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Ericson Looks to Reel in Taxes If Re-elected to Lanesborough Selectboard

A small town like Lanesborough shouldn't have the highest tax rate in the county, according to Robert Ericson. Ericson is seeking his third term on the Board of Selectmen and has grown into taking a more fiscally conservative view on the town's finances - a viewpoint he said he didn't he'd ultimately take. But as he's spoken with many residents in town, he's realized the demographics are aging and there are a significant number of retirees on the verge of being "forced out of their houses."

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Hubbard Seeks to Bring 'Wealth of Experience' to Lanesborough Selectboard

Gordon Hubbard is hoping to bring a wide range of experience to the Board of Selectmen. Hubbard is the owner of Mount Greylock Campsite Park but prior to that boasts of a career in teaching, school administration, volunteer firefighting and as an emergency medical technician.

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Lothrop Seeks Return to Pittsfield City Council, Jumps Into Ward 5 Race

Former City Councilor Jonathan Lothrop is looking to reclaim his seat at the dais. Less than a week after Ward 5 Councilor Donna Todd Rivers announced she would not be seeking re-election, Lothrop announced a campaign for the seat he sat in for more than a decade.

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Pittsfield Councilor Rivers Opts Out of Re-election Bid

Ward 5 Councilor Donna Todd Rivers will not seek re-election. Rivers served two terms on the council after barely squeaking by Rick Scapin in 2015, filling the seat vacated by Jonathan Lothrop. She was unopposed in 2017 and had taken out nomination papers to run again in 2019 but this weekend opted not bow out of the position.

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Dante Birch Elected to Williamstown Planning Board

Dante Birch defeated incumbent and current PLanning Board Chairwoman Amy Jeschawitz by a margin of 608-343 in balloting at Williamstown Elementary School.

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Birch, Jeschawitz Vying for Williamstown Planning Board

The issue that figures to draw the most debate at the May 21 annual town meeting is at the center of the only contested race in the Tuesday, May 14, town election.

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Letter: Amy Jeschawitz for Williamstown Planning Board

Williamstown will voters will face an important election on May 14, and it is crucial that Amy Jeschawitz be re-elected to the Planning Board.

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Lenox Elects Mitts to Board of Selectmen

Mitts garnered 462 votes against Max Scherff's 114 and Michael Feder's 78 to win the seat being vacated by three-term Selectman Kenneth Fowler. Mitts has also served on the School Committee.

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Adams Returns Incumbents; Rice Re-Elected as Treasurer

Treasurer/Collector Kelly Rice, who was first elected to complete a vacant term five years ago, posted an overwhelming victory over Paul Nowicki, who had held the post for nearly 20 years in the 1980s and '90s.

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Lanesborough Election Features Two Contested Races

There are two contested race on the ballot this election. Gordon Hubbard, owner of Mount Greylock Campsite Park, is challenge incumbent Robert Ericson for a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen. Ericson has been on the board since winning election in 2013, which follow a stint on the Mount Greylock School Committee, and filled the shoes of William Prendergast who opted not to run for re-election that year.

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Rice, Nowicki Vie For Adams Treasurer in Monday's Town Election

The only race on this year's election ballot is is for treasurer/tax collector, with incumbent Kelly Rice being challenged by Paul Nowicki, who held the post years ago.

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Incumbents Blanchard, Nowak Running Unopposed in Adams

Incumbents Richard Blanchard and Joseph Nowak will run unopposed Monday, May 6, for their two seats on the Board of Selectmen.

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Levesque, Scholz Running For Partial Term on Cheshire Selectmen

The final year of the three-year term was left vacant last fall when Edmund St. John IV resigned to apply for the town administrator post he currently occupies.

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Biagini And DeFino Vie For Cheshire Selectman Seat

Mark Biagini and Donna DeFino are vying for the open three-year selectman seat to be vacated by longtime Selectwoman Carol Francesconi.

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Mazzeo Announces Campaign For Pittsfield Mayor

After a decade on the City Council, Melissa Mazzeo intends to run for mayor. In a prepared statement, she said she's focused on "addressing our growing crime rates and drug epidemic, auditing our city processes and rejecting the notion of doing things because that's how it has been done, investing in public infrastructure without putting the city into debt, and holding GE accountable for their broken promises and the resulting undeveloped business park.

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Interest Slowly Building In Pittsfield Municipal Election

It is still early but interest in the municipal election is slowly building. Only incumbent Mayor Linda Tyer has announced a campaign for re-election so far but three others have taken out nomination papers, indicating a possible challenge. Former Pittsfield Police Officer Karen Kalinwosky, Rusty Anchor owner Scott Graves, and resident Craig Gaetani have also pull papers.

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Nomination Papers Available for Clarksburg Election

Nominations are open for elective office in Clarksburg. The annual town election will be held on Tuesday, May 28.

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Tyer Announces Re-election Bid

Neighborhoods, economic prosperity, and designing our future. Those are the three pillars of which Mayor Linda Tyer said has been a foundation of her first term as mayor. And she now wants to "do more of what works" as she announced her bid for re-election Thursday at Framework.

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Four Will Vie For Cheshire Selectmen Seats

There will be at least two new faces will be on the board come May as Donna DeFino, Mark Biagini, Jason Levesque, and E. Richard Scholz will run for the soon to be vacated seats.

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Simonelli Won't Seek Re-election to Pittsfield City Council

After four terms, Ward 7 Councilor Anthony Simonelli will not seek re-election this November. Simonelli sent an e-mail to his constituents on Thursday announcing his intentions to "retire" from the council.

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Adams Nomination Papers Available

Two three-year selectmen seats will be on the ballot that are currently held by Richard Blanchard and Joseph Nowak.

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The Twists and Turns of the District Attorney's Race

The night hadn't been as late as many expected because, in just about every town, Harrington's numbers were above what Caccaviello could get. The race was over and while Caccaviello hadn't yet conceded, Harrington knew it and celebrated.

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Ziemba Wins Six-Year Term as Northern Berkshire Register

Ziemba will succeed Frances Brooks, who has worked at the Registry for more than 56 years, 14 of them as register.

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Mount Greylock School District Elects New School Committee

Conry was the top vote-getter among the three, collecting 1,788 nods from voters in Williamstown and Lanesborough. Regina DiLego finished second with 1,737. Michelle Johnson finished eight votes out of the money with 1,729 votes.

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Harrington Claims Victory in Berkshire District Attorney Race

While her opponent, Paul Caccaviello has not conceded, Harrington has opened up enough of a lead that her supporters feel confident that she will carry the day.

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