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Hazmat Called in for Medical Incident at Opioid Treatment Center
Staff Reports,
03:34PM / Thursday, May 30, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Fire Department and hazardous materials team are investigating a medical incident at Spectrum Health Systems.   Police Sgt. Albert Zoito said a report had been received around 11 on Thursday morning that one of the Spectrum employees had fallen ill after coming in contact with "something that someone brought in."   "A nurse that worked here was subjected to something that someone brought in and she is now feeling ill," he said. "She came in contact with something that was making her feel ill, apparently, and reported that came in from somebody."    Fire Chief Stephen Meranti said the

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Adams Police Investigating Stabbing Incident
By Jack Guerino,
11:17AM / Thursday, May 30, 2019
ADAMS, Mass. — Police are investigating an incident early Thursday morning that left three injured with knife wounds.    "The investigation is fluid and ongoing," Police Chief Richard Tarsa Jr. wrote in a press release late Thursday morning. "This is an isolated in targeted incident ... at no time was the public in any danger."   Just after 1 a.m. Thursday, police responded to Commercial Street near Cumberland Farms to find a person who had been stabbed.   Police and emergency services searched the area and officers found two more individuals on lower Linden Street suffering from knife wounds.   All three

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Pittsfield Firefighters Battling Stubborn Building Blaze
By Andy McKeever,
04:24PM / Thursday, May 23, 2019

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters are battling a stubborn fire in a four-family home on Tyler Street on Thursday afternoon. 

  Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski said at about 4 p.m. that he expected to be on the scene for at least the next few hours if not all night.    "We've got a very stubborn fire in the attic right now, we're not sure where exactly that fire started," said Czerwinski, an hour or so after the call came in. "It looks like it may have been rolling on the front porch when we arrived and extended up into the attic."    Crews were moving a second aerial truck into the back yard to bring more

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Pittsfield Firefighters Snuff Back-to-Back House Fires
By Andy McKeever,
09:14PM / Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A police officer talks with children at the Wahconah Street fire.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters quickly snuffed out two back-to-back minor fires on Wednesday night -- but they were serious enough displace a dozen people.    The first was a dryer fire on South Onota Street that displaced two families, a total of eight people.   "It looked like it was just overheated," said Deputy Chief Tom Sammons. "Now again, that got out of the dryer and started a little bit of the surroundings on fire. ... So we pulled an inch and three-quarter line there, knock down the fire that was coming out of the dryer, removed the

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Hinsdale Police Searching For Missing Woman
Staff Reports,
02:05PM / Friday, May 17, 2019

The woman was last seen on Smith Road Wednesday morning. HINSDALE, Mass. — Police are asking for help locating a woman who went missing Wednesday morning.   Jacqueline Coutinho was last seen on Smith Road at about 10:15 on Wednesday morning. Police and emergency responders have been searching for her for three days now but have been unable to find any clues to her whereabouts.   Anyone with information about where Coutinho might be to are asked to contact police at 413-655-0201.   Police Chief Susan Rathbun said there nothing to suggest anything nefarious happened nor is there any indication of that the woman was suffering

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