A large tree at the corner of Hoosac and Columbia broke windows in the upper floor of the mill apartments.
ADAMS, Mass. — A large tree blown down on Thursday afternoon has damaged the historic Berkshire Mill at Hoosac and Columbia streets.
Several upper windows on the west side of the building facing Hoosac Street were shattered. A car was also damaged by the tree that fell into Hoosac Street.
Police responded to close off the area and a Department of Public Works crew was cleaning up the debris. No word of any injuries.
The street is currently closed at the Visitors Center and there is a back up of traffic on Columbia Street. Authorities expect the road to reopen by 6:30 p.m.
A number of trees and power lines came down around the Berkshires during the heavy wind and rain storm late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. North Adams firefighters were busy as the severe weather blew through at about 11 p.m., with reports of transponder fires and trees coming down.
The Fire Department's B shift was called in as police and fire dealt with trees or power lines in the road on Summit, North Eagle, College Avenue, East Main and Cliff streets in the late evening. A tree came down in a yard on North Eagle hitting a house and collapsing a swing set.
Clarksburg firefighters worked to remove a large tree that fell on Middle Road blocking traffic shortly after midnight on Thursday morning and a tree reportedly fell on car in Williamstown, severely damaging the vehicle. Wires were also down across New Ashford Road in Williamstown in the morning, causing traffic delays.
The storm, described as a meteorological "bomb," caused widespread power outages across the state. More than 200,000 electrical customers were without power Thursday morning at 10, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, including some 5,600 Eversource customers in eastern Mass.
Most of the outages in the Berkshire were limited but parts of Southern Berkshire had 10 to 25 percent of customers without power, although more than three-quarters of Hancock was still without power at 6 p.m.
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ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology (BArT) Charter Public School has announced the students who made honor roll for the first quarter of the 2019-20 school year.
Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "Honors." Students who earned 90 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "High Honors."
Academic courses at BArT are aligned with the Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks for the appropriate grade level and include all standards deemed necessary for a complete, college-preparatory, middle and high school education.
High Honors: Kobby Asare, Cole Leggett, Nicholas Martinez, Brooke McKeon, Levi Miller, Garcia Mongue, Eva Moser, Eduardo Mottos, Samseedy Touray, Rowan Weber and Andy Zheng.
Honors: Josafeena Bell, Tavian Brazeau, Bishop Casey, Riley Columna, Victoria Drysgola, Isabella Gibson, Frederick Grant, Enjelah Haecker, Dareen Hage, Alonna Hall, Amalia Lamb-Gardiner, Audrey Larkin, Hailey Loynes, Emerson Maloney, Vincent Miksic, Logan O'Connell, Kylah Perras, Brandon Petell, Molly Richard, Zachary Tetreault, Kaden Toomey, Madison Walker and Ahmet Yildiz.
Chairman Peter Hoyt was cautious and noted the town just implemented Tobacco 21. He said it may be worth waiting to see how this has impacted youth smoking before taking any additional action.
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The rapidly deteriorating property at 20 East St. has been empty since the Youth Center Inc. moved its operation to the former Cheshire School that was closed as part of the district's consolidation in 2017.
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