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DATELINE STOCKBRIDGE: On running for Stockbridge town moderator, a first step into politics

It sure does take a village to run one little campaign, and every kind word and helping hand was appreciated. Thank you.

News Briefs: Democratic gubernatorial candidates’ forum; Rural Health Network conversation; Senate passes social media privacy bill; Senate passes animal welfare measures

The three Democratic candidates for governor of Massachusetts will share the stage in Berkshire County for a forum on the future of the region and Massachusetts, moderated by Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield.

Agricultural Preservation Restriction criteria led to controversial award of Project Native farmland, state insists

It appears the state may have made its decision to award the purchase option to North Plain Farms owner Sean Stanton because the initial proposal by Helia Native Nursery owner Bridghe McCracken did not conform to its guidelines for maximum commercial agricultural value for use of the land.

News Briefs: New Last Mile Broadband Project leadership team; Senate passes agriculture bill; Hinds opens campaign headquarters

The agriculture bill provides opportunities and protections to current and prospective farmers throughout Massachusetts, increases access and availability of locally grown food products, and invests in educational and agricultural programs to further grow the industry.

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