Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office launches Academy for Correctional Officers

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (NEWS10) – The Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new program designed to transition new recruits into the position of corrections officer. The new academy, which was announced Monday, lasts for nine weeks and is designed to test both mental and physical strength under the direction of the Sheriff’s Office’s Drill Instructors. … Read more

PHOTOS: Pittsfield police therapy dog visits Dalton

DALTON, Mass. (WWLP) — Winston, a therapy dog from the Pittsfield police, visited several places around Dalton Thursday. 2 charged with manufacturing ghost guns in Pittsfield According to the Dalton Police Department, Pittsfield Police Officer Derby and the department’s therapy dog, Winston visited Dalton officers, dispatch, and the town hall employees. Winston came along to … Read more

2 charged with manufacturing ghost guns in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — Two Pittsfield men were arrested after search warrants were issued Thursday morning. According to Lieutenant John Soules, search warrants were executed at 205 Lenox Avenue (apartment No. 3) and 122 Dewey Avenue (apartment No. 4) in Pittsfield for the investigation into illegal possession of firearms and the illegal manufacturing of “ghost … Read more

PHOTOS: Bobcat caught on camera in Berkshire County

LENOX, Mass. (WWLP) — A viewer caught a bobcat on camera in Lenox last week. John Segalla emailed photos of the bobcat after seeing it in their backyard. Baby rhino born at Buffalo Zoo Latest Stories Bidens honor 2020, 2021 National Teachers of the Year Candidate for Saratoga Springs mayor discusses the issues with News10 … Read more

Western Massachusetts police looking for missing 73-year-old man

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — Police need your help locating a missing Westfield man who was last seen in September.  Lifesharing community for all abilities in Columbia County marks 60 years The Westfield Police Department is looking for 73-year-old Michael Baer. He was last seen on September 20, after telling his roommate he was going Upstate New York for horseback riding.  His … Read more

SURVEY: What do you want the new school mascot to be in Pittsfield?

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — The rebranding of Pittsfield’s Braves mascot has begun with Taconic High School asking the community to participate in an online survey. Massachusetts school investigating ‘vile’ and ‘blatantly racist’ email sent to Black students With the mascot rebranding having been debated since 2017, the district decided to enlist the services of HEARD … Read more

PHOTOS: MJ Tuckers in Sandisfield fire

SANDISFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — Mid-Saturday morning, the Tolland Fire Department was called to put out a fire at the local restaurant, MJ Tuckers Pizza & Pub. Photos: 4 famous giant trees unharmed by Sequoia National Park fire, fate of others unknown According to a statement released by the Tolland Volunteer Fire Department, when crews got … Read more

Warren County COVID and vaccine update

Warren County, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On Sunday, July 18, Warren County gave out a COVID and vaccine update. COVID Stats: Two additional COVID cases Two additional recoveries Monitoring 23 active COVID cases  One is hospitalized in serious condition One is moderately ill outside of the hospital Biden on COVID misinformation on Facebook: ‘They’re killing people’ The Capital Region has … Read more

PODCAST: On the Story with Trishna Begam: Eagle Eye Artist

Episode 16: Eagle Eye Artist (NEWS10) –  Gary Czarnecki, is a Berkshire County resident, a Navy veteran who served from 1978-1982 and an artist in his own right.  Last year, he combined his passion for his country and love of bald eagles to create one-of-a-kind sculptures out of stainless steel.  MORE: PODCAST: On the Story with Trishna … Read more

Navy vet welds symbols of American strength, unity out of stainless steel

CHESHIRE, Mass. (NEWS10) — A Berkshire County man is using his skills from his days of serving in the U.S. Navy to build works of art. In his Cheshire, Massachusetts workshop, Gary Czarnecki lights up when he’s doing what he loves.  “Whatever I created, I want it to be immediately recognizable,” Czarnecki explained. ‘Freedom’ a … Read more