Andrea Harrington says the "status quo" in the district attorney's office is not working for Berkshire County.
"It is time to have a district attorney with integrity and who is accountable to this community," Harrington said.
My family and I were the victims of a housebreak, so I know who I would choose, who I will choose in the upcoming election. Paul Caccaviello, in my mind, is the only possible choice for district attorney.
The Nov. 6 statewide election is just around the corner, and VFS has set its sights on a 50 percent voter turnout. Thank you to all those wonderful folks who wore buttons and ribbons and displayed lawn signs; please be sure to pull them out again this fall.
The election featured three contested races, but the third, for Elementary School Committee, generated little interest. The two winners from among three candidates on the ballot will serve just about six weeks on the committee after they are sworn in following May 15's annual town meeting.
James Bush won one of the two selectman seats with 695 votes, edging out two-term Selectman John Duval for the most votes. Coming in third was another newcomer, Heather Cachat Blake, who polled 355; running out of the money was former Selectman Donald Sommer with 308 and Wayne Piaggi, who withdrew but was still on the ballot, with 39 votes.
To be effective, a planning board member must think creatively to solve problems. In addition, as a member of a committee, an effective individual must work cooperatively with others. Mike Goodwin is such a person.
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.
Seven seats are up for election on June 19.
Residents will be asked to vote for one Selectman, two members of the Finance Committee, a moderator, a library trustee, and a five-year and a two-year member of the Planning Board.
State Sen. Adam Hinds has set his sights on 2020.
And that starts with his election bid in 2018. The Pittsfield Democrat won election in 2016 to fill the seat being vacated by Benjamin Downing and has now launched his first re-election bid just over a year of serving in office.
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."
John Duval, chairman of the board, will defend his seat from the other four candidates who returned their papers Monday.
James Bush, Heather Marie Cachat, Wayne Piaggi and Donald Sommer will be on the ballot this year.
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.