Tom’s Top 3 for 5/9: Man Hurt In Shooting Tuesday
A man was taken to Berkshire Medical Center Tuesday night after being struck with a bullet in the area of King and Martin streets in Pittsfield, according to Pittsfield Police. Just before 8 pm, police received a ShotSpotter gunshot detection alert and then received a call that a man had been shot.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that the man, who was shot while on the street, suffered injuries believed not to be life-threatening. A portion of Martin Street was closed while detectives investigated the shooting, and no arrests were made as of 8:45 PM.
Individuals with information about the shooting can call police at (413) 448-9700.
Pittsfield Looks At Banning Mosquito Spraying
Residents spoke out against two chemical treatments during Tuesday’s packed City Council meeting: mosquito control spray and chip sealing.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that the first stands among the tools the Berkshire Mosquito Control Project uses to mitigate summertime mosquito numbers, while the other is a relatively inexpensive way to resurface roadways. Many residents and some city councilors are calling for both practices to stop. City councilors aggressively questioned Chris Horton, Superintendent of the Mosquito Control program, before ultimately referring a proposed spray ban to the Committee on Public Health and Safety.
City councilors also considered banning chip sealing on city streets. Some residents say chip sealing is a nuisance and a danger to children on bicycles.
Washington Town Meeting Tonight
The town of Washington will hold its annual town meeting Wednesday night. Voters will decide on 26 warrant articles, including a temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana establishments and acceptance of property donations.
A proposed Fiscal 2019 budget of $1.65 million is also on the table. It would be an increase of 1.4 percent. The meeting takes place at the Washington Town Hall beginning at 7pm.