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Harrington Claims Victory in Tight District Attorney Race

The lead between the candidates shifted as the votes in the two cities were recorded but narrowed as ballots from the smaller towns came streaming in. Harrington opened up a lead that couldn't be overcome.

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Heated Ending to DA Candidates' Final Debate

The buzz after Tuesday's afternoon debate centers on a last-second comment from candidate Judith Knight. "Andrea, you have so little experience that you don't even know what you don't know," Knight said in her closing remarks.

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Tyer Backs Harrington In District Attorney's Race

With less than two weeks to go, Mayor Linda Tyer is putting her support behind Andrea Harrington in the race for district attorney. "My endorsement comes with the strong belief that Andrea and I share similar values and we are like-minded. We both believe in creating opportunities for social justice and for thinking differently about entrenched problems," Tyer said.

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DA Candidates Battle in Pittsfield Gazette Debate at BCC

Andrea Harrington said some 95 percent of criminal cases end with plea deals crafted behind closed doors. When one person gets probation after being caught with pounds of marijuana and guns, while another person is given a two-year mandatory minimum sentence for selling a joint worth of marijuana, it certainly gives people pause. They wonder, is the justice system fair?

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Candidates Double Down on Talking Points in DA Debate In Becket

In 2009 Rebecca Moulton had a restraining order against her then-boyfriend David Vincent and she had left the apartment the pair shared. And then later she was found beaten to death in that apartment.

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Caccaviello, Harrington Campaigns Take Aim at Each Other

District Attorney Candidates Paul Caccaviello and Andrea Harrington have taken aim at each other over the last few weeks. Caccaviello first challenged Harrington's fitness for office, saying she doesn't have the "basic qualifications" needed.

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Harrington Running to Reform District Attorney's Office

If you want things to change, you need something different. That's Andrea Harrington's view when it comes to reforming the criminal justice system. And now, she wants to be that change. She is seeking election as the next district attorney following the retirement of David Capeless.

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Caccaviello Leans On Experience in Race for District Attorney

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 qualifications to take over the office.

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Knight Pushes Progressive Platform, Experience in DA Race

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 the district attorney's office prosecute a teenager over minor drug charges and she launched a campaign to take over the office.

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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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