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Clarksburg Brush Fire Contained on Third Day
By Tammy Daniels,
11:49PM / Friday, May 01, 2015
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — More than 50 firefighters from around the region spent a third tough day finally containing a blaze that has burned an estimated 300 acres in the Clarksburg State Forest.

The brush fire had torched 189 acres on Thursday but crews had left the forest in the late afternoon believing it was contained and nearly out.

Clarksburg Fire Chief Kyle "Chip" Chesbro, who had coordinated efforts on Thursday, said the Department of Conservation and Recreation had planned on going in on Friday morning and ensuring it was extinguished.

"This morning at 6 o'clock I get another call that it has grown, that we needed

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Superior Court Briefs: April 27 - April 30
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10:40AM / Friday, May 01, 2015
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  38, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to four counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime, three counts of larceny over $250, two counts of larceny from a building, two counts of breaking into a depository, and single counts of breaking and entering in the daytime, illegal possession of a firearm, receiving or possessing a stolen motor vehicle, and common and notorious thief.   He was ordered to serve concurrent three to four years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on all of the charges except the weapon charge. He was given concurrent time at the Berkshire County House of Correction on that charge.    The

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Two North Adams Men Arrested in Stabbing
08:07PM / Friday, April 24, 2015
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police arrested two men Friday afternoon in relation to a stabbing at the corner of Walnut and State streets.

According to police, an emergency call at about 2:42 p.m. reported a man had been stabbed in altercation.

Officers and detectives responded to the scene and located a victim suffering from a stab wound to the abdomen. Two suspects — identified as Keith S. Larrabee and Richard K. Perkins III — had fled the scene.

The victim was transported by North Adams Ambulance Service to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.

North Adams police with assistance from state

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Superior Court Briefs: April 17 - April 23
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11:13AM / Friday, April 24, 2015
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  25, of Springfield had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on two counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws, and single counts of trafficking in heroin and trafficking in cocaine.   She was released on $15,000 bail. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in North Adams on March 2, 2015.     53, of Williamstown had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of assault and battery and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.    He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $50,000 cash or $500,000 surety bail. The incidents allegedly occurred in Williamstown

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Police: Street Racing Caused Curran Highway Accident
By Jack Guerino,
09:38AM / Friday, April 17, 2015
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police say drag racers on Curran highway caused a three-car accident Thursday night; four people were taken to the hospital.

Sgt. James Burdick said at 10:57 p.m. a North Adams ambulance on its way back from Pittsfield reported two vehicles moving at a high rate of speed northbound on Curran Highway from Adams. He said a minute later, the ambulance called in a three-car accident near Ocean State Job Lot.

Alleged drag racer Hassen Delia, age 26, was driving his girlfriend's 2007 Infinity at a high rate of speed from the Adams line through an intersection on Curran Highway with another

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