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Women's Political Caucus Releases Endorsements for...

The MWPC PAC endorsements yielded major successes last year, as 29 of the 36 candidates endorsed in the fall 2017 municipal elections won their races click for more

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Caccaviello Leans On Experience in Race for...

For Paul Caccaviello, the district attorney's job is a call to service. After 14 years as the first assistant district attorney, Caccaviello is looking to fill the shoes being left by David Capeless, who retired. With some 30 years as a prosecutor, Caccaviello said he has the most experience and... click for more

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Knight Pushes Progessive Platform, Experience in...

Judith Knight isn't a natural politician. She's an attorney. She's a defense attorney who has spent years on the other side of a courtroom from a district attorney's office that operated in a way that she doesn't think is for the best. Back in 2006, her frustration boiled over when she watched... click for more

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Lanesborough Ousts Reilly, Jones In Annual Town...

Longtime moderator Robert Reilly and Finance Committee Chairman Ray Jones were both ousted from their seats in town government during Tuesday's election. click for more

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Following Democratic Convention Win, Palfrey Heads...

Fresh from receiving the endorsement of the state Democratic Party, Quentin Palfrey was out for a stroll in downtown Pittsfield. click for more

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Hinds Endorses Palfrey For Lieutenant Governor

State Sen. Adam Hinds is putting his support behind Quentin Palfrey in the race for lieutenant governor. The senator for Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden counties announced his endorsement of the former White House official on Wednesday. On Monday, Hinds is expected to join Palfrey to... click for more

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Boucher Wins Write-in for Clarksburg Select Board

Joining him on the Select Board will be Karin Robert, who was the only candidate to take out papers to complete the last year of a three-year term. It will, however, be a somewhat inexperienced board with two brand-new members and Kimberly Goodell, who also won her three-year seat last year as a... click for more

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Harrington Kicks Off Campaign For District...

Andrea Harrington says the "status quo" in the district attorney's office is not working for Berkshire County. "It is time to have a district attorney with integrity and who is accountable to this community," Harrington said. click for more

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District Attorney Candidates Meet Head To Head In...

Paul Caccaviello had a domestic homicide case while working in the district attorney's office and he said he brought in behavioral experts to help teach and understand the issues of domestic abuse. He said he's taken steps to create a sub-unit to focus directly on domestic abuse cases and to... click for more

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Boyd, Carlisle Elected to Williamstown Planning...

The election featured three contested races, but the third, for Elementary School Committee, generated little interest. The two winners from among three candidates on the ballot will serve just about six weeks on the committee after they are sworn in following May 15's annual town meeting.

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Ciskowski Wins Cheshire Selectman Seat; Ballot...

Ciskowski was the clear winner Monday night with a total of 297 votes, which was more than enough to defend his seat from political newcomer Biagini.

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Adams Voters Send Bush, Duval to Board of...

James Bush won one of the two selectman seats with 695 votes, edging out two-term Selectman John Duval for the most votes. Coming in third was another newcomer, Heather Cachat Blake, who polled 355; running out of the money was former Selectman Donald Sommer with 308 and Wayne Piaggi, who withdrew but was still on the ballot, with 39 votes.

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Attorney General Candidate Visits Pete's Gun Shop

McMahon said he decided to run after Healey issued an enforcement order in 2016 expanding on the state's 1998 assault weapons ban.

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Williamstown Planning Board Candidates Discuss...

The town’s four Planning Board candidates Wednesday largely agree with the current board that Williamstown needs to address its housing diversity but think the board’s process could use some work and the zoning change proposals it produced were not necessarily the right solution. On Tuesday, voters will choose either Stephanie Boyd or Michael Goodwin to fill a five-year seat on the board and either Alexander Carlisle or John Spelman to serve the last two years on the unexpired term of Ann McC

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Caccaviello Officially Kicks Off Campaign For...

Wisdom comes from experience and Paul Caccaviello says his 30 years of working in the district attorney's office has given him the wisdom to lead it.

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Letter: Support Stephanie Boyd for Williamstown...

Ms. Boyd's skills and experience will translate well into service on the Planning Board, and we will all benefit from her participation there.

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Letter: Mike Goodwin for Williamstown Planning...

To be effective, a planning board member must think creatively to solve problems. In addition, as a member of a committee, an effective individual must work cooperatively with others. Mike Goodwin is such a person.

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Adams Candidate Interviews: John Duval & Donald...

The town election on May 7 will see two familiar names on the ballot for selectman: incumbent John Duval and former board member Donald Sommer.

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Letter: Boyd Will Bring Fresh Perspective to...

I am writing to endorse Stephanie Boyd for the Williamstown Planning Board.

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Adams Candidate Interviews: James Bush & Heather...

Two political newcomers say they have the right ideas to move the town forward. James Bush and Heather Cachat Blake are vying for the two seats on the Board of Selectmen in the May 7 town election.

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Maple Grove Civic Club Hears From Candidates

The Maple Grove Civic Club heard from selectmen candidates and others running for various offices in town.

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Incumbent, Newcomer Vying for Selectman in...

The two candidates vying for the three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen this year are offering voters a choice between experience or a fresh perspective.

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Letter: Stephanie Boyd for Williamstown Planning...

I write to urge fellow Williamstown residents to vote for Stephanie Boyd for the Planning Board on May 8.

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Challenger Amatul-Wadud Dismisses Neal's Seniority...

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud doesn't put too much stock in U.S. Rep. Richard Neal's seniority. The talk around the sitting Congressman Neal is that if the House of Representatives turns in favor of the Democrats, then he'd be elected the chair the Ways and Means Committee. The Springfield Democrat Neal is currently the ranking member on that committee.

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Hinds Launches Re-election Bid for State Senate

State Sen. Adam Hinds has set his sights on 2020. And that starts with his election bid in 2018. The Pittsfield Democrat won election in 2016 to fill the seat being vacated by Benjamin Downing and has now launched his first re-election bid just over a year of serving in office.

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Two Vie For Open Cheshire Selectmen's Seat

Incumbent Robert Ciskowski, currently chairman, will defend his seat against challenger Mark Biagini, who is the only other resident who returned papers.

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Democratic Candidates For Governor Share Views at...

The three Democratic candidates all believe that Gov. Charlie Baker can be beat in the fall. It is just a matter of which one of them will do it. Will it be Newton Mayor Setti Warren, former Secretary of Administration and Finance in under Gov. Deval Patrick's administration Jay Gonzalez, or author and activist Bob Massie.

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Andrea Harrington to Challenge Caccaviello for...

The former Democratic candidate for state senator had hinted last week on "The John Krol Show" that she was interested, saying people had reached out to her about running and that she was "taking a really hard look at it."

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Democratic Candidates for Governor to Speak in...

Jay Gonzalez, Bob Massie and Setti Warren will present their platforms in a forum to be moderated by state Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield.

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