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North Adams Sees Races for Mayor, Council
By Tammy Daniels,
06:26PM / Tuesday, August 06, 2013

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Nearly more than half the City Council will turn over in this year's municipal elections.

Among the names missing from the ballot will be Council President Michael Bloom, Alan Marden and Marie Harpin — all of whom have served for at least two decades. Also missing is another veteran of city politics, John Barrett III, who served only two years on the council but 26 as mayor.

Three potential candidates had taken out papers to challenge Mayor Richard Alcombright but only one had returned them by Tuesday: Robert R. Moulton Jr.

Not returning papers are Richard David Greene, who had been handing out his campaign


Two Vying For Seat on Lanesborough Board of Selectmen
By Andy McKeever,
09:56AM / Thursday, June 20, 2013

LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The annual town election next week has several races, including for a seat on the Board of Selectmen.

Mount Greylock Regional High School Committee member Robert Ericson is running against former Selectman Joseph Szczepaniak Jr. The seat is that of longtime Selectman William Prendergast, who is not running for re-election.

Ericson currently sits on the high school committee and formerly served on the Lanesborough School Committee. Szczepaniak was on the Board of Selectmen from 2008 until 2011, when he was defeated by a write-in campaign by Robert Barton.

Barton is resigning from the board to run for School Committee. However, because the


Four Candidates Eyeing 2 Adams Selectmen Seats
By Andy McKeever,
09:21PM / Tuesday, March 19, 2013

ADAMS, Mass. — Four candidates will be vying for two vacant seats on the Board of Selectmen.

Nomination papers were due Monday and Richard Blanchard, Joseph Nowak, Donald Sommer and Michael Young have all returned papers to be on the ballot. They have until April 3 to withdraw their nominations.

That's one short of last year, in which five candidates tried for two seats. The race also ensures new faces on the board — albeit Sommer has served before.

The two three-year seats available are those that had been held by Paula Melville and Scott Nichols. Melville resigned from the board last year and Nichols has opted not to run for


Adams Nomination Papers Still Available
11:58AM / Tuesday, March 12, 2013

ADAMS, Mass. — Nomination papers are still available for the upcoming May 6 election.

The following positions will be voted on:        • Moderator, one year term      • Two selectmen, three year terms      • Treasurer-Collector, three year term      • Assessor, three year term      • Board of Health member, three year term      • Board of Health member, one year term      • Planning Board member, five year yerm      • Two library trustees, three year terms    


Williamstown Nomination Papers Available
12:49PM / Friday, March 08, 2013

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Nomination papers for elected offices are still available in the town clerk's office.

Offices on the April 30 ballot will be:

     •  Moderator, three year term

     •  Selectmen, two year term

     •  Elementary School Committee member (two spots), three year term

     •  Elementary School Committee member (one spot), two year term

     •  Library trustees (four spots), three year term

     •  Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School Committee member, three year

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