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An image provided by police shows the Subaru upside-down at the store's front door. There is damage to rear passenger fender of a parked car.

Sheffield Resident Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — A Sheffield resident was injured Wednesday afternoon after their vehicle crashed into the Dollar Tree Store in the Barrington Plaza. 
 
According to police, the driver struck a sign, a parked vehicle, and then rolled over and crashed into the front of the store in their 2006 Subaru Forester.
 
The driver, who was not identified, was taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield by Southern Berkshire EMS.
 
The Fire Department also responded to the accident at approximately 12:52 p.m. 
 
The cause of the crash is under investigation by Officer Andres Huertas and Officer Sam 
Stolzar.
 
Anyone who witnessed the incident and would like to provide information can call the Police Department at 413-528-0306.
 

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Great Barrington Rally Seeks to 'Smash the Stigma' of Addiction

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Rural Recovery Resources will be hosting a rally and event this Saturday to "Smash The Stigma" surrounding addiction and to shine a light on the services available to people. 
 
"The spirit of 'Smash the Stigma' is exactly what the title is, to address the stigma that's attached to substance use disorder, and to normalize, having conversations about that," said project manager Gary Pratt said.
 
"So stigma, perhaps the hardest thing that anybody that's dealing with a substance use disorder can overcome. It's pervasive in the society and forever. It's just something that's not talked about."
 
When hard topics like addiction are ignored, it's harder to get the services needed for recovery, he said.
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