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North Adams Apartment Fire Forces Out Five Families
By Tammy Daniels,
05:00PM / Wednesday, November 23, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — At least 20 people were forced from their apartments on Wednesday afternoon after a fire broke out in the attic above one of the units.

The report of a fire in one of the rear units in the six-apartment building on Crossey Place came in before 3 p.m. The call came into dispatch from a resident in the apartment who said her walls were warm and "turning black."

"There was a report of the walls turning black and paint bubbling on the walls, said Fire Chief Stephen Meranti. "We did indeed find the wall turning black and the paint bubbling."

An all-call was put out to bring in off-duty firefighters; three engines including the

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Body Discovered In Windsor Lake in North Adams
Staff Reports,
11:06AM / Friday, September 09, 2016

 
The body was discovered in the lake Friday morning. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The body of a 63-year-old North Adams man was found in Windsor Lake.   Police say the body of Leszek Godyn of Arnold Place was discovered at 8 a.m. Friday morning.   The incident remains under investigation but the district attorney's office says it "does not appear to be suspicious at this time."   Police Director Michael Cozzaglio confirmed that police received a report at 7:48 a.m. from someone who said they saw a body lying in the water.   Police, EMS, and fire responded to the lake, where

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North Adams Apartment Blaze Doused; West Main Closed
By Jack Guerino,
05:14PM / Thursday, September 01, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Firefighters quickly knocked down fire in a storage area at a West Main Street apartment building on Thursday.

Fire Director Stephen Meranti said only one tenant was in the building and he was quickly evacuated.

Meranti said the Fire Department arrived at 75 West Main St around 2:30 p.m. after receiving a report of smoke coming out of a second-story window. It was initially described as a structure fire.

"The guys got on scene, and they saw smoke," he said. "We had smoke coming from the bedroom window on the second floor. ...

"The guys went in, found the tenant and escorted him out," he said. "He was OK. He was

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North Adams Police Seeking Information on Break-Ins
03:58PM / Tuesday, August 23, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Police Department is asking for assistance in investigating a number of break-ins in the Church Street area after another home was robbed Tuesday afternoon.

According to the department, it is working closely with the campus police at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Campus Police on multiple reports of homes burglarized in the areas around Church Street and Ashland Street.

"We would like to reach out to anyone who lives in the area that may have seen our possible suspects or who has video surveillance on their home," the department requested on its Facebook page.

The suspect or suspects may have been carrying televisions,

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North Adams Firefighters Rescue Man From Gorge
By Tammy Daniels,
11:15PM / Thursday, August 04, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Firefighters rescued a 21-year-old man Thursday night who became trapped in a gorge at Natural Bridge State Park.

Taylor Sheldon of North Adams had been swimming with friends at the park when the group headed back up toward where their car was parked at the Franklin Street gate. Sheldon, however, climbed up through a waterfall and became separated from the group, said Officer Kyle Cahoon.

The found him nearly an hour later stuck in the dark in the rushing water at the bottom of the 60-foot gorge. He couldn't make his way back down in the dark and couldn't get out from the top.

Firefighter Matthew Davis took the lead in the

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