PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Carr Hardware recent "Carr-nniversary Weekend" raised $5,272.12 for the Berkshire Humane Society.
Carr Hardware began the anniversary celebration by donating the sales of more than 300 buckets to the Humane Society plus offered its customers the option to roundup their purchases to the nearest dollar for the first two weeks of November. Funds from both the sales of the buckets and the roundup were collected and went directly to the Berkshire Humane Society on Monday afternoon.
"The folks over at the Berkshire Humane Society are so important to our community and our customers made it easy to raise the funds during these challenging times," Carr Hardware President Bart Raser said. "We thank our customers. We are a community business that believes in giving back, it has been part of our core culture for the past 93 years and always will be."
Carr Hardware has a history of working with the Berkshire Humane Society, which operates an animal shelter and programs
"Carr Hardware is a great community partner of Berkshire Humane Society, for many years now Carr's has been a supporter of our many fundraisers," the shelter's Executive Director John Perreault said. "During the last few years of holding the 'roundup' and being the beneficiaries of the bucket sales, it has really helped to provide the support we need to be able to provide so many animals loving new homes. We can't thank Carr Hardware enough for all that they do for everyone in this community ... especially our homeless animal friends."
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Man Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Two Children
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A man who fled from prosecution a decade ago will serve eight to 10 years in state prison for sexually assaulting two children.
Juan Harry, 54, on Friday was convicted on three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child and one count of rape of a child. Judge John Agostini sentenced Harry to serve eight to 10 years in State Prison, aligning with state sentencing recommendations.
The North Adams Police Department arrested Harry for sexually assaulting two 11-year-old girls in 2003. Harry fled the area on the first day the Court expected to begin the trial in 2010. In August of this year, Nassau County, N.Y. Police arrested Harry on the default warrant.
"We are glad to finally bring the victims, now adult women who waited a long time for this day, some closure with this lengthy sentence. The District Attorney's Office will always fight for victims regardless of how long it takes," District Attorney Andrea Harrington said. "I thank the North Adams Police and the multi-disciplinary team who investigated this case and gave us enough evidence to secure a conviction. I thank the courageous victims for reliving these horrific events and sharing their powerful victim witness statements with the Court."