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Holmes Confirms He Will Serve on North Adams School Committee

A retired schoolteacher who tried to withdraw from Tuesday's School Committee election has changed his mind after capturing second place in vote totals.

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Persip, Moon Join Incumbents on Pittsfield City Council

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.

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Barrett Cruises to 1st Berkshire Victory

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.

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Bernard Wins Decisive Victory in North Adams' Mayor Race

Bernard bested his opponent, City Councilor Robert Moulton Jr., to become the city's 32nd chief executive in a vote of 2,404 to 1,023.

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Clarksburg Elects New Select Board, Planning Board

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.

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No on 2, Yes on 4, and Community Preservation Act Adopted

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.

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Hinds, Farley-Bouvier Win Big For State Seats

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.

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Newcomers Take Williamstown Planning Board; School Committee Chair Hangs On

Thirty-two percent of the town’s registered voters checked in on Tuesday. From a checklist of 4,798, 1,562 voters participated in one of the town’s most closely watched contests in recent memory.

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Francesconi Narrowly Keeps Selectman's Seat in Cheshire

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.

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Nowak, Blanchard Returned to Adams Board of Selectmen

Joseph Nowak and Richard Blanchard were re-elected to the Board of Selectmen on Monday. The two incumbents were handed second three-year terms over Michael Ouellette, a former selectman.

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