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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

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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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Missing Williamstown Woman Located
07:54AM / Friday, September 22, 2017
UPDATE: At a little after 9 a.m. Friday morning, Williamstown Police Chief Kyle Johnson reported Ms. Coll had been located and is alert and conscious.   WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Wllliamstown Police are asking for help in finding Marilyn Coll, 84, who was last seen Wednesday evening around 5 p.m. on Stone Hill Road.   Anyone with information, please call Williamstown Police at 413-458-5733.   Searching has resumed in this area Friday morning, according to a post on the department's Facebook page.

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Gasoline Smell Brings Williamstown Fire Department to College Dorm
by Stephen Dravis,
09:17PM / Thursday, August 24, 2017

  WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Fire Department plans to investigate the construction work that appears to have produced a smell of gasoline in the mechanical room of a Williams College dormitory.   Fire Chief Craig Pedercini said the smell appeared to be related to the use of gasoline by a contractor working on a steam line replacement project on West Lawn, to the west of Morgan Hall, a 100-bed residence hall at the corner of Spring and Main Streets that currently is not occupied.   After evaluating the situation for nearly two hours, Pedercini said there was no fire or health issue, but the Fire Department and college were

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Williamstown, North Adams Police Seek Reports of Stolen Jewelry
Staff Reports,
04:32PM / Wednesday, July 26, 2017
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Police are asking area residents to report recent losses of jewelry that may be connected to a North Adams woman who was arraigned on Wednesday.   Jessica Morgan, 30, of Gregory Avenue, was arraigned in Northern Berkshire District Court on one count of larceny over $250, Williamstown Police reported on Wednesday.   "On July 3, 2017, a Williamstown resident contacted the police department to report a significant amount of jewelry missing from her residence," the police news release read. "A subsequent investigation revealed that Morgan worked as a home health care worker in this home. It was later determined that jewelry

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