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North Berkshire Mass Casualty Drill Tests Emergency Plans

More than 60 people, 40 of the first-responders, were on the scene for the mass casualty incident drill being hosted by the Northern Berkshire Emergency Planning Committee at the former North Adams Plaza on Curran Highway. "There's going to be a lot of activity, emergency responders will be coming in hot with lights and sirens," cautioned Amalio Jusino, assistant chief of the North Adams Ambulance Service and coordinator of the drill, early Thursday morning. Behind him, an obsolete bus don

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Pittsfield Honors National Police Week With Ceremony

So far in 2016, 35 police officers died in the line of duty. Those 35 join the national total of more than 20,000 officers who died or were killed while doing their job. Last year, 128 officers "made the ultimate sacrifice."

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Running With The Law 5K Race Planned For June

"Running with The Law" returned to the streets this past weekend with runs planned every Saturday up to a community road race planned for June. Last fall, it was hard to miss North Adams Police officers running downtown with an entourage of nearly 20 elementary school students. This same program, Running with The Law, returned Saturday for the spring session with a 5-kilometer road race planned for Saturday, June 11, to benefit Pop Cares, a non-profit organization that supports local cance

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Lanesborough Police Awarded Grant For New Defibrillators

Police Sgt. Brad Lepicier has responded to calls to find someone in dire need of medical attention. And he's rushed out to the cruiser to the Automated External Defibrillators and saved a life while he waited for paramedics.

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Lanesborough Linking Police Software With Sheriff's Department

"We are fortunate to have this close by asset." — Paul Sieloff

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Clarksburg Bridge Bid High; Town Hires 2 Police Officers

The board affirmed the hire of two new part-time officers, technically "reserve intermittent" officers, to fill two open spots.

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Downtown Pittsfield Looks To Craft New Five-Year Plan

"We feel we need to create the new plan for the next five years." — Kate McGuire

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Pittsfield Signs Contracts With Firefighters, Police Patrolmen

"The total looks large because they are 2 1/2 years retro pay." — Barry Clairmont

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Cop On Top Fundraiser Returns Dec. 6

"The event is self-sustaining. We haven't added much to it and haven't had to." — Officer Darren Derby

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