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GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Baker Visits Pittsfield
On: 09:48AM / Thursday January 16, 2014
Charles D. Baker Jr.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Republican candidate for governor Charles D. Baker Jr. will visit Pittsfield on Tuesday, Jan. 21, to appear on a local access show and meet with voters.  

Baker will be the guest on Berkshire GOP's television program "Out Front TV." The monthly cable program is broadcast throughout the Berkshires and in the Western Massachusetts cities of Greenfield, Northampton and Westfield. Jim Bronson, chairman of the Berkshire County Republican Association, hosts the television program.

"We are thrilled Charlie is coming back to the Berkshires," said Bronson. "We look forward to his appearance on our show; he's a terrific candidate and will surely be a terrific television guest."

Baker has served as the state's secretary of finance and administration and health and human services. He has spent the past decade as chief executive officer of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. He ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2010.

"Out Front TV" issues commentary and features political guests such as former Sen. Scott Brown, former Gov. Jane Swift, Mary Z. Connaughton, Baker's running mate for lieutenant governor Karyn Polito, Don Humason, Michele McPhee, Jim Wallace and William Sturgeon.

Baker will address supporters at Zucco's Family Restaurant, 451 Dalton Ave., at 6 p.m. The public is invited.



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Warren Rallies Supporters at Pittsfield Headquarters
By Andy McKeever On: 09:03PM / Sunday August 05, 2012

Warren greeted, took photos and signed autographs for everyone in attendance.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The message hasn't changed in more than a year on the campaign trail for U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and she vowed to local Democrats on Sunday to keep "fighting" even after the November election.

Warren is at odds with incumbent Sen. Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, in regards to the economy. While he is emphasizing the private sector, Warren is emphasizing public infrastructure.

"The Republicans say that the way to build a future is to cut taxes for those who have the most, to reduce regulations for the Wall Street companies that broke the economy," Warren said after addressing nearly 100 supporters in her Wahconah Street headquarters. "I'm out here arguing that the way to build a future is that we make the investment in education, in basic infrastructure, in research, in the things that help create a future for ourselves and for our children. This is really about priorities."

Warren said the investment in education, infrastructure and science is affordable but that it requires removing tax breaks from companies that ship jobs or hide their money overseas or oil companies.

"Washington is working for those who can hire an army of lobbyist. It's not right," Warren said.

In a 15-minute address to her supporters, she recalled her family history of going from "the daughter of a maintenance man to a professor at Harvard law school." And that history in public education and child care to eventually getting a "good job offer," is what she fears fewer and fewer people can achieve.

"I grew up in an America that invested in kids. I grew up in an America that expanded opportunity and I fear that America has turned away from that and if we turn away from that, we become fundamentally different people," Warren said.

Counterclockwise from top: Warren addresses supporters; a motorcyclists asks for a bumper sticker from campaign volunteers; local politicians stand behind Warren for an interview with TV news.
That has changed, she said, with only 2.4 percent of the country's gross domestic product being put into infrastructure, public university tuition and fees growing by more than 300 percent in 30 years and medical research being cut in half in the last 30 years.

Warren characterized the goal as a matter of "priorities" by placing the money the country has in three boxes. One box is investing public dollars in private business and "lobbyists," another for the national debt and the third for infrastructure, science and education. She said she'll shift the spending from the "lobbyist" box and place it in the others.

Her campaign has been based on "working families" and investment since last April when she announced her candidacy. One of her last stops before officially announcing was at the law office of Sherwood Guernsey, where local democratic leaders told her they'd support her.

On Sunday, she recalled that visit during a question-and-answer session and thanked her supports for living up to their word.

"We started this campaign in Pittsfield. Now we have an office, we've got volunteers all over the county. They're knocking on doors, they're making phone calls, talking to people in grocery stores and sandwich shops. Ultimately that's what this campaign is about. It's person to person," Warren said after the event.

