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By Andy McKeever & Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff 10:51PM / Monday, July 09, 2012 Local journalist and blogger Dan Valenti read a 17-page affadavit in court rebutting the harassment order against him. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — An order restraining local blogger Daniel Valenti from commenting on a highly publicized pedestrian accident was vacated Monday afternoon following a lengthy hearing in Central Berkshire District Court. Valenti and his attorneys said it was a victory for the 1st Amendment, which guarantees freedom of the press. “I’m pleased that the court heard our arguments that in no way should this be allowed,” said Valenti, who Read more…


The Berkshire Courier April 15-21 DEL GALLO IS READY TO CAMPAIGN AS THE AREA’S PROGRESSIVE OPTION PITTSFIELD—Rinaldo Del Gallo wants people to know that he’s the real progressive Democrat running for State Senate. Del Gallo is a Pittsfield Attorney specializing in family law. Del Gallo grew up in the Berkshires.  He received his law degree from George Washington University, a well-credentialed law school in Washington, D.C. He got his law degree in intellectual property, but shifted to family law later in his career. Del Gallo’s uncle was mayor of Pittsfield. Remo Del Gallo served from 1965 to 1968. The younger Read more…


Rinaldo Del Gallo joins the protest Friday against the pipeline projects. By Andy McKeeveriBerkshires Staff 02:32AM / Tuesday, April 19, 2016 PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Rinaldo Del Gallo spent a long time getting the city to pass a ban on Styrofoam. And he’s continued to press for a ban on plastic bags. Those type of environmental concerns have always been a priority. Now he is running for the open state Senate seat, though he hasn’t made the official announcement yet, and he didn’t expect any difference in opinions among the other Democratic candidates when it comes the proposed natural gas pipeline Read more…


  By Heather Bellow Wednesday, Jun 1 News Heather Bellow Pittsfield — Democratic primary candidate and lawyer Rinaldo Del Gallo III told supporters at his campaign announcement last night that he’s already demonstrated he’s got what it takes to be a state senator, and that he’s the one of the three candidates who, as a “Bernie Sanders progressive,” can make changes that will lift the middle and lower classes up and out of economic quicksand. Del Gallo is one of three Democrats and one Republican to qualify for the ballot after getting the required 300 signatures by May 31. All Read more…


  Rinaldo Del Gallo officially launches his campaign on Tuesday for state Senate. Mark Delmyer. Jim Martin. Brad Verter. By Andy McKeeveriBerkshires Staff 03:32AM / Wednesday, June 01, 2016 Rinaldo Del Gallo made his announcement in front of 35 or so supporters at Shire City Sanctuary.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Jim Martin had his daughter taken away from him and he didn’t have the money to fight for custody in the courts. Rinaldo Del Gallo offered his legal services pro-bono and put more than 100 hours into the legal representation. “He is more concerned about justice than he is money,” Martin Read more…


By Jim Therrien   Posted:   05/31/2016 1   Rinaldo Del Gallo announces his candidacy for state Senate on Tuesday at Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield. (Jim Therrien — The Berkshire Eagle) PITTSFIELD — State Senate candidate Rinaldo Del Gallo held a formal campaign announcement Tuesday at Shire City Sanctuary, promising a progressive agenda in the Legislature and contending his name recognition could give him an edge in the Democratic primary. Del Gallo faces Adam Hinds of Pittsfield and Andrea Harrington of Richmond for the Democratic nomination. A lone Republican, Christine Canning of Lanesborough, is seeking her party’s nomination. Several Read more…


Running as a ‘Bernie Sanders progressive’ By Jim Therrien    05/29/2016    PITTSFIELD — Democratic primary candidate Rinaldo Del Gallo III wants to make it clear from the start what kind of campaign he will run for the state Senate seat representing Berkshire County. “My general theme is, I am running as a Bernie Sanders progressive,” he said during an interview. “It was one of the first decisions I made. I wanted people to be able to know in an instant what type of platform that I had.” Del Gallo added, “There has been a lot of discussion about what Read more…


Wednesday, August 31, 2016 The timing could not be more unfortunate.   Just when NASA have just announced that the earth is heating faster than any other time in the last 1,000 years, Rinaldo Del Gallo’s opponents for state senate (Adams Hinds and Andrea Harrington) say that they are against wind energy here in the Berkshires.   It was the first time this came out during the campaign.  Noted Del Gallo, “I was absolutely stunned that both did not support wind energy here in the Berkshires.”   Last night, on Tuesday, at August 1st, at a forum at the Senior Center in Read more…


Tuesday, August 30, 2016   Adams Hinds has completely flip-flopped on the minimum wage.   But rather than characterize his stances, I have taken the time to provide exact quotes taken from two different debates.   Both Adams Hinds and Andrea Harrington declined to attend a fight for $15 rally held at Park Square in Pittsfield by Manos Unidas held in the spring.  Rinaldo Del Gallo was the only candidate to attend.       At a forum in Becket, on June 21st, moderator Smitty Pignatelli’s exact question was, “Do you support an immediate and across the board $15 minimum wage?” Read more…


PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT of a forum in Becket, June 21, 2016, sponsored by the Becket Democrats. 1:50:16  into the forum: SMITTY PIGNATELLI:   We have one more question [he misspoke, two questions] before closing statements. . .  I have two quickies.  And they are just simple “yes” or “no” answers.  And we will start with Andrea.   Do you support an immediate and across the board $15 minimum wage?   [Note:  When Rep. Smitty Pignatelli asked the question, the term $15 minimum wage was modified with the words “immediate” and “across the board.”  He spoke loudly and clearly.]   Andrea Harrington:  Yes. Smitty Read more…

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