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Superior Court Briefs: March 5 - March 14
Staff Reports,
02:07PM / Friday, March 16, 2018
  37, of Pittsfield had a not guilty plea entered on her behalf on a single count of misleading a police officer.   She was released on $2,000 bail. Chadwell is accused of providing police with misinformation during their investigation into the death of 39-year-old Paul Henry, who was murdered on July 4, 2017.     50, of North Adams pleaded guilty to three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person who has attained age 14, and two counts of caretaker abuse.   He was ordered to serve 196 days of a two-year sentence at the Berkshire County House of Correction on a single count of caretaker abuse on a disabled


Woman Found Not Guilty in Williamstown Hit-and-Run
Staff Reports,
05:28PM / Wednesday, March 14, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Williamstown woman was found not guilty on Wednesday of leaving the scene of a hit-and-run that has left a local woman in a coma for two years.    But she and her husband were both found guilty of misleading police in the days following the incident that seriously injured Cheryl J. LeClaire, 54, of White Oaks Road in Williamstown. They were found not guilty of conspiracy to mislead.    A Superior Court jury deliberated for eight hours before returning the verdicts in the cases against Sally J. Gould, 73, the driver in the incident, and her husband, John T. Gould, 71.   LeClaire was walking her dog on the evening


Pellet Stove Sparks Fire at Readsboro Inn
By Tammy Daniels,
05:46AM / Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A firefighter uses a ladder to reach the third floor.  READSBORO, Vt. — The historic Readsboro Inn was spared from catastrophe in the wee hours of Tuesday when a quick thinking tenant and teams of firefighters were able to snuff out a pellet stove fire on its top floor.    "The fire blew through the side of the building, it ran up the roof rafters and down the other side and through the whole attic," said Fire Chief Adam Codogni.   The fire was seen before 2:30 a.m. when a guest went outside to have a cigarette and noticed smoke coming through top of the three-story building. A tenant grabbed an extinguisher and was

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Fire Guts Burke Avenue Home In Pittsfield
By Andy McKeever,
09:34PM / Sunday, March 04, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A family of five was displaced Sunday night after a fire gutted their Burke Street home.   Just before 6 p.m. on Sunday, dispatch received multiple calls of flames shooting out of the front of a duplex at 125 Burke Ave. Shortly after firefighters arrived, the windows on the second floor blew out and the fire quickly spread throughout the interior of the home.   "We started deploying hand streams and by the time we were getting in position, the second-floor window in the back of the building, or what we call the C side, blew out and the second floor flashed over," Deputy Fire Chief Matt Noyes said.   "From


Superior Court Briefs: Feb. 23
Staff Reports,
03:01PM / Friday, March 02, 2018
  , 41, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single count of breaking and entering in the daytime and assault and battery related to breaking into a home and assaulting a 29-year-old woman on June 26, 2016. He also pleaded guilty to single counts of breaking and entering in the daytime, conspiracy, misleading a police officer, larceny from a building, wanton destruction of property and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license relating to a house break in Hancock on May 9, 2017. He pleaded guilty to single counts of breaking and entering a home in the daytime, and larceny from a building in connection with a house break in Pittsfield on October 16,

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