Staff Reports On: 04:16PM / Monday November 04, 2013
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Three City Council ward seat, councilors at large and School Committee races will be decided Tuesday.
The polls will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the citywide election. Not only will voters choose the new City Council but will also decide the fate of the newly revised charter (which is available below).
In Ward 1 and 6, the incumbents are being challenged. Ward 1 incumbent Christine Yon is facing Lisa Tully. In the preliminary, Tully was only 166 votes shy of Yon.
Seven candidates are vying for four at-large seats: incumbents Churchill Cotton, Barry Clairmont and Melissa Mazzeo and newcomers Donna Todd Rivers, James Conant, Mark Miller and Kathleen Amuso. Since there are only three incumbents, at least on newcomer will join the council. Council President Kevin Sherman opted not to run for re-election.
There are also seven candidates seeking seats on the School Committee: incumbents Daniel Elias and Katherine Yon and newcomers Joshua Cutler, Brittany Douglas, Cynthia Taylor, Anthony Riello and Pamela Farron.
Running unopposed are Mayor Daniel Bianchi, Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Morandi, Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell, Ward 5 Councilor Jonathan Lothrop, Ward 7 Councilor Anthony Simonelli and City Clerk Linda Tyer.
1A & 1B- Reid Middle School, 950 North Street
2A-Morningside School, 100 Burbank Street
2B-Somerset Fire Station, 9 Somerset Avenue
3A-Providence Court, 379 East Street
3B-Egremont School, 84 Egremont Avenue
4A-Herberg Middle School, 501 Pomeroy Avenue
4B-Williams School, 50 Bushey Road
5A-Masonic Temple, 116 South Street
5B-West Housatonic Street Fire Station, 311 West Housatonic Street
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North Adams: Candidate forums are being broadcast live by WNAW at 8:30 a.m. daily Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 except Wednesday, when mayoral candidates Richard Alcombright, the incumbent, and challenger Robet Moulton debate live from 9 to 10.
Meet the candidates at the Elks Lodge breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 3.
The cities of Pittsfield and North Adams will hold municipal elections for mayor, city council and school committee on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
You may vote absentee: if you will be absent from your town or city on election day, have a physical disability that prevents you from voting at the polls or cannot vote at the polls because to religious beliefs.
Absentee ballots are available at city clerk offices until noon on Nov. 4.
Voter registration: The deadline to register or change in voter information for the November election is Wednesday, Oct. 16.
The North Adams city clerk's office will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 16.