Man, 86, sentenced for torching his Great Barrington store

An 86-year-old man is expected to serve years of probation after being accused of torching a store that he owned.

Harry Sano Jr. was sentenced to two years’ probation and a $5,000 fine.

NewsChannel 13’s media partners at The Berkshire Eagle report Sano admitted he started the fire that burned Wonderful Things yarn store in Great Barrington, last July.

Prosecutors say he set the fire while a sale on the building was pending to a buyer who planned to tear the structure down.