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Adams Firefighters Quickly Douse Dryer Fire
By Jack Guerino,
03:54PM / Thursday, November 07, 2019
ADAMS, Mass. — The Fire Department quickly snuffed out a dryer fire before it extended into a Summit Avenue home Thursday afternoon.   Firefighters responded a little after 1 p.m. to a  single-family home at 13 Summit Ave. for a fire that was called in as a dryer fire and possible structure fire.    Fire Chief John Pansecchi said department was out on another call when the Summit Avenue report came in. He said the assistant chief was first on the scene.    "We showed up, there was smoke coming out of the back door and we thought it was in the structure," he said. "Manpower was an issue to start with. I was doing

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Authorities Make Arrest in Adams Structure Fire Incident
Staff Reports,
10:59AM / Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Authorities detour traffic at the mall entrance in Lanesborough as they take the suspect into custody.  The Adams Police Department has released more information on Tuesday's fire and suspect chase.   According to a statement released on Wednesday morning,"Based on the information provided to police from witnesses along with family and friends there was concern that the fire had been intentionally set, and that firearms had been stolen from the home."   The suspect in the incident then fled to Pittsfield where he was involved in a "domestic situation" that resulted in a lockdown of city schools and

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Adams Police Arrest Suspect in Val's, Racing Mart Break-ins
09:17PM / Sunday, October 06, 2019
ADAMS, Mass. — Police say they have arrested a suspect in the burglaries committed at Val's Package Store and Racing Mart Gas Station early Sunday morning.    According to a statement from the Adams Police Department, officers responded to both Columbia Street businesses for what employees of the businesses reported as a breaking and entering that had occurred during the nighttime. Property was destroyed and money was stolen from both locations.    Night- and day-shift officers on Sunday, working with a detective, investigated the break-ins and arrested the suspect within hours.   The State Police Crime Scene Unit

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Adams Head-on Collision Sends Three to Hospital
09:52PM / Thursday, August 22, 2019
ADAMS, Mass. — Police are investigating a head-on collision that sent three people to the hospital with what authorities say are non-life-threatening injuries.   Collision occurred at about 7:30 p.m. on the north end of East Road between a Subaru and pickup truck that was pulling a trailer with an all-terrain vehicle.    Police on scene were hesitant to divulge much information because the accident is under investigation but confirmed the collision was head on. It is believed one of the vehicles veered into the other lane.   Adams Ambulance personnel transported three victims to Berkshire Medical Center with injuries that did not

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Truck/Motorcycle Collision in Adams Leaves One Seriously Injured
By Jack Guerino,
07:52PM / Monday, July 15, 2019
ADAMS, Mass. — Police are investigating a motorcycle and truck collision on Saturday that sent at least two to the hospital, one with serious injuries.   Adams Police, Fire, and Ambulance were dispatched around 3:45 p.m. Saturday to the area of 61 East Road to an accident involving a 2018 Chevy Silverado and a 2006 Harley-Davidson.   According to police , the Silverado was northbound on East Road when the Harley-Davidson, which was headed south, crossed from the southbound lane to the northbound lane.   The pickup attempted to avoid the motorcycle by turning away but was unable to and the two collided.   Both the motorcycle and

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