Helen Moon was arguably the most visible candidate among those seeking seats on the City Council this year.
Moon had organized a high energy campaign for Ward 1 as she looked to fill a vacancy being created by Lisa Tully's decision not to run for re-election.
The former North Adams mayor was considered a shoe-in for the general election after defeating three fellow Democrats in the primary last month. He swept over Republican Christine Canning with all but Florida and Hancock reporting in. No Republican has held the seat in more than 30 years.
The town has a new Select Board with the election on Tuesday of Carlyle "Chip" Chesbro Jr. and Kimberly Goodell.
Tuesday's election also ensured that the town would have a full Planning Board this year. Vincent King was elected to the full five-year position that was open; Erin Scott to complete four years of a five-year term, and Gregory Vigna to complete the last year of a full term.
Money can't buy votes.
At least that's what voters said when it came to Question 2, a ballot initiative calling to raise the cap on the number of charter schools by a dozen.
Voters overwhelmingly shot down the expansion of the charter school system on Tuesday by a 2-1 margin. That is despite proponents outspending opponents by some $10 million. Those pushing for more charter schools spent $24.1 million as of Oct. 1, compared to $14.5 million spent by opponents.
It was shortly after 9:30 Tuesday night when Adam Hinds claimed victory for the Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden state Senate district.
The Democrat was the favorite going into the general election after winning the primary over Rinaldo Del Gallo and Andrea Harrington. With the victory in the general election of Republic Christine Canning-Wilson, He now takes the seat of Sen. Benjamin Downing who opted not to run for re-election after 10 years.
Incumbent Carol Francesconi narrowly defeated opponent E. Richard Scholz for an open seat on the Board of Selectmen.
The longtime incumbent and current chairwoman fended off Scholz by a slight margin of 25 votes.