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Whose decline is more severe: Joe Biden’s or the news media’s?

The decisive problem right now isn't Joe Biden or the press; it is what is being done to the American people.

Former Great Barrington tax collector pleads not guilty to embezzlement in ‘fraudulent Ponzi scheme’

Auditors determined that Ball embezzled real estate and excise taxes that residents and business owners paid in cash to the town of Great Barrington

Proliferation of pot shops in Great Barrington prompts questions about social justice

"Ultimately, it costs so much money for people to start these businesses, that it's just another way for rich people to make more money. That's not a great thing for a town that touts itself as progressive." -- Great Barrington Selectboard member Kate Burke

Of plastic bottles and ‘marijuana wars’: a Great Barrington year in review

2018 has provided enough Great Barrington news to keep journalists busy and observers of town politics highly amused, signaling that the community dubbed "best small town in America" by Smithsonian Magazine continues to be a place in transition.

Andrea Harrington apparent winner in contentious Berkshire DA contest

Final results were not yet available but preliminary numbers indicated Harrington leading by a margin of almost 2-1.

Healey’s support of Harrington diminishes office of AG

In her letter Regina Hill writes: "The Democratic nominee for district attorney is the least qualified person to ever run, yet she is the beneficiary of help and support from those I believe ignored that critical fact."

Second-class citizens no longer: Berkshire second-home owners eye greater involvement, voting rights

Second-home owners have no voting rights in Massachusetts, so their influence in state and local affairs is necessarily limited. They certainly are permitted to attend town meetings and, in most towns, are allowed to speak at the discretion of the moderator.

Andrea Harrington wins District Attorney primary race in a squeaker

Harrington had 40 percent of the votes to Paul Cacciaviello's 37 and Judith Knight's 23, with more than 90 percent of precincts reporting, and only three small towns remaining.

Judith Knight will bring integrity, wisdom, experience to DA’s office

In her letter to the editor Jessica Sinopoli writes: “Judith Knight will treat each case on an individual basis and do the right thing even when it is not easy. She did it for me.”

Knight offers best qualifications for DA post

In her letter Catharyn Tivy writes: "As a certified mediation and negotiation specialist, Judith Knight has the skills we will need moving forward in order to find common ground on polarizing issues."

Knight will provide the leadership needed for change in DA office

Judith Knight has the progressive platform and has been pushing this same platform of progressive reform for more than a decade.

Reforming DA’s office central to Harrington’s campaign

Andrea Harrington has made the need for a philosophical change and establishing procedures and policies to deal with issues before they become criminal at the center of her campaign.

Observations of the DA debate at Hevreh

Rabbi Hirsch announced that Mr. Caccaviello had a prior engagement and was not able to attend and that an invitation to send a representative from his campaign was declined.

‘Election meddling’ in Berkshire County DA race?

It bothers me, and should bother those who want change for the better in the DA’s office, that the only candidate under attack is Andrea Harrington, both by Caccaviello and Knight.

Andrea Harrington has experience, vision for the DA’s office

In her letter to the editor Sharon Winsett writes: “For too long, Berkshire County has relied on the good-old boy network to make decisions that impact us now and in the future.”

Judging judgment in the DA’s race

In her letter Mary Talbot writes: "Judith Knight has been an advocate for crime reform for years."

Reformer Judith Knight running for Berkshire County District Attorney ‘to get real change’

A Lee resident, Knight has, since 2006, been in private practice in Great Barrington. About 80 percent of her practice has been in criminal defense, with most of the remainder of her practice in mediation.

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