Body recovered from fatal Bash Bish fall

MOUNT WASHINGTON, MA—The body of the Ghent man, who slipped off a rock near Bash Bish Falls, July 28 was recovered August 5.

The Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office said in a press release that the body of 21-year-old Aiden Campion-Pratt was recovered from the waterfall after it became dislodged by natural means from the crevice where it had been trapped. The body was captured by netting placed in a pool below the crevice for just that eventuality, the release said.

The body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Holyoke, MA, for an examination, Sunday, August 6. Read more…

Man dies in inaccessible site on Mass border

MT. WASHINGTON, MA—A Ghent man was killed when he slipped off a rock near Bash Bish Falls Friday night, July 28,

His body was located two days later, but cannot be recovered, according to authorities.

Aiden Campion-Pratt, 21, of Ghent was swimming with another person at a place north of the main falls. Other waterfalls cascade through the area, which was described as a gorge with 100-foot sheer rock drop-offs on either side and pools of water along the way. Read more…

Police have not determined driver in fatal crash

BLUE STORES—A Hudson woman was killed in a three-car collision at the intersection of State Route 9 and county routes 31 and 8, July 19 at 6:50 a.m.

Columbia County 911 dispatched State Police from the Livingston barracks to the scene. Their preliminary investigation indicates that a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier was traveling east on County Route 31 when it failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of State Route 9.

The Cavalier, occupied by Daniel Rowe, 64, and Tammy L. Parker, 40, both of Hudson, subsequently collided with a 2017 Hyundai which was headed north on State Route 9. The Cavalier overturned and struck a vehicle parked in the Xtra Mart convenience store/gas station parking lot at 2224 U.S. 9, Livingston. Read more…

Surveillance cam images capture elevator assault

HUDSON—Hudson Police are currently investigating an assault and possible shooting that occurred in the area of Bliss Towers within the City last week.

Thursday, July 13 at about 9 p.m. officers responded to the area of North Second and State streets for a report of shots fired. Officers arrived and learned that an assault occurred in one of the elevators, where it appears three men punched and kicked the victim, an unknown heavy-set black man, who is about 30 years old. Blood was observed in the elevator and hallway. Following the assault there were numerous shots fired outside the apartment complex. HPD officers found and retrieved evidence of shell casings. Read more…

Clermont woman faces animal cruelty charges

CLERMONT—State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested Andrea Nussinow, 55, of Clermont for 11 counts of failure to provide proper sustenance to animals under the Agriculture and Markets Law, July 4.

Ms. Nussinow, the owner and operator of Blue Star Farm, is accused of failing to provide water to several animals on her farm. Several horses, evaluated by a veterinarian, were determined to be emaciated and in poor health.

State Police were assisted by the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA staff. Read more…