|Downing to Serve as Chief Surrogate for Coordinated Campaign Effort|
|01:13PM / Wednesday, June 11, 2014|
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Democratic Party has named state Sen. Ben Downing co-chair of the Coordinated Campaign, a crucial post that will serve as the chief surrogate for Democratic efforts throughout the election cycle.
Downing, of Pittsfield, is a rising star in Democratic politics and has represented the Berkshires and portions of Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden counties since 2007.
As chair of Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, Downing’s leadership on clean energy has helped make Massachusetts No. 1 in the nation. According to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, there are now nearly 80,000 clean energy jobs in Massachusetts,
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|Gubernatorial Candidate Kayyem Focuses on Future|
|By Andy McKeever,|
01:36PM / Saturday, November 16, 2013
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Juliette Kayyem doesn't do luck. She does preparedness.
After being called on three times to lend her hand to the government in the wake of tragedy, she is trying to get out in front by running for governor to make sure Massachusetts is prepared for the future.
"We need to solve the problems of today and there are many. But, we need to solve the problems in a way that is sustainable in the future," the Democratic candidate said at a meet and greet on Wednesday with the Berkshire Brigades.
Kayyem's career began as a civil rights attorney before she moved into homeland security. She served on the
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|Tully Upsets Yon In Pittsfield Election|
10:05PM / Tuesday, November 05, 2013
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Ward 1 Councilor Christine Yon was ousted from her seat Tuesday night after voters went for her challenger Lisa Tully.
Tully defeated Yon in the Ward 1 race by a vote of 565-480. Yon was seeking her third term in the position while this was Tully's first campaign for public office.
"I'm so ready to go it's incredible," Tully said after receiving the news that she won.
Following a preliminary election in which Yon received 166 more votes than her, Tully said she knew the race was a close one and was shocked by the
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|Alcombright Wins Third Term; Younger Council Elected|
|By Tammy Daniels & John Durkan,|
02:30PM / Tuesday, November 05, 2013
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mayor Richard Alcombright decisively won a third term on Tuesday night, calling for unity and saying it was "time to move this forward."
Alcombright polled 2,149 votes to challenger Robert M. Moulton Jr.'s 1,479, winning about 60 percent of ballots cast.
This election, even more than Alcombright's 2009 victory, was a changing of the old guard.
Along with returning the mayor to office, voters also swept a new, far younger slate of councilors into City Hall by large margins.
Kate Hanley Merrigan, 34, led the pack with 2,517 votes. The four incumbents running were also returned — Keith Bona,
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Tuesday, Nov. 4
Voting is from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Deadline to register or change party affiliation was Oct.15.
Candidates on the ballot in races for state office; all others on the ballot are unopposed. Links will take you to their campaign websites.
• Edward J. Markey, Democrat
• Brian J. Herr, Republican
• Charlie Baker & Karyn Polito, Republican
• Martha Coakley & Stephen Kerrigan, Democrat
• Evan Falchuk & Angus Jennings, United Independent Party
• Scott Lively & Shelly Saunders, Independent
• Jeff McCormick & Tracy Post, Independent
• Maura Healey, Democratic
• John B. Miller, Republican
Secretary of State
• William Francis Galvin, Democratic
• David D'Arcangelo, Republican
• Daniel L. Factor, Green-Rainbow
• Deborah B. Goldberg, Democratic
• Michael James Heffernan, Republican
• Ian T. Jackson, Green-Rainbow
• Suzanne M. Bump, Democratic
• Patricia S. Saint Aubin, Republican
• MK Merelice, Green-Rainbow
The cities of Pittsfield and North Adams will hold municipal elections for mayor, city council and school committee in 2015
You may vote absentee: if you will be absent from your town or city on election day, have a physical disability that prevents you from voting at the polls or cannot vote at the polls because to religious beliefs.
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