Letter: Blackmer Outworks Other Candidates

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To the Editor:

Being a state legislator, contrary to popular opinion, is a very demanding position. It takes great stamina and an ability to juggle 100 things at once, all the while maintaining a sincere ear to listen to your constituents, colleagues, experts, and especially those who need your help.

Only one of the candidates for the 1st Berkshire state representative has demonstrated the dogged determination to do mountains of hard work, listen, help others and still engage daily with our community. That person is Lisa Blackmer.

There is something about a woman who has made her own name, put herself through school while raising a family (and continues her education to this day), taken care of those around her and succeeded despite many obstacles. Every working woman knows the feeling of exhaustion while there is still work to be done. Lisa is the only candidate working full time and while campaigning. Her endurance has earned my deep respect.

Lisa perseveres and will do so on behalf of those of us in Northern Berkshire County and the entire commonwealth. Join me in voting for her on Oct. 10 and again on Nov. 7.

Robin Meyer
North Adams, Mass.



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MCLA Men Win, Stay Atop MASCAC Standings

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- The MCLA men's basketball team has been riding high as it is off to its best conference start since the 2010-11 season.
Saturday afternoon, the Trailblazers had to work hard but ultimately earned their eighth straight victory with a hard fought 67-64 win over Framingham State.
MCLA now moves to 11-4 overall but, more importantly, stays atop the MASCAC at 4-0. The Rams dip to 1-15 overall and 0-3 in the conference.
MCLA led for most of the first half and held a 29-23 edge at the half.  Framingham scored the first seven points out of the locker room to take the lead at 30-29. The teams traded buckets for awhile but eventually the host Rams took the lead at 42-38, their largest of the half with 11:19 remaining.
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