North Adams Police Arrest Suspect in Weekend Shooting

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police officers arrested a man believed to be involved in the shooting of two people over the weekend.
The Berkshire Eagle reported Monday that suspect Paul Douglas Starbird, 19, was arrested on charges of two counts of armed assault to murder, possession of a firearm without a firearms identification card, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.
The incident took place early Saturday morning around 1:20 am on State Street. Police responded to gunshots reported near Key West Lounge on State Street.
Two individuals were shot and transported to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. 

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North Adams Women's History Hall of Fame Inducts New Members

Heather Boulger, left, Constance Tatro and Morgan Goodell at Tuesday's night ceremony at City Council. 
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Five more names have been added to the Women's History Hall of Fame established by Mayor Jennifer Macksey last year. 
Tuesday night saw the recognition of longtime School Committee member Heather Putnam Boulger, well-known child-care provider Constance Tatro and the city's first woman firefighter Morgan Goodell, as well as two historic figures — City Councilor Lottie Harriman, who helped establish the city airport, and Probation Officer Lois Quinn. 
"This was created to honor women who contributed to laying the groundwork for women leaders in our community and to reinforce that all of us are valued community members," said Macksey at Tuesday's City Council meeting. "While we honor these fine women, we must also honor all women who make a difference each day. No matter what role you play your positive impact on the community is much need and appreciated."
Boulger, Tatro and Goodell attended the event and two of Quinn's relatives accepted the plaque in her honor and Keith Bona was asked to step in to accept Harriman's award as he had nominated her. He asked that the plaque be placed at the new building at Harriman & West Airport.
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