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U.S. Senate Hopeful Warren Stumps in North Adams
By Andy McKeever,
10:45PM / Friday, February 17, 2012

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren says the country has turned in the wrong direction and she hopes to right the ship.

Recapping her own story of rising from a middle-class family to success, Warren told more than 300 people at the Eagle's Hall on Friday night that she fears everyone does not have a shot at success and that she wants to make sure they do.

"I worry my story is embedded in time," Warren said. "I am the daughter of a maintenance man who became this fancy pants professor at Harvard."

She grew up in frugal surroundings, started working at at 9 baby-sitting


Senate Candidate Warren To Stop In North Adams
08:29PM / Wednesday, February 15, 2012
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be visiting the city this Friday, Feb. 17, at 6:30 at the Eagle's Hall on Curran Highway.

This is her first venture this far west and north in the state since she began her "listening tour" last fall before announcing a run for the Democratic nomination. Local Democrats and others have packed Warren's past stops in the area.

Warren's Western Mass field organizer Greg Maynard had promised late last month that the Harvard professor and creator of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (designed ride herd on Wall Street) would be in the North Berkshires in a matter of weeks.

"We are working very


Shein Speaking to Williamstown Democrats
05:41PM / Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The Williamstown Democratic Town Committee is hosting congressional candidate Bill Shein on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from  7 to 8 p.m. at Town Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

Shein is running for the Democratic nomination for representative to the 1st Massachusetts District.
More information about Shein's candidacy can be found at and on Facebook at

Contact number on-site will be 413-717-2924


Lenox Democratic Committee Sets Caucus
05:20PM / Tuesday, February 14, 2012
LENOX, Mass. — The Lenox Democratic Town Committee will hold the annual Democratic Caucus for the nomination of candidates seeking election to town positions or boards on Thursday, March 15, from 5:30 to 7 at Town Hall. 

Nominees will be selected for moderator, Board of Selectmen, School Committee, Board of Assessors, Board of Health, Planning Board and Housing Authority. Only registered Democrats will be allowed to participate, and are encouraged to attend and vote for the candidates of their choice. Registered Democratic candidates who receive the most votes for each position will have their name placed on the ballot as the Town Democratic Party nominee for the annual


Olver Endorses Neal for 1st Mass Seat
01:26PM / Monday, February 13, 2012
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — U.S. Rep. John W. Olver officially endorsed his colleague, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, on Monday in the campaign for the 113th Congress for the new First Congressional District, as re-drawn by the state legislature during the redistricting process.
"Richard Neal is an outstanding fit for the new First District," the Amherst Democrat said. "He is a strong supporter of everything the district cares about, and he has been a great friend and partner in the House during my congressional service."

Neal has represented the 2nd Mass District along the southern border for 24 years. Beginning in 2013, his hometown of Springfield will be part of

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