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Charge of Leaving the Scene Dropped in Fatal Adams Incident
Staff Reports,
08:54PM / Monday, June 18, 2018
ADAMS, Mass. — A charge of leaving the scene of fatal accident lodged against a local businessman has been dropped.   Instead, David I. Sookey Jr. had not-guilty pleas entered on his behalf on Monday in Berkshire Superior Court in Pittsfield for a single count of misleading, impeding and obstructing a police investigation.   Sookey, 61, allegedly ran over 85-year-old Theresa Marby on Feb. 16 when he exited his parking spot next to the Oasis Liquor Store on Dean Street. He told police at the time that he did not see Marby and thought he'd hit a pothole before leaving the area. Police allege that he provided misleading information related to his

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Adams Firefighters Battle Apartment Building Blaze
By Tammy Daniels,
01:16AM / Thursday, April 26, 2018
ADAMS, Mass. — Firefighters from Adams and Cheshire were able to contain a major structure fire on the thickly settled Maple Street early Thursday morning.    No one was injured in the fire but two dogs were thought to be still inside.    Fire Chief John Pansecchi said he was the first on the scene at 60 Maple St. The blaze was first reported a little after midnight.    "We had heavy fire on the second floor, heavy smoke showing," he said. "There was heavy heat right from the get-go."   Firefighters took up a defensive position and called in Cheshire Fire Department for mutual aid.

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Adams Businessman Arraigned in Pedestrian Death
02:20PM / Wednesday, February 21, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — David I. Sookey Jr., 61, of Adams, had not-guilty pleas entered on his behalf on Wednesday morning in Northern Berkshire District Court.    Sookey was arraigned on single counts of leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident and of misleading, impeding and obstructing a police investigation.    He is accused of hitting 85-year-old Theresa Marby with his vehicle on Dean Street on Friday morning and leaving the scene. Marby was found in the road and pronounced dead at Berkshire Medical Center in North Adams.    According to the report filed by Adams Police Officer Gregory Charon, Sookey was backing

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Adams Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run
Staff Reports,
05:34PM / Friday, February 16, 2018
ADAMS, Mass. — A senior citizen was apparently struck and killed by a motor vehicle Friday morning on Dean Street.    Police say 85-year-old Theresa Marby of 43 Spring St. was found lying in the middle of the road at about 9:30 a.m. and was taken to Berkshire Medical Center in North Adams, where she was pronounced dead.    Investigators believe that Marby was the victim of a hit-and-run. An autopsy to determine the cause of death will be performed Sunday at office of the medical examiner in Holyoke.     Marby was a longtime member of the VFW Auxiliary in Adams and frequently attended Memorial Day

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Conn. Police Arrest Clarksburg Man Wanted in Adams Shooting
06:07PM / Monday, January 29, 2018
ADAMS, Mass. — A Clarksburg man who is wanted in connection with last Wednesday's shooting in Adams has been arrested in Connecticut on unrelated charges while at least two other men are still being sought.    Gage M. Sherman, 20, of McLagen Drive, was arrested in Bristol, Conn., this past weekend for conspiracy to commit murder related to a shooting in Bristol on Friday.    A warrant seeking his return to Massachusetts to answer to charges in the Adams shooting has been lodged with Connecticut authorities, according the district attorney's office.    The shooting at 30 North Summer St. last Wednesday severely injured

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