Teen Charged After Barracks Crash

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CHESHIRE, Mass. — A Pittsfield teenager is facing multiple charges including driving under the influence after crashing her car into the State Police barracks. 
 
According to State Police, the 17-year-old was traveling southbound on Route 8 at about 6:22 p.m. on Saturday when her 2000 Nissan Altima left the road and struck the east front corner of Cheshire barracks. 
 
The girl and her passenger, another 17-year-old Pittsfield girl, were taken to Berkshire Medical Center for minor injuries. 
 
The car crashed through the building's brick exterior wall and damaged a kitchen area. 
 
After being treated at the hospital, the driver was returned to the barracks and booked on charges of operating under the influence of liquor; negligent operation of a motor vehicle; speeding; and marked lanes violation.
 
A bail clerk released her on the standard $40 bail fee; she is scheduled to appear in Pittsfield District Court for arraignment on Tuesday. 
 
No troopers inside the barracks were injured. The State Police Facilities Section and a contractor responded and performed emergency repairs. Additional repairs will be required. Troopers were able to continue working in the building, which remains in operation. 

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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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