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Southfield Fire Destroys One Building, Damages Second

NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — An early morning fire Friday in Southfield damaged one building and destroyed another on Norfolk Road. The 1800s-era single-family home at 155 Norfolk Road was destroyed and the neighboring former Baptist Church damaged. It took several hours for firefighters to contain the


Family of 5 dead in murder-suicide

SHEFFIELD, Mass. (WTNH) - Police just over our Northern Border in Massachusetts are putting together the pieces of what they say is a gruesome murder suicide. A family of five is dead in Sheffield Mass., just north of North Canaan.


As Sheffield deals with recent deaths, 'there are no words'

SHEFFIELD — Two days after a family of five was found dead in its burning home in an apparent murder-suicide, investigators continued to probe the scene Friday as they secured the house.


Philmont mayor challenged by former Claverack supervisor

PHILMONT — The seats of mayor and two trustees are up for grabs in the annual village election Tuesday. Longtime incumbent Clarence “Skip” Speed will face former Claverack Town Supervisor and Philmont Trustee Robin Andrews in the mayoral race. All seats are two-year terms. Three candidates are vying


Man Pulled Over by ICE Says Officer Filmed Scene; Chief Argues Otherwise

An order that would make Hudson a sanctuary city was signed in May 2017. Now, nearly two years later, many community members are asking if it is being followed. “It's not a warrant under the constitution of the United States,” said MacCormack.


Lee board wants answers before voting on solar project proposal

LEE — A West Coast alternative energy company seeking to install a 5-megawatt solar array on a scenic hillside has plenty of homework to do before town officials consider voting on the $10.5 million project.


A perfect pair ... sort of

What: Rubiner's Cheesemongers & Grocers and rubi's coffee & sandwiches. Hours: Rubiner's - Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Wednesdays. rubi's coffee & sandwiches - Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p


5 candidates vie for Chatham Village Board

CHATHAM — There are three seats up for grabs on the Chatham Village Board in Tuesday’s election — one for a one-year term and two for a two-year term. John Howe is running unopposed for mayor.


Ralph Gardner Jr: My Manager, George

For reasons I can’t quite explain, I don’t regularly check out the obituaries in the New York Times but I do in the Columbia Paper, our local paper in Columbia County. There’s something affecting learning about the lives of the beloved but sometimes unheralded – the schools they attended, the jobs t


Annual Stringendo concert at Bardavon in Poughkeepsie on March 31

WHEN: Sunday, March 31, at 3 p.m. DETAILS: The concert will feature the Hudson Valley-based music orchestra Stringendo Vivace and Chaconne, the organization’s advanced orchestras, as well as the Boysenberry, Cranberry, Mulberry, Raspberry & Strawberry fiddle groups. The orchestras will perform piece


Spring forward with a vengeance: It's mud season

RICHMOND — From where Pam Dickey sat Friday at the Richmond Post Office, forget that stuff about not being deterred by snow, rain, heat or "gloom of night." The challenge was mud. And for Dickey, that was just to get vehicles out of her Route 41 lot.


Bernard A. Drew | Our Berkshires: Arrest of the Berkshire fascist

GREAT BARRINGTON — Boston-based U.S. Deputy Marshals P.H. Brennan and George McGrann, accompanied by Massachusetts State Troopers Joseph Keating and John H. Loughlin of the Lee Barracks, made a pre-dawn visit to the Becket home of Lawrence Dennis in January 1944 to arrest him on a fugitive from just


Formal report from Lenox schools chief touts safety among her priorities

Highlights of Lenox Schools Superintendent Kimberly Merrick's formal entry report to the School Committee:. - Academic diversity: Many parents in Lenox advocate for expansion of Advanced Placement courses while other parents would prefer an expansion of vocational opportunities and/or community-base


Celebrate (Actual) St. Patrick’s Day 2019 in Hoboken/Jersey City

This Sunday, March 17th is Lá Fhéile Pádraig—the actual Feast of St. Patrick. That tedious green spectacle a few weeks ago known as LepreCon was quite a different animal. While a lot of us spend most of the “St. Patrick’s Season” hunkered down waiting for the rookies to move along, REAL St. Patrick’


"Complicated investigation" following deaths of five people in burning Sheffield home

SHEFFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Investigators are still looking into what led up to the deaths of five people who were found inside a burning home in the southern Berkshire County town of Sheffield Wednesday morning.


Video: Showdown between Hudson immigrant advocate and ICE

HUDSON — An undocumented immigrant facing arrest by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement recorded a cell phone video showing a local advocate arguing with an ICE deportation officer about what kind of warrant is required to make an arrest.


Health care facilities challenge ratings

HUDSON — The federal government released hospital ratings for the Capital Region and the results indicate there is room for improvement. Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson received a two-star rating, out of a possible five stars.


Luke Karpinski: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Luke Karpinski, who worked as a patent examiner, is the suspect in a mass murder-suicide that took the lives of his attorney wife, Justine Wilbur, and their three small children.


In Sheffield, a grieving community gathers in support

In a church in the small Berkshire County town of Sheffield, the tragic deaths of a young family and a former neighbor were mourned Saturday evening through prayer and fellowship.