Women's Political Caucus Endorses North Adams, Pittsfield Candidates

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BOSTON — The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Political Action Committee has endorsed a dozen women seeking election for all levels of government in Berkshire County and the Pioneer Valley, including in North Adams and Pittsfield. 
In North Adams, the PAC has again endorsed Lisa Blackmer and Marie T. Harpin, both of whom are running for at-large seats on the North Adams City Council. Harpin is running for a second term and Blackmer for a sixth term, after a two-year break from the council.
In Pittsfield, the PAC is endorsing Linday Tyer in her run for re-election for a second term as Pittsfield mayor. It is endorsing for the second time Helen Moon, running for re-election representing Ward 1 on the Pittsfield City Council, and Dina Guiel Lampiasi who is running in this election to represent Ward 6. Newcomer Yuki Cohen has also been endorsed in her first run for a councilor at-large seat.  
The MWPC PAC has endorsed 67 candidates in total from across the commonwealth who will play a vital role in reaching the organization's commitment to increasing the number of women elected to public office and appointed to public policy positions. Of these 67 candidates, 44 are new endorsements, signifying the growing strength of a trend seen nationwide towards gender parity in all levels of governance.
"The MWPC PAC is proud to endorse this fantastic group of women who have shown their unwavering commitment to the core values held by the MWPC and who will continue to pursue them while in public office," said Pam Berman, MWPC board president. "We believe that if elected, these women will continue their admirable and important advocacy for women, as well as serve as an inspiration for the next generation of female candidates. The MWPC PAC is thrilled to have a partnership with the astonishing 67 endorsed candidates from across the commonwealth whom are seeking all levels of elected office and we look forward to watching them succeed in their political careers and beyond."

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Messy Mix of Ice, Rain, Snow Expected Monday Night

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The Berkshires missed any messy commute on Monday but that doesn't mean we're out of the woods. More sleet and freezing are on the way.

Forecasters over the weekend had warned of possible icy conditions on Monday morning that slipped on by us. However, there's a winter weather advisory in effect for Monday into Tuesday at 10 a.m. for freezing drizzle that could start by the afternoon.

"Areas of freezing rain after sunset will gradually turn to sleet and snow after midnight," cautions the National Weather Service's Albany, N.Y., bureau. "Total snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of around one-10th of an inch."

Accuweather says a storm will be battering the eastern seaboard while an icy mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow will be falling Monday night over the Berkshires and eastern New York and Southern Vermont.

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