Pittsfield, MA – During the hard-fought campaign for the Democratic nomination for Berkshire County District Attorney, challenger Judith Knight said Incumbent David Capeless lacked the prosecutorial discretion necessary to get the job done. And while Capeless won the support of three out of five voters who turned out for Tuesday's democratic primary he did not do as well in Southern Berkshire County. Here's WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo with the details:
Kingston, NY – Western Massachussetts Democrats voted to put up a fresh face for state senate in last night's District 1 primary. 25-year-old Ben Downing won the primary, in his first bid for political office. His closest competitor in the five-way race was Christopher Hodgkins, a twenty-year veteran of the state house. We have two reports: first, WAMC's Julia Taylor, who covered Downing's party in Pittsfield last night.
Pittsfield, MA – Challenger Judith Knight loses the Berkshire County District Attorney's race, but doesn't view it as a total loss. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein was at Knight's headquarters on primary night.
Bennington, VT – Workers at the state office building in Bennington, Vermont are undergoing medical screening this week to determine whether they're suffering from illnesses caused by the building. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Watertown, MA – The Massachusetts primary election is tomorrow, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the second in our series of profiles of the three Democratic candidates for governor. The winner of the Massachusetts primary will face Republican Kerry Healy and independent Christy Mihos in the November election.
Great Barrington, MA – With four days until the Massachusetts primary, the five democratic candidates seeking the first Berkshire district state senate seat are in the final stretch. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this wrap-up of the candidates stands:
Burlington, VT – Quebec Premier Jean Charest and Vermont Governor James Douglas participated in a symposium at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont this morning to discuss the three primary issues of concern to both governments. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.