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Bennington College Fire Causes $250K in Damages
Staff Reports,
10:51PM / Tuesday, April 30, 2019

There is currently a fire in the Barn, which houses classes and offices. The building has been evacuated, and the fire department is on scene. There are no student, faculty, or staff injuries. More information to come via this channel. pic.twitter.com/t4nKjZkjqG

— Bennington College (@AtBennington) April 30, 2019 BENNINGTON, Vt. — A fire on Tuesday afternoon caused $250,000 worth of damage to a building at Bennington College.   According to state police, the fire was reported at about 1 p.m. at the North Bennington campus from the administrative offices. The staff was alerted to the fire by a contractor who was performing work on the outside of the

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Great Barrington Police Respond to Fatal Hunting Incident
Staff Reports,
10:20AM / Sunday, April 28, 2019
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — A 44-year-old Pittsfield man was killed on Saturday during what police say was a hunting accident.    Christopher Puntin had been participating in a youth turkey hunt with two other adults and a juvenile.   According to Chief William Walsh, Police Officers Jonathan Finnerty and Kristopher Balestro, firefighter and EMTs responded about noon to a report of a hunting incident in a wooded area on Monument Valley Road and located the victim.   Puntin sustained a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was injured.   An initial police investigation suggests

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First-Responders Deal With Multi-Vehicle Accidents in Adams, North Adams
Staff Reports,
05:49PM / Tuesday, April 23, 2019

ADAMS, Mass. — Emergency responders in Adams and North Adams dealt with two motor vehicle accidents on Tuesday afternoon.    The first occurred about 4 p.m. in front of the McDonald's restaurant in Adams and involved three motor vehicles headed north on Commercial Street leading up to the light.    The vehicles were a gray Ford 150 extend cab, a dark blue Chevrolet Traverse sport utility vehicle and a gray Jeep Renegade sedan, in that order.    The truck incurred damage to its front end, knocking off the front bumper; the SUV's rear hatch was dented in and it received minor damage to its front end; the

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Pittsfield Man Found Guilty Of Rape And Abuse Of A Child
Staff Reports,
06:45PM / Thursday, April 18, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. - A city man was founded guilty of three counts of rape and abuse of a child on Wednesday.   Omar Enriquez, 43, was found guilty by a jury after some two hours of deliberation on Wednesday. The case a retrial after the first jurors were unable to reach a decision and it was ruled a mistrial.   The charges against Enriquez related to an incident first occurring four years ago, when the victim was 14 years old. He was also found guilty on charges of raping the same victim in 2015 and 2016 when she was 15.    The lead prosecutor in the case was Assistant District Attorney Andrew P. Giarolo. Enriquez faces a minimum of 10 years in

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Charges Pending in Pittsfield Hit and Run
By Andy McKeever,
02:50PM / Thursday, April 11, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Charges are pending against a city woman who allegedly ran over a pedestrian and then drove away.   Police say on Monday at about 3:07 p.m. officers responded to the intersection of West Union Street and Pacific Street for a reported hit and run. Jeanine Pettijohn, 45, was found injured. She was transported to Berkshire Medical Center and admitted.   Police later found the vehicle on Union Street and identified Debra Johnson, 51, as the operator. Charges are pending against Johnson.    The crash remains under investigation by the Pittsfield Police Traffic Bureau. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to

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