Every Thursday, we'll be taking a look at other stories making headlines around New England to give you a more comprehensive view of what's going on in the region.
A Saugus dispatcher helped save the life of a newborn via phone this week. Ryan Bancroft received a 911 call from a panicked man early Monday, saying his wife was giving birth inside of their car. Bancroft stayed on the phone with the man, who eventually discovered that his newborn was unresponsive with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. The dispatcher instructed the man on how to unwrap the cord and perform CPR, which eventually revived the newborn.
The firm Huff and Gooden Architects of New York City has decided to take on the extensive renovation of a historic property in Great Barrington. The site, which was once home to the Clinton AME Zion Church, dates back to 1887 and has strong roots in African-American history. Local residents recently banded together to save the building and have raised $600,000 to restore the property.
Police are searching for the suspect in a deadly shooting in Pittsfield, Mass. A man (whose name has not been released) was found dead with at least one gunshot wound on Edward Avenue early Sunday morning. Investigators do not believe there is any immediate threat to the public, but encourage anyone with information to contact the local police department's detective bureau.