Pittsfield Street Improvement Project: April 18-19

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Due to the contractor being ahead of schedule, additional roads are slated for milling on Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19 including:
  • Fairway Avenue
  • Kirkwood Drive
  • Livingston Avenue
  • Cleveland Street
  • Saratoga Drive
On-street parking is prohibited during this work between the hours of 6 a.m.- 6 p.m.
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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