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The Berkshire branch of the NAACP and blogger Dan Valenti planned to host separate forums with Berkshire District Attorney candidates Wednesday. Now, the NAACP debate has been rescheduled — ending a dispute over how the campaigns should handle a scheduling conflict.  

During a roughly hour and a half forum, the candidates for Berkshire District Attorney — incumbent Andrea Harrington and defense attorney Timothy Shugrue — gave an audience of over 200 people a display of how they differ on issues like substance use, pretrial holds, and the overall quality of public safety in Berkshire County.

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On Saturday, Nov. 5, 1932, just days before the presidential election, Anna Laurens Dawes, 81, known as the "grand lady of Pittsfield," took to the airwaves to urge every Republican to head to the polls that Tuesday.

Being from the Berkshires, birthplace of the most famous suffragette, Susan B. Anthony, Dawes' ardent push for voters to head to the polls doesn't seem out of place — until you consider she, just a dozen years prior, was the leading anti-suffragette of Western Massachusetts, if not the state.