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North Adams, Massachusetts
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Woman's car hits dwelling ' NORTH ADAMS - A Manchester N.H. woman escaped Injury Tuesday after the car she was driving rolled off a hill and hit a West Main Street dwelling at 12:40 p.m.. ' According to city police reports, Helen S. Ray, 85, of 337 North Bend Drive in New Hampshire's largest city, stepped on the gasoline pedal instead of the break while turning around on Charles Street. ; The car rolled down the steep hill and hit the rear of a house owned by Charles Louison of 372 W. Main St. 'I An estimated $3,000 damage was done to her 1978 Oldsmoblle during the mishap. Mr. Loulson's dwelling sustained an additional $1,000 in damages. Theresa Louison, executive director of Northern Berkshire Community Action in the city, was not home at the time, but said her daughter and granddaughter had just left the yard where accident occurred moments before the car rolled in. "It's frightening, and I'm thankful they're not dead right now," Mrs. Louison said. , She added that the family and two neighbors plan to petition the city for the erection of guardrails on Charles Street. . The Ray vehicle is the third to roll down Charles Street in five years, she said. i v, - - ' VL - (. . ' - ' 7 4. i i " , (Si-TV;. vc? r- The Transcript, Wednesday, August 15, 1 984 3 Action postponed on mayor's raise NORTH ADAMS - City Councilors postponed action on a $5,000 raise for the mayor to their September meeting because councilor Joseph J. Girardl, initiator of the raise request, was absent Tuesday night. Mr. Girardl is the author of the council paper that Initiated the pay issue. Councilors previously voted 6-3 in favor of a preliminary move to hike the mayor's $25,000 salary. Those favoring the salary hike said the pay raise may attract more interest in the mayoral race. In other matters, councilors unanimously approved parking bans on Bradley Street and Kemp Avenue due to residents avoiding parking fees at Windsor Lake. The mayor previously told the council In a letter that a loss in revenue and an inconvenience for neighborhood residents have resulted from the parking problems at the lake. Traffic commissioners recommended to the council that the north and south sides from Bradford Street to the lake entrance be banned as well as the east and west sides from the northerly line of Bradley to the northerly side of Rich Street. The traffic commissioners suggested posted signs from June 1 to . Oct. 1 in the banned areas. Burn victims remain hospitalized in Albany WHEW Helen S. Roy of Manchester, N.H., escaped injury when the lost control of her car on Charles Street and rolled down an embankment, coming to a rest against the home of r Charles and Theresa (on left) Louison, 372 West main St. Firefighters were called to the scene to wash down gas which leaked from the vehicle. (Transcript-Noyes) State plans new Natural Bridge offer ; PITTSFIELD The state plans to renew its bid to purchase Natural Bridge, according to a letter from. Gov. Michael S. Dukakis to George S. Wislocki, chairman of the Natural Bridge Advisory Council. : The July 25 letter, released Tuesday during a county commission, meeting, states that "an updated of-' fer is about to be made on the property which I hope will open the door to fruitful negotiations which will bring this interesting natural feature within the Massachusetts state forest and park system. " The governor also said, "It is my understanding that the department (state Department of Environmental Management) is continuing to work out the situation in a manner that will result in basic agreement by the Elder family." The letter was in reply to a letter . from Mr. Wislocki, who said negotiations appeared to be at a standstill between the family of the late Ed- Commission drops plan for vote on Greylock PITTSFIELD - County commissioners voted Tuesday to drop a proposed countywide referendum on development of Mt. Greylock. ; Chairman John J. Pigantelli, who had proposed asking county voters in November whether they want any future development on the state's highest peak, dropped the idea in light of a recent , vote ,of the Jit. Greylock Advisory Council. " The council had been asked by commissioners to consider wording for such a referendum, but instead the group voted against the proposal. Mr. Pignatelli made his request after protests over the state legislature's decision to allow construction of a new antenna on the peak. ; Also at the Tuesday meeting, commissioners received five nominations from Judge John A. Barry for a riew committee to study court space rjeeds for Northern Berkshire District Court, which operates in North Adams and Adams. ". The five nominees are Stephen M. Long Jr., assistant to the president B. DeRosa, North Adams city solicitor, Bruce D. Grinnell, a Williamstown attorney, Mark D. Trottier, clerk-magistrate of the district court, and Joseph C. Day, editor of The Transcript. Commissioners also received an opinion from their attorneys, Cain, Hibbard, Myers & Cook, saying that .they do not have Jurisdiction to in-, spect railroad bridges. The commission had been asked last week by attorney Kermit S. Goodman to inspect a plank bridge on Mill Street in Pittsfield, where