At that kick off meeting she acknowledged that campaigning would be taxing. More than a year in, she said "I'm holding up great."

The "optimism" and support she said she's received across the state has kept her going and she vowed that she will continue fighting for her supporters even after the election.

"It's the fundamental optimism that drives you every single day. I am out there because I truly believe that there are enough of us here and if we push hard enough, we can make this the country we believe in," Warren said. "I will be out there every single day. I will be out there fighting every step of the way. But don't kid yourself, big money is not going to back down easy."

Also in attendance were U.S. Rep. John W. Olver, D-Amherst, Sheriff Thomas Bowler, North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright and state Reps. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield, and Paul Mark, D-Peru.


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Nuciforo Releasing Policy Plan During District Tour
Nuciforo Campaign On: 08:56AM / Monday July 16, 2012
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Congressional candidate Andrea F. Nuciforo Jr. will release an eight-point policy plan during a districtwide tour on Tuesday, July 17.

The former state senator's eight-point policy plan aims to restore economic justice in America and to restore prosperity to the middle class. The plan aims to revive American manufacturing, ensure retirement security and revitalize small business, among other priorities.

Nuciforo will start the day in Great Barrington, and travel to Holyoke, Springfield, Pittsfield and North Adams.

Nuciforo's tour includes the following times and locations:

8:45: Great Barrington Bagel Company, 777 Main St., Great Barrington

10:30: Open Square, Mill 1, Open Square Way, Holyoke

Noon: Emerson Hall at Mason Wright Retirement Community, 74 Walnut St., Springfield

2 p.m.: Pittsfield Lawn & Tractor, 1548 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield

4 p.m.: Berkshire Emporium, 59 Main St., North Adams

The public and members of the media are invited to attend. Candidate information here.


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Nuciforo, Shein Talk Live on New England Public Radio
On: 08:50AM / Monday July 16, 2012
Both Berkshire candidates vying with the 2nd District's U.S. Rep. Richard Neal for the Democratic nomination for the newly drawn 1st Congressional District seat will appear live this week on two special editions of New England Public Radio's "Focus: Western New England."    

Middle Berkshire Registrar of Deeds Andrea F. Nuciforo Jr. will join host Susan Kaplan on Monday, July 16, at 4 p.m.; and Alford activist and humorist Bill Shein joins Kaplan on Tuesday, July 17, also at 4 p.m. Each will hold a live, one-hour discussion of their campaigns and the issues facing Massachusetts voters as they go to the polls on Sept. 6 for the primary. Both candidates will take calls from listeners live from New England Public Radio's Peggy & David Starr Studio in Springfield.    

Listeners are invited join the conversation by calling toll free: 877-522-8850.

Both special editions of "Focus: Western New England" will air again on their respective dates at 6 p.m. on AM-640 and 91.7-FM all-news WNNZ.  
 
"Focus: Western New England" features news makers and notable thinkers from around the region, and listeners' comments help shape the timely conversations. To listen to past programs, visit www.nepr.net/focus.


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Richmond Town Caucus Set March 26
On: 03:31PM / Friday February 10, 2012
RICHMOND, Mass. — The town caucus will be held on Monday, March 26.

Nomination papers for the May 26 town election are now available from the town clerk's office. The offices that will appear on the ballot are as follows:

One Member of the Board of Selectmen: 3-year term

One Member of the Board of Health: 3-year term

One Member of the Board of Health: 3-year term

One Member of the Finance Committee: 3-year term

One Member of the Finance Committee: 3-year term

One Member of the School Committee: 3-year term

One Member of the School Committee: 1-year term

One Member of the Board of Library Trustees: 3-year term

One Member of the Planning Board: 5-year term

One Member of the Planning Board: 1-year term

Town Moderator: 1-year term

To qualify for the ballot, candidates must obtain the signatures of at least 25 registered voters and file their nomination papers with the town clerk 10 days prior to the town caucus or be nominated and approved for the ballot by at least 25 voters at the caucus.



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