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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on One Mercantile and Sett—success in downtown Great Barrington

Local couple successfully builds a pair of brick-and-mortar businesses from the ground up by meeting the community where they are.

Police logs detail OUI incidents in Sheffield, Great Barrington

In Sheffield there were four arrests made for driving under the influence over the last month, and numerous citations given for speeding, according to Police Department logs.

‘Professional courtesy’ is selective law enforcement

In his letter to the editor, Patrick Fennell writes: “What happened with Officer Bartini and his passenger is law enforcement gone wrong.”

Great Barrington Police Officer stopped for drunk driving

Sheffield Police Officer Brennan Polidoro said Officer Daniel Bartini, who was off duty, was “emitting a strong odor” of alcohol, and had “bloodshot glassy eyes, and thick-tongued speech.” He was not cited.

Bits & Bytes: GB K-9 unit grant; D.R.E.A.M. Ring dance; Hotchkiss piano concerts; Olana ’66; ‘Interiors’ exhibit

Throughout their partnership, Officer Ullrich and K-9 Jori have assisted in conducting numerous missing persons’ cases, suspect apprehensions and narcotics investigations.

Quick response by firefighters saves Martin’s, iconic Railroad Street restaurant

Fire Chief Charlie Burger reported the fire “originated in the kitchen of Martin’s” and that cause of the blaze, still to be determined, “is not suspicious in nature.”

Great Barrington takes steps to assure pedestrian safety on Main Street

The repainting of Main Street crosswalks “is just one of many ways to make pedestrians and drivers safer,” said Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin. She noted that the town would also be adding new signage to remind drivers of the speed limit.

Berkshires mourn a death, wondering how it could happen

A police officer is still a man, a woman, a person; one capable of error, of fun, of love, of joy, and also susceptible to heartbreak just as Ryan Storti’s brothers at the Great Barrington Police Department are now.

Police Officer Ryan Storti laid to rest, honored by fellow officers and community

Dozens of officers from other departments around the region, local state police and honor guards, came to give Officer Ryan Storti proper police recognition.

Officer Ryan A. Storti, 25, of the Great Barrington Police Department

Ryan took great pride in his work and believed strongly in the idea of being a Community Policeman. Ryan would always go above and beyond to help someone in need, especially if that person were a child.

Great Barrington Police Officer Ryan Storti dies in Stockbridge car crash

Twenty-five-year-old Great Barrington Police Officer Ryan Storti, of Muddy Brook Circle, was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Prospect Hill last night (May 6) at 2 a.m.

Two Eagleton School employees arraigned on further charges of abuse, witness intimidation

The Eagleton School in Great Barrington was shut down after its licenses were revoked over what the state said was a systemic culture of staff abuse of students and subsequent cover-ups of that abuse.

Eagleton School closes after licenses revoked; students being relocated

The State found a systemic culture of staff abuse of the school’s disabled male students and subsequent cover-ups of that abuse. The school’s 40 acres of land and buildings on Route 23 near the Monterey border are for sale.

GB Police arrest Pittsfield man for breaking into Xicohtencatl Mexican Restaurant, faces multiple charges

After attempting to flee police, Nathan Lopes, 22, of Pittsfield, was captured, subdued, and placed in handcuffs.

Another accident on Route 7 in front of Monument Mountain High School

“The Town, the Berkshire Hills Regional School District School Committee, and the Superintendent's office are working together to find a viable traffic solution for this stretch of roadway.” -- Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin

Eagleton officials defend integrity of school programs, promise investigation of alleged abuse

“All across America, there is a hole in health care for these kids who have emotional and behavioral disabilities. This school is a model of how they can and should be cared for.” -- Mufa, parent of student at the Eagleton School

Crime Desk: Drunk found on the Green River Bridge resists arrest, assaults police

Upon arrival at the station, police say officers had to physically remove Lehmann from the cruiser.
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