Pittsfield Police Make Two Firearm Arrests

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On Sunday, Sept. 17, just after 3:00pm, patrol officers with the Pittsfield Police Department (PPD) responded to 65 Columbus Avenue for a reported assault involving a firearm.
According to a police report, investigating officers spoke with the victim who reported that he had been threatened by a man with a handgun. As a result of the ensuing investigation, officers arrested 59 year old Pittsfield resident Michael Barnes and charged him with one count of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, to wit Handgun. Officers recovered a loaded Walther .380 handgun.
Later that same evening just after 5:00pm, PPD patrol officers were dispatched to Cumberland Farms located at 154 First Street for a disturbance. 
A caller had reported that a man had just made a threat regarding a firearm. As a result of the ensuing investigation by officers on scene, 19 year old Pittsfield resident Tristan Kalinowski-Barnett was arrested and charged with various firearm related offenses. A loaded Hi-Point 9mm handgun was located by officers.
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Pittsfield Community Television's Fall Training Series

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield Community Television announced the start of its fourth Seasonal Training Series, marking one year since the series started, with two special media production sessions.  
Session 1, which begins Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6:00pm and runs for three consecutive weeks, focuses on the basics of how to be a producer and teaches anyone who wants to create their own content how to produce a television show in the studio, how to manage a production on-location, and how to start a radio program.  
Session 2, which begins Thursday, Oct. 26 at 6:00pm and runs for three consecutive weeks, gives novice video editors the foundations they need to use Apple's Final Cut Pro X post-production.
"This season's Training Series sessions are designed to provide a breadth of basic production skills," said Matthew Tucker, the station's Engagement & Experience Coordinator and lead educator for the series.  "These are two areas that are core to creating media content, whether at PCTV or elsewhere, but they are also some of the most mysterious.  It's our hope to dispel that mystery and enable the creation of something new and exciting to share with the people of our region."
For more information and to sign up, email Training@PittsfieldTV.org, or call Matthew Tucker, PCTV's Engagement & Experience Coordinator, at (413) 445-4234, Extension 0121.
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