Lenox Library's Distinguished Lecture Features Lenox Law Couple

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LENOX, Mass. — The Lenox Library will continue its Distinguished Lecture Series on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. with Attorney Janet Pumphrey and forensic scientist Dr. Albert Harper.
Attorney Pumphrey is an appellate lawyer, handling murder appeals in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Dr. Harper is a forensic science consultant specializing in death-scene investigations. 
Married and living in Lenox, the couple will speak about the career paths that led them to Lenox, the law of murder, and interesting cases they both have had.
Slides will be shown. This talk, while not at all gruesome, is intended for adults and is not appropriate for young children.
The lecture is free and open to the public and will take place in the main reading room of the Library, located at 18 Main Street, Lenox. Please visit https://lenoxlib.org or the Library's Facebook page for more information.

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Authorities Investigating Ward's Nursery Fire in Great Barrington

The aftermath of the blaze behind Ward's Nursery.
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — An outdoor storage area at Ward's Nursery caught fire on Friday and damaged the exterior of an apartment house less than a dozen feet away on Silver Street. 
The cause of the fire is unknown and the State Fire Marshal's office is working the investigation with local police and fire. There were no injuries.
The fire was reported at about 12:52 p.m. and firefighters on Engine 2 could see heavy black smoke while en route to the Main Street business and found a large outdoor fire in the rear of the nursery complex that was extending to an adjacent wood staircase to a second-floor apartment of a stucco multifamily building off Silver Street. The apartment wasn't occupied at the time.
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