Mike Therrien and his pit crew successfully conquered Bosquet Mt. in Pittsfield Saturday, March 3rd. His Tower 4 themed sled won the 7th Annual Lazer 99.3 & 98.5 Cardboard Carnival powered by Coors Light in a time of 12.76 seconds. The run was so fast, it powered through the slow down area and into the haybales at the far end. The sled took some minor front end damage as a result but the crew will get it squared away in time for another event at Jiminy Peak in two weeks and the Mt. Snow Bud Light Duct Tape Derby at the end of the month. Check out the video of the run and a few pics below.
Courtesy The Berkshire Eagle
By Dick Lindsay
ADAMS — Around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, three Adams police cruisers — one playing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" — and Adams Fire Department Engine 2, pulled up to 13 Cherry St. ready to play Santa's helpers.
The seven police officers and two firefighters, wearing Santa hats, exited their vehicles carrying presents for three young brothers, who otherwise might not get any next Sunday, Dec. 25.
"I'm just happy we can put a smile on their faces," said firefighter Mike Therrien. Paula Fachini fought back tears of joy, smiling as the men in full uniform put gift after gift under the family Christmas tree.
"Mommy, Santa's here," exclaimed three-year-old Chase Woods, as brothers Dominic Woods, 10 months, Alex Messer, 10, looked on.
The scene also played out in North Adams on Saturday with first responders in five other North Berkshire communities this month also participating in the special deliveries of an enhanced Holiday Elf Warm Clothing Program by the Berkshire Community Action Council.
"It's good to get up close and personal with the families," said Adams Police Officer Greg Onorato.
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By Jack Guerino
ADAMS, Mass. — A family in need this season got a visit from some local Santas: the Alert Hose Company.
But rather than by reindeer-drawn sleigh, the gifts arrived by fire truck this past Sunday morning.
Fire Chief Paul Goyette said this year the Fire Department sponsored a family through the Berkshire Community Action Center Elf program.
"They asked us to sponsor a family and instill some Christmas cheer to a local family," he said. "So we purchased some gifts and delivered them to a family."
Goyette said this is the first time the Fire Department has sponsored a family through the Elf program.
The donations also had a secondary purpose he said, because it is important, especially for children, to see firefighters outside of emergencies.
"A lot of the time when a fire truck shows up, it is not for a good reason and this was a good way for us to show that we are just people," he said. "The family had two young boys and we drove up and wanted to show them that we are not only here to protect them but to help out in other ways and spread some cheer and joy."
Goyette said it is important to the Alert Hose Company to give back to the community.
"We are always willing to help out in any situation or when anyone is in need," he said. "We want to give back to the community that has always helped us out."