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District Attorney Write-In Campaign Could Delay...

City clerks say they're ready for what's expected to be a long night of hand-counting. It won't add too much time to the smaller towns that have always counted their ballots by hand but for the larger communities, it means thousands of ballots. click for more

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Guest Column: We Are Too Great to Hate

There is no room on our campus for any kind of hateful rhetoric or action. As always, messages of hate and vitriolic actions against marginalized groups are not tolerated at MCLA. Our community is "Too Great to Hate." click for more

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Caccaviello's Team Holds Final Standout as...

Amanda Hamilton didn't personally know William Catalano but she knew the family. She said she knows Catalano's father very well and refers to the Catalanos close as family friends. Her father Tim Hamilton said the two families grew up together. Catalano was recently killed in a fight and they... click for more

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Letter: Moran Much More Experienced for Register...

Debbie works not only within the Registry, but on a statewide level as well, having the necessary connections to other offices from the Berkshires to Cape Cod and everywhere in between. click for more

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Letter: Caccaviello Offers Leadership, Continuity

Paul's leadership and his position are way too important to be castigated in the political arena. click for more

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Letter: Harrington Right Person for DA

Andrea Harrington is the right person in the right place at the right time. click for more

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MassPIRG Pushing to Increase Voter Turnout at MCLA

While turnout was low in the last mid-terms in 2014, only 16 percent, MCLA students turned out in numbers of 47 percent and 55 percent in 2012 and 2016, respectively. click for more

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Harrington Rallies Base to Start Final Week Of...

It is the final week in the district attorney's race and those in Andrea Harrington's camp are as energetic as ever. On Tuesday, the campaign held a rally exactly one week before the general election and the final push to get out the vote unfolds. The event was part fundraiser - donations were... click for more

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Letter: Integrity Matters in District Attorney...

A candidate must be held responsible for allowing and promoting information about his rival that is blatantly not true and hurtful.

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Letter: Write-In Paul Caccaviello

Write-in Paul Caccaviello on Nov. 6. Choose an experienced prosecutor over a politician.

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Guest Column: Question 1 Not a Fit For the...

After much reflection and discussion, our organization agrees with many other key stakeholders that there is no conclusive evidence that a nurse-staffing law will lead to improved care.

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Letter: Support Our Democratic Nominee Andrea...

It is now crystal clear that Paul Caccaviello used the Democratic Party as a way to assure what he perceived as an easy path to get elected. Why should this be a surprise as he was never a Democrat and his positions throughout the campaign demonstrated that?

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Letter: Question 1 Will Hurt Small Hospitals

This mandate would take autonomy away from me as a nurse. I need to be able to individualize care based on my own knowledge and comfort, not a rigid mandate.

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Letter: Support for Paul Caccaviello for District...

I am a "law and order" person who believes in the rule of law and the safety of our community, but I know the district attorney's duties go beyond that. So, to help decide who the best candidate for DA is, I looked all the facts and ask that you do the same.

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Letter: Moran Top Choice For Register of Deeds...

I am writing to express my full support for Deborah A. Moran and her candidacy for the position of register at the Northern Berkshire Registry of Deeds.

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Letter: Maria Ziemba for Register of Deeds

I am writing to express my support for Maria Ziemba to become the next North Berkshire register of deeds.

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Letter: District Attorney Seat Belongs to the...

No one should have a monopoly on this office for years at a time. It is important for fair administration. This is why we have elections for certain positions. And the election process should not be controlled by money or power.

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Berkshire Republicans Back Democrat Caccaviello In...

In the latest surprising turn in the race for district attorney, the second-place finisher in the Democratic primary has now been endorsed by the Republican Party. Paul A. Caccaviello is being supported in his write-in campaign against Andrea Harrington by the Berkshire County Republican Association

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North Berkshire Registry Candidates Tout...

Two experienced and longtime employees in the Northern Berkshire Registry of Deeds are hoping to succeed Frances Brooks, who is retiring after 56 years, 14 of those as register.

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Letter: Choose Harrington Over Opponent's Spin

Paul is running a "write-in" campaign under the mostly false premise that "not everyone had the chance to vote in the primary."

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Letter: Question 1 Will Hurt Small Hospitals

If Question 1 passed it would enforce rigid staffing ratios that are not geared towards patients' needs. Every patient is different, so we base decisions on acuity and collaboration rather than strict numbers.

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Letter: Moran Right for Register of Deeds

I am writing to voice my opinion and support for Debbie Moran as register of deeds in Adams.

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Letter: Experience Matters in District Attorney

Career public servants put the community's well-being before their personal ambitions and spend their time protecting others; they become experts in their field, tireless in commitment and devoted for decades.

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Knight Backs Caccaviello in District Attorney's...

Judith Knight isn't going to be the next district attorney. But she hopes Paul Caccaviello will be. Knight, who finished third in the Democratic primary in September, is putting her support behind Caccaviello's write-in campaign. Knight made the announcement on steps of the Berkshire Superior Court on Tuesday.

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Registration, Early Voting Deadlines Set for...

The last day to register to vote or change voting affiliation for the Nov. 6 state election is Wednesday, Oct. 17. ces.

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Secretary of State Candidate Amore Drums Up...

The Swampscott Republican is challenging longtime incumbent William Galvin for the post of secretary of state in the November election. Amore has a lengthy background in security he's currently security chief at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and is pledging to increase public access to records and secure the election process.

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Democrats Open Pittsfield HQ For November's...

With the primaries in the rearview, Democrats are gearing up for the final election push. Locally the party opened a North Street headquarters for the coordinated campaign.

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