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Chicopee man pleads guilty to Berkshires arsons

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Chicopee man has been sentenced to up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to setting a series of fires in Berkshire County, some of which he said were intended to rid the region of "eyesores."

Prosecutors say 55-year-old Stuart Zebrowski set four empty buildings on fire, started several brush fires, and broke into several homes from 2009 until April 2012 while driving a delivery truck for a Springfield linen company.

No one was hurt.

The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/1b5vLiN ) reports that he pleaded guilty Monday to multiple arson and other charges. Some charges were dismissed.

Prosecutors say Zebrowski told investigators he only set fire to empty buildings he considered dilapidated.

Zebrowksi's attorney said his client was a veteran and a hard-working family man who suffered from an unspecified "condition."

Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com

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