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Williamstown Resident Injured, Dog Killed in Traffic Incident

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A pedestrian suffered significant injuries and her dog was killed when they were struck by a vehicle on Main Street on Monday evening.
A Williamstown woman was crossing Main Street from north to south near Luce Road when she was struck by an eastbound vehicle at about 5 p.m., Williamstown Police said on Tuesday.
Her injuries included a broken leg and cuts on her face. She was "going in and out of consciousness when officers arrived," interim Police Chief Michael Ziemba said.
"First arriving police officers rendered first aid with passersby who had stopped to assist at the scene until [Northern Berkshire EMS] arrived," Ziemba said.
Fire Department personnel also responded to the scene to assist with first aid and traffic control.
Her dog was transported to Greylock Animal Hospital, where it was pronounced dead, Ziemba said.
The operator of the vehicle is from Adams, Ziemba said.
The incident is currently under investigation by Williamstown Police.

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Williamstown Board of Health 'Strongly Recommends' Masks at Town Meeting

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Board of Health on Monday morning strongly recommended that attendees at Tuesday's annual town meeting wear masks and relayed that masks will be available for anyone who arrives without one.
But a groundswell appears to be developing for that meeting to be adjourned to a new date and location in light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
The town moderator said last week that he has no intention of unilaterally postponing the meeting or adjourning it to a "date certain" at a different venue. And on Friday, the town posted a statement on the issue on its website.
Such an adjournment is possible if an attendee moves for one at the outset of the meeting (identifying a time and location for the meeting's resumption) and that motion passes.
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