Berkshire DA says exit aimed at helping top aide win post

Move short-circuits chance for open race for seat

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER and Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless are coming under fire for setting up a behind-the-scenes hand-off of the DA’s post to the office’s first assistant. On Thursday, Capeless made the surprise announcement that he was stepping down after 14 years in office. But he made an even more surprising admission about(...)

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