Pittsfield Street Improvement Project: April 15-19

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Starting on Monday, April 15, street improvements continue.
Work for the week of April 15 consists of:
  • April 15: Paving the first course on South Onota Street & South John Street
  • April 16: Paving the first course on West Union Street, Acorn Street & Mohegan Street
  • April 17: Finishing first course on Mohegan Street & pave first course on Sherrill Avenue
  • April 18: Paving the first course on Montgomery Avenue Extension
In addition, raising structures on South Onota Street, South John Street, West Union Street and Acorn Street will occur April 16 to April 19.
On-street parking is prohibited during this work between the hours of 6 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Please use caution when traveling on these roads. This schedule is subject to change based upon weather conditions.

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Pittsfield Man Killed in West Housatonic Crash

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man was killed Saturday evening when the dirt bike he was operating was struck by a pickup truck. 
According to police, John Tyska, 34, was westbound on West Housatonic Street when he was struck by a 2022 Honda Ridgeline operated by Peter Schettini, 53, also of Pittsfield, who was traveling south on Plymouth Street. 
Tyska was pronounced dead at the scene. 
The crash occurred near 664 West Housatonic at about 6:50 p.m. Police, Fire and County Ambulance responded to the scene. 
West Housatonic was closed to traffic from Osceola Street to Cadwell Road for approximately four hours while the investigation took place and roadway cleared.
The incident is under investigation and police did not report any charges at this point. 
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information should contact Police Officer Anthony Dayton at 413-448-9700, Ext 543.
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