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Adams Firefighters Douse Flaming Hot Tub
Staff Reports,
02:48PM / Thursday, April 06, 2017

The fire was contained quickly but firefighters stayed at the scene for more than an hour. ADAMS, Mass. — A relaxing hot tub soak could have turned into a tragedy on Wednesday night when the unit's motor malfunctioned.    Firefighters responded to what was reported as an electrical problem with a hot tub about 9:24 p.m. The quick response of a relative of the homeowner, who also happens to be an assistant fire chief, is credited with keeping it under control.   "He got here quick. By the time he got here, he had fire showing in the cellar around the hot tub, around all the wood that contained the hot tub," said Fire

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Suspect in New York Shooting Arrested in Adams
03:29PM / Friday, March 03, 2017

ADAMS, Mass. — A suspect in a New York shooting was arrested Thursday in a Howland Avenue apartment.

According to media reports, U.S. Marshals from Springfield and New York arrested Jovan Bailey, 29, with the help of Adams Police and state police.

Bailey is charged with criminal possession of a weapon and second degree assault and is expected to appear in Berkshire Superior Court. He is wanted in the shooting of a Long Island, N.Y., man in January and will be returned to Suffolk County, N.Y., to answer charges.

According to Dave Milne from the U.S. Marshals Service in Springfield, the New York and New Jersey fugitive task force were searching for 29-year-old Jovan

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Adams Apartment House Destroyed in Blaze
By Tammy Daniels,
12:49PM / Saturday, February 18, 2017

ADAMS, Mass. — At least a half-dozen people have lost everything after a fire ravaged a three-apartment home on Old Columbia Street early Saturday morning.

Fire Chief Paul Goyette said some 45 firefighters from four towns battled the blaze for nearly five hours before it was finally extinguished.

"We probably flowed about 150,000 gallons of water," he said later Saturday morning as a backhoe tore down the blackened two-story structure. No was injured, but the tenants lost everything, Goyette said.

The fire was a reported at about 2:07 a.m. as a smell smoke of smoke in a bathroom. When Adams Police arrived at the scene, the flames were already coming from

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No Serious Injuries in Hoosac Valley Bus, Tractor-Trailer Accident
By Jack Guerino,
04:27PM / Wednesday, January 18, 2017
ADAMS, Mass. — No major injuries were reported after emergency services responded to an accident involving a school bus and a tractor-trailer truck on Route 116 on Wednesday morning    "Essentially it was what it was but it could have been a lot worse," Police Chief Richard Tarsa said. "It had the potential to be much worse than it was."   Tarsa said a little after 7 a.m. a tractor-trailer truck, traveling north on Orchard Street toward Adams, lost control of the trailer section of the vehicle.   He said because of icy road conditions, the trailer jackknifed across the road.  The trailer was empty so it had less

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Adams McDonald's Closed Tuesday Night by Roof Fire
By Tammy Daniels,
06:49PM / Tuesday, December 20, 2016

ADAMS, Mass. — A quick response prevented a roof fire at McDonald's from spreading.

A couple dozen volunteer firefighters from Adams and Cheshire responded to the report of a structure fire at the burger franchise at about 4:35 p.m. on a bitterly cold Tuesday.

"As I pulled up around the corner, I could see flames showing from the roof area ... underneath the McDonald's sign," said Fire Chief Paul Goyette.

While the cause is still uncertain, Goyette said, "we're leaning on the side of electrical."

Someone driving by reportedly called the McDonald's and told an employee that the building was on fire. The manager

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