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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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Attorney Judith Knight Running for Berkshire District Attorney

Knight, a former assistant district attorney, has more than 30 years of experience in the criminal justice system prosecuting cases and defending individuals charged with crimes.

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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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Challenger Amatul-Wadud Dismisses Neal's Seniority Argument

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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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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Andrea Harrington to Challenge Caccaviello for District Attorney

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 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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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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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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Democrats Meeting Across Berkshire County

Democratic town committees have been meeting and preparing for the Massachusetts Democratic Party Endorsing Convention and hosting other events across Berkshire County. The following is a sample:

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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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Amatul-Wadud Announces Bid For U.S. Representative

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud wants to unify the First Congressional District. The Springfield Democrat announced on Wednesday that she will be challenging incumbent Richard Neal for the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Q&A: House Candidates Field Questions Ahead of Special Election Primary

On Tuesday, the voters in the Democratic primary for the 1st Berkshire seat in the House of Representatives will choose from among four candidates who share many of the same policy positions but offer very different backgrounds.

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Letter: Bosley Endorses Daughter for State Representative

Yes, it is natural to endorse your own daughter for this position, but I would vote for her if her name was Stephanie Smith. I truly believe that she is the best person for this job. There are many reasons for this.

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Blackmer Releases Economic Development Plan

Economic development is not just broadband, transportation, and workforce development, but a combination of everything I've talked about throughout the campaign. It will require the cooperation of everyone, from our non profit institution, to our manufacturing, from our educators to our health care providers, to build on the growth we are already seeing.

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Towle Touts Legislative Experience

I've built these relationships, and I will be able to leverage them to ensure effective representation for the 1st Berkshire District. I'm also honored to be able to call Rep. Cariddi a mentor and a friend.

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Gonzalez Looks to Bring Aggressive Agenda to Governor's Race

Jay Gonzalez sees a lack of leadership coming from the governor's office. The Needham Democrat says when it comes to transportation, health care, and early childhood education, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is happy with "the status quo."

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Nurses Association Endorses Towle in 1st Berkshire Primary

The Massachusetts Nurses Association has announced its endorsement on Kevin Towle in the Democratic Primary for state representative for the 1st Berkshire District.

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Democratic House Candidates Sound Similar Themes at Williamstown Forum

For the second time in three days, the four Democratic candidates for the 1st Berkshire District seat in the House of Representatives sat on the same stage to discuss the issues.

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Bosley Issues Statement on Local Economy

Below is a statement issued by the campaign of Stephanie Bosley, candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 1st Berkshire District: Bosley issued the press release pointing to the Sept. 15 article in the Boston Globe on the Berkshire County economy.

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Democratic Candidates for State House Discuss Issues in Lanesborough

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.

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Blackmer Calls for Single-Payer Health Insurance System

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.

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Big Crowd Cheers Barrett at State Representative Campaign Kickoff

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.

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Blackmer Calls for School Funding Changes, Higher Ed Investment

This week finds me a little nostalgic. I remember the building excitement of my children in the weeks leading up to the start of school the new school supplies, new clothes and sneakers, how could they have grown out of them already the anticipation of a new teacher and as my children got older, new subjects

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Bosley Kicks Off Campaign With Promise of Fresh Perspective

Candidate for state representative Stephanie Bosley kicked off her campaign with promises of a fresh perspective and positive change.

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