Berkshire District Attorney

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Coming off a primary defeat last month, Berkshire DA Paul Caccaviello announced he would launch a write-in campaign in hopes of keeping his seat in November. WAMC takes a look at the challenges he’ll face.

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With the fall election campaign heating up, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey was in the Berkshires Monday.

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News that the Berkshire District Attorney will attempt to hold his seat in November’s general election after losing the Democratic primary raises a host of new questions. 

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From the day he was installed by Governor Charlie Baker in March, it’s been a battle for Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello to hold on to the seat. His September 4th loss to attorney Andrea Harrington in the bruising Democratic primary looked like it might have spelled the end for the 30-year veteran of the office. But WAMC has learned Caccaviello is mounting a write-in campaign. He tells WAMC that he’s just begun to fight.

Andrea Harrington

Once again, change appears to be on the horizon for the Berkshire District Attorney’s office. Attorney Andrea Harrington, of Richmond, Massachusetts, upset sitting District Attorney Paul Caccaviello and warded off Judith Knight to win the Democratic primary last Tuesday. With no Republican candidate running in November’s election, Harrington is poised to become the first woman to hold the seat. She sat down with WAMC to talk about her victory, the possibility of a fall campaign, and the future of the office.

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The results of Tuesday’s Democratic Primary for Berkshire County District Attorney all but guarantee the election of the first woman to the post.

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Attorney Andrea Harrington declared victory in the Democratic primary for Berkshire District Attorney late Tuesday night moments after taking a concession call from incumbent DA Paul Caccaviello at her campaign party at a restaurant in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Harrington dedicated the win to her family and her supporters, offering her thanks "to everybody who voted for me, who voted in me, who believed in me, who believed that together we're going to build a new future for Berkshire County."

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It’s an age-old question in politics: what impact do endorsements have on voters? As a contentious Berkshire District Attorney Democratic primary race heads into its final hours, WAMC has this survey of each candidate’s endorsements.

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The Berkshire County district attorney candidates in next week’s Democratic primary vocalized their stances on sentencing regarding illegal gun cases in Tuesday’s debate. 

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In their last public meeting of a long and bruising campaign, the three candidates in next week’s Democratic primary for Berkshire District Attorney met in Stockbridge, Massachusetts for a live debate on WAMC Tuesday.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts after the Berkshire District Attorney Democratic primary debate Tuesday in Stockbridge, Mass. Dr. Chartock also discusses President Trump's accusations that Facebook, Twitter and Google are supressing positive articles about his administration.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the live Berkshire D.A. Democratic primary debate today at the Fitzpatrick in Stockbridge, Mass. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on NAFTA talks between the U.S. and Mexico.

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Two of the three candidates in the Democratic primary for Berkshire District Attorney met in Great Barrington, Massachusetts Thursday night, where they discussed a progressive transformation of the office.

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts Mayor Linda Tyer has become the biggest name in Berkshire County politics to make an endorsement in the district attorney race. WAMC reports Tyer backed Andrea Harrington today.

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In the waning days of the Berkshire District Attorney Democratic primary, conflicting visions of the office and the county it serves are dominating the debate between the candidates.

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A state politician’s involvement in the Berkshire District Attorney race is making waves in the already contentious campaign.

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Three weeks before primary day, the Berkshire District Attorney debate tour continued in Becket, Massachusetts Tuesday night.

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio and Berkshire Theatre Group will host a live debate among the Democratic candidates for Berkshire County District Attorney on August 28 from 1-2 p.m. at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge, Mass.

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The two self-described progressives in the Democratic Primary for the Berkshire District Attorney seat are feuding over experience and community support.

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Hundreds gathered to watch the three Democratic candidates for Berkshire County District Attorney answer questions about racial discrimination in the court system at a forum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts Wednesday night.

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Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello has overseen what he describes as an “evolution” of his office in the midst of a hotly contested Democratic primary.

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Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello clarified the reason for his appearance at the home of a convicted felon at a campaign event this week. 

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Judith Knight is one of three Democrats running in the September 4th primary for Berkshire District Attorney. Knight, a private practice attorney, says she’s running a campaign based on progressive values, and wants to see the DA’s office extend more community outreach. She ran unsuccessfully for the office in 2006 against then-DA David Capeless, and says her 30 years of experience in criminal defense makes her the best candidate for the job.

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The wives of Berkshire District Attorneys past and present are getting involved in the Democratic primary campaign.

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About two months before primary day, two Democratic candidates for Berkshire District Attorney are exchanging pointed criticism about their ability to serve effectively.

John Krol

In September, voters in Berkshire County will decide whether they want a longtime member of the District Attorney’s office who took over this winter to remain in the seat. Andrea Harrington, a private practice attorney based in Great Barrington, hopes Democrats will pick her instead. Harrington has won the endorsement of Pittsfield City Councilors John Krol and Helen Moon. Harrington is running as a progressive, saying she hears voters demanding change in the office and arguing that the position allows for greater interpretation of the law. She faces attorney Judith Knight and Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello. Harrington spoke with WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Josh Landes about the run-up to the September 4th primary, including the challenges of running against an incumbent.

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Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello has been on the campaign trail since May 3rd, about six weeks after he was appointed to fill the position of David Capeless, who left office on March 15th after a surprise retirement at the beginning of that month. Since he announced his intentions to run for the seat, he’s debated his two challengers in the Democratic primary, Andrea Harrington and Judith Knight. During the early days of the race, an article in Commonwealth Magazine revealed Capeless’s collaboration with Republican Governor Charlie Baker’s administration that propelled Caccaviello to the top of Berkshire law enforcement ahead of the 2018 election. Caccaviello spoke with WAMC Berkshire Bureau Chief Josh Landes about the campaign so far, and about when he first learned about Capeless’s plans to leave office.

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The three Democrats running for District Attorney in Berkshire County debated in Pittsfield last night.

Josh Landes

Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello currently holds his seat as an unelected appointee. A 28-year veteran of state prosecution, the Pittsfield Democrat was appointed by Republican Governor Charlie Baker to fill the term of David Capeless, who retired abruptly after 14 years. Caccaviello was sworn in on March 15th amidst charges that the appointment was a means to give him a leg up in the fall election.

Democrat Challenging Caccaviello For Berkshire DA

Mar 21, 2018
John Krol

A candidate who was recently on the ballot is now running for Berkshire District Attorney.

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