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Vogel, Terranova Mounting Write-in Campaigns For...

Two Lanesborough residents are asking for write-in votes to serve out an incomplete term on the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee. click for more

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Congressman Neal Wants Infrastructure, Tax Reform...

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal hopes that after election day, legislators will focus on infrastructure and tax reform. The Springfield Democrat is predicting Democrats to come out on top this election, starting with Hillary Clinton winning the presidency, Democrats taking back the Senate and picking up... click for more

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Lanesborough Short A Candidate For Mount Greylock...

As hundreds of voters are currently making their way in for early voting or waiting until Tuesday, they are finding a blank spot on the ballot. There is only one candidate as Lanesborough's representation on the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee but two seats are up for election. Richard... click for more

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Letter: Pittsfield Giving Away Money to Wealthy...

I have been hearing from a lot of Pittsfield residents about things that are wrong in Pittsfield. Surely, no city is perfect, but we have our golden opportunity to correct at least one of the "wrongs" simply by voting yes on Question 5 on Nov. 8 to adopt the Community Preservation Act. click for more

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Letter: Vote Yes on Pittsfield's Question 5

I'm a local real estate broker/owner of Gile Real Estate. As a broker, I see the money that we've given to other [Community Preservation Act] communities for the past 16 years in real estate document recording fees ($170 every time a property is purchased.) click for more

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Letter: Check Hinds on Tuesday

As we look out to next Tuesday, there is a wide breadth of questions and various positions both national and local that every eligible voter has the right and responsibility to vote on. No matter what side you take on any of these decisions, they will not only affect our lives, but the lives of... click for more

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Letter: Time for Pittsfield to Say Yes to CPA

I'm writing to urge Pittsfield citizens to vote yes on Question 5. When we are open minded, study the facts, figures and multiple examples of success stories, it is a natural conclusion that Pittsfield would benefit immensely from [Community Preservation Act's] adoption. It is time to say yes. click for more

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Letter: Support CPA Question

The Community Preservation Act would support everything I love about living in Pittsfield: its proud and fascinating heritage, picturesque historic architecture, creative economy, and the natural beauty of its outdoor spaces. click for more

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Letter: Question 2 Contrary to the Commonwealth

Charter schools are an expensive proposition in the commonwealth of Massachusetts with no oversight from our locally elected officials. This year, over $400 million will be diverted from local school districts to fund these privately managed schools. click for more

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No on 2 Campaign Rallies in Pittsfield as Election...

Corporations and big business cannot buy public education. That is the message that those opposing Question 2, a ballot initiative calling for the raising of the cap on charter schools by a dozen, is sending.

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Letter: David vs Goliath

As a treasurer for a candidate many years ago, I know how to peek at the campaign finance reports (Everyone can: check OCPF for MA, next report 10/31). As of the end of August, Adam Hinds' campaign had reported $75,067 in donations and spent $54,681 vs Christine Canning-Wilson reporting $3,185 [in donations] and spending $2,922.

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Senate Candidates Handle Slew of Questions During...

Most of the questions at Monday's state senate debate were on the ballot questions, which each of the two candidates taking slightly different views on them. Republican Christine Canning-Wilson and Democrat Adam Hinds are both seeking election to the state Senate seat being vacated by Benjamin Downing. The two faced off at a debate Monday night sponsored by the Pittsfield Gazette and Berkshire Community College and moderator Dan Dillon said while the ballot questions are going to voters, the

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Connell, Farley-Bouvier Trade Barbs in State Rep....

Christopher Connell wants people to think of the "three Ps" when it comes to his campaign for state representative: "performance, priorities, and Pittsfield." But, incumbent Tricia Farley-Bouvier added one more: part-time.

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House Candidate Connell Calls On State To Address...

House candidate Christopher Connell says if elected he'd look the earmark money to address the failing Bel-Air dam on Wahconah Street. Speaking at the site of the privately-owned dam on Thursday, Connell warned that a failure could cause significant property damage and is a safety hazard for those living downstream. And yet, the state has been unable to fund repairs or demolition of the what the Department of Conservation and Recreation has deemed a "high hazard" dam.

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Letter: Ballot Question 2

There are good educational arguments for both sides of Question 2 on increasing the number of charter schools. However one claim by the proponents of this issue is misleading.

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Letter: How Should I Vote On Prop 2?

This was the question I was asked by a friend because they knew I had taught in both regular and charter public schools. For those who don't know, a yes vote on Prop 2 [Question 2 on the general election ballot] will expand the charter school program in Massachusetts and a no vote will keep charters at current levels.

