PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Pittsfield man is being charged with arson after firefighters responded Thursday to a second blaze at the large apartment building on White Terrace and North Street.
Police say Joseph Stone, 43 was taken into custody on Thursday and will be arraigned on Friday in District Court on a single charge of arson.
The fire was called in at about 2:17 p.m. on Thursday at 8 White Terrace. Firefighters were quickly able to extinguish the fire, though the building did suffer damage. No injuries were reported and the investigation led to Stone, said police.
The investigation into both fires this September is being conducted by members of the Police Department, Fire Department, and fire marshals assigned to the Massachusetts State Police. Anyone who witnessed these incidents or wishes to provide additional information is asked to contact the lead investigator, Detective James Losaw, at 413-448-9700, Ext. 572.
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Patrick's Pub For Sale After Almost 40 Years in Business
By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The owners of the popular Patrick's Pub, the Powell family, have decided to sell the business after 20 years of running and then owning it.
The decision was announced on the pub's Facebook page on Friday.
"We have been so very lucky to work alongside simply the best people and we have made so many dear friends in our community through the years," the post read. "It hasn’t always been easy, and of course, the decision to sell certainly was an emotional one, but we truly feel this is the right time for us."
Patrick's will remain open for regular business hours.
The eatery at 26 Bank Row is listed for sale at$289,000. The listing is for the business, not the building that it is in.
The selling points that are highlighted include a fully equipped kitchen and ample storage, a prime downtown location surrounded by offices and cultural venues, and the pub's history as "serving happy patrons for almost 40 years."
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