Pittsfield Police Cruiser Hits, Flips Jeep

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Jeep Wrangler flipped over in the Coltsville intersection on Sunday after being struck by a police cruiser. The Jeep's occupants and an officer were taken to Berkshire Medical Center with minor injuries.  
 
Officer Matthew Ahern was trying to maneuver through the intersection on his way to a reported disturbance on Cheshire Road when the accident occurred, according to Lt. Marc Maddalena. 
 
Ahern was using lights and intermittent sirens as he drove north from Merrill Road into the intersection, Maddalena wrote in a press release. 
 
The 2023 Jeep, driven by Kimberly Gaylord, 57, of Peru, was spun around and flipped on its side. Gaylord and her two grandchildren who were in the vehicle were take to BMC for minor injuries and released. 
 
Ahern was also taken to BMC and later released. Officer Edward Pezze, a passenger in the cruiser, did not go to the hospital.
 
Part of the intersection was closed for about an hour for the vehicles to be removed and the roadway cleared of debris. 
 
Maddalena is in charge of the investigation. Any witnesses are asked to contact him at the Traffic Unit at 413-448-9700, Ext. 575.

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Greylock appoints Anthony Rinaldi as Director Emeritus

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Greylock Federal Credit Union's Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Anthony Rinaldi as Director Emeritus in recognition of his longstanding and distinguished service to the credit union.
 
In March 2024, the Board of Directors voted to confer the Director Emeritus designation on Rinaldi. Individuals who are appointed Directors Emeriti function as an advisory committee to the board of directors. Rinaldi's designation reflects a two-year term.
 
"I'm honored to have served with Tony and am gratified to recognize his years of dedication and commitment to the members of Greylock," said Board Chair Peter Lopez. "We look forward to his continued involvement with the board as an esteemed advisor and Director Emeritus."
 
Rinaldi joined the board in 1994 and served as Chairman for five years. He most recently served as chair on the Asset-Liability Committee, or ALCO, and the Compensation committee.
 
"I've known Tony for many years and it's been an honor to serve with him on our board," said Board Member Sheila A. LaBarbera. "Our board has truly benefitted from Tony's tireless service, expertise, and generosity through the years and we are thrilled to honor him in this way."
 
Rinaldi recently retired from his role as the Executive Vice President of Fairview Hospital for Berkshire Health Systems. He is a graduate of Boston College School of Management with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He lives in Pittsfield with his wife, Wendy.
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