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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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Ziemba Wins Six-Year Term as Northern Berkshire Register

Ziemba will succeed Frances Brooks, who has worked at the Registry for more than 56 years, 14 of them as register.

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Mount Greylock School District Elects New School Committee

Conry was the top vote-getter among the three, collecting 1,788 nods from voters in Williamstown and Lanesborough. Regina DiLego finished second with 1,737. Michelle Johnson finished eight votes out of the money with 1,729 votes.

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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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Berkshire County Election 2018

Voter turnout maybe being driven by the handful of races on the ballot, the three ballot measures Massachusetts is deciding or the wave of competitive races across the nation sparked by the current administration.

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District Attorney Write-In Campaign Could Delay Results

City clerks say they're ready for what's expected to be a long night of hand-counting. It won't add too much time to the smaller towns that have always counted their ballots by hand but for the larger communities, it means thousands of ballots.

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Guest Column: We Are Too Great to Hate

There is no room on our campus for any kind of hateful rhetoric or action. As always, messages of hate and vitriolic actions against marginalized groups are not tolerated at MCLA. Our community is "Too Great to Hate."

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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: Moran Much More Experienced for Register of Deeds

Debbie works not only within the Registry, but on a statewide level as well, having the necessary connections to other offices from the Berkshires to Cape Cod and everywhere in between.

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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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MassPIRG Pushing to Increase Voter Turnout at MCLA

While turnout was low in the last mid-terms in 2014, only 16 percent, MCLA students turned out in numbers of 47 percent and 55 percent in 2012 and 2016, respectively.

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Berkshire Ambulance, Emergency Room Officials Oppose Question 1

The phrase "holding the wall" hasn't really been used much in describing emergency services in Berkshire County. But, local EMS providers say that could be a real possibility if Question 1 is passed. The term is used to describe any time when a patient is in the ambulance waiting to be ushered into the emergency department than is absolutely necessary. Ambulance companies don't want to be "holding the wall" but instead of getting the rig back into service.

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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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Three Vie for Two Seats on Mount Greylock School Committee

There are three candidates running for two four-year seats available to Lanesborough residents, creating the one contested race in the election.

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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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Guest Column: Question 1 Not a Fit For the Berkshires

After much reflection and discussion, our organization agrees with many other key stakeholders that there is no conclusive evidence that a nurse-staffing law will lead to improved care.

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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: Question 1 Will Hurt Small Hospitals

This mandate would take autonomy away from me as a nurse. I need to be able to individualize care based on my own knowledge and comfort, not a rigid mandate.

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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: Moran Top Choice For Register of Deeds Position

I am writing to express my full support for Deborah A. Moran and her candidacy for the position of register at the Northern Berkshire Registry of Deeds.

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Letter: Maria Ziemba for Register of Deeds

I am writing to express my support for Maria Ziemba to become the next North Berkshire register of deeds.

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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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