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Water main break in Lee on Housatonic Street

Water will be shut off in certain locations in town at 4 p.m.

Simon’s Rock classes canceled after student assaulted on campus

Security has been supplemented with additional officers from the Great Barrington Police Department and from the main Bard campus.

Police investigating alleged assault on Simon’s Rock Campus

Campus Safety received a call shortly after 2 p.m. Friday (September 27) for a report that a student had been assaulted in a wooded area on campus

News Briefs: Vaping ban enforcement; Sheffield water main flushing

The Great Barrington Police Department and board of health are authorized to ensure compliance by retailers. The ban is effective immediately for four months and may be extended beyond Jan. 25, 2020.

News Brief: Plastic bottle ban to begin Nov. 1

'We expect that all merchants in town who have not already done so will be in full compliance by Nov. 1 as our town seeks to reduce the generation of plastic waste.' -- Town Manager Mark Pruhenski

Police chief touts crackdown on road scofflaws, including speeders and skateboarders

Police Chief Bill Walsh, along with Sgt. Paul Storti, presented a recently designed strategic enforcement plan to the selectboard Monday night at the Claire Teague Senior Center.

News Brief: Great Barrington emergency response drill planned for Sunday

The exercise is designed to test and improve the response of local emergency organizations in the event of a real incident.

Police: No charges against New York woman who struck teen skateboarder in crosswalk

"An investigation was conducted, and based on witness statements, as well as video evidence gathered from a nearby business, no charges will be filed in connection with the accident at this time." -- Great Barrington police Chief William Walsh

Skateboarding Great Barrington teen struck in crosswalk

Witnesses told The Edge the teen was with a friend and hopped on his skateboard at the east end of the downtown crosswalk in front of the Fuel coffee shop.

News Brief: Police charge juvenile driver who hit young woman with car

Police have probable cause to believe the driver was impaired after having used marijuana. Field sobriety tests were performed at the scene.

News Briefs: GBPD safe exchange zone; motor vehicle homicide arraignment

The GBPD suggests that exchanges occur during the day; however, its parking area is well-lit and under 24/7 video surveillance.

News Briefs: GB water bottle bylaw update; Fatal motor vehicle crash in Pittsfield

Though a date is not yet confirmed for completion of fountain installations, merchants who are still selling plastic water bottles of 1 liter or less are urged to begin phasing out their supplies.

News Brief: GBPD enlists mental health clinician

The Mental Health Co-Responder Program is designed to increase earlier identification and intervention for citizens with mental illness who have contact with law enforcement.

News Brief: GB to conduct smoke testing of sanitary sewers

The smoke should not enter homes if houses have proper plumbing, ventilation and water traps containing water.

News Briefs: GB police enforcing junk car and boat bylaw; Clean Energy Community designation for Canaan, N.Y

Canaan, N.Y. -- The town of Canaan announced Tuesday that it has been designated a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

State police nab defiant Great Barrington cop for OUI on Mass Pike

Two parties had told police that Bartini's silver-blue Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck "almost struck their vehicles from behind and swerved around their vehicles at a high rate of speed," according to a report prepared by Trooper Paul E. Savage, the arresting officer.

Pittsfield man dies in hunting accident on Monument Valley Road

An initial police investigation into the incident suggest the incident was an accident.

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