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An area around Thistle and Mirth is closed off with caution tape after a stabbing on Wednesday night.

Man Stabbed at Pittsfield Bar on Thanksgiving Eve

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A man stabbed in a local bar Thanksgiving eve is expected to survive after showing up at Berkshire Medical Center's emergency room.

Police and ambulance responded to the report of the stabbing at Thistle and Mirth at 46 West St. at about 9:40 p.m.

A large number of patrons were exiting the bar and ramen restaurant when police arrived and, according to Lt. John Mazzeo, they found evidence of the stabbing but not the victim. 

The man, who was not identified, arrived at BMC shortly afterward. 

Thistle and Mirth was shutdown and the area around West and McKay closed off as police investigated the incident. Several posts to Facebook show cruisers and the ambulance at the location. After the incident, several areas outside of the bar were closed off with caution tape.

"This was not believed to have been a random act, and as such there is no immediate threat to the public," Mazzeo stated in a press release early Thursday morning. .

Members of the Patrol Division, Detective Bureau, Anti-Crime Unit, and Crime Scene Services assisted at the scene and at BMC.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective James Losaw at 413- 448-9700, Ext. 572. Information can also be provided anonymously via the Tip Line at 413-448-9706, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).

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Second Chance Composting Comes to Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Second Chance Composting has recently brought their Residential Community Composting Program to Pittsfield.  
Memberships are open and ongoing for the 9 South Atlantic Avenue drop off location.  The program runs continuously all year, through all 4 seasons.
Memberships start at $9.99 per month, offering unlimited drop off of household food scraps to the location each month.  Members save their food scraps at home, and at their convenience, bring them to 9 South Atlantic Avenue and drop their material into the tote.  Members can come as little or as often as needed each month.  Any and all food and food scraps are accepted, including meat, fish, dairy, bones, and shells.  There are also other membership pricing options available for those who wish to receive finished compost back.
In addition to the new Pittsfield location, Second Chance Composting currently has drop off locations in North Adams, Williamstown, and Adams, which have continuous and ongoing membership signups.
Second Chance Composting picks up the material every week and it is brought to their MassDEP certified facility in Cheshire to process the food scraps into compost, which is then distributed back to the community to grow more food, flowers, plants, and trees.
Those interested in learning more or signing up for a membership can do so by visiting
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