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Farley-Bouvier Wins Dem Nomination for 3rd District
Joe Durwin,
11:12PM / Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Tricia Farley-Bouvier captured the Democratic nomination for 3rd Berkshire District in a special election primary on Tuesday that saw low turnout.

Farley-Bouvier, a former city councilor, topped her opponents by only a few hundred votes, garnering 1,430 votes to Peter White's 1,234 and Ryan Scago's 1,082.

 

 

 

About 17 percent of registered voters went to the polls. Votes were also cast in the Green-Rainbow Party primary for Mark Miller and as write-ins the Republican Party primary to place Mark Jester on the ballot

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Three State Their Cases for Pittsfield's Ward 4
Joe Durwin,
08:04PM / Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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PITTSFIELD, Mass.— In the second of the series of election debates sponsored by the Pittsfield Gazette, Pittsfield Community Television and Berkshire Community College, three Ward 4 residents of varying backgrounds vied for the council seat left open by Michael Ward.

Candidates include Ozias "Chuck" Vincelette, who served as Ward 4 councilor until being ousted by Ward in 2005, Christopher J. Connell, who lost a bid for the seat against Ward in 2009, and newcomer James Bronson. The three will be winnowed down to two in the Sept. 27 preliminary election.

Over the course of the

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Pittsfield Mayoral Candidates Lay Out Agendas
Tammy Daniels,
10:08AM / Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Candidates vying to be the next mayor of Pittsfield spent just over an hour on Monday night staking out positions on issues ranging from school maintenance to the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority.

Stephen Fillio, Donna Walto, Joseph Nichols, Daniel Bianchi and Peter Marchetti, aligned according to their ballot position, answered questions from moderator Larry Kratka on the stage in the Boland Theatre at Berkshire Community College. Their numbers will be

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Mark Miller Wins UAW Endorsement
Miller Campaign,
08:02PM / Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mark Miller, a candidate for the Green-Rainbow Party, has won the endorsement of the United Auto Workers, a major industrial labor union, in his bid to become the new state representative of the 3rd Berkshire District.

Willie Desnoyers, president of the UAW Massachusetts State CAP Council, said: "I'm proud to report that the UAW MA State CAP Council has endorsed Mark Miller for state representative for the 3rd Berkshire District. We are looking forward to working with Mark in the state Legislature. It is important to us that Labor endorses candidates that will respect collective bargaining rights and job creation in Massachusetts. We feel Mark is the best

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Marchetti Campaign Sets Pasta Dinner Fundraiser
Marchetti Campaign,
09:52PM / Tuesday, August 16, 2011
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The public is invited to attend a pasta dinner fundraiser to benefit the Committee to Elect Peter Marchetti Mayor on Friday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 8 at the Polish Falcon Club, 32 Belair Ave.

Cost is a $15 donation. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or reserved by calling 413-443-1411.

Peter Marchetti is a candidate for mayor. He is currently in his eighth year as on the Pittsfield City Council and as its vice president. He is chairman the council's Finance Subcommittee, serves on Public Health and Safety Subcommittee and is vice chairman of the Community and Economic Development Subcommittee. In addition he serves as the council representative on the

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