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Sheriff Candidates Discuss Incarcerated Women, Operations in Debate

The two candidates, incumbent Thomas Bowler and challenger Alf Barbalunga, questioned each other on incarcerated women, operations and more.

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DA Candidates Discuss County Issues in NAACP Forum

Incumbent Andrea Harrington and challenger Timothy Shugrue spoke on the role of the district attorney, equity, and drug prosecution during a forum on Wednesday.

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State Auditor Candidate Diana DiZoglio Urges PILOT Reform

Diana DiZoglio says the state's payment in lieu of taxes program, or PILOT, should be fully funded, especially with the Bay State having a 2023 budget surplus totaling about $3.6 billion.

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Lt. Governor Candidate Lesser: Government Needs to Work for People

Eric Lesser says the next gubernatorial administration needs to focus on the cost of living, affordable child care, affordable housing for people, and transportation because they are all tied together.

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Jacobs Looks to Bring Berkshires Representation to Governor's Council

She's the only woman running in the Democratic primary, she's the only candidate from Berkshire County and she's the only candidate without a law degree. Those differences, she says, will help her bring a singular perspective to a state body that few voters think about.

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Healey Pledges Berkshires Investment During Gubernatorial Campaign Swing

Healey, who now has a clear field as the Democratic nominee, received a warm welcome from local supporters who cheered and applauded at several points during her speech.

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Harrington Looks to Continue Progressive Work in DA Re-Election Bid

Andrea Harrington wants to continue the work she began during her first term as district attorney.

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Sheriff Candidates Answer Community's Questions at Forum

Incumbent Thomas Bowler and his challenger Alf Barbalunga were queried on the interworkings of the office and their stances on national issues related to the position during the Zoom event.

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ACLU, NAACP Host 'Know Your Sheriff' Zoom Forum

"Know Your Sheriff" is a public education campaign by the ACLU of Massachusetts to build voter awareness about the life-changing decisions that sheriffs can make.

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Lieutenant Governor Candidate Driscoll Talks Cities & Towns at Campaign Stop

The mayor of Salem stressed the need for "thriving and vibrant communities" and highlighted her own experience working at the municipal level to collaborate and work on social and economic issues.

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Barbalunga Launches Bid for Berkshire County Sheriff

The driving force behind candidate Alfred E. Barbalunga's bid for Berkshire County sheriff is to make the region a safe place to live, work and play.

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Attorney General Candidate Quentin Palfrey Talks Progressive Issues

The event was arranged by local Democrats and drew about 20 people. Palfrey, acting general counsel for the U.S. Department of Commerce and a former assistant attorney general, is vying for the Democratic nomination for attorney general.

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Patton, Fippinger Win Spots on Williamstown Select Board

Three-time incumbent Jane Patton was the top vote-getter in a three-way race for two seats on the five-person panel.

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Lenox Returns Incumbents in Low Turnout

There were no races and only 140 out of 3,768 registered voters participated.

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North Berkshire Democrats Host Meet & Greet With State Candidates

Gubernatorial candidate Sonia Chang-Diaz will be present as will attorney general candidate Quentin Palfrey, secretary of the commonwealth candidate Tanisha Sullivan and state Senate candidates Huff Templeton and Paul Mark.

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Williamstown Planning Board Candidates Differ on Bylaw Proposals

Carin DeMayo-Wall and Kenneth Kuttner each have spoken before the Planning Board directly to argue for and against some of the most discussed bylaw amendments the board has proposed.

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Williamstown Select Board Candidates Make their Pitches

Faced with three Select Board candidates who each have served on the town's diversity committee and made equity and inclusion a cornerstone of their respective campaigns, some town residents may have trouble picking just two when they go to the polls next Tuesday.

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Democratic Primary Will Determine Race for DA

Robert D. Sullivan Jr., a former assistant district attorney, did not file to run by Tuesday's deadline. Instead, he posted on his campaign Facebook page his decision to withdraw and back Timothy Shugrue.

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Veteran Selectmen Re-elected in Adams, Cheshire

All candidates on the ballot, whether incumbents or newcomers, were running unopposed in this year's election. Nowak received 335 votes, while Blanchard received 287.

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DA Candidate Shugrue Says Time to End 'Awful Experiment'

There's a lack of prosecution and follow-through, he said, little communication with police, too many dismissals, too few diversion programs and a general lack of confidence in the DA's office that's filtering down to police and the community.

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Clarksburg Sees Races for Select Board But No Candidates for 5 Offices

The Select Board has the only races on the ballot this year but five elected positions have no candidates.

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Robert Sullivan Jr. Launches Bid for Berkshire District Attorney

Local attorney Robert Sullivan Jr. officially launched his run for district attorney on Monday as an unenrolled independent candidate with a focus on public safety and de-politicizing the position.

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Fippinger Hopes to Bring 'Supporting-Role Mentality' to Williamstown Select Board

Fippinger has a long track record of building community partnerships, all grounded in deep, respectful outreach and relationship building and an abiding belief that all voices deserve a space, according to a Tuesday news release.

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Ansari Announces Run for Williamstown Select Board

His vision of Williamstown emphasizes accountability in all financial and management aspects of governance; enhanced quality of life for elders and our youth; and more support for low-income families and people who wish to acquire homes affordably.

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Springfield Attorney Running for Governor's Council

Jeffrey Morneau, a Democrat, took out nomination papers on March 1 following incumbent Mary Hurley's decision not to stand for re-election. Morneau had run against the former Springfield mayor in 2016, when she was first elected.

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