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State Rep. Paul Mark, a Peru Democrat first elected in 2010, is running to represent the Berkshires in the state Senate. He has the backing of his fellow Berkshire County representatives, local labor leaders and several other Democrats.
If you live in Berkshire County, you'll have a new state senator starting in 2023. And you may also have a new state representative. Due to population loss, redistricting will cut the four Berkshire County seats to three.
With Berkshire County’s four seats in the Massachusetts House cut to three, the district Paul Mark represents would see its population reshuff…
2020 census numbers showed another drop in Berkshire County’s population as most of the state grew. Redistricting in the Massachusetts Legislature likely will leave Berkshire County with three districts, down from four, in the 160-member House.
With state Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield, expected to announce his plans for 2022 shortly, colleagues of state Rep. Paul Mark, D-Peru, said he has spoken with them about the possibility of pursuing the seat.
Jane Swift had been acting governor for five months on Sept. 11, 2001. If she looked up during a run near her Williamstown farm that Tuesday morning, she might have seen United Airlines Flight 175 about the time it was hijacked.
Kashia Pieprzak and her husband, Matthew Gold, were informed that the deed to their new property had a covenant restriction that prohibited people of color from living there. Although such racist restrictions were made illegal in a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1947, it still remains on the deeds of nearly every residence in the subdivision, and on the deeds of many properties around the country.
Seventy-four Massachusetts lawmakers signed a letter urging the federal government to defend voting rights. Voting restrictions have been proposed in 47 states, including Massachusetts.
State dollars do not fully cover the transportation needs of Berkshire County, observers say. Several lawmakers, though, say they believe federal relief money can help meet infrastructure needs.
Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito visited the Clark Art Institute on Wednesday for a quick tour of the galleries and to announce $2 million in awards to 34 recipients, all part of the Destination Development Capital (DDC) Grant Program, a new competitive grant program created through the economic development bill signed into law by Governor Baker earlier this year.