Paul Caccaviello concedes Berkshire DA race to Andrea Harrington
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire County District Attorney Paul Caccaviello has officially conceded Tuesday's election to Andrea Harrington.
She appreciated the hard-fought race, he said in a phone interview from his Dalton home just before noon Wednesday.
"We both agreed that we will connect over the next couple of days to schedule some transition efforts," he said.
Harrington, who in January will be sworn in as Berkshire County's first female district attorney, earned nearly 30,000 of the more than 50,000 votes cast in 30 communities — Sheffield and Richmond have yet to report their vote totals.
Harrington narrowly won a three-way primary in September against Caccaviello and challenger Judith Knight. Caccaviello, who has worked in the office for nearly 30 years, including 14 years as first assistant district attorney, then mounted a write-in campaign for the general election.
The Berkshire District Attorney's Office employs more than 50 people.
This story will be updated.
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