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Lanesborough police looking for missing, endangered teen

LANESBOROUGH, Mass. (WWLP) - Police in Lanesborough are asking for help finding a teen they say is missing and endangered. According to the Lanesborough Police Department, the girl may possibly be in the Northampton area. Police are not releasing the girl's name at this time.


Look Ahead, Pittsfield: PCB contamination, parking problems and fireworks on display

This week kicks off with a Monday holiday and winds down with a bang. In other words, Presidents Day on Monday means a day off from work [for many] and also free downtown parking. And on Saturday, there's going to be 10 minutes of fireworks starting 6 p.m. at The Common.


14-month-old boy from Massachusetts located in Mexico, reunited with mother a month after father kidnapped him, police say

A mother was reunited with her 14-month-old son Sunday night a month after the child was kidnapped by his father and taken to Mexico, Lowell police said. Fillemom De Lima, a 37-year-old Lawrence man, was caught in Mexico after authorities tracked him to Mexico City. Lowell police and the FBI located


Pittsfield: Sensory-friendly skating event

The city's Recreation Program has teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires and Autism Connections to host a sensory-friendly skating event from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 22, at the club, 16 Melville St.


The Lantern Reopened In Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — For a century, The Lantern Bar & Grill has been a stalwart landmark in the city's downtown. Thousands of people have eaten in the restaurant at the corner of Linden and North and it had remained through generations of changes to the city's downtown. But, in 2017, Mark Papas decid


New Pittsfield Group Vows To Tell A New Story For The City

A new group in Pittsfield, Massachusetts says it will working to rehabilitate the city’s narrative. Virginia O’Leary is the founder of Pittsfield Prospers. A Pittsfield native, O’Leary says her new group will celebrate the people and organizations moving the city into the future.


Multiple snowmobile crashes in New Hampshire over the weekend leave four Massachusetts residents injured

Two Massachusetts residents were rushed to hospitals with what authorities called life-threatening injuries and another two people were injured in New Hampshire snowmobile crashes over the weekend.


Warnings, advisories in effect as lingering snow showers remain in Massachusetts

BOSTON (WHDH) - Commuters working on Presidents Day had to deal with slippery driving conditions as several inches of snow fell in Massachusetts Monday morning. Flakes began falling late Sunday night, with the steadiest snowfall ending by midday.


Opioid epidemic claims Pittsfield resident; ''He made a slip and it killed him'

PITTSFIELD — Bob Smith was on the right track. He was devoted to his recovery and living in a sober house. He helped newcomers along, and he wanted to be an example for others working on sobriety.


Suspect in Pittsfield armed robberies deemed dangerous, denied bail

PITTSFIELD — A city man accused in a series of armed robberies late last year will continue to be held without bail. Jameail C. Beckett, 35, was found dangerous during a hearing in Berkshire Superior Court on Friday before Judge John Agostini.


North St. clothing store tries on a new trend: Custom-made dress shirts

PITTSFIELD — Steven Valenti has been involved in the men's clothing business for over 40 years, and during that time he's seen fashion trends come and go. His customers used to rent suits for special occasions, but lately they've expressed more interest in having them custom-made.


Massachusetts high school football player, 17, among 2 dead in Maine snowmobile accidents

A Massachusetts school community is grieving Monday after news emerged that Troy Marden – a 17-year-old varsity football player – was one of two victims in a pair of fatal snowmobile accidents in Maine over the weekend.


Mass. driver faces drug, vehicle charges after traffic stop

CANAAN -- State Police arrested a Massachusetts man on multiple charges during a traffic stop last week in Canaan. They said Chanthon Lim, 34, was driving with a suspended car registration, and in possession of cocaine and almost seven pounds of marijuana.


Anthony Weiner released from prison in Massachusetts

Disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner was released from federal prison in Massachusetts. He is now under the watch of a reentry program in Brooklyn, New York, according to prison records.


Massachusetts bill to require tipped workers be paid minimum wage

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (NEWS10) - Massachusetts State Representative Tricia Farley- Bouvier of Pittsfield is one of two Democrats calling for the state's sub minimum wage of $4.35 for tipped workers to be eliminated.


Massachusetts Dog Missing for 8 Months Found in Maine

A dog that went missing in Massachusetts months ago has been reunited with its family after being found in Maine, 175 miles away. The Bangor Daily News reports 5-year-old king shepherd Kaiser made his way from Ashby, Massachusetts, to South Paris, Maine, over a span of eight months. The pooch jumped


No jail for Pittsfield man if he meets conditions after heroin-transport arrest

PITTSFIELD — A city man caught transporting heroin to the Berkshires will avoid jail if he stays out of trouble and completes two years' probation. Robert Turner, 36, received a suspended sentence Thursday, after admitting to a drug-distribution charge stemming from his arrest June 20.


Snow will fall across Massachusetts beginning Sunday night

Snow will fall across Massachusetts beginning Sunday night as some areas of the state are expected to see a few inches of snow on the ground by Monday morning. The National Weather Service said snow will fall sometime around 10 p.m. and continue into Monday morning.


Kilbon Memorial Fountain in Lee should be back in action for Memorial Day

LEE — Despite rising repair costs, the historic marble fountain featuring the face of Stockbridge Indian Chief Konkapot should be unveiled Memorial Day weekend. The Fountain Restoration Committee has chosen May 25 to rededicate the Kilbon Memorial Fountain at the First Congregational Church. The com


Snowfall amounts around western Massachusetts

(WWLP) - A winter storm brought some snow to western Massachusetts overnight Sunday into Monday morning. You can send us your snowfall amounts at reportit@wwlp.com.