Letter: Women's Political Caucus Endorses Blackmer, Harpin

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To the Editor:

The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Political Action Committee is a nonpartisan organization that recruits, trains and seeks to elect qualified women to public office. Over the 2019 election cycle, we have proudly announced our endorsements and rolled out support for numerous women running for office across the commonwealth including North Adams City Councilor Marie Harpin and Lisa Hall Blackmer, who are running for City Council in North Adams.

Councilor Marie Harpin, an incumbent, has been a passionate advocate for North Adams growth in the cultural economy along with farming and advanced manufacturing, leading to a diverse economy attracting workers to the area. She grew up in North Adams and is proud to be giving back to the community. Her dedication to the people of North Adams is a vital voice for all.

Lisa Hall Blackmer, a former city councilor, served on the North Adams City Council as president and vice president. She understands the challenges facing North Adams in planning and legislation. As an experienced lawmaker, we think she can work collaboratively to achieve success and bring meaningful growth to the community.

These women are demonstrably fierce advocates for social justice and passionate, collaborative leaders. With their voices in City Hall, they will ensure a bright and thriving North Adams for all.


Amy Diamond and Caitlyn Clarke
co-chairmen of the MWPC PAC







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Monroe Leads MCLA Men Past Rivier

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Ki-Shawn Monroe scored a career best 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the MCLA men's basketball team to a convincing 92-69 win this afternoon over visiting Rivier in the Amsler Campus Center on Saturday.
In the opening half, the MCLA defense held Rivier to just 26% shooting while the home team converted on a sizzling 67% of their attempts. MCLA (5-4) led just 15-12 early on, but used a 16-3 spurt to increase the lead to 31-15 with 7:22 left in the half. The Trailblazers would continue the offensive onslaught and lead 53-28 at the half.
Chris Becker was outstanding in the opening half for MCLA. The center went 7-for-7 from the floor for 14 first half points. Ki-Shawn Monroe tallied 11 points and eight boards in the opening half of play. 
MCLA was never challenged in the second half as they cruised to victory.
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