BERKSHIRE COUNTY

Coverage of Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette newsroom in April 2018.
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Updated at 5 p.m.

Staff at the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Valley Advocate are taking steps to form a labor union. It'll be called the Pioneer Valley NewsGuild.

Paul Caccaviello was appointed district attorney of Berkshire County in March 2018.
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Attorney Andrea Harrington will be the next district attorney of Berkshire County. The current DA, Paul Caccaviello, did not concede the election until Wednesday. 

From left, Andrea Harrington and Paul Caccaviello.
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In Berkshire County, the Democratic nominee for district attorney, Andrea Harrington, has declared victory. But her opponent, incumbent DA Paul Caccaviello, is not conceding.

From left, Andrea Harrington and Paul Caccaviello.
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Typically, voters pay close attention to a race for governor or senator, but a district attorney? Not so much. But that's the case this year in Berkshire County, where violent and drug-related crimes are big concerns.

Springfield, Massachusetts, police officer Gregg Bigda, left, and former Springfield detective Steven Vigneault, right.
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Two Springfield police officers, one current and one former, are facing federal charges in connection with a 2016 incident, involving two Latino juveniles. 

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