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Two Horses Killed in Williamstown Accident
Staff Reports On: 10:04PM / Thursday October 25, 2012
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Police confirmed late Thursday that two horses were killed on Wednesday night when they were struck by a vehicle traveling southbound on Route 7 not far from the New Ashford town line.

Jeana Brouder of Lanesborough and a juvenile passenger were riding in a a 2011 Ford F150 when their truck hit the animals, Police Officer Shuan N. William said on Thursday.

Both riders were transported by Village Ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, where they were treated for minor injuries and released. The horses — a full-grown adult and 5-year-old miniature horse — were dead when police arrived at the scene, William said.

No citation was issued to Brouder in the accident, which was reported to Williamstown Police just after 9 p.m. Wednesday.

William said police have identified the owner of the horses but declined to provide the name because the accident is still under investigation. Police have not determined how the horses got loose and wandered onto the highway in the 700 block of the New Ashford Road section.

Route 7 was shut down for 1 hour, 45 minutes. Responding agencies included state police, Lanesborough Police, Williamstown Fire Department, and the state Highway Department, which assisted in removal of the animals.
— Stephen Dravis


Williamstown Accident Under Investigation

Posted at 1:04 p.m., Oct. 25, 2012
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Berkshire Eagle is reporting that two horses were struck and killed by a pickup truck late Wednesday night on Route 7.

Several readers contacted iBerkshires saying they had heard a moose had been struck, and later that it was one or more horses.

Williamstown Police said a report would be ready later Thursday and declined to give more information.

The Eagle stated that two occupants in the pickup were taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.

Two people were transported to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield after the pickup truck they were in struck two horses on Route 7 in Williamstown on Wednesday night, The Eagle has learned. The horses died.


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Four Pittsfield Teens Charged With Raping UMass Student
Staff Reports On: 01:57PM / Monday October 22, 2012
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Four city teens are being accused of raping an 18-year-old University of Massachusetts Amherst student.

Emmanuel Bile,18, Justin King, 18, Adam Licciardi, 18, and Caleb Womack, 17, are accused of raping the woman in her residence hall in the early hours of Oct. 13. The four knew the victim but did not attend the school.

The teens were arrested by a team consisting of UMass Amherst Police, Pittsfield Police and state police assigned to the Berkshire County District Attorney's Office, according to a statement released by the school on Monday.

UMass Amherst Police Chief John Horvath said the department determined that the general campus was not in danger but will increase awareness of safety procedures and review the security of the residence halls.

"The safety of our students is paramount. Following the incident, we communicated with security personnel and residence hall staff to reiterate current security procedures. In addition, while campus security measures have generally proved effective in the past, the university will conduct a comprehensive review of security in our residence halls. The campus is providing support to the victim and her family through our well-established resources on campus. In addition, we will redouble our efforts to educate all members of our community about protecting their safety," Horvath said in the statement.

School Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy condemned the alleged attack.

"Maintaining a safe learning and living community is of the upmost importance to our campus. We will not tolerate this violent behavior. The victim and her family are receiving support from our campus resources. I know that I speak on behalf of our university community when I say that they are all in our thoughts during this difficult time," he said.


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Superior Court Briefs: October 17
Staff Reports On: 01:43PM / Friday October 19, 2012
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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, October 17.

Orlando Roberts, 31, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws and possession of lysergic acid diethlamide.

He was sentenced to 190 days at the Berkshire County House of Correction. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant in Pittsfield on February 4, 2010. An additional count of drug violation in a school zone was dismissed by the state.


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Richmond's New Fire Command Vehicle on the Road
Town of Richmond On: 06:21PM / Monday October 15, 2012
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RICHMOND, Mass. — From the most recent town newsletter is the report that the new Fire Command vehicle has been delivered and is in active service.

Town meeting approved taking $40,000 from free cash for the new 4-wheel drive last May to replace a 2005 Ford Taurus that officials called "ill-equipped" for the Fire Department's needs.


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Pittsfield Man Pleads Not Guilty To Canyon Ranch Bomb Threat
Staff Reports On: 03:48PM / Monday October 15, 2012
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf in Berkshire Superior Court on allegations of making a bomb threat and setting fire to a Canyon Ranch building.

Miles Arnspiger, 23, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on single counts of burning a building and making a bomb threat causing serious public alarm.

Judge John Agostini released Arnspiger on personal recognizance on the condition that he stay away from Canyon Ranch, wear a GPS monitor and abide by a curfew.

Arnspiger allegedly set fire to an outbuilding at the Lenox resort and made a bomb threat on May 19, 2012 and August 9, 2012.


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