Two Live Debates for District Attorney Candidates Aug. 15

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PITSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield Community Television, in partnership with, will present live debates for the Berkshire County Sheriff and Berkshire County District Attorney races.

The debates will both take place on Monday, August 15th, in the auditorium at the Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield.

The first debate will feature Berkshire County Sheriff candidates Thomas Bowler and Alf Barbalunga at 6 p.m.  and the second debate of the evening will be for Berkshire County District Attorney candidates Andrea Harrington and Tim Shugrue. The DA’s debate will begin at 7:30 pm.

The debates are moderated by representatives of iBerkshires and Pittsfield Community Television and will feature panelists asking questions. They are open to the public and will be broadcast live on PCTV CityLink Channel 1303 in Pittsfield, on the PCTV Select App available on Roku and Apple TV, and on the Pittsfield Community Television Facebook page.

PCTV and iBerkshires are also soliciting questions from the public. You can submit your question for the candidates to and the panelists may work some of the questions into the debates. 

Both elections will be settled in the Democratic primary election which will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 6.   

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