Update: An edit on Northern Berkshire Pets Lost-Found on Facebook on Wednesday says the emu found its way home all on its own after four days of gallivanting. It had been seen back up in Wheel Estates late Tuesday afternoon.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police are in search of a rogue emu that has thus far evaded capture since Monday.
Lt. Anthony Beverly said police have received multiple calls about the emu on the loose.
"We have been getting several reports about an emu that has been loose, running around the city and at this point it is causing a traffic hazard," he said. "We have to take care of this and figure it out."
The bird was last seen near McCann Technical School early on Tuesday afternoon. It crossed the road and ran into the woods behind a house on South Church Street.
Officers went on the property with a tranquilizer gun but the emu was nowhere to be seen.
Beverly said he was not sure where the emu was from but noted that they have come close to catching it with the animal control officer.
"We are in the process of trying to use lassos and nooses," he said. "We had it cornered down here but he evaded us — not many things do that but an emu does — the saga continues."
People are being asked not to approach or frighten the bird as an area is being established for it to safely feed to aid in its capture. Emus can move very fast and be aggressive.
Anyone who sees the bird is asked to call North Adams Animal Control at 413-347-9692.
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North Adams Library Trustees to Look at New Policies
By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The library trustees will update some policies to address filming patrons in the library and political events in the meeting room.
The trustees addressed an American Library Association memo in response to filming in the library and agreed to hold off on penning a policy until next month.
"Let's think about it and look at this next month," trustee Don Pecor said at last Wednesday's meeting. "It sounds like we are a little split on this."
The memo was in response to a group of First Amendment advocates across the country who enter public buildings with cameras. When given a building policy mandating that they not film in the building, they hand over a copy of the Constitution and continue.
Trustee Chairwoman Robin Martin told the rest of the board last week that she has solicited input from the public and those close to Cariddi and there was a consensus that something visual should be done to memorialize the late state representative at the library.
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And now Honig and a group of other regular contributors on the page are targeting one specific need in the community: resources for those without housing stability. That grew from a post on the page where someone was searching for a tent to provide shelter while they were without permanent housing. click for more
Much of that will be directed back to NBUW's 20 member agencies, but Collier on Thursday also wanted to highlight some of the other work the agency had been doing above and beyond those allocations. click for more