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Caccaviello Announces Write-In Campaign For District Attorney

The bell has been rung to start Round 2. Paul Caccaviello announced on Wednesday that he intends to run a write-in campaign for district attorney. The announcement comes two weeks after he lost the Democratic primary. Caccaviello released a statement confirming his intention to continue to seek the office of district attorney, however, was not available for further comment moments after releasing the statement.

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Gonzalez Wins Primary to Take on Charlie Baker

On the Democratic side, Jay Gonzalez outpolled Bob Massie by nearly double to move onto the general election. A former administrator under Gov. Deval Patrick, he'll face popular Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, who's pursuing a third term.

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Harrington Claims Victory in Tight District Attorney Race

The lead between the candidates shifted as the votes in the two cities were recorded but narrowed as ballots from the smaller towns came streaming in. Harrington opened up a lead that couldn't be overcome.

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Berkshire Voters Head to the Polls on Primary Day

Voting in all cities and towns is from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; find polling places for your communities here. Those enrolled in a party must vote in that party's primary; voters who are unenrolled may choose which primary to vote in.

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Endorsements Roll in For Final Push in District Attorney Race

Whether those final affirmations by well-known names will swing any late-deciders toward or away from a candidate is yet to be seen. Still, the candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Berkshire district attorney, and essentially the election, have been showcasing the support they racked up.

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Heated Ending to DA Candidates' Final Debate

The buzz after Tuesday's afternoon debate centers on a last-second comment from candidate Judith Knight. "Andrea, you have so little experience that you don't even know what you don't know," Knight said in her closing remarks.

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Letter: Alcombright Endorses Caccaviello for District Attorney

As a former mayor of the City of North Adams and on Sept. 4, I will be voting for Paul Caccaviello for district attorney.

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DA Candidates Battle in Pittsfield Gazette Debate at BCC

Andrea Harrington said some 95 percent of criminal cases end with plea deals crafted behind closed doors. When one person gets probation after being caught with pounds of marijuana and guns, while another person is given a two-year mandatory minimum sentence for selling a joint worth of marijuana, it certainly gives people pause. They wonder, is the justice system fair?

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Candidates Double Down on Talking Points in DA Debate In Becket

In 2009 Rebecca Moulton had a restraining order against her then-boyfriend David Vincent and she had left the apartment the pair shared. And then later she was found beaten to death in that apartment.

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Final Debates Set for Berkshire District Attorney Candidates

Paul Caccaviello, Andrea Harrington and Judith Knight are vying for the nomination that will essentially determine the winner in the race since there is no other candidate on the general election ballot.

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District Attorney Candidates Display Differences in Lengthy Debate

Judith Knight says she has "shown you what I am." On Wednesday night, the candidate for district attorney boasted of some 30 years of work in the community. She stood as a defense attorney up for teenagers for whom she believed were inappropriately getting the book thrown at them from former District Attorney David Capeless for selling marijuana.

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Berkshire District Attorney Candidates Field Questions at Forum

The aspirants for Berkshire district attorney fielded some two dozen questions and were given only a minute each to respond. There was no debate between the candidates but Caccaviello, the incumbent, and challenger Harrington had a few sharp words.

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District Attorney Candidates to Appear at Williamstown Forum

The forum will take place Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Paresky Center's auditorium on the Williams College campus. The public is invited to attend and participate.

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Caccaviello, Harrington Campaigns Take Aim at Each Other

District Attorney Candidates Paul Caccaviello and Andrea Harrington have taken aim at each other over the last few weeks. Caccaviello first challenged Harrington's fitness for office, saying she doesn't have the "basic qualifications" needed.

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Harrington Running to Reform District Attorney's Office

If you want things to change, you need something different. That's Andrea Harrington's view when it comes to reforming the criminal justice system. And now, she wants to be that change. She is seeking election as the next district attorney following the retirement of David Capeless.

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Caccaviello Leans On Experience in Race for District Attorney

For Paul Caccaviello, the district attorney's job is a call to service. After 14 years as the first assistant district attorney, Caccaviello is looking to fill the shoes being left by David Capeless, who retired. With some 30 years as a prosecutor, Caccaviello said he has the most experience and qualifications to take over the office.

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Knight Pushes Progressive Platform, Experience in DA Race

Judith Knight isn't a natural politician. She's an attorney. She's a defense attorney who has spent years on the other side of a courtroom from a district attorney's office that operated in a way that she doesn't think is for the best. Back in 2006, her frustration boiled over when she watched the district attorney's office prosecute a teenager over minor drug charges and she launched a campaign to take over the office.

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Following Democratic Convention Win, Palfrey Heads To Pittsfield

Fresh from receiving the endorsement of the state Democratic Party, Quentin Palfrey was out for a stroll in downtown Pittsfield.

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Hinds Endorses Palfrey For Lieutenant Governor

State Sen. Adam Hinds is putting his support behind Quentin Palfrey in the race for lieutenant governor. The senator for Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden counties announced his endorsement of the former White House official on Wednesday. On Monday, Hinds is expected to join Palfrey to make the formal announcement.

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Attorney Judith Knight Running for Berkshire District Attorney

Knight, a former assistant district attorney, has more than 30 years of experience in the criminal justice system prosecuting cases and defending individuals charged with crimes.

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Harrington Kicks Off Campaign For District Attorney

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.

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Attorney General Candidate Visits Pete's Gun Shop

McMahon said he decided to run after Healey issued an enforcement order in 2016 expanding on the state's 1998 assault weapons ban.

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Caccaviello Officially Kicks Off Campaign For District Attorney

Wisdom comes from experience and Paul Caccaviello says his 30 years of working in the district attorney's office has given him the wisdom to lead it.

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Challenger Amatul-Wadud Dismisses Neal's Seniority Argument

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.

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Democratic Candidates For Governor Share Views at Pittsfield Forum

The three Democratic candidates all believe that Gov. Charlie Baker can be beat in the fall. It is just a matter of which one of them will do it. Will it be Newton Mayor Setti Warren, former Secretary of Administration and Finance in under Gov. Deval Patrick's administration Jay Gonzalez, or author and activist Bob Massie.

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