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Utility Pole Caught Fire, Cut Power To Mall
Staff Reports,
09:39AM / Friday, September 18, 2015
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — A utility pole caught fire Thursday and cut power to the Berkshire Mall.   Fire Chief Charlie Durfee said at about 4:30 on Thursday firefighters were called to the Berkshire Mall and found two phases of  the three-phase power system  had popped on the pole. Firefighters extinguished the fire and Eversource was called.    The fire left most of the mall without power forcing the stores to close.   "The mall manager was calling the home office to close the mall due to no power," Durfee wrote in an email Thursday evening. "Eversource wasn't sure what happened or how long it would take to


Lanesborough Police Investigating Crash That Killed New Ashford Woman
By Andy McKeever,
02:36PM / Wednesday, May 06, 2015

LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Police are investigating a one-car accident that killed a 51-year-old New Ashford woman on Thursday night.

Sheryl A. Surprenant of State Road in New Ashford was driving northbound on Route 7 when her car crossed lanes and went off the road, crashing through the sign for the former Lamp Post Motel, on the southbound side, said police.

Officers responded at  9:22 p.m. to the report of a vehicle off the road near the motel on Route 7. The Chrysler had flipped and was lodged in trees and brush.

"The vehicle was on its roof and in the trees. She was pronounced dead on the scene," said Sgt. Gary Kirby on Wednesday. "It was a very


Early Morning Fire Burns Down V's Doghouse
By Andy McKeever,
08:47AM / Sunday, September 28, 2014

The fire started inside a wall between the kitchen and bar around 4 a.m. The restaurant was closed at the time and there were no injuries. The estimated damage is $700,000. The building did not have fire sprinklers.

The fire was investigated by the Lanesborough Fire Department and state police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Assistance was received from an electrical expert and State Police Crime Scene Services.

The state fire marshal has ruled out arson as the cause of the blaze that destroyed V's Dog House early Sunday morning.

Fire Chief Charlie Durfee said there are two locations in the


Possible Abduction Attempt in South Berkshire
Staff Reports,
09:41PM / Thursday, September 18, 2014

NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — Parents in the Southern Berkshire Regional School District are being advised to be alert after a possible abduction attempt Thursday afternoon.

Authorities say the incident happened about 3:30 on Norfolk Road in New Marlborough as an 11-year-old boy walked home from school.

The boy told investigators he was approached by a man in a gray, four-door car with blue and white New York license plates.

The driver was described as a white man, approximately 30 to 40 years old with a thin build and medium-length black hair that looked a little shaggy.

Anyone who might have seen a vehicle matching this description is asked to call the state police


Crash On Mall Road Sends Four to the Hospital
By Andy McKeever,
09:23PM / Thursday, December 26, 2013

LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — A two-car crash closed the Mall Road for about two hours Thursday night and sent four to the hospital.

According to Police Officer Brad Lepicier, two sedans collided on what is officially known as the Route 7/8 Connector Road and one vehicle had caught on fire.

Bystanders pulled three people from the burning vehicle and they were transported to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. The driver of the other vehicle, who was traveling eastbound, was also transported to the hospital.

"All four people were transported to the hospital," Lepicier said, later adding that "bystanders

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