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Williamstown Fire Destroys Garage
Staff Reports,
11:00PM / Thursday, April 16, 2015
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A fire destroyed a large garage at 1352 Hancock Road on Thursday afternoon.

Numerous firefighters from several fire departments aided Williamstown fire crews in preventing the blaze from spreading.

The fire began sometime after noon. Hancock also responded to the scene as did Pownal and Pownal Valley fire departments from Vermont; Clarksburg Fire Department covered the station. Lanesborough firefighters were also at the scene.

No one was injured but equipment inside the metal garage was destroyed. According to documents in the Registry of Deeds, the property is owned by Michael Patten. The cause was under

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North Berkshire Man Arrested in Killing of Former County Resident
Staff Reports,
03:21PM / Friday, March 06, 2015
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WILIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A North Adams man was arrested Thursday night in relation to the homicide of a former Berkshire County resident in Tennessee.

Anthony Hardaway, 34, who also goes by "Toney" or "Tone," is wanted in connection to the shooting of Perry Folk of Johnson City, Tenn.

According to media reports, Folk and Hardaway were believed to know each other. Folk, 38, was found shot to death in the parking lot of the Roadrunner Market convenience store in Johnson City on the night of Feb. 18. He had no identification on him at the time but was identified through fingerprints.

Police were searching for someone in a dark-colored vehicle who could

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No Injuries in Route 7 Collision at Mount Greylock School
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07:21PM / Monday, December 15, 2014
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — No one was injured in a Friday morning accident on Cold Spring Road (Route 7) at the entrance to Mount Greylock Regional School.   Williamstown Police responded to the accident at 7:38 on Friday, Dec. 12.   A vehicle exiting the parking lot did not see a vehicle driving south on Cold Spring Road, according to Police Chief Kyle Johnson.   Johnson said the intersection, at the top of a hill with limited visibility of Route 7 traffic in both directions, is not particularly prone to accidents.   "Very infrequent, even when you consider the amount of cars that go in and out of there 180 days a year," he

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Snowy Conditions Cause Accidents on Route 7
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09:35PM / Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Weather likely was a factor in two accidents involving four vehicles on the same stretch of road in Williamstown on Wednesday.   At 7:50 a.m., there was a single car rollover on New Ashford Road (Route 7). The lone occupant of the vehicle, the driver, refused medical assistance at the scene, Williamstown Police said. The car was towed by Ron's Auto Repair.   On Wednesday evening, there was an accident involving three vehicles on New Ashford Road.   Village Ambulance transported one person to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Police had no information about the person's

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Williamstown Investigating Rash of Business Break-ins
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10:10PM / Monday, October 27, 2014
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Police Department is investigating a series of break-ins at businesses on Water Street and Main Street that occurred late Friday or early Saturday morning.

Town Manager Peter Fohlin was asked about the crime spree at Monday's meeting of the Board of Selectmen.

"I didn't mention it [in the Town Manager's Report] because I don't usually comment on cases under investigation," Fohlin said in response to a question from Selectman Hugh Daley. "But what you said is true. Chief [Kyle] Johnson tells me they have a person of interest."

According to reports received by iBerkshires.com, businesses affected by the

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