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Multiple arrests in collaborative police sweep in Pittsfield Saturday night
PITTSFIELD — Several law enforcement agencies banded together over the weekend to crack down on a variety of crime in the city. Mayor Linda Tyer confirmed on Sunday evening that a "successful collaborative" effort took place on Saturday involving the Pittsfield Police department, state police, the B
`Freeing an Innocent Pittsfield Man' talk at Berkshire Athenaeum to revisit the trial of Bernard Baran
PITTSFIELD — Bernard Baran Jr. spent 21 years in state prison on child molestation charges that were eventually overturned. Four years after his death, the Pittsfield Human Rights Commission will revisit the case that many have since deemed unjust.
Suspect arraigned in death of pedestrian in Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD — An Adams woman who was allegedly driving drunk in September when she killed a pedestrian was arraigned in Berkshire Superior Court on Thursday after being indicted by a Berkshire grand jury.
Discovery's 'Body Cam' features fatal Washington County arson fire
HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - An upcoming television show will feature a fatal house fire set by a 22-year-old man to kill his girlfriend. The September 2017 murder of 18-year-old Ashley Coltrain in Hudson Falls will be featured on Investigation Discovery's "Body Cam" show Tuesday night. The show uses b
Look Ahead, Pittsfield: Tug of war over water and sewer
The City Council will take a final look at proposed increases to water and sewer rates in the city, which could raise the next quarterly bill for the average homeowner by about $43. Officials say the rate hikes are necessary to pay for a $74 million wastewater plant upgrade on tap for Holmes Road.
Pittsfield man called Fat Jay held without bail on drug, multiple weapons charges
PITTSFIELD - A city man known as Fat Jay is being held without the right to bail after police raided his home and found five unlawful guns and cocaine. Jason L. McFadden, 38, who is also known as Jason L. Blanchard, was arraigned Wednesday in Berkshire Superior Court on multiple weapons charges and
Swimming Roundup: Pittsfield, Monument Mountain earn season-opening sweeps
PITTSFIELD — Szofia Lewis and the Pittsfield girls swim team wasted no time in getting off to a strong start to the winter with a 61-33 win over Mount Anthony. Lewis won the 100 butterfly and breaststroke, posting Western Massachusetts qualifying times in both events. She swam the fly in 1:07.84 and
Two 12-year-olds arrested on arson charges in Columbia County
CHATHAM, N.Y. — State Police in Columbia County have arrested two 12-year-olds on charges of arson. At about 5:40 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, Columbia County 911 dispatched Chatham Fire and police personnel to a report of a brush fire at the Columbia County Fairgrounds on Hudson Avenue. Firefighters ext
Pittsfield: Police Department plans promotion ceremony
The Pittsfield Police Department will hold a promotion ceremony at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in the Taconic High School auditorium for all officers that have ascended in rank this year.
Tax break in exchange for local manufacturer's expansion heads to North Adams City Council
NORTH ADAMS — A local manufacturer wants to make a $2.75 million investment in expanding its facility and doubling its workforce. The City Council will be tasked with answering that question as a proposed tax increment financing deal — reported by The Eagle last month — hits the agenda for council r
Berkshire Community College names Falcon mascot 'Burke' before basketball home opener
PITTSFIELD — This fall, Berkshire Community College received over 80 different suggestions for the name of its new Falcon mascot. A few of the suggestions received included Perry, Freddie, and even Falcon McFalcon Face. Before BCC's basketball team won 87-26 win against Simon's Rock on Saturday, the
Columbia County pair charged in Greenport home invasion, assault
GREENPORT, N.Y. — A pair of Columbia County men have been arrested and jailed without bail, accused of forcibly entering a home on state Route 9G Saturday and assaulting a male victim, according to state police at Livingston.
Man pleads not guilty in Pittsfield murder
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (NEWS10) - A Bronx man appeared in court on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to a murder that happened earlier this month in Pittsfield. Lance Burke, 40, is accused of shooting and killing David Green back on November 3.
Dalton Youth Football celebrates winning 14U county title, and keeping players safe
DALTON— More than ever player safety is at the forefront of conversations involving youth sports. Youth football in Berkshire County has taken plenty of steps to not only protect athletes, but also improve the game.
Golden-throated vet, 94, still loves to sing
PITTSFIELD — It's been nearly a century since a young Anthony Pastore walked the streets of Pittsfield with friends, belting out the tunes of the time. At 94, the World War II veteran is still at it, and now, thanks to what he calls a "miracle," his voice is better than ever.
Dalton moves to secure honor for fallen Wahconah grad
DALTON— It took Dalton residents just minutes to keep a fallen soldier's memory alive. Nineteen residents turned out for a special town meeting Monday with a simple agenda: expressing townwide support for a plan to name a bridge on Old Windsor Road for a young man who died in 2013 while serving in A
Bronx, New York man charged with murder in connection with shooting death of 30-year-old Pittsfield man
PITTSFIELD - A Bronx, New York man was arraigned Wednesday in Central District Court in connection with the shooting death of a 30-year-old city man near Spring and Willow streets early last month.
The Berkshires Calendar for Dec. 9
Ramsdell Library: Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte, 2 to 3:30 p.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic, Register: 413-274-3738. Holiday party, 3 to 5 p.m., Egremont Village Inn, Route 23, South Egremont. Register: 413- 528-0182, ext 17.
No charges for driver who struck Great Barrington pedestrian
GREAT BARRINGTON — The driver of a car that struck and seriously injured a 75-year-old woman Nov. 30 on Stockbridge Road will not face charges. The victim, whose name has not been released, is expected to survive injuries to her head and chest, according to Town Police Chief William Walsh.
New York man charged with murder in Pittsfield shooting
PITTSFIELD — A New York man has been arrested and charged with murder in last month's slaying of David Green Jr. Lance Burke, 40, of the Bronx, was picked up on a warrant Nov. 20 in New York and returned to the Berkshires to be charged, according to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.