They are planning on looking at four of the six cancer types evaluated previously in a 2002 report: breast cancer, liver cancer, and non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Reportedly, epidemiological literature shows some evidence of association of these cancers with exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs.
A Major house fire tore through a house on Barker Road early Saturday morning. Fire Station Engines 1, 5, 6, Truck 2 and Car 2 responded for a reported building fire at 110 Barker Rd in Pittsfield, reported by the alarm company and a 2nd cell call from a passerby confirming active fire.
This has now been going on for some time for folks who live around the Verizon cell tower. In February, the City Council voted to have the Health Department investigate health concerns related to the tower.
Has the Williamstown police stepped over the line? Acting Police Chief Michael Ziemba is investigating unauthorized use of the commonwealth's Criminal Justice Information System by members of the Williamstown Police Department.
The Great Barrington Fire Department was dispatched for a structure fire at 26 Berkshire Heights Road at approximately 7:30 am Tuesday. The Great Barrington Fire Department's chief, Charles Burger, immediately requested the first alarm.