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Pittsfield Man Sentenced for Domestic Assault Convictions
06:22PM / Tuesday, January 14, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Pittsfield man was sentenced Friday to the maximum jail sentence for domestic abuse after being convicted by trial.    Judge Jennifer Tyne sentenced Andrew Rossetti, 32, of Pittsfield to 2 1/2 years at the Berkshire County House of Correction on a single count of intimidation of a witness.   He will serve concurrent time on counts of assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon, drug possession, threat to commit a crime, lewd wanton and lascivious conduct, and assault and battery on a household member.   Police arrested Rossetti on Sept. 5, 2019, after being reported for multiple domestic assaults and

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Hinsdale Man Pleads Guilty to Murdering Kassedi Clark
06:16PM / Tuesday, January 14, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Hinsdale man responsible for the murder of Kassedi Clark pleaded guilty Monday in Berkshire Superior Court.   Michael Boulais, 34, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, reckless endangerment of a child, and improper storage of a firearm.   Judge John Agostini sentenced Boulais to serve life in prison at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction without parole on the first-degree murder charge.   Boulais shot and killed the 24-year-old Clark on April 13, 2018. Clark and Boulais had been in a relationship for nine years and had four children together. They were estranged at the time of her murder,

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No Injuries & Minimal Damage in Mohawk Forest Fire
By Jack Guerino,
06:22PM / Friday, January 03, 2020

The fire was largely out by the time firefighters arrived but they had to determine it was completely doused and had not spread into the walls.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Firefighters responded to a fire in a Mohawk Forest apartment that was already mostly extinguished by the time they arrived.   The call came over the scanner just after noon Friday. Dispatch reported that smoke was seen bellowing out of apartment 34.   "We were right on scene and there was a little light haze of smoke down near the front door," Lt. Brent Lefebvre said. "We went into the building and found just some charring and some embers above the stove

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Adams Police Take Man into Custody in Reported Hostage Situation
By Jeff Snoonian,
07:28PM / Tuesday, December 31, 2019

ADAMS, Mass. —  A possible hostage situation that lasted more than three hours ended around 7 p.m. on Tuesday with one person in custody.   According to a statement by the Adams Police Department, the report of a possible domestic violence/hostage situation on Notch Road was called in about 3:30 p.m.    The Adams Police Department activated the Berkshire County Special Response Team, and called for additional assistance from the state police and the North Adams Police Department.   Police say they had started receiving Facebook messages from a man stating that there was a threat of a firearm in the home and that he was unable to

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Adams Police Make Arrests in Traffic Violations, Crash
07:22PM / Monday, December 30, 2019
ADAMS, Mass. —  Adams Police had a busy few days that included pursuing a man who ran from a traffic stop and arresting a teenager who drove a truck into a house.   The first arrest was made Friday morning just before 1 when an officer attempted to stop a silver Mercedes on Columbia Street after running its Connecticut plates.    The plates came back as suspended/revoked, according a press release from the Police Department, and the registered owner of the motor vehicle had had the right to operate suspended.   The Mercedes did not stop and took off quickly down Burt Street and through the intersection at Friend Street, where the

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