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Police Chief Jason Wood, left, at the scene of Monday's fatal accident.

Police Investigating Monday's Fatal Motorcycle Accident

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police are still investigating Monday afternoon's motorcycle accident that killed a Cheshire man.
 
Thomas Little, 69, was traveling southbound on his motorcycle on Curran Highway by Walmart at the same time a northbound car was turning left into the department store's south entrance by Mohawk Auto. He struck the passenger side of the small red Toyota sedan.
 
Little was taken to Berkshire Medical Center's satellite emergency facility where he was pronounced dead. He was alone on the bike. The driver of the car was taken to BMC's main campus in Pittsfield with injuries.
 
North Adams Police and Fire, Northern Berkshire EMS and state police responded to the scene. The accident occurred at about 12:45 p.m. and the highway was closed for some time and traffic diverted.
 
Police Lt. Anthony Beverly said the car appeared to have entered the southbound travel lane but added that the investigation is ongoing and no charges, if any, have been filed.
 
"The North Adams Police Department wants to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Little for this traumatic event," he said. "Nobody likes that to happen."

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North Adams Glamping Project Moving Forward Under New Owner

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A glamping business that never got off the ground is now under the direction of a new operator.
 
The Planning Board on Monday approved a new special permit for Benjamin Crespi of Brooklyn, N.Y., to develop and operate an outdoor recreation resort at 976 Notch Road. 
 
The property owned by Brian O'Neil was transferred to 196 Marine LLC, a New York limited liability company, for $1.45 million on March 16.
 
"We intend to operate a project as outlined in the permit, and I think we're very excited about this opportunity," said Crespi. "We understand the permit and the conditions, intimately. I think my background and experience will lend itself to a successful project."
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