Berkshire County District Attorney

DA Paul Caccaviello and attorneys Andrea Harrington and Judith Knight.
Patrick Garrett / WAMC

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.

Judith Knight, a private practice attorney from Great Barrington, Massachusetts, is running in this summer’s Democratic primary for Berkshire County District Attorney seat. It’s not her first time. In 2006, she ran against then-DA David Capeless. Now she faces his longtime second-in-command Paul Caccaviello, who was appointed to replace Capeless in advance of this year’s election. She’s also up against another Great Barrington attorney, Andrea Harrington. Below is a WAMC web exclusive where Knight talks about her 2006 bid against Capeless.

Berkshire DA Announces Surprise Retirement

Mar 1, 2018
Josh Landes

At times choking up, Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless surprised the county by announcing his retirement Thursday morning.

A Pittsfield, Massachusetts man is facing charges for allegedly harassing an assistant Berkshire district attorney.

Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless is scheduled to take the oath of office marking the start of his third full term Tuesday.

Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless announced Thursday he will run for reelection in November.

Capeless says the recent guilty verdicts and subsequent life sentencing of Adam Lee Hall for the gruesome murders of three Berkshire County men in 2011 will help his run for another four-year term.