a client of Mr. Goodman's was injured in a May 5 fall. Although Mr. Goodman said it is his opinion the county is the inspecting authority in this case, the commission's counsel recommended letting Mr. Goodman "perform such examinations as he has requested of you by his own experts who can testify at trial." Mr. Goodman said he has been in contact with the Boston and Maine Railroad claifclepartment over the accident, adding that he is not nt ivin i n rt anv iQurcmf QCTQincr tha M IT IL J ."1 11 1 UlUlllUUt MWJ UKUUWk ui iNurui Aaams oiaie uouege, jonn county Jury duty for 17 residents McGrath of 130 Wells Ave.; Rita Girardl of 391 Walnut St.; and Darlene Rondeau of 19 Navajo Drive. ; Also, Richard Jowett of 78 Reed St.; Marlene Chevillet of 7 Seminole Drive; Jeannette Holmes of 57 North St.; Claire M. Vigliano of 89 Sullivan St.; Rhea Trombley of 34 Clark St.; Sarah Zanett of 11 Apache Drive; Priscella Daniels of 28 Jackson St.; Alfred Anderson of 31 Natural Bridge Road; Melody Traugut of 8 Furnance St. and Kim Rennell of 342 Eagle St. ward Elder and the DEM. Mr. Elder had signed an option agreement in 1983 that provided for the sale of the Natural Bridge to the state for $140,000, but he died in January 1984 with the sale remaining incomplete. The heirs of Mr. Elder later hired attorney Robert I. Manuel of North Adams to negotiate with the state, and the original option expired before an agreement could be reached. The DEM had made plans to operate the tourist attraction and had formed the advisory council, headed by Mr. Wislocki, intending to open the 17-acre park in May; The State changes route designation BOSTON Massachusetts Department of Public Works Commissioner Robert T. Tierney announced that, in cooperation with the Connecticut. Department of Transportation, the DPW has changed the route number of Interstate 86 to Interstate 84. The designation has already been changed on Massachusetts' sign posts and official state maps. Motorists are advised to make a note of the new number. INORTH ADAMS - Seventeen jurors for civil and criminal duty in Pittsfield Superior Court were selected at Tuesday's city council meeting. The following persons were chosen: Daniel Gloster of 206 Kemp Ave. ; Paula Graham of 49 Clark St. ; Thomas Gardner of 799 Massachusetts Ave.; Rita Burgess of' 1095 Mohawk Trail; Thomas . VMCA to close for repair week ' NORTH ADAMS - The Northern Berkshire YMCA's annual shutdown will be the week of Aug. 20, and the facility will reopen Monday, Aug. 27. 1 In addition to regular cleaning, painting and repairs, the men's and boys' locker room will be refurbished as part of the Capital Fund project. Because the contractor Is unavailable in August, the shower room will be repaired during the week of Sept. 24. A fall schedule will be sent to members during the first week of September. Programs and classes will begin the weeks of Sept. 10 and 17. . Truck damaged behind Champ's NORTH ADAMS A pick-up truck was damaged Monday evening behind Champ's Place on Union Street. A green pick-up truck owned by Robert Sunn of 319 Kemp Ave. was parked behind the establishment at 5:45 p.m., according police reports. When the owner returned an hour later, the left side of the bed was destroyed and a hub cap was removed. Rubber marks and white paint also were left on the back of the truck. DR. CHARLES MANDEL,0.D. Optometrist - Allendale Shopping Center - Summer Contact Lens Special Daily Wear Soft Lenses 5900 '50.00 examrKeratometry trial lens fitting, 6 month checkups and adjustment. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY Offer good thru Sept. 15, 1984 - Mon.,Thun., Sat. 105:00 Wed., Fri. 10-7:00 Closed Tuesdays 442-6991 PITTSFIELD, MA Elders operated the bridge formed in a deposit of white marble by water erosion for 33 years, charging addmlssion and selling souvenirs atthesite. ALBANY, N.Y. - Frederick Sail, 51, one of three Massachuetts Electric Co. linemen Who suffered third-degree electlcal burns Monday in an accident in Monroe, is listed in critical contition today in Albany Medical Center. Two fellow workers, Mark Kromack, 36, and Robert Boyd, 45, are listed in serious condition today. The three men, all from Shelburne, are In the medical center's bum care unit. They were transported to Albany after intitial treatment at North Adams Regional Hospital, following the 11 a.m. accident. The men suffered third-degree electlcal burns when a boom on a Massacusetts Electric Co. truck apparently came in contact with a 23,000-volt power line behind Monroe school. At the time, the crew was attempting to hang a capacitor bank, according to company officials. A hospital spokesman said that Mr. Sail suffered burns over 24 percent of his body, Mr. Boyd over 10 percent of his body, and Mr. Kromack over 4 percent of his body. Third-degree burns are the most serious type, indicating damage to underlying tissues. THE TRANSCRIPT (USPS 391-940) Published daily except Sundays, Christmas day and New Year's day from The Transcript Building, American Legion Drive, North Adams, Mass., 01247. Second class postage, paid at North Adams, Mass. Single copy price thirty cents. Carrier home delivery $1.60 per week. Motor route home delivery $8.00 per month. Mail rate $7.75 a month. 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