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Cheshire Selectmen Discusses Town Meeting Results, Considers Job Descriptions

The board discussed at its regular meeting Tuesday the results of the town meeting earlier this week. Chairwoman Michelle Francesconi said that Monday's town meeting brought "amazing news with the approval of the town administrator position."

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Recollections Cloud Questions About Williamstown Interim Police Chief Search

The fallout from a decision to appoint an interim police chief continued this week when that process was cited by members of the town's Diversity Inclusion and Racial Equity Committee in their decisions to step down from the body.

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Williamstown Names Interim Police Chief; Process Sparks Committee Member's Resignation

That committee's role was called into question on Monday when one of the residents appointed to serve announced on Facebook that she was resigning over concerns with the process that led to Ziemba's appointment.

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Williamstown Looking at Four Candidates for Interim Police Chief

The town has received four applicants to serve as its interim police chief, the Select Board learned on Monday night.

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Pittsfield Police Chief Named to State Commission on Police Training

Police Chief Michael Wynn has been selected to serve on the new state commission on police training. The appointment was announced on Thursday by Gov. Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey.

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Dalton Select Board Taps Strout for Police Chief

Strout, who said she has wanted to be a police officer "since I was 5 years old," has been acquainted with the local force for most of her life. Her uncle, George Wendling, served on Dalton PD for 30 years, and Strout became more involved through the Dalton Police Explorers in her youth.

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Dalton Nears Decision on New Police Chief

Detective Sgt. Jamie Berger of the Weyland Police Department, Cpt. Robert Dersken of the Cortland (N.Y.) County Sheriff's Department, and internal candidate Sgt. Deanna Strout of the Dalton Police Department were interviewed for the police chief position on Tuesday.

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Williamstown Moves Ahead on Interim Police Chief Plan, Department Investigation

Without taking a formal vote, the board expressed a consensus around a plan to bring in a long-term interim chief to help the department move forward while the town completes an evaluation of how it wants policing to look in the future.

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Police Chief Kelley Welcomed at Adams Selectmen's Meeting

Kelley was just sworn in Tuesday morning in front of Town Hall. The former chief of police of the Spartanburg Community College campus in South Carolina replaced interim Chief Troy Bacon.

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New Police Chief Takes Command in Adams

Kelley was sworn in on Tuesday morning in front of Town Hall, the town's third police chief in less than year. He particularly thanked his immediate predecessor Troy Bacon, along with Town Administrator Jay Green and Selectmen Chairwoman Christine Hoyt, for ensuring a seamless transition in leadership.

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Great Barrington Appoints Permanent Police Chief

Storti, 53, was among 30-plus candidates screened by a Police Chief Search Committee, comprised of town residents and led by the recruiting firm Community Paradigm Associates LLC, headquartered in Plymouth.

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Adams Selectmen Approve Police Chief Contract

The Selectmen approved new Police Chief Scott Kelley's contract and his first day on the job will be Tuesday, Jan. 19 The three-year contract was approved after a brief executive session at the tail end of Wednesday's meeting.

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Williamstown Police Chief Resigns, Litigant Says He Will Drop Suit

Police Chief Kyle Johnson is stepping down immediately from his post, and the police sergeant whose lawsuit sparked months of criticism of the WPD announced his intention to withdraw the suit.

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Adams Offers Police Chief Position to South Carolinian

A divided Board of Selectmen on Thursday voted to offer the position of chief of police to F. Scott Kelley, who currently serves as the chief of police at South Carolina's Spartanburg Community College

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Adams to Begin Preliminary Interviews for Police Chief

Interim Chief Troy Bacon is participating in the search committee to find his replacement after informing the town he would not be seeking the permanent position and returning to Indiana. Bacon had been hired in the summer on the retirement of Richard Tarsa.

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Former North Adams Police Chief Dies at 90

Gamache was chief for nine years and had been North Adams' last police chief until the city restructured the public safety department more than 30 years later.

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Great Barrington Forms Police Chief Search Committee

The committee will screen resumes, interview applicants and present three finalist recommendations to the town manager. Advertising and recruitment are now underway for the position; the application deadline is Oct. 16.

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Williamstown Releases Town's Response to Discrimination Complaint

The Williamstown Select Board on Thursday released a redacted version of the town's response to a complaint filed with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

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iBerkshiresTV: Interview with Adams Police Chief Bacon

iBerkshiresTV host Jeff Snoonian interviews new interim Adams Police Chief Troy Bacon.

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New Interim Police Chief Starts In Adams

Troy Bacon was sworn in Tuesday morning on the front steps of Town Hall as the interim police chief of the Adams Police Department.

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New Adams Police Chief, Officers Union Contract Announced Wednesday Night

Bacon will assume the post on Tuesday, July 14, after current Chief Richard Tarsa's retirement becomes official at 11:59 p.m. Monday night. Bacon, 44, recently retired from the Frankfort, Ind., police department after 20 years.

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Adams Appoints Interim Police Chief From Indiana

Troy Bacon of chief of police in Frankfort, Ind., for the past eight years, was chosen from a field of five who interviewed for the six-month position.

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Lanesborough Fills Out Search Committee For New Chief

The Selectmen on Tuesday finalized the search committee for the soon to be vacant police chief position by appointing Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn.

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Police, Public Safety Dominate Lanesborough Selectmen's Meeting

It was announced in January that Chief Timothy Sorrell will be retiring this summer after serving five years as the town's top law enforcement officer.

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Lanesborough Police Chief Retiring, Taxes Dropping

Police Chief Timothy Sorrell will be retiring after serving five years in the position.

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