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Letter: Alcombright Endorses Bernard for Mayor

The tasks are complex and no two days are the same. Challenges do not always fit into neat boxes as one moment you are managing the city finances through a recession, then a natural disaster might strike, and very often you find yourself taking on tasks that go well beyond the job description.

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Letter: Blackmer Best to Carry on My Sisterís Legacy

I am supporting Lisa because she has the experience, relationships, and vision to carry on Gail's legacy in Boston. She will be an amazing state representative and she has my vote on Oct. 10, I hope she has yours.

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Letter: Blackmer Best Choice to Succeed Cariddi

Lisa Blackmer is the perfect candidate to follow the irreplaceable Gailanne Carriddi.

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Letter: Blackmer Right Choice for 1st Berkshire

Lisa has proven her willingness to go to Boston for us, because she has done it for the last six years. I know she has the energy to be in every community because she tirelessly attends events and forums across the district.

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Letter: Bosley Endorses Daughter for State Representative

Yes, it is natural to endorse your own daughter for this position, but I would vote for her if her name was Stephanie Smith. I truly believe that she is the best person for this job. There are many reasons for this.

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Letter: Barrett Best Person to Represent 1st Berkshire

Now we are choosing the person we trust to succeed Gail in the state Legislature. We believe that John Barrett III is the person to best represent our district in the near term. As it was with us, much of their public life was aligned. Another tireless worker for North Berkshire, John held Gail in utmost respect and in high regard. It was mutual. In city government, they worked well together on behalf of the city and region.

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Letter: Blackmer Has Vision For Our Children's Future

I am writing to express my support for Lisa Blackmer for state representative. In particular, Lisa's vision for our children's future is one that takes into account decades of being a mother, working in municipal government, and serving on the school council, which she did with my father in the mid-nineties.

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Letter: Bosley Strongest Candidate for 1st Berkshire

I believe Stephanie is the strongest candidate reaching the most people in a limited time. We have elected young candidates that never held an elected seat before such as Senators Swift, Downing and Hinds to name a few, and they serve(d) us well. In the past couple of years, we have elected fresh, new, progressive candidates to represent our end of the state, and adding Stephanie Bosley to that team would be a great asset.

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Letter: Towle Most Qualified for State Representative

He is the only person in the field that is "Ready to serve on Day 1." He knows the people in the Legislature, he knows the aides, he knows his way around as he's been there working right along. Kevin Towle will put all communities and all opinions and all constituents first.

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Nurses Association Endorses Towle in 1st Berkshire Primary

The Massachusetts Nurses Association has announced its endorsement on Kevin Towle in the Democratic Primary for state representative for the 1st Berkshire District.

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Letter: Tom Bernard Best Bet to Move North Adams Forward

I am writing to voice my strong and enthusiastic support of Tom Bernard for mayor of North Adams. Truth be told, I had been hoping this would happen for years.

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Letter: Stephanie Bosley Will Provide Fresh Ideas in Boston

I believe she will be a tremendous advocate for our region, particularly on environmental and agricultural issues.

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Letter: Bullett Endorses Blackmer for State Representative

I believe Lisa will be a zealous advocate for the needs of the communities that comprise the 1st Berkshire District. She will be able to work collaboratively with fellow legislators to address the issues of concern to our economy and community and work in partnership with local officials.

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Women's Political Caucus Endorses Blackmer for State Representative

Lisa Blackmer has earned the endorsement of the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus' Political Action Committee for state representative.

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Women's Political Caucus Endorses North Adams Council Candidates

The Political Action Committee is endorsing Rebbecca Cohen and Marie T. Harpin in their races for North Adams City Council.

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Letter: Blackmer Has Experience 1st Berkshire Needs

I am writing to express my support for Lisa Blackmer and her priorities for our cities and towns. Why do I support Lisa? She has the experience working with these issues that the 1st Berkshire District needs in Boston.

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Towle Gains Endorsement of Former State Representative

Kevin Towle has been endorsed in his run for the state representative by former state Rep. Rosemary Sandlin.

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Women's Political Caucus Endorses Pittsfield Council Candidates

Four Pittsfield City Council candidates have earned endorsement: newcomers Helen Moon, a candidate for Ward 1, and Dina Giuel in Ward 2; and incubments Donna Todd Rivers in Ward 5 and Melissa Mazzeo for an at-large seat.

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Letter: Vote Shepard for Planning Board

I am writing to urge Williamstown residents to vote for Karen Shepard for Planning Board.

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Letter: Vote Winters in Planning Board Election

I am writing this post to support Chris Winters' bid for re-election to the Williamstown Planning Board.

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Letter: Winters for Planning Board

Please re-elect Chris Winters to the Williamstown Planning Board by voting May in support of his third term.

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Letter: Vote for Christine Hoyt on May 1

Christine has the knowledge and experience to improve our town's support for business. Second, Christine's enthusiasm to run for Selectman was inspired in part by her participation in Adams' townwide strategic planning process.

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Letter: Check Hinds on Tuesday

As we look out to next Tuesday, there is a wide breadth of questions and various positions both national and local that every eligible voter has the right and responsibility to vote on. No matter what side you take on any of these decisions, they will not only affect our lives, but the lives of future generations in the commonwealth, our nation, and our world.

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Letter: David vs Goliath

As a treasurer for a candidate many years ago, I know how to peek at the campaign finance reports (Everyone can: check OCPF for MA, next report 10/31). As of the end of August, Adam Hinds' campaign had reported $75,067 in donations and spent $54,681 vs Christine Canning-Wilson reporting $3,185 [in donations] and spending $2,922.

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