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DATELINE STOCKBRIDGE: On running for Stockbridge town moderator, a first step into politics

It sure does take a village to run one little campaign, and every kind word and helping hand was appreciated. Thank you.

Youth climate strike included arrests, street disturbances, as young and old sound the alarm about warming planet

In addition to the Simon's Rock students, the protest included approximately 300 other people, including students from Berkshire Country Day, the Berkshire Waldorf School and Monument Mountain Regional High School.

Woman rescued after 75-foot fall on Monument Mountain

The hiker was flown by Life Net to Albany Medical Center. Her injuries are not considered life threatening.

75-year-old Connecticut woman struck by vehicle on Stockbridge Road

A preliminary investigation indicates that the pedestrian was crossing the roadway from the Holiday Inn Express to the Jennifer House Commons.

Great Barrington Police arrest woman driving stolen vehicle

Stefania E. Petursson, 26, OF Belmont, Mass., was charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

Housatonic woman killed in Maple Ave. head-on collision

A citation was issued to Robert Bacigalupi, 68, of New York City for Motor Vehicle Homicide and Marked Lanes Violation.

Rescue teams locate 13-year-old boy missing at Fountain Pond State Park  

"This was a tremendous team effort that involved dozens of rescuers from many of our neighboring and partner agencies. I am very pleased that so many resources could muster in a short time, resulting in the successful rescue of this young boy." -- Great Barrington Police Chief William Walsh

Monument Mountain High School to hold assembly over lynching threat; FBI involved

“We’re going to talk about what the school has experienced, and about how to address our own shortcomings and remain committed to one another." -- Monument Principal Marianne Young

Grand jury indicts 4 more former Eagleton School employees on multiple abuse charges

It is unclear whether criminal charges are forthcoming against Executive Director Bruce Bona or former Program Director James Yeaman.

Struck near crosswalk on his scooter, Great Barrington man remains in critical condition

Stewart Keith Dupuis, 62, suffered “serious injuries,” as he attempted to cross South Main Street in the vicinity of East Mountain Medical Center — near a crosswalk with a pedestrian light — at around 7:30 pm.

Sheffield grease heist fries New York thieves

Protecting the oil with motion detectors isn’t worth the cost for most businesses. Oil heists are “very low risk” for slippery culprits.

Sting operation nets alleged Great Barrington heroin dealer  

Berkshire County -- and Great Barrington in particular -- is struggling to contain rampant heroin abuse, partly because it’s so cheap.

Crime Desk: Man dragged by truck in Price Chopper lot after drug deal went bad

The truck took off with Jefferson still hanging on, Jefferson told police, while Frasca continued to punch and kick him to get him off the truck. Jefferson fell off the truck just as Officer Finnerty came upon the parking lot.

Bart Elsbach, Fairgrounds developer, arrested and charged with vandalism

When officers arrived, they said they smelled fresh spray paint and saw a dollar sign painted on the large excavator on Taconic Avenue, according to the police report.

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