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Lothrop Seeks Return to Pittsfield City Council,...

Former City Councilor Jonathan Lothrop is looking to reclaim his seat at the dais. Less than a week after Ward 5 Councilor Donna Todd Rivers announced she would not be seeking re-election, Lothrop announced a campaign for the seat he sat in for more than a decade. click for more

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Pittsfield Councilor Rivers Opts Out of...

Ward 5 Councilor Donna Todd Rivers will not seek re-election. Rivers served two terms on the council after barely squeaking by Rick Scapin in 2015, filling the seat vacated by Jonathan Lothrop. She was unopposed in 2017 and had taken out nomination papers to run again in 2019 but this weekend... click for more

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North Adams Council Election Garnering Interest

Thirteen people have so far pulled nomination papers for City Council and Mayor Thomas Bernard has announced he will seek re-election. click for more

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Clarksburg Passes Debt Exclusion, Votes in New...

Voters passed by simple majority a Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion by a vote of 196-157. They also returned a former Select Board member and ousted an incumbent in an election that once again filled the board with three members. click for more

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Dante Birch Elected to Williamstown Planning Board

Dante Birch defeated incumbent and current PLanning Board Chairwoman Amy Jeschawitz by a margin of 608-343 in balloting at Williamstown Elementary School. click for more

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Birch, Jeschawitz Vying for Williamstown Planning...

The issue that figures to draw the most debate at the May 21 annual town meeting is at the center of the only contested race in the Tuesday, May 14, town election. click for more

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Letter: Dante Birch for Williamstown Planning...

I am breaking my habit now to endorse Dante Birch for the Williamstown Planning Board because he possesses the personal qualities that are essential to the success and credibility of town boards. click for more

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Letter: Amy Jeschawitz for Williamstown Planning...

Williamstown will voters will face an important election on May 14, and it is crucial that Amy Jeschawitz be re-elected to the Planning Board. click for more

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Dalton Democrats Set Caucus to Elect Convention...

Registered Democrats in Dalton will caucus on Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Crane Room at Town Hall to elect delegates and alternates to the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. click for more

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Adams Man Facing Charges...

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Six Candidates Emerge for...

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Pittsfield Board Pulls Back...

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Cheshire Voters Send Biagini & Levesque to Select...

Mark Biagini and Jason Levesque received the most votes Monday to win seats on the Board of Selectmen.

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Adams Returns Incumbents; Rice Re-Elected as...

Treasurer/Collector Kelly Rice, who was first elected to complete a vacant term five years ago, posted an overwhelming victory over Paul Nowicki, who had held the post for nearly 20 years in the 1980s and '90s.

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Lanesborough Election Features Two Contested Races

There are two contested race on the ballot this election. Gordon Hubbard, owner of Mount Greylock Campsite Park, is challenge incumbent Robert Ericson for a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen. Ericson has been on the board since winning election in 2013, which follow a stint on the Mount Greylock School Committee, and filled the shoes of William Prendergast who opted not to run for re-election that year.

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Rice, Nowicki Vie For Adams Treasurer in Monday's...

The only race on this year's election ballot is is for treasurer/tax collector, with incumbent Kelly Rice being challenged by Paul Nowicki, who held the post years ago.

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Incumbents Blanchard, Nowak Running Unopposed in...

Incumbents Richard Blanchard and Joseph Nowak will run unopposed Monday, May 6, for their two seats on the Board of Selectmen.

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Clarksburg Sets Voter Registration Date for Town...

Town election will be held on Tuesday, May 28, at the Clarksburg Senior Center on West Cross Road. Polling hours are noon to 7.

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Biagini And DeFino Vie For Cheshire Selectman Seat...

Mark Biagini and Donna DeFino are vying for the open three-year selectman seat to be vacated by longtime Selectwoman Carol Francesconi.

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Mazzeo Announces Campaign For Pittsfield Mayor

After a decade on the City Council, Melissa Mazzeo intends to run for mayor. In a prepared statement, she said she's focused on "addressing our growing crime rates and drug epidemic, auditing our city processes and rejecting the notion of doing things because that's how it has been done, investing in public infrastructure without putting the city into debt, and holding GE accountable for their broken promises and the resulting undeveloped business park.

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Interest Slowly Building In Pittsfield Municipal...

It is still early but interest in the municipal election is slowly building. Only incumbent Mayor Linda Tyer has announced a campaign for re-election so far but three others have taken out nomination papers, indicating a possible challenge. Former Pittsfield Police Officer Karen Kalinwosky, Rusty Anchor owner Scott Graves, and resident Craig Gaetani have also pull papers.

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Tyer Announces Re-election Bid

Neighborhoods, economic prosperity, and designing our future. Those are the three pillars of which Mayor Linda Tyer said has been a foundation of her first term as mayor. And she now wants to "do more of what works" as she announced her bid for re-election Thursday at Framework.

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Four Will Vie For Cheshire Selectmen Seats

There will be at least two new faces will be on the board come May as Donna DeFino, Mark Biagini, Jason Levesque, and E. Richard Scholz will run for the soon to be vacated seats.

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Three Will Vie For Adams Selectmen Seats.

Incumbents Joseph Nowak and Richard Blanchard will look to defend their seats from former Selectman Donald Sommer.

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One Contested Race, So Far, on Williamstown...

The town has one contested election and one elected office in search of a candidate with 11 days left to file paper for May's election.

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Simonelli Won't Seek Re-election to Pittsfield...

After four terms, Ward 7 Councilor Anthony Simonelli will not seek re-election this November. Simonelli sent an e-mail to his constituents on Thursday announcing his intentions to "retire" from the council.

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Adams Nomination Papers Available

Two three-year selectmen seats will be on the ballot that are currently held by Richard Blanchard and Joseph Nowak.

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The Twists and Turns of the District Attorney's...

The night hadn't been as late as many expected because, in just about every town, Harrington's numbers were above what Caccaviello could get. The race was over and while Caccaviello hadn't yet conceded, Harrington knew it and celebrated.

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Ziemba Wins Six-Year Term as Northern Berkshire...

Ziemba will succeed Frances Brooks, who has worked at the Registry for more than 56 years, 14 of them as register.

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Harrington Claims Victory in Berkshire District...

While her opponent, Paul Caccaviello has not conceded, Harrington has opened up enough of a lead that her supporters feel confident that she will carry the day.

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Berkshire County Election 2018

Voter turnout maybe being driven by the handful of races on the ballot, the three ballot measures Massachusetts is deciding or the wave of competitive races across the nation sparked by the current administration.

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