Pittsfield Police Investigating Daytime Shooting on Springside Avenue

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are asking for information about a shooting incident Monday on Springside Avenue that saw several homes struck by bullets while children were getting off a school bus. 

A ShotSpotter activation occurred about 3:30 p.m. on Monday on Springside Avenue near the intersection of Parker Street. Several residents also called police to report a shooting.

Responding officers confirmed that there were no reported injuries but found that several buildings on Springside Avenue had been struck by gunfire and shell casings were recovered nearby.

"Daytime shootings, however, in residential neighborhoods with children present cannot be tolerated," the Pittsfield Police Department wrote in a press release.

"These shots were fired at a time when many schoolchildren were getting off buses and walking
to their homes. These acts are unacceptable and we would urge anyone with information
and/or video surveillance to contact police."

Anyone who wishes to provide information is asked to contact Lt. John Soules at 413-448-9700, Ext. 599. Information can also be provided anonymously via the Detective Bureau Tip Line at 413-448-9706, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).

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Dalton Library Upgrading Internet, Replacing Return Bin

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff
DALTON, Mass. — The library trustees earlier this week voted for faster, better and more stable internet for patrons by upgrading its plan and its routers.
The library's primary provider Crocker, through CW Mars (the Central and Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing consortium), will have the the new routers hooked up by Oct. 1. 
"The internet is an important service for the library," Treasurer Max Ehrlich said. 
Interim Library Director Kimberly Gwilt informed the trustees that the library has been having ongoing issues with its internet, especially since it updated its computers in the spring. 
She reached out to Crocker and was told that the internet is slow during the day because the computers need to stay on overnight to update. 
But that's a conundrum because with the current plan, the computers aren't being kept on because they disconnect overnight from the internet — because of the slow plan. 
The library pays $344 a year for its current plan. 
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