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Harrington Announces First Assistant, Transition Team Chair

Andrea Harrington has started to build her team. On Wednesday, the district attorney-elect announced Karen Bell as her first assistant district attorney. Bell is currently an assistant district attorney in Hampden County with some 20 years of experience. She's said to have worked in the appellate division, the district court, grand jury, and the superior court divisions.

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The Twists and Turns of the District Attorney's Race

The night hadn't been as late as many expected because, in just about every town, Harrington's numbers were above what Caccaviello could get. The race was over and while Caccaviello hadn't yet conceded, Harrington knew it and celebrated.

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Harrington Claims Victory in Berkshire District Attorney Race

While her opponent, Paul Caccaviello has not conceded, Harrington has opened up enough of a lead that her supporters feel confident that she will carry the day.

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Caccaviello's Team Holds Final Standout as Election Day Approaches

Amanda Hamilton didn't personally know William Catalano but she knew the family. She said she knows Catalano's father very well and refers to the Catalanos close as family friends. Her father Tim Hamilton said the two families grew up together. Catalano was recently killed in a fight and they want justice.

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Letter: Caccaviello Offers Leadership, Continuity

Paul's leadership and his position are way too important to be castigated in the political arena.

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Letter: Harrington Right Person for DA

Andrea Harrington is the right person in the right place at the right time.

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Harrington Rallies Base to Start Final Week Of DA's Race

It is the final week in the district attorney's race and those in Andrea Harrington's camp are as energetic as ever. On Tuesday, the campaign held a rally exactly one week before the general election and the final push to get out the vote unfolds. The event was part fundraiser - donations were accepted but we whatever the supporter wanted to give - part organizing - as campaigner staffers sorted out volunteers for sign holding on election day - and a part rally to energize the supporters.

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Letter: Integrity Matters in District Attorney Race

A candidate must be held responsible for allowing and promoting information about his rival that is blatantly not true and hurtful.

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Letter: Write-In Paul Caccaviello

Write-in Paul Caccaviello on Nov. 6. Choose an experienced prosecutor over a politician.

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Letter: Support Our Democratic Nominee Andrea Harrington

It is now crystal clear that Paul Caccaviello used the Democratic Party as a way to assure what he perceived as an easy path to get elected. Why should this be a surprise as he was never a Democrat and his positions throughout the campaign demonstrated that?

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Letter: Support for Paul Caccaviello for District Attorney

I am a "law and order" person who believes in the rule of law and the safety of our community, but I know the district attorney's duties go beyond that. So, to help decide who the best candidate for DA is, I looked all the facts and ask that you do the same.

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Letter: District Attorney Seat Belongs to the People

No one should have a monopoly on this office for years at a time. It is important for fair administration. This is why we have elections for certain positions. And the election process should not be controlled by money or power.

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Berkshire Republicans Back Democrat Caccaviello In DA's Race

In the latest surprising turn in the race for district attorney, the second-place finisher in the Democratic primary has now been endorsed by the Republican Party. Paul A. Caccaviello is being supported in his write-in campaign against Andrea Harrington by the Berkshire County Republican Association

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Letter: Choose Harrington Over Opponent's Spin

Paul is running a "write-in" campaign under the mostly false premise that "not everyone had the chance to vote in the primary."

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Knight Backs Caccaviello in District Attorney's Race

Judith Knight isn't going to be the next district attorney. But she hopes Paul Caccaviello will be. Knight, who finished third in the Democratic primary in September, is putting her support behind Caccaviello's write-in campaign. Knight made the announcement on steps of the Berkshire Superior Court on Tuesday.

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AG Healey Touts Record, Endorses Harrington for District Attorney

Attorney General Maura Healey stressed the importance of voting at the local level during her stop at Democratic campaign headquarters on North Street this past Monday.

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Caccaviello Announces Write-In Campaign For District Attorney

The bell has been rung to start Round 2. Paul Caccaviello announced on Wednesday that he intends to run a write-in campaign for district attorney. The announcement comes two weeks after he lost the Democratic primary. Caccaviello released a statement confirming his intention to continue to seek the office of district attorney, however, was not available for further comment moments after releasing the statement.

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Harrington Reflects On DA Race, Looks Toward Transition Into Office

When Andrea Harrington entered the district attorney's race, she knew she could do it. She fully expected to win the race. She didn't think she was an underdog in the race, but she was. "I didn't realize how improbable my winning was until I actually won," Harrington said on Thursday.

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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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Endorsements Roll in For Final Push in District Attorney Race

Whether those final affirmations by well-known names will swing any late-deciders toward or away from a candidate is yet to be seen. Still, the candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Berkshire district attorney, and essentially the election, have been showcasing the support they racked up.

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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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Letter: Alcombright Endorses Caccaviello for District Attorney

As a former mayor of the City of North Adams and on Sept. 4, I will be voting for Paul Caccaviello for district attorney.

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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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