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Whose decline is more severe: Joe Biden’s or the news media’s?

The decisive problem right now isn't Joe Biden or the press; it is what is being done to the American people.

Student threat to use weapon alarms Mount Everett community, prompts investigation

Superintendent Beth Regulbuto declined to say how many calls the district had received from parents or whether, as parents have told The Edge, there was an unusually high number of absences the next day because of fear.

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: High heat advisories: Sheffield cooling centers; keeping pets safe

With expected temperatures in the 90s and an even higher heat index, it is extremely important to keep pets indoors, out of the sun and hydrated.

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: Southfield man charged in fatal motor vehicle collision

Police arrested Kristopher H. Laine and took him to the Sheffield Police Department. They filed a criminal complaint charging Laine with motor vehicle homicide while under the influence of alcohol and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

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.

Extensive investigation begins after family of five found dead in Sheffield fire ‘incident’

A primary search revealed the presence of one individual who was dead. A secondary search revealed four additional individuals who were dead. Neither the names of the victims nor the causes of death were available for release on Wednesday, District Attorney Harrington said.

News Briefs: Lee police chief wins Unsung Hero Award; Senate takes action to extend unemployment insurance for locked-out National Grid workers

This legislation is designed to address the concerns of the approximately 1,250 workers scheduled to stop receiving unemployment benefits Jan 14, 2019, due to the ongoing National Grid lockout.

David West, 74, of Sheffield

David West graduated from the Massachusetts Police Academy and proudly served on the Sheffield Police Department in the 1970s and early '80s. He was also a 28-year member of the Sheffield Fire Department and an EMT.

News Briefs: Fairview disaster exercise; GBPD mental health first aid course; Mass Pike lane closures

Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety provides officers with more response options to help them de-escalate incidents and better understand mental illnesses so they can respond to mental health-related calls appropriately without compromising anyone's safety.

Turmoil at SBRSD: Teacher’s Facebook post seen as reflection of larger problems

Some parents appeared to be confused about whether faculty member Jim Berlstein's post concerned actual safety at the school or his frustration with his own employment situation -- or perhaps the employment situation of everyone on the faculty and staff.

Bits & Bytes: Housatonic Heritage walks; Sheffield Fair; Outstanding in the Field; ‘Cross-Section’ at Eclipse Mill Gallery; adult education classes

This year’s Sheffield Fair will feature animal showmanship and fitting competitions, barrel racing, a vintage Studebaker car show, local vendors and food, a zip line from the Sheffield Police Department, and more.

Egremont police searching for suspects in attempted abduction

The female complainant had been jogging on Creamery Road when she was approached by a vehicle which she described as an older gray or silver Jeep Wrangler with a soft top and tape on the windows.

Arming teachers: South County educators slam Trump proposal

"I think the best way to ensure safety is around building relationships and making sure kids are known and connected to multiple adults.” --Peter Dillon, Berkshire Hille Regional School District superintendent

Marketplace Kitchen Table: Where students learn workplace teamwork

The overwhelming result has been the cultivation of a safe work environment in which to teach young people the skills they need to succeed in the workplace -- wherever that might ultimately be.

Driver in fatal crosswalk accident charged with motor vehicle homicide

Edward 'Carl' Liebenow pleaded not guilty at Southern Berkshire District Court to motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation. Liebenow will also face a civil charge of failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
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