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Letter: Question 1 Will Hurt Small Hospitals

If Question 1 passed it would enforce rigid staffing ratios that are not geared towards patients' needs. Every patient is different, so we base decisions on acuity and collaboration rather than strict numbers. click for more

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Letter: Moran Right for Register of Deeds

I am writing to voice my opinion and support for Debbie Moran as register of deeds in Adams. click for more

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Letter: Experience Matters in District Attorney

Career public servants put the community's well-being before their personal ambitions and spend their time protecting others; they become experts in their field, tireless in commitment and devoted for decades. click for more

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Registration, Early Voting Deadlines Set for...

The last day to register to vote or change voting affiliation for the Nov. 6 state election is Wednesday, Oct. 17. ces. click for more

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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. click for more

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Harrington Claims Victory in Tight District...

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. click for more

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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. click for more

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Endorsements Roll in For Final Push in District...

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... click for more

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Pignatelli Reconnects With 'Family' Before...

William "Smitty" Pignatelli's daughter Anah may have omitted something from their conversation Wednesday night. click for more

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Letter: Judith Knight Best Fit for District...

Ms. Knight, during her 30-plus years as an attorney, has served as an assistant DA and a public defender/defense attorney demonstrating her knowledge of the Massachusetts court and legal system. Her proven enterprise management and certified mediation skills will also prove invaluable.

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Letter: Alcombright Endorses Caccaviello for...

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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Tyer Backs Harrington In District Attorney's Race

With less than two weeks to go, Mayor Linda Tyer is putting her support behind Andrea Harrington in the race for district attorney. "My endorsement comes with the strong belief that Andrea and I share similar values and we are like-minded. We both believe in creating opportunities for social justice and for thinking differently about entrenched problems," Tyer said.

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DA Candidates Battle in Pittsfield Gazette Debate...

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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Letter: Farley-Bouvier Endorses Galvin for...

This is not a job to be undertaken lightly. Before he even ran for secretary of state, Bill Galvin was an exceptionally qualified and capable elections attorney. Today he oversees our entire elections system and given the current very real threat of election hacking, I wouldn't have it any other way.

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Neal, Amatul-Wadud To Meet In Two Televised...

Richard Neal and Tahirah Amatul-Wadud have agreed to two televised debates. The two are seeking the seat of U.S. Representative in the September primary. The longtime sitting Congressman Neal is being challenged by attorney and activist Amatul-Wadud. The two will first meet on Aug. 22 for a debate on WWLP, channel 22 and then on Aug. 30 at WGBY.

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Candidates Double Down on Talking Points in DA...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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Letter: Police Union Endorses Caccaviello for...

The IBPO Local 447 (Pittsfield Police Officers Union) and IBPO Local 447S (Pittsfield Police Superior Officers Union) formally endorse Paul Caccaviello for the office of Berkshire County district attorney.

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First Assistant Moran Eyes Northern Berkshire...

Northern Berkshire Register of Deeds candidate and first assistant register Deborah Moran is ready to step up to the office’s top position. "I have the experience. I have been there for 26 years and I have started a lot of projects that I would like to see continue," Moran, an Adams native, said. "…I have an appreciation for the history of the office…and I really enjoy this work."

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Ziemba Looks To Bring Her Experience To Northern...

Northern Berkshire Register of Deeds candidate Maria Ziemba wants to be the reliable, experienced face of the Registry. "It’s my next logical step and I have been in the registry for over 20 years and I have plenty more to go," the Adams native said. "This is what I do, this is who I am, this is what I love, this is my passion and I am dedicated to it."

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Sen. Warren's Town Hall Attracts More Than A...

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is one of the most polarizing senators in the country.

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Lee Selectman Wickham Making Bid For State Senate

Thomas Wickham described himself as a "realist" and a "moderate." Eleven years ago he received a tax bill that frustrated him. But instead of just getting mad and complaining about it, he got involved.

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Deadline Tuesday to File for Mount Greylock School...

Time is running out for anyone who wants to run for the newly constituted Mount Greylock Regional School District School Committee. Nomination papers must be returned to the town clerks in Williamstown and Lanesborough by Tuesday, July 24, at 5 p.m.

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Candidate Gonzalez Promises To Keep Close Ties To...

As secretary of administration and finance in under Gov. Deval Patrick's administration, Jay Gonzalez took a number of trips to the Berkshires. Patrick, who owns a home in Richmond, used to hold cabinet meetings, bringing state secretaries from various parts of government together. Gonzalez doesn't see that same level of commitment from current Gov. Charlie Baker and the Needham Democrat says he'll make sure the Berkshires are a priority in Boston.

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Women's Political Caucus Releases Endorsements for...

The MWPC PAC endorsements yielded major successes last year, as 29 of the 36 candidates endorsed in the fall 2017 municipal elections won their races

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