Motorcycle Crash Sends One To Hospital

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North Adams - Police are investigating a May 25 motorcycle accident that sent a 35-year-old woman to the Berkshire Medical Center with injuries. The crash occurred at about 9:15 p.m. at the corner of State and Furnace streets at the southern edge of the Hadley Overpass, police said. Police Sgt. James Burdick said that 37-year-old Todd Boillat of 921 Mohawk Trail was driving a 2004 Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the time of the crash. Tammy McDonald, 25, of 921 Mohawk Trail, was riding as a passenger, Burdick said. According to Burdick, police do not know what caused the crash. Police are investigating and an accident reconstruction is expected to be part of the investigation, he said. "We are at the very beginning of this," he said. "All we have right now is bare-bones information." Boillat was taken to North Adams Regional Hospital, where he was treated and released. McDonald was transported to BMC.
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Bird's Career Best Lifts MCLA to Seventh Straight

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Hayden Bird came off the bench to score a career best 31 points to lead the MCLA men's basketball team to its seventh straight win as the Trailblazers upended the Salem State Vikings 98-84 Thursday evening in MASCAC action.
 
The Trailblazers are off to their best conference start since the 2010-11 season as they improve to 10-4 overall and remain atop the MASCAC at 3-0.
 
Salem State falls to 1-14 overall and is now 0-3.
 
This first half was back and forth, but Drury High graduate Bird took over about midway through the half. He scored 19 of his 31 points in the opening half to lead the Trailblazers to a 48-43 advantage at the break. MCLA never trailed in the second half as they immediately increased the lead to double digits at 55-45. Salem cut it to five points, but once again MCLA answered.  With the score at 55-50, MCLA used a 12-5 spurt to take command at 67-55.  
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