Krol to host Senate debate on 'Good Morning Pittsfield'

PITTSFIELD >> "Good Morning Pittsfield" will host an hour-long debate with the Democratic candidates for state Senate on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at WTBR-FM studios.

The debate can be heard live on the radio at 89.7 FM and will be simulcast on Pittsfield Community Television Channel 16 in Pittsfield, Richmond and Dalton. It will be rebroadcast on PCTV Channel 16 at 11 p.m. on Sept. 1 and will be available for viewing online through the PCTV website.

Democratic Primary candidates Rinaldo Del Gallo, Andrea Harrington and Adam Hinds have agreed to participate.

The debate will be moderated by GMP host and Pittsfield City Council Vice President John Krol.

This debate follows GMP's debate between 3rd Berkshire state House candidates, Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield, and challenger Michael Bloomberg.

Harrington endorsed by Massachusetts Nurses Association

RICHMOND >> Andrea Harrington has been endorsed by the Massachusetts Nurses Association in her bid for the state Senate.

The MNA represents 23,000 nurses across the commonwealth, including hundreds of nurses at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield and North Adams.

Harrington's campaign has gained recent endorsements of the Berkshire Building and Construction Trades Council, Pittsfield Carpenters Local 108, the Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers & Scientists, SEIU Local 509 and SEIU Local 888, National Association of Social Workers, and the Mass. Women's Political Caucus.


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"I am honored to have the Massachusetts Nurses Association supporting my campaign for state Senate," Harrington said. "I am running for office to be a bold, independent voice for Western Massachusetts, and I look forward to working with residents across the district on the issues that matter to us. I am committed to fighting for important causes like making health care more accessible for working families and seniors, combating the opioid epidemic devastating our region, and working regionally to grow our economy. I will be a tireless advocate for our communities and working families as we prioritize investments in public education, and develop comprehensive strategies to promote environmental sustainability and create jobs for our region."

Harrington is seeking the state Senate seat for the Berkshire-Hampshire-Franklin-Hampden District, soon to be vacated by Sen. Ben Downing. She is facing Adam Hinds of Pittsfield and Rinaldo Del Gallo of Lenox in the Democratic Primary.

Harrington grew up in Richmond where she currently lives with her husband, Tim, and their two young sons. She is an attorney and owns a small business in West Stockbridge.