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Superior Court Briefs: Dec. 13 - Dec. 14
Staff Reports,
01:18PM / Friday, December 15, 2017
  24, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to two counts of assault with intent to rob, two counts of assault and battery, and a single count of unarmed robbery.   He was ordered to serve concurrent three to four years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the unarmed robbery and assault with intent to rob charge. He was given concurrent time at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the other charge.   Colvin robbed Kirk's Variety Store in Pittsfield on January 25, 2017.    Single counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, and resisting arrest were dismissed by the

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Special Response Team Called To Lanesborough Home
By Andy McKeever,
03:19PM / Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bailey Road was closed from Route 7 to Noppet Road nearly all day. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Bailey Road was closed for close to eight hours Tuesday after a man barricaded himself inside a home.   Police said a Bailey Road resident called at about 11 a.m. to report that another household member was "shooting in the house and out the window." The reporting party then fled to a neighbor's house.   Lanesborough Police, state police, and the Berkshire County sheriff's department set up a perimeter around the house and police, with the help of Lanesborough's Highway Department, shut down Bailey Road from Route 7 to Noppet Road.

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Sandisfield Town Garage Burns to the Ground
12:59PM / Sunday, December 10, 2017
SANDISFIELD, Mass. — WesternMassNews.com is reporting that the Sandisfield Town Garage burned to the ground Sunday morning.    According to news reports, the five-alarm fire was reported shortly after 9 a.m. and was "fully engulfed" when firefighters from multiple companies arrived at the scene.    Sandisfield's Fire Chief Ralph Morrison told Western Mass News that highway crews had been at the building locking up just minutes before  the fire is believed to have started.    The first snow storm of the season had rolled through the Berkshires beginning Saturday morning, dumping up to 6 inches of snow across

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Superior Court Briefs: Dec. 4 - Dec. 6
Staff Reports,
09:52AM / Friday, December 08, 2017
  29, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime and two counts of larceny from a building.   He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $25,000 bail.   Beauchamp is accused of breaking into Becket General Store in Becket on September 3, 2017 and Angelina's Sub Shop in Pittsfield on September 15, 2017 and taking an ATM from both locations.     40, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to two counts of illegal ownership of a firearm, two counts of improper storage of a firearm, and a single count of possession of ammunition

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Adams Fire Snuff Out Columbia Street Fire
By Jack Guerino,
02:57PM / Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Mutual aid companies also arrived at the scene.

ADAMS, Mass. — The Fire department quickly knocked down a small fire at 246 1/2 Columbia St. on Wednesday.

Fire Chief John Pansecchi said the call came in late morning and once firefighters arrived at the single-family home, they were able to contain the blaze to one room that was used for storage by the owner.

"Knockdown was fairly quick once we got there and after we just had to do some overhaul," Pansecchi said. "It was pretty much contained in one room and there was some smoke and water damage."

Pansecchi said although the cause of the fire is still under investigation, it does not

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