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Structure Fire Off North Summer Street In Adams

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An early morning fire in Southfield destroyed an 1850-eras home in the village.

Adams firefighters were helped  by fire departments from Cheshire and Clarksburg.
Update: 9:47 p.m., minor rewrites, April 17, 2012.

ADAMS, Mass. — Firefighters battled a blaze at 3 Baskin Lane that was reported shortly before 6 p.m. Clarksburg and Cheshire fire departments also responded.

Fire Chief Paul Goyette said the fire started in the first-floor apartment but the cause was not yet determined. It was called in around 6 p.m.

"We're on more of a defensive mode, which means we're working the fire mostly from the outside," Goyette, as firefighters contained the blaze at about 7:30 p.m. "We're slowly making our way back inside so we can go back on offensive."

Goyette said the fire was showing from the eaves of the apartment house when the Fire Department arrived. Firefighters initiated a two-prong attack in the first floor and on the outside but there were concerns for firefighters' safety because the roof was buckling.
By 7 p.m., the middle section of the roof had collapsed. The windy conditions, however, turned out to be beneficial by aiding in ventilation.

He said an older gentleman was assisted from the building before firefighters arrived and taken to the hospital. His name and condition were not yet known.

The building is currently uninhabitable and all utilities have been shut off. It was not clear how many occupants are affected by the fire. The property is listed in the Northern Berkshire Registry of Deeds as being owned by Mark A. Kurpiel.

No firefighters had been injured at publication time. Cheshire Fire Department responded with its rapid intervention team and Clarksburg responded with manpower. North Adams stood by at the station and North Adams Ambulance Service joined Adams Ambulance at the scene.

We were supposed to drill on Lime Street tonight but obviously that didn't happen," said Goyette. "This is what we were going to do ... we were going to do a structure fire."



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North Adams Teen Arraigned on School Bus Theft

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An early morning fire in Southfield destroyed an 1850-eras home in the village.
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An early morning fire in Southfield destroyed an 1850-eras home in the village.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A North Adams teenager was arraigned in Northern Berkshire District Court on Monday for allegedly stealing a school bus on Sunday.

Brandone Bolte, 17, was pleaded not guilty to single counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, according to the North Adams Transcript.

Adams Police say the Dufour bus was taken from Adams on Sunday and driven to Richmond. Bolte was pulled over and arrested Sunday evening and held at the Adams Police Station until Monday's arraigment.

The larceny charge carries penalties of up to 15 years in prison or 2 1/2 in jail, depending on if the larceny is charged as a felony.

Operating a school bus requires a Commercial Driver's License, as well as passenger and school bus endorsement, and a School Bus Driver Certificate from the Department of Public Utilities, according to the state Registry of Motor Vehicles.

     

Adams Rescues Hiker With Allergy Attack

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An early morning fire in Southfield destroyed an 1850-eras home in the village.
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An early morning fire in Southfield destroyed an 1850-eras home in the village.
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An early morning fire in Southfield destroyed an 1850-eras home in the village.
ADAMS, Mass. — Emergency responders spent nearly three hours taking a hiker off Mount Greylock early Monday evening after the individual had an allergic reaction.

Adams Police, Forest Wardens and Fire Department responded to the emergency call at 5:16 p.m. for two hikers on the Bellows Pipe Trail, which runs partway along the Thunderbolt Ski Run above Gould Road. The five-mile trail is considered moderate to strenuous.

Police Sgt. Rick Tarsa said one of the hikers had an allergic reaction to some trail mix and was removed from the trail by four wheelers and taken to North Adams Regional Hospital. The hiker, "who was doing extremely well," said Tarsa, was en route to the hospital shortly after 8 p.m.

A LifeFlight from Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center had been called but was canceled.

Rescue workers cleared the scene at 8:15 p.m.
     

Adams Man Stabbed in Altercation

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An early morning fire in Southfield destroyed an 1850-eras home in the village.
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An early morning fire in Southfield destroyed an 1850-eras home in the village.
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An early morning fire in Southfield destroyed an 1850-eras home in the village.
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An early morning fire in Southfield destroyed an 1850-eras home in the village.
ADAMS, Mass. — A local man was stabbed outside Wojo's Bar on Spring Street early Saturday morning.

Kevin Potter of Willow Street was taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield by Adams Ambulance after police responded to a report of an altercation in front of the bar at about 1:52 a.m. Potter, 45, was listed in stable condition earlier this evening, according to police.

Martin T. Parks, 21, of Prospect Street, Dalton, was arrested in connection with the incident. He has been charged with assualt and battery with a dangerous weapon and is being held on $20,000 bail. Parks will be arraigned Monday in Northern Berkshire Superior Court.

The case is still under investigation by Adams Police Department.
     

High-Speed Chase Ends in Crash

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An early morning fire in Southfield destroyed an 1850-eras home in the village.
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An early morning fire in Southfield destroyed an 1850-eras home in the village.
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An early morning fire in Southfield destroyed an 1850-eras home in the village.
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An early morning fire in Southfield destroyed an 1850-eras home in the village.
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An early morning fire in Southfield destroyed an 1850-eras home in the village.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A high-speed chase on Saturday night ended with a single-car crash on Route 2 that sent three of the vehicle's occupants to the hospital.

According to police, Michael Gancarz, 18, of Lime Street, Adams, was traveling north on Howland Avenue at speeds in excess of 100 mph in a 2006 Subaru Impreza at about 9:30.

The vehicle was totaled; booms can be seen near where the car landed to contain any oil leakage.

Adams Police pursued and contacted North Adams Police. Within minutes, the Subaru had smashed through the guardrails and a stop sign at the intersection of Curran Memorial Highway and South State Street, near The Range miniature golf course.

The car went airborne and landed in a ditch near the near a body of  water.

Passengers Justin Meczywor, 17, of Clarksburg and two girls whose names were not released because of their ages were taken to North Adams Regional Hospital.

Gancarz was charged by Adams Police with operating a vehicle with intent to endanger, failing to stop for police, a marked-lanes violation and speeding.

 

 

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