John Duval, chairman of the board, will defend his seat from the other four candidates who returned their papers Monday.
James Bush, Heather Marie Cachat, Wayne Piaggi and Donald Sommer will be on the ballot this year. click for more
Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Quentin Palfrey spoke at Greylock Together's regular meeting, held in the gallery room at the Eclipse Mill. Some three dozen people attended the meeting of the local political group and Palfrey spoke and took questions for over an hour.
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With just over a week left before the deadline to return papers for May's town election, there is just one contested race on the ballot, and there are two positions for which no one has pulled papers. click for more
There are two selectmen seats open this year. Current officeholder John Duval's term ends this year and there is a vacant seat left by former Selectman Arthur "Skip" Harrington, who resigned last year.
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State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier is backing Jay Gonzalez for governor.
On Wednesday, Farley-Bouvier endorsed the former secretary of administration and finance in under Gov. Deval Patrick's administration. Gonzalez is running in the Democrat primary against Bob Massie and Setti Warren.
Tahirah Amatul-Wadud wants to unify the First Congressional District.
The Springfield Democrat announced on Wednesday that she will be challenging incumbent Richard Neal for the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Jay Gonzalez has adopted the mantra "aim high" when it comes to his race for governor.
The Needham Democrat is putting forth a progressive agenda for Massachusetts, which he outlined to the activist group Indivisible Pittsfield on Monday. Gonzalez was the latest of the three Democratic candidates in the gubernatorial race right now to visit the group.
About a decade ago, the city of Pittsfield became well aware of the impact that teenage pregnancy has on a community.
The city had reached a high in the number of births among teenage women and it brought on an array of challenges, from poverty to social issues to that child having trouble learning in school.
Jay McMahon wouldn't want a "bump stock" on his rifle.
"You can shoot faster without it and more accurate," The Bourne attorney said. "Your bullets are scattering and they aren't going on target. Anybody who cares about their shots is not going to want a bump stock."
If Setti Warren is elected governor, he wants a veteran sitting in his cabinet.
The Newton Democrat has put forth a proposal to pull the veterans services secretary job out from under Health and Human Services and provide veterans with their own seat at the table.
Helen Moon was arguably the most visible candidate among those seeking seats on the City Council this year.
Moon had organized a high energy campaign for Ward 1 as she looked to fill a vacancy being created by Lisa Tully's decision not to run for re-election.
The former North Adams mayor was considered a shoe-in for the general election after defeating three fellow Democrats in the primary last month. He swept over Republican Christine Canning with all but Florida and Hancock reporting in. No Republican has held the seat in more than 30 years.
The tasks are complex and no two days are the same. Challenges do not always fit into neat boxes as one moment you are managing the city finances through a recession, then a natural disaster might strike, and very often you find yourself taking on tasks that go well beyond the job description.
Hans Morris of Stockbridge donated $250 to the campaign of Thomas Bernard last month. Morris is a member of the group of investors who purchased New England Newspapers last year.
Mention of Morris' donation was omitted from an article in The Eagle on the pre-election campaign finance reports. iBerkshires also wrote an article about the filings but did not catch Morris' name in connection to the newspaper group.
As the campaign has progressed and tough questions have come forward I have witnessed Tom in professional mode. His thorough and deliberate manner along with his ability to seek council from many sources really showed me how he will handle the complex decisions a mayor has to make.
Candidates who fail to file campaign finance reports in a timely fashion are penalized $25 a day up to $5,000 and must pay with their own, not their campaign, money by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance.
Keifer is equipped with knowledge and connections at MCLA, Mass MoCA, The North Adams Chamber and the North Adams Farmers market. These connections along with his commitment to his community would make Keifer Gammell a tremendous asset to the North Adams City Council.
I have gotten to know Tom well over the past eight years and have come to respect his knowledge, willingness to listen, thoroughness and thoughtfulness. Tom has a passion for North Adams that starts with his family and extends to the community as a whole.
Decisions will have to be made by this City Council and will face many challenges over the next couple years. I am writing this letter to endorse Marie Harpin for City Council because I feel she will best represent tough decisions that will have to be made with the residents in mind. She also will work with our next mayor and City Council to bring new ideas and energy to the table.