1st Berkshire District

Josh Landes

Although Democrats have a hold on most elected offices in the county, the Berkshires were well-represented at Saturday’s Massachusetts Republican Convention in Worcester. WAMC spoke with delegates at the DCU Center.

John Barrett Is Going To The State House

Nov 7, 2017
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Berkshires political institution John Barrett has won office once again.  This time he’s going to Beacon Hill.

The June death of Massachusetts State Representative Gailanne Cariddi has led to a special election in northern Berkshire County tomorrow. 

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A political upstart and a career politician are trading jabs ahead of the special election for the northern Berkshire County state House seat. 

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John Barrett has taken another step in his political comeback. The former North Adams mayor claimed victory in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for state representative.

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It looks like John Barrett has taken another step in his political comeback bid.

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Democratic hopefuls will face off in a primary election tomorrow to fill the open 1st Berkshire District House seat. 

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The only Republican running in the special State Representative election in Berkshire County claims she was silenced at a Democratic candidate forum in Lanesborough Monday night. 

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Voters will have the chance to meet the candidates for the 1st Berkshire District state representative seat at an Adams, Massachusetts public forum this month. 

Christine Canning

Although Democrats have an enrollment advantage throughout the county, a Republican says she can win the special election for the 1st Berkshire District seat left vacant by the June death of state Representative Gailanne Cariddi. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with Christine Canning about her decision to run for the State House. 

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The legislative aide to the late Massachusetts State Representative Gailanne Cariddi is running to fill the vacated seat. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with Kevin Towle, a Democrat, about his decision to seek the 1st Berkshire District seat. 

John Barrett Runs For State House Seat

Jul 22, 2017
John Barrett III

Former North Adams Mayor John Barrett is re-entering politics. Having already led the western Massachusetts city for more than two decades, Barrett is running to fill the 1st Berkshire District House seat left vacant by the June death of Gailanne Cariddi. In an exclusive interview, WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with Barrett about his decision to run for the State House. 

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The legislative aide to the late Massachusetts State Representative Gailanne Cariddi is running to fill the vacated seat.

This is a photo of Lisa Blackmer.
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Candidates have started vying for the 1st Berkshire District state House seat, which opened up when Democratic Representative Gailanne Cariddi died in June. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with North Adams City Councilor Lisa Blackmer about her decision to run for the state and city seats.

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As candidates emerge for the special election to fill the 1st Berkshire District state House seat, voters in the fall could see a familiar name on the ballot. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with Stephanie Bosley, a Democrat – daughter of former State Representative Daniel Bosley – about her decision to run.

Late State Rep. Cariddi
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A new candidate in the special election for the 1st Berkshire District state House seat has a familiar name. The seat opened up when Representative Gailanne Cariddi died in June.