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Vote For Susan Project Urges Adams Residents to Register, Vote, Run

Organizer Virginia Duval said the group has big plans leading up to 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, but the most immediate is to increase the number of registered voters in town, encourage voting and fill vacant town government seats.

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Adams Town Election Set For May

There are two selectmen seats open this year. Current officeholder John Duval's term ends this year and there is a vacant seat left by former Selectman Arthur "Skip" Harrington, who resigned last year.

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Williamstown Town Election Nomination Papers Available Thursday

Nomination papers for elected offices in the town of Williamstown will be available on Thursday, Feb. 1, in the town clerk's office.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Warren Talks Opioids In Pittsfield

Gubernatorial Candidate Setti Warren says five people a day are dying from opioid addiction. "In 2014, Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency around opioid addiction. We were the first state in the country to do so. Since then, 6,000 people have died of opioid addiction in our state, 250,000 are living with addiction in our state right now and that number is growing. Over five people a day are dying from opioid addiction or are sick. This at a cost of $10 billion annually," Warren s

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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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Gonzalez Stumps For Governor In Pittsfield

Jay Gonzalez has adopted the mantra "aim high" when it comes to his race for governor. The Needham Democrat is putting forth a progressive agenda for Massachusetts, which he outlined to the activist group Indivisible Pittsfield on Monday. Gonzalez was the latest of the three Democratic candidates in the gubernatorial race right now to visit the group.

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Republican Attorney General Candidate Visits Berkshires

Jay McMahon wouldn't want a "bump stock" on his rifle. "You can shoot faster without it and more accurate," The Bourne attorney said. "Your bullets are scattering and they aren't going on target. Anybody who cares about their shots is not going to want a bump stock."

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Gubernatorial Candidate Warren Wants to Increase Veterans Secretary Role

If Setti Warren is elected governor, he wants a veteran sitting in his cabinet. The Newton Democrat has put forth a proposal to pull the veterans services secretary job out from under Health and Human Services and provide veterans with their own seat at the table.

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Gonzalez Looks to Bring Aggressive Agenda to Governor's Race

Jay Gonzalez sees a lack of leadership coming from the governor's office. The Needham Democrat says when it comes to transportation, health care, and early childhood education, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is happy with "the status quo."

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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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