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Instant Oatmeal: Friday, May 12, 2023

Lovingly, if hastily, curated bites of local news to go with breakfast.
May 12, 2023
Weather Forecast for the Adams, Mass., May 12, 2023 
53ºF - 75ºF
Wind:	12 mi/h W
Humidity:	53%
Pressure:	30.03 inHg
Clouds:	4%
Rain Chance:	32%
Precipitation:	0.00 in

Two Hundred+ volunteers register for “Pittsfield Clean Up Day”

On Saturday, May 14, 2023, over 200 volunteers will come together to clean up Pittsfield. The event is being organized by the Pittsfield Clean Up Committee, and it will take place from 9am to 12pm. Volunteers will be cleaning up trash and debris from various areas around the city.
Read more at WWLP.com

Stockbridge man pleads guilty in connection with pix of underage girl

A Stockbridge man pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on Tuesday, May 10, 2023. The man, 45-year-old Joseph Smith, was arrested in December 2022 after police found over 100 images of child pornography on his computer. He faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in July.
Read more at WWLP.com

North Adams woman to be arraigned for grandmother’s death

A North Adams woman is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday, May 18, 2023, for the death of her grandmother. The woman, 27 year old Kelsie Cote, is accused of stabbing her grandmother to death on Halloween night, 2022. The woman is being held without bail.
Read more at iBerkshires

Lenox police searching for suspects involved in shoplifting

Lenox police are searching for two suspects who are accused of shoplifting from a local store. The suspects, who have not been identified, are accused of stealing over $1,000 worth of merchandise from the store on Tuesday, May 10, 2023. Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.
Read more at WWLP.com

Teacher identified as victim in deadly Palmer crash.

A Springfield teacher was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Palmer on Monday night. The kindergarten teacher, 31 year old Patricia Cable, was driving home from work when her car was hit head-on by a wrong-way driver. The driver of the other car, a 20-year-old man from Palmer, was also killed in the crash.
Read more at WWLP.com

Hazy skies in Western Mass. from Canadian wildfires to last into weekend

Hazy skies are expected to remain across western Massachusetts for the rest of the week due to smoke from wildfires in Canada. The smoke is expected to make air quality unhealthy for sensitive groups, including children, the elderly, and people with respiratory problems.
Read more at WWLP.com

Bacon prepared for World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast.

Volunteers are hard at work preparing bacon for the World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast, which is being held in Holyoke on Saturday. The event is expected to draw thousands of people and raise money for local charities.
Read more at westernmassnews.com

COVID-19 health emergency officially over in Mass.

The COVID-19 health emergency officially ended in Massachusetts on Monday. The state’s mask mandate has been lifted and most other restrictions have been rescinded. However, health officials are urging people to continue to get vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.
Read more at Boston.com

Farm in Whately issues voluntary recall for mung bean sprouts

A recall has been issued for mung bean sprouts produced at a farm in Whately. The sprouts may be contaminated with listeria, a bacteria that can cause serious illness. The sprouts were sold at several stores in western Massachusetts, including Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, and Big Y.
Read more at the Greenfield Recorder

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