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North Adams Firefighters Respond to Stove Fire
05:11PM / Monday, February 11, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Firefighters responded to a stove fire at 133 Reed St. on Monday afternoon.    The appliance was quickly removed from the house and the area ventilated. The A shift was initially called in to cover the station but the scene was cleared fairly quickly.    The call came in at about 3:30 p.m. Two trucks, police and Northern Berkshire EMS responded to the scene. Reed Street is located near the top of Gallup Street. 

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North Adams Firefighters Douse Basement Garage Fire
By Tammy Daniels,
10:47PM / Thursday, February 07, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Firefighters on Thursday responded to the third fire in a month on the north side of the city.   The early evening fire at 66 Harris St. forced the occupants to flee and destroyed much of the basement garage and scorched the siding above the garage door.    "The guys arrived on scene and saw the fire showing from the garage door," said Fire Chief Stephen Meranti. "They were able to access it very easily and contain it to the garage. ... We have smoke damage throughout the building but it's not major."   The garage incurred significant damage to the materials stored inside and to the

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Dog-Walking Pedestrian Struck by Car on Main Street
Staff Reports,
03:12PM / Monday, February 04, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A man walking his two dogs across the top of Main Street was struck by a small sedan early Monday afternoon.    Although the man was standing and talking with emergency medical technicians and police officers, he was eventually taken by Northern Berkshire EMS for treatment of a shoulder injury. The two dogs, medium-to-large animals, were taken to Greylock Animal Hospital by the animal control officer to be checked out.    The pedestrian was apparently crossing where a crosswalk had been taken out years ago on the eastern side of the Main, Eagle and Ashland streets intersection.   "They were walking across

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Pickup Truck Collides With Trestle Foundation in North Adams
Staff Reports,
08:25PM / Friday, January 18, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A driver is facing charges after smashing head-on into the train trestle foundation on Church Street.    The accident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. on Friday and initially was reported as happening on Ashland Street.    The gray Dodge Dakota pickup was headed south on Church Street when it veered across the northbound lane to strike the corner of the massive stone block foundation. The truck incurred significant front-end damage.    Police say speed appeared to be a factor and that the driver would be facing charges. The driver was treated at the scene by Northern Berkshire EMS but not

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Firefighters Battle Large Apartment Fire in North Adams
Staff Reports,
02:01PM / Tuesday, January 08, 2019

  : Tuesday’s fire at 246-248 Houghton St. has been determined accidental, according to State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Fire Chief Stephen A. Meranti.   The fire started in the front bedroom in a top floor apartment (the building is on an incline with apartments on the ground, first and second floor). The cause will remain officially undetermined, as investigators cannot eliminate smoking or a space heater as the specific cause. The space heater itself was too badly damaged in the fire to determine if it malfunctioned. The building is considered a total loss.   Working smoke alarms

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