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Three Take Out Papers for North Adams Mayor

There's a contest shaping up for mayor as three people have now taken out nomination papers for the corner office.

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Five Will Vie For Two Open Cheshire Selectman Seats

Five candidates have lined up for the two new seats on the expanded Board of Selectmen.

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Letter: Melissa Mazzeo for Mayor

She is an educated, intelligent woman, who researches issues before speaking about them.

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Mazzeo Launches Bid For Pittsfield Mayor

This past winter Melissa Mazzeo was being asked about piles of salt being left on the side of the roads. The small trucks weren't working properly. She said she talked to the commissioner about it but didn't really have any authority to do anything about it. And now, the city's budget is some $2.1 million over in that line and will have to transfer money from other places to cover it.

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Hubbard Wins Lanesborough Board of Selectmen Seat

Gordon Hubbard will join the Board of Selectmen after defeating Robert Ericson on Tuesday. Hubbard reeled in 269 votes to Ericson's 114. Hubbard is the owner of the Mount Greylock Campsite Park and campaigned on his wide-ranging experience in teaching, school administration, volunteer firefighter, an emergency medical technician, and now as a business owner running a "mini-village" that is the campgrounds.

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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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North Adams Council Election Garnering Interest

Thirteen people have so far pulled nomination papers for City Council and Mayor Thomas Bernard has announced he will seek re-election.

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Clarksburg Passes Debt Exclusion, Votes in New Select Board

Voters passed by simple majority a Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion by a vote of 196-157. They also returned a former Select Board member and ousted an incumbent in an election that once again filled the board with three members.

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Election, Debt Exclusion Vote Set in Clarksburg

The town election will be held Tuesday from noon to 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. There are only two races on the ballot for the Select Board and for the School Committee.

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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: Dante Birch for Williamstown Planning Board

I am breaking my habit now to endorse Dante Birch for the Williamstown Planning Board because he possesses the personal qualities that are essential to the success and credibility of town boards.

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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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Cheshire Voters Send Biagini & Levesque to Select Board

Mark Biagini and Jason Levesque received the most votes Monday to win seats on the Board of Selectmen.

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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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Clarksburg Sets Voter Registration Date for Town Elections, Meeting

Town election will be held on Tuesday, May 28, at the Clarksburg Senior Center on West Cross Road. Polling hours are noon to 7.

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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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