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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaking at a town hall forum in Pittsfield in July 2017.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren to hold town hall in Great Barrington

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By Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 News 9

Great Barrington — Political rock star and likely 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts,  will swing through Great Barrington this Sunday for a town hall meeting. 

“Warren will take questions from the audience and discuss her work standing up for working families of Massachusetts against powerful corporate interests,” the Warren campaign said in a news release announcing the event.

Warren, a Democrat who turned 69 last month, is up for re-election to a second term this year. She has become a national figure and is one of President Donald Trump’s fiercest critics.

Polls have shown her to be an overwhelming favorite for re-election. Her GOP opponent has yet to be determined. State Rep. Geoff Diehl, R-Whitman; Winchester businessman John Kingston; and Beth Lindstrom, a former chair of the state Republican Party, will square off in a Sept. 4 primary. The winner will face Warren in November.

Warren made a similar appearance in the Berkshires a little more than a year ago at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield. Click here to read the Edge story and here to view the Edgecast of the event by videographer Ben Hillman.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place Sunday, July 22, at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and the event is scheduled to start and hour later. To RSVP, see the Berkshire Edge calendar.

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  1. J.W. Clark says:

    Big Deal, Pocahontas is coming to Great Barrington, stay home.

    1. Carl Stewart says:

      I am extremely disappointed that The Edge would give Mr. Clark space to espouse his racist views. [“We kindly ask you to keep your comments as civil and focused as possible. (Editor’s note.)] We can only feel sorry that Clark is unhappy, angry, unfulfilled, and lonely in his life, but that is no reason for The Edge to allow him to spew his venom on its pages. When Donald Trump called Senator Warren, “Pocahontas,” he was rightfully charged with racism. If, during the recent DuBois statue discussion someone had objected to the proposed monument to a “commie nigger,” would The Edge have printed it? Highly unlikely that they would have but apparently racially abusive comments about Native Americans are deemed less offensive by the editor and publisher of this journal. I can think of no other publication, other than those espousing white nationalist views that would give Mr. Clark any space. Not only is his comment unabashedly racist, it lends nothing at all to a discussion about Senator Warren. If you disagree with the Senator’s positions on issues, present your views but what purpose is served by allowing this venom? Of course, very few people will heed Clark’s suggestion to “stay home;” the Mahaiwe will be packed on Sunday with people eager to see and hear our distinguished Senator. Mr. Clark should stay home so as to not subject thinking people to his putrid presence.

  2. Tom says:

    Elizabeth Warren is a great Senator and would make a fantastic president!

  3. J.W. Clark says:

    Well, Mr. Stewart you hit all the bias far left notes that I would not. The” venom and putrid” actions are all yours. Resist.

  4. John says:

    Elizabeth Warren, Maxine waters etc represent the local swamp.
    Elizabeth clearly believes in government handouts for all. She just never learned you have to work for a living.
    With unemployment virtually non existent, the need for government handouts is far less than ever, if, you want to work. This is merely her promising government handouts in exchange for votes
    Elizabeth and Maxine. 2 mouthy peas in a pod.

    1. Shawn Green says:

      “She never learned you have to work for a living.”
      Except that she has been a professor at five universities for 40 years and has written 10 books.

      1. John says:

        More than ever, If you can’t do, teach

    2. Tom Blauvelt says:

      Exactly what handouts are you referring too?

    3. Carl Stewart says:

      John says “If you can’t do, teach.”

      The anonymous John has just managed to defame several hundred thousand teachers in this country and many more around the world.

      One must wonder what more valuable service is provided to the community by “John,” who is so confident of his views that he is afraid to tell the readers of The Edge who he is.

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