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State Senate Candidates Clash on Abortion, Fair Share, Police Reform in Debate

Mark pointed out that he and his opponent have a sharp contrast on the issues but commended Phair for keeping personal matters out of his campaign.

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District Attorney Candidates Meet in Final Debate

District Attorney candidates Timothy Shugrue and Andrea Harrington met for a debate at the Mount in Lenox on Tuesday.

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NAACP Cancels Sheriff, DA Debate

On Tuesday, the district attorney candidates will meet again at a debate sponsored by the Brigades at The Mount in Lenox at 1 p.m.

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State Rep, DA Candidates Meet in Final Forums

There are two more forum/debates planned before the Democratic primary on Sept. 6.

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DA Candidates Tout Experience, Results at Primary Debate

Incumbent Andrea Harrington touted the systemic changes she's made in the office during her 3 1/2 years in office while challenger Timothy Shugrue stressed his decades of experience on both sides in the courtroom during the sometimes heated debate.

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Bowler and Barbulunga Trade Jabs in Primary Sheriff Debate

The candidates answered 12 questions with an option for rebuttal, were able to ask each other one question, and gave opening and closing statements. Topics ranged from participation with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the Western Mass Regional Women's Corrections Center and the office's budget.

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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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North Adams Mayoral Candidates Debate at MCLA Forum

This debate was sponsored by iBerkshires.com and the MCLA Political Science Club, and hosted by the MCLA. It was held at the Church Street Center and attracted a robust audience of more than 150 people.

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PCTV & iBerkshires Debates Conclude With At-Large Candidates

The candidates had varied positions on projects such as the North Street bike lane reconfiguration, Pittsfield's trash system, and mosquito spraying.

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Candidates Tackle Issues at Pittsfield School Committee Debate

William Cameron, Mark Brazeau, Vicky Smith, Alison McGee, Sara Hathaway, Daniel Elias, and William Tyer covered a number of topics ranging from staff wages and building improvements to Taconic High School's mascot change and the recent superintendent selection process.

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Pittsfield Ward Candidates Make Their Pitch to Voters

The forum was held at the Berkshire Athenaum as a partnership between iBerkshires.com and Pittsfield Community Television. It was moderated by iBerkshires Executive Editor Tammy Daniels and Pittsfield Bureau Chief Brittany Polito.

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Pittsfield School Committee Candidates Talk Retention, Budget, Safety in NAACP Forum

Common themes of debate included student retention, the school budget, student and parent engagement, and safety within the schools.

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Pittsfield At-Large Candidates Talk Policing, Poverty and Inequity, Local Economy at NAACP Debate

Reoccurring topics included public safety and the role of the Pittsfield Police Department, addressing poverty, inequity, and homelessness, and the local economy.

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PCTV, iBerkshires Hosting Pittsfield Candidate Forums

Pittsfield Community Television, in partnership with iBerkshires.com, will present live debates for all the contested races in the city of Pittsfield during the month of October. The debates will take place in the auditorium at the Berkshire Athenaeum.

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North Adams Mayoral Candidates to Meet in Second Debate

The two candidates, Lynette Bond and Jennifer Macksey, will be asked questions by a panel of journalists from iBerkshires, The Berkshire Eagle, WAMC Northeast Public Radio and the MCLA Beacon. The moderator will be Adams Town Moderator Myra Wilk.

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North Adams Mayoral Debate Scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 16

A debate between the candidates in the preliminary mayoral election will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. on Northern Berkshire Community Television.