Andrea Harrington

DA Paul Caccaviello and attorneys Andrea Harrington and Judith Knight.
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Today is the end of a bitter Democratic primary campaign for Berkshire County District Attorney. It features three candidates who weren’t really on the radar for the job at the beginning of the year. District Attorney Paul Caccaviello succeeded the retiring 14-year DA David Capeless in March. Judith Knight and Andrea Harrington are each seeking to move the department in a new direction. 

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio and Berkshire Theatre Group hosted a live debate among the Democratic candidates for Berkshire County District Attorney on August 28 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge, Mass.

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.

Voters in Western Massachusetts are deciding which Democrat they want to send to the general election in the races for state senate and state representative on today’s rare Thursday primary.

Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer
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Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer is not making any endorsements in the primary races for the area’s state senate and representative seats. She is, however, being open about whom she is personally supporting.

Democratic candidates (from left to right) Rinaldo Del Gallo, Adam Hinds and Andrea Harrington debate at Berkshire Community College in August.
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With a week to go until the primary election, the race for an open state Senate seat in western Massachusetts is heating up with infighting among the Democratic candidates.

Democratic candidates (from left to right) Rinaldo Del Gallo, Adam Hinds and Andrea Harrington debate at Berkshire Community College.
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The three Democratic candidates running for an open western Massachusetts state senate seat met for their second debate in less than a week Thursday.

State Representative Smitty Pignatelli moderated Sunday's forum between (from left to right) Rinaldo Del Gallo, Andrea Harrington and Adam Hinds.
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The Democratic candidates running for an open western Massachusetts state senate seat met for a forum Sunday in Lenox.

The Massachusetts State House
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The Democratic candidates running for an open western Massachusetts state senate seat are meeting for a forum Sunday.

Rinaldo Del Gallo
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After flirting with a run for more than a month, Pittsfield lawyer Rinaldo Del Gallo is officially launching a campaign for state senate. He is running to represent the 52 communities in the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden district. Del Gallo has been vocal on a number of environmental issues in the area, including leading the charge for a Styrofoam ban in Pittsfield. The Democrat tells that the income inequality issues being raised by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are shaping his platform.

Adam Hinds, left, tours Shire City Herbals, makers of Fire Cider in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
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A western Massachusetts state senate candidate released his economic development platform during a tour of area businesses Tuesday.

This is a picture of Christine Canning
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Republican Christine Canning recently announced her bid for a western Massachusetts state senate seat. Democrat Ben Downing said in January that he is retiring after 10 years representing the Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden district.

This is a picture of the interior of the Massachusetts State House.
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Two more potential contenders for a western Massachusetts senate seat have emerged.

Andrea Harrington

Another person has decided to run for the western Massachusetts state senate seat held by outgoing Democrat Ben Downing.