The county's rate of serious traffic accidents in the Berkshires is declining faster than the state average.
Berkshire Regional Planning Commission Senior Transportation Planner Eammon Coughlin reported Tuesday projections that show a continual decline in the number of vehicle fatalities and serious injuries. Based on five-year rolling averages calculated each year, there has been a 17.27 percent decline in fatalities and a 15.57 percent decline in serious injuries since 2011.
The city was awarded $73,000 dollars to continue its young violence prevention programming.
On Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced the next round of Charles E. Shannon Grant funding, of which $73,000 will be coming to help continue to Pittsfield Community Connection.
On Monday night Sgt. Nicholas DeSantis heard gunshots and started heading in that direction. He noticed a suspicious car speeding away and chased it down. It led to the arrest of four individuals on gun-related charges.
Police Chief Michael Wynn and his command staff then went and looked at the 911 calls reporting the shots. All four of the calls the department received were from the opposite side of the incident from where DeSantis was at the time. That means if he hadn't seen the car, he wo
The city's emergency responders are teaming up with the Northern Berkshire Family YMCA and North Adams Rotary to conduct a Holiday Toy and Clothing Drive this Thursday, Dec. 8, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Walmart on Curran Highway.
The Public Safety Advisory Committee wants to get working, but needs the mayor to appoint a full board.
What was left of the sparse committee met on Monday and said they've been trying to meet with Mayor Linda Tyer about the committee to no avail. They plan to put a written request to meet with her in hopes to get the board together.
A vigil at St. Elizabeth's Church ended Sunday with a joint memorial with members of the public safety community to the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, including close to 500 first-responders. Parishioners at St. Elizabeth ended morning Mass with a procession carrying Our Lady of Fatima to the Veterans Memorial, where firefighters and police officers from several communities were standing at
The Public Safety Advisory Committee is going to get a fresh start.
The committee is an offshoot of the Police Advisory Committee, which was reformed in 2012. Last year, the committee was expanded to include all of public safety. But, that was before the election. After the election many of the members of the committee resigned and it was reduced to next to nothing. Mayor Linda Tyer appointed some new members but there is still vacancies. The new group met in May and determined it needed more
The Public Safety Committee voted unanimously on Monday to recommend ordinance changes that will put parking meters back in the Center Street Parking Lot.
The three members, however, sent a strong message during the discussion that the city should be looking at a parking plan for the entire downtown.