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Three occupants in a Dodge pickup were taken BMC after the truck collided with a tree on South Street in Pittsifeld.

UPDATE: Pittsfield Crash Sends Three to BMC with Serious Injuries

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff
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UPDATE, 4:16 p.m., Wednesday: police have released the names of the three Pittsfield men involved in Tuesday's accident.

Anthony W. Nichols, 40, who was driving the truck, was transferred to Baystate Medical Center in serious condition.
The other two passengers are at BMC: Gregory Prince, 54, is listed in fair condition and Robert O'Bert, 60, is in good condition. 
The accident remains under investigation.
The council set a pole hearing for National Grid for Jan. 23. 

UPDATE: Around 3:40 p.m., Pittsfield Police, County Ambulance, and Action Ambulance responded to the area of 241 South St. for a reported single motor vehicle crash.

A 2004 Dodge Dakota occupied by three men was traveling northbound in the 240 block, left the roadway to the right, and collided with a tree at the southwest intersection of South and Broad Streets. The occupants were freed by the Pittsfield Fire Department by mechanical means.

Both northbound lanes of South Street were closed from Crofut to Broad Street for about a half hour and the right northbound lane was closed for about 90 minutes while the crash was investigated.

The names of the occupants are not being released until family members are notified.

Weather did not appear to be a factor, police say, as the crash occurred just before the beginning of the precipitation.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have information concerning it is asked to contact Officer Michael Silver at 413-448-9700, Ext. 596.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Three people were seriously injured when a pickup truck they were riding in collided with a tree on South Street.

Police responded to the one-vehicle crash at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday near the intersection of Broad Street. The extend cab Dodge was traveling north when it collided with a tree on the right side of its lane.

Lt. Marc Maddalena reported that there were three occupants in the pickup who were all sent to Berkshire Medical Center with serious injuries. According to police, none of the occupants were children.

The soundbound lane was closed to traffic at first but was opened around 4:15 and the breakdown lane was coned off while police investigated the scene. 

The front end of the vehicle sustained extensive damage, the airbags deployed and the passenger side appeared to take the brunt of the impact.

Around the time of the accident, the city was experiencing freezing rain.

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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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