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Massachusetts Voters Can Vote Early; Registration...

You won't have to wait until Nov. 8 to cast a ballot for president. More than 1.2 million votes have already been cast in this election season across the country. Now, for the first time, Massachusetts voters will also be able to avoid the lines and vote early.

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Speaker DeLeo Helps Kick Off Local Democratic...

Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo says if the state government is going to be effective, he needs Democrats elected from the federal level to the local level. "We really, really have to change in terms of the whole dynamic. It is really frustrating as speaker of the house not to be able to look to Washington for any type of partnership or assistance there may be. It is most important that we send the Congressman [Richard Neal] back to Washington," DeLeo said on Saturday morning.

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Downing, Rosenberg, Olver, Rally Support For Hinds...

The common theme Friday night, when Adam Hinds relaunched his campaign for state Senate was unity. Hinds won the Democratic nomination for the state Senate seat being vacated by Benjamin Downing. Hinds now takes on Republican Christine Canning-Wilson in the Nov. 8 general election. On Friday, Hinds held a kickoff for the general election campaign featuring Downing, former U.S. Rep. John Olver, and Senate President Stanley Rosenberg. To a crowd full of elected officials and local leaders, the

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Canning-Wilson Runs For Senate on Platform of...

Republican Christine Canning-Wilson says her campaign platform centers on the economy and reduction of state taxes. The Lanesborough businesswoman is running for state senate against Democratic nominee Adam Hinds. The seat is open after Sen. Benjamin Downing opted not to run for election. Canning-Wilson had no opponent in the primary while Hinds had a tough three-way race. Now, Canning-Wilson and Hinds will face each other in the general election this November.

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Pittsfield Pols Discuss Importance of Millennial...

In just a few short years college students will be graduated, looking for work, buying a home, having children, and pay off loads of student debt. But right now they aren't thinking of that. The 18 to 29 year old age bracket votes at a much lower rate than the older generations. And because of that, it is easier for politicians to craft their views around the population that put them in office - ignoring the issues of the younger generation.

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Candidates Get Back to Campaigning With NAACP...

It's been less than a week since the primary and the campaigns for the general election have begun. The candidates for the two state races, that for the Senate and the House of Representatives, held the first forum heading into the November general election Wednesday night. Democratic Tricia Farley-Bouvier, the incumbent, is being challenged by independent candidate Christopher Connell for the 3rd Berkshire District in the House of Representatives. Democratic Adam Hinds is up against Republic

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Republican Canning-Wilson Alleges Election Fraud

The Lanesborough candidate for the state Senate seat released a statement Friday morning, the day after the primary, saying she is filing a complaint with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance saying there were violations depriving her of votes. (Such complaints should be filed with the secretary of state's office.)

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Hinds Wins Democratic State Senate Primary

Adam Hinds says over the last seven months if his "head was off the pillow" he was working on his campaign for state senate. And it paid off. Hinds won the Democratic nomination on Thursday in a close race. He claimed victory at Hotel on North and will now face Republican Christine Canning-Wilson in the general election. While he may have won the first step, Hinds says he is going to be getting right back to work toward filling the seat being vacated by Sen. Benjamin Downing, who opted not to

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Farley-Bouvier Wins Democratic Nomination for...

Tricia Farley-Bouvier will move on to the general election to attempt to keep her seat in the state House of Representatives. The two-term incumbent won her Democratic primary on Thursday by 382 votes against challenger Michael Bloomberg.

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Senate Candidate Del Gallo States Positions on the...

The following candidate statement was submitted by Rinaldo Del Gallo, Democratic nominee for the Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden Senate seat.

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Letter: One Real Option for State Senator

Versus the actual records and proposed ideas of the other state Senate candidates, Rinaldo Del Gallo is remarkable in that his words and actions are the same, and progressive. He has put his money where his mouth is and that's remarkable for a politician. Rinaldo Del Gallo is the only worthy candidate for state senate.

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Senate Candidates Debate at UCP in North Adams

In the seventh of eight debates in six days, the candidates for the Democratic nomination for the state senate seat continued to show their differences. United Cerebral Palsy held the forum Friday night with Executive Director Salvatore Garozzo moderating. The primary election is on Thursday and the winner will take on Republic Christine Canning-Wilson in the general election in November.

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Letter: Adam Hinds Embraces The Details

This September 8, I am driving from school to cast a vote for Adam Hinds for state Senate because I know who he is, and I believe that he is uniquely qualified to represent our entire community in Boston, alongside the rest of our tireless Berkshire delegation.

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