Carpenter, Framingham State Women Top Williams in OT

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Mount Everett alumna Gwendolyn Carpenter scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds Saturday to help the Framingham State women's basketball team earn a 67-66 overtime win over Williams College.
 
Carpenter scored three points in OT and made a steal with 10 seconds left to help seal the victory.
 
Krysta Padellaro led Framingham State (3-1) with 15 points.
 
Maddy Mandyck scored a game-high 16 points for Williams (2-3), which hosts Springfield College on Tuesday.
 
Men's Basketball
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Nate Karren scored 15 points to lead the Williams College men's basketball team to a 90-50 win in the first round of the Purple and Gold Classic.
 
Declan Porter and Dalton's Brandon Roughley each scored 13 for Williams (2-0), which plays in the title game on Sunday.
 
Men's Hockey
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Evan Ruschil stopped 25 shots as Williams earned its second straight 1-0 victory to start the season.
 
Connor Tobin scored a power play goal in the second period for the game-winner.
 
Williams (2-0, 2-0 NESCAC) hosts Oswego State on Saturday.
 
Women's Hockey
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Paige Larose scored a pair of goals to lead Colby to a 5-2 win over Williams.
 
Chloe Heiting made 26 saves for Williams (0-2), which hosts Plymouth State (N.H) on Tuesday.
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Williamstown Releases Findings of Investigations into Police Department

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A pair of concurrent investigations into the Williamstown Police Department found "credible testimony about … racially charged incidents in the Department" but raise issues about the credibility of the self-described whistle-blower who brought those incidents to light.
 
In the aftermath of the August 2020 release of a federal discrimination lawsuit against the town by then-Sgt. Scott McGowan, the Select Board promised to order an independent investigation into what the lawsuit characterized as "an atmosphere in which racial harassment and hostility to persons of color are tolerated and perpetrated at the highest level" and "a blind eye to sexual assault and sex discrimination" at in the department.
 
On Aug. 10 of last year, Boston attorney Judy A. Levenson submitted the results of her probe that began in February. Four days earlier, on Aug. 6, private investigator Paul J. L'Italien gave the town the results of his five-month investigation into McGowan after the sergeant was the subject of a March 1, 2021, letter of no confidence signed by full-time members of the police force.
 
Levenson had asked Pembroke's L'Italien, a licensed PI and retired law enforcement officer with more than 27 years of experience, to look into the allegations against McGowan in the letter of no confidence.
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