the roof of the building but Engine 5's crew controlled the blaze.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Four families are displaced after a fire caused significant damage to a Cherry Street apartment building.

But quick work and awareness from the firefighters ultimately saved the building. 

Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Noyes said firefighters were dispatched to 2-4 Cherry Street at about 6:30 Wednesday night for the reported fire and almost immediately after arriving, it was reported that the fire was out.   That wasn't the case.   "Upon arrival, we were advised that it was out. Engine 3 was the

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