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Embattled Pittsfield District Court Judge Thomas Estes resigns after a damning review of his misconduct is made public.
The state Supreme Judicial Court sharply criticized Estes in a six-page order of censure issued yesterday.
In turn, Judge Estes tendered his resignation effective today.
Key to his censure was his engaging in found to be abusive hanky panky with a lesser courthouse employee in his chambers in the Belchertown District Courthouse after hours.
No word as yet, however, as to what may happen to his pension given his improprieties.