The four candidates on the ballot in the Oct. 10 Democratic primary discussed their platforms and qualifications to represent the 1st Berkshire District on Beacon Hill in a 90-minute forum hosted by the town's Democratic Committee and moderated by state Rep. Paul Mark, D-Peru.
As a treasurer, town administrator and human resources manager, I have worked in both the public and private sectors to negotiate and administer health insurance plans for employees. I understand the challenges involved in providing a plan that has appropriate coverage and is affordable for both the employer and employee. Today, health care costs are the 300-pound gorilla in the room.
A standing-room-only crowd Wednesday packed the American Legion hall to help John Barrett III kick off his run for the state legislature.
The former mayor is one of four Democrats running for the nomination to fill the unexpired term of deceased 1st Berkshire District state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi, who died earlier this summer.
Kevin Towle, Democratic candidate for 1st Berkshire representative, said his campaign submitted more than the 150 required signatures to Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin's office on Tuesday.
The Lanesborough candidate for the state Senate seat released a statement Friday morning, the day after the primary, saying she is filing a complaint with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance saying there were violations depriving her of votes. (Such complaints should be filed with the secretary of state's office.)
Adam Hinds says over the last seven months if his "head was off the pillow" he was working on his campaign for state senate. And it paid off.
Hinds won the Democratic nomination on Thursday in a close race. He claimed victory at Hotel on North and will now face Republican Christine Canning-Wilson in the general election. While he may have won the first step, Hinds says he is going to be getting right back to work toward filling the seat being vacated by Sen. Benjamin Downing, who opted not to
Tricia Farley-Bouvier will move on to the general election to attempt to keep her seat in the state House of Representatives.
The two-term incumbent won her Democratic primary on Thursday by 382 votes against challenger Michael Bloomberg.
In the seventh of eight debates in six days, the candidates for the Democratic nomination for the state senate seat continued to show their differences.
United Cerebral Palsy held the forum Friday night with Executive Director Salvatore Garozzo moderating. The primary election is on Thursday and the winner will take on Republic Christine Canning-Wilson in the general election in November.
A national pro-charter school organization has dumped nearly $4,000 into support of House of Representatives candidate Michael Bloomberg's campaign.
According to finance reports, Democrats for Education Reform spent $3,510.20 on direct mailers supporting the candidate and another $320 for the design. The design was done through Bartlett Interactive from Concord and the mailing was done by Novus Group out of Boston. DFER is based out of Washington, D.C. and New York City and has spent a massiv
The morning after pre-primary reports were due to the state's Office of Campaign and Political Finance, the three vying for the Democratic nomination for the state Senate sparred on 'Good Morning, Pittsfield.' Leading off the debate, host John Krol posed pointed questions about the candidates' donors.
In the second of back to back debates for the Democratic state senate candidates, the three spent an hour handling questions posed by David Cachat, coordinator of PCTV's CityLink channel.
Not only was the debate, which kicked off at 8:30 p.m. back to back for the senatorial candidates but it was also back to back for Berkshire Community College. The three candidate previously debated in Great Barrington before heading to BCC for the one put on by the Pittsfield Gazette. The Pittsfield Gazette
Michael Bloomberg has been using a phrase "0-for-25" in describing incumbent state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier legislative record.
That drew the most heated discussion Monday night during a debate between the challenger and Farley-Bouvier has he attacked her record and she responded outlining a number of bills she served leadership roles on.
Andrea Harrington, a local attorney and small-business owner running in the Democratic primary for state Senate, has been endorsed by the Massachusetts Nurses Association. The MNA represents 23,000 nurses across the commonwealth, including hundreds of nurses at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield and North Adams.
As director of the Pittsfield Community Connection Adam Hinds reeled in a $5 million grant to fight crime an violence in the city.
Over the next 10 years the grant will supplement salaries to put at-risk youth in jobs, provide job training, get them counseling, and employed outreach workers who had been in gangs or jail and can show the youth that that lifestyle doesn't work. The crime numbers overlapped with the three most impoverished census blocks and targeted those areas.
Andrea Harrington, a small-business owner and local attorney running in the Democratic primary for state Senate, has been endorsed by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-MA) and SEIU Local 509. These two organizations represent thousands of social workers, human service workers, and educators throughout Western Massachusetts.
The two candidates for the Democratic nomination for state representative clashed in the second debate before the primary Thursday morning during an hourlong debate on WTBR.
John Krol, host of Good Morning Pittsfield, moderated the debate on his show in the Taconic High School studio Thursday morning between incumbent Tricia Farley-Bouvier and challenger Michael Bloomberg.
In the second of back to back debates Thursday night, the three candidates for the Democratic nomination for state senate reiterated their viewpoints.
Rinaldo Del Gallo, Adams Hinds, and Andrea Harrington are all seeking the nomination on Sept. 8 and the winner will face Republican Christine Canning-Wilson in the general election. The seat is open because Sen. Benjamin Downing opted not to run for re-election.
What has the incumbent done for Pittsfield in the last five years? What has the challenger done in the last 30?
The two candidates for the 3rd Berkshire state representatives exchanged shots at each other's history to wrap up a 40-minute debate at Berkshire Community College. Newcomer Michael Bloomberg is challenging state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier for the seat and in an effort to separate themselves, the two took parting shots at each other's resumes.
Rinaldo Del Gallo says the state should build out broadband internet just as it would with any road or bridge. Adam Hinds says the state needs to find the best vehicle whether it be Wired West or another group to complete the last mile. Andrea Harrington says each town should craft individualized plans on how to expand.
They all believe in expanding high-speed internet, citing its tremendous impact on the economy and quality of life, but how to get there is where they different. The same thin
Democratic candidate for state Senate candidate Adam Hinds has released his platform on energy and environmental priorities, with a plan to create jobs, save money for cities and towns, individuals, and businesses, and to establish the region as a leader in the green industry, while maintaining its identity as a leader on environmental issues.
North Adams Mayor Richard J. Alcombright has endorsed Adam Hinds for state Senate in the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden District. Hinds is running for the Democratic nomination for the office.
"I am very pleased to support my colleague and community leader Adam Hinds," said Alcombright.