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North Berkshire Registry Candidates Tout Experience, Future Plans

Two experienced and longtime employees in the Northern Berkshire Registry of Deeds are hoping to succeed Frances Brooks, who is retiring after 56 years, 14 of those as register.

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Final Debates Set for Berkshire District Attorney Candidates

Paul Caccaviello, Andrea Harrington and Judith Knight are vying for the nomination that will essentially determine the winner in the race since there is no other candidate on the general election ballot.

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Berkshire District Attorney Candidates Field Questions at Forum

The aspirants for Berkshire district attorney fielded some two dozen questions and were given only a minute each to respond. There was no debate between the candidates but Caccaviello, the incumbent, and challenger Harrington had a few sharp words.

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District Attorney Candidates to Appear at Williamstown Forum

The forum will take place Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Paresky Center's auditorium on the Williams College campus. The public is invited to attend and participate.

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Pittsfield Ward Candidates Show Differences In Debate

Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Morandi says with the city approaching the tax levy limit, experience matters. "Now more than ever we need experienced leadership, one who know budgets," Morandi said, emphasizing that he's gone through six budget cycles and six tax classification hearing.

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North Adams Mayoral Candidates Meet in Final Debate

Thomas Bernard and Robert Moulton Jr. tangled over crime, economic development, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, students' "gangster" dressing, and what has become an albatross at every election, the Mohawk Theater.

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Pittsfield At-Large Candidates Debate The Issues As Election Approaches

Councilor At-Large Melissa Mazzeo recently received a call from a resident who had recently become the guardian of their grandchild. The resident needed help navigating the school enrollment. The grandparent believed the student belongs in one school, school officials said the child needed to go to another school. It was a taxing issue.

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North Adams Council Candidates Talk Economic Development, Crime

Fifteen of the candidates on the ballot for City Council pitched their experience at a forum on Thursday night that focused on crime, infrastructure and how the city's anchor institutions fit into its growth and development. The candidates, not surprisingly, were in broad agreement on how to address these issues ("ditto" was used several times), although they did take some time during the hourlong forum to try to distinguish themselves from the pack.

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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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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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Election 2017: Candidate Forums & Debates

This is a listing of public forums and debates for candidates in the municipal elections in North Adams and Pittsfield and for the special election for state representative in the 1st Berkshire District.

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Massie Seeks to Bring Long-term Solutions in Bid for Governor

Sustainability is a word Robert Massie said he hasn't heard the current governor say. And that is becoming a focal point for the Somerville author and activist, as he launches a campaign for the 2018 gubernatorial election. Massie, a Democrat, says he's running to bring a heightened focus to long-term and progressive solutions to current issues.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Warren Touts Experience, Ideas

Setti Warren wants to bring his brand of management budgets based on outcomes and consensus building to Beacon Hill to fix the state's economic woes. The Newton mayor is one of three running for the Democratic nomination for governor.

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