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Berkshire DA Announces Campaign To Remain In Seat

Josh Landes
Berkshire DA Paul Caccaviello speaks at the announcement of his predecessor David Capeless's surprise retirement on March 1st.

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. Within a week, a fellow Democrat — Great Barrington Attorney Andrea Harrington — announced plans to primary Caccaviello September 4th. Caccaviello kicked off his campaign this afternoon. Here is his full interview with WAMC News.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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