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A moose wandering through Adams on the rail trail was removed to a safer location Monday morning.

Moose Removed From Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
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The young bull moose recovering from his relocation from Adams. 
ADAMS, Mass. — Local emergency services and state environmental police officers removed a moose that was hanging around the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in the downtown area. 
 
According to a post on the Adams Alert Hose Company's Facebook page Monday morning, a moose was spotted making its way down the rail trail.
 
Firefighters and Highway Department and Adams Ambulance personnel helped state Environmental Police and MassWildlife officials and the town's animal control officer to immobilize the moose and move it from the bike trail off Albert Street.
 
From there a bucket loader was used to place the moose into a pickup truck for relocation.
 
"The moose will be taken to a safe location and hopefully live a long life," wrote the Alerts. "Thank you to all who assisted."
 
Moose are known to highly sensitive to tranquilizing agents. According to environmental police, officers "specially trained in the chemical immobilization of animals were also on scene."
 
"The moose, a young bull weighing approximately 700 pounds, was subsequently transported to an undisclosed rural location where it was monitored until it fully recovered from the effects of the immobilization agent," said environmental police. 
 
Photos surfaced on Facebook of the moose making its trek and Adams residents spotted it near Columbia Street. A second moose has been sighted along the trail in Cheshire. 
 
According to information the state's Division of Fisheries and Wildlife webpage, moose will sometimes follow waterways or forest paths to more densely populated areas.
 
The website states that you should not approach or pursue a moose. This will only stress the animal and could cause it to bolt into traffic or into people.
 
It is recommended that you contact the MassWidllife District Office at 413-684-1646 or the Environmental Police at  413-367-0011 and leave the moose alone. 
 


Tags: Ashuwillticook Rail Trail,   MassWildlife,   moose,   wild life,   

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Suffrage Centennial Committee Kicks Off Yearlong Celebration

By Jeff SnoonianiBerkshires Correspondent

Cassandra Peltier as Alva Belmont Vanderbilt, a prominent figure in the suffrage movement.
ADAMS, Mass. — About 75 people filled The Manor on Saturday afternoon for the kickoff event of a yearlong celebration of Susan B. Anthony and the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote.
 
The event at St. John Paul II Parish's Italianate mansion was organized by the Adams Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee. The committee serves as an advisory committee to the Board of Selectmen. 
 
Anthony was born in Adams and was a social reformer best known for spearheading the women's suffrage movement. She was also involved in the anti-slavery movement, collecting signatures for petitions as a teen, the temperance (prohibition of alcohol) movement, and women's financial rights.
 
Retired school teacher Mary Whitman, committee member and host for the day, shared why Anthony's work was so important. 
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