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Following Democratic Convention Win, Palfrey Heads To Pittsfield

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

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Harrington Kicks Off Campaign For District Attorney

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.

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Letter: Caccaviello Clear Choice for DA

My family and I were the victims of a housebreak, so I know who I would choose, who I will choose in the upcoming election. Paul Caccaviello, in my mind, is the only possible choice for district attorney.

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Boyd, Carlisle Elected to Williamstown Planning Board

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 Questions Pass

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 Selectmen

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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Caccaviello Officially Kicks Off Campaign For District Attorney

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 Planning Board

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 Board

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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Letter: Boyd Will Bring Fresh Perspective to Planning Board

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

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Adams Candidate Interviews: James Bush & Heather Cachat Blake

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 Cheshire

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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Seven Seats Up For Lanesborough Election

Seven seats are up for election on June 19. Residents will be asked to vote for one Selectman, two members of the Finance Committee, a moderator, a library trustee, and a five-year and a two-year member of the Planning Board.

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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 Pittsfield Forum

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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Democratic Candidates for Governor to Speak in Pittsfield

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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Five Running For Selectman in Adams

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.

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Dem Candidate Palfrey Sees Policy Opportunities in Lt. Gov. Post

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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Williamstown's Town Election Ballot Still Has Holes

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.

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Candidates Pitch Pittsfield Democrats at Caucus

Quentin Palfrey watched the news of what happened in Charlottesville. He watched as a group of students held a sign against racism while hundreds of others carrying signs with swastikas.

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Nomination Papers Available for Cheshire Annual Town Election

A three-year selectmen’s seat will be open for a possible contest come this May and current officeholder Robert Ciskowski’s term will expire.

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Farley-Bouvier Backs Gonzalez For Governor

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.

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