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Pittsfield Teen Rescued From Old Water Tank at Springside
By Andy McKeever,
08:26PM / Monday, July 29, 2019

The Western Massachusetts Technical Rescue Team consists of members from various departments throughout the region performing the rescues all over. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A teenager fell into an old water tank at Springside Park and had to be extricated by first responders.   Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Noyes said the teenager was with some friends in the area when he fell into a previously collapsed section of the tank. He plummeted some 25 feet and could not get out. After about an hour, he was extricated and transported to Berkshire Medical Center. Noyes said the boy's injuries are unknown right now but they appeared to be

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Pittsfield Man in Critical Condition Following Roll Over Crash
Staff Reports,
04:24PM / Saturday, July 27, 2019

Firefighters free the occupants from the vehicle. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man is in critical condition following a rollover accident on Columbus Avenue Saturday.   According to police, Chester Soutier was transported to Berkshire Medical Center following the crash and is in "critical but stable" condition.   Soutier was driving a 2009 Lincoln MKZ eastbound on Columbus Avenue and collided at the intersection of Center Street with a 2012 Hyundai Elantra being driven by Jaime Adorno, 35, also of Pittsfield.   Soutier's Lincoln then spun and rolled when it hit the curb. Lincoln and one other passenger were

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Police Investigating Robbery Of Pittsfield Package Store
Staff Reports,
07:15PM / Thursday, July 25, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are investigating a robbery of Harte's Package Store Wednesday night.   Police say at 9:09 p.m. Wednesday night officers were called to the Dalton Avenue store for a reported robbery. The suspect was described as a short, white man with a beard and missing front teeth. He was described as wearing a light colored hooded shirt.   The suspected reportedly displayed a knige and then fled the store with cash and merchandise. No one was injured.    Police say video evidence was recovered but footage or photographs of the suspect are not being released at this time.

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Richmond Man Killed Motor Vehicle Collision on Route 41
04:53PM / Thursday, July 25, 2019
RICHMOND, Mass. —  An 84-year-old Richmond man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a motor vehicle accident on Route 41 near Dublin Road.   State police say Roland Small was a passenger in a 2007 Subaru Forester when it collided with a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 19-year-old Chatham, N.Y., woman at about 4:20 p.m.   Small and the driver of the Subaru, a 78-year-old Richmond woman, were taken Berkshire Medical Center. Small had serious injuries, according to state police, and died at the hospital. The driver of the pickup was not injured and the driver of the Subaru is expected to survive.    The road was closed at that

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Woman Injured In Crash at Problematic Pittsfield Intersection
Staff Reports,
03:23PM / Wednesday, July 24, 2019

A solar-powered warning sign was installed within the last two years to reduce the number of drivers missing the stop sign. The tree on the right was the target of previous inquiries about it obscuring the sign at the intersection. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A 71-year-old woman was taken to Berkshire Medical Center for minor injuries Wednesday after a collision on East Housatonic Street.   According to Officer David Hallas, the woman was westbound on East Housatonic Street in an Oldsmobile Bravada when a Subaru Legacy, driven by a 35-year-old Great Barrington man ran the stop sign at Pomeroy Avenue and collided with the Oldsmobile.   "The

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