Pittsfield Police, Fire Respond to Man Found in Parking Garage

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A 30-year-old Pittsfield man found unresponsive in the McKay Street Parking Garage on Saturday was later pronounced dead.
 
Police were requested for a well-being check on the individual at about 8:10 a.m. on Saturday. Responding units found the unresponsive man  lying on the ground on the west side of the parking deck and called for assistance from the Fire Department and Action Ambulance.
 
The individual, whose name was not released, was transported by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. This incident continues to be under investigation by members of the Pittsfield Police Detective Unit.
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Pittsfield 4th of July Parade Canceled Again

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield's famed Fourth of July Parade has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic once more.
 
On Friday morning, Mayor Linda Tyer delivered "breaking news" that the parade will be canceled this year for the second time since 1977. It was also canceled last year due to the novel coronavirus.
 
"It's disappointing to have to put another pause on the Fourth of July parade, but I just don't think that we can safely hold it this year," Tyer told local radio station Live 95.9.
 
Though large outdoor gatherings of 250 people and parades will be permitted at 50 percent capacity beginning on May 29, Tyer said this does not help the parade because there is no way of determining the capacity and then limiting it to half. The parade regularly brings thousands of people to North Street and involves hundreds of participants and volunteers.
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