Former City Councilor Jonathan Lothrop is looking to reclaim his seat at the dais.
Less than a week after Ward 5 Councilor Donna Todd Rivers announced she would not be seeking re-election, Lothrop announced a campaign for the seat he sat in for more than a decade. click for more
Ward 5 Councilor Donna Todd Rivers will not seek re-election.
Rivers served two terms on the council after barely squeaking by Rick Scapin in 2015, filling the seat vacated by Jonathan Lothrop. She was unopposed in 2017 and had taken out nomination papers to run again in 2019 but this weekend... click for more
Voters passed by simple majority a Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion by a vote of 196-157.
They also returned a former Select Board member and ousted an incumbent in an election that once again filled the board with three members. click for more
I am breaking my habit now to endorse Dante Birch for the Williamstown Planning Board because he possesses the personal qualities that are essential to the success and credibility of town boards. click for more
Registered Democrats in Dalton will caucus on Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Crane Room at Town Hall to elect delegates and alternates to the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. click for more
Treasurer/Collector Kelly Rice, who was first elected to complete a vacant term five years ago, posted an overwhelming victory over Paul Nowicki, who had held the post for nearly 20 years in the 1980s and '90s.
There are two contested race on the ballot this election.
Gordon Hubbard, owner of Mount Greylock Campsite Park, is challenge incumbent Robert Ericson for a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen. Ericson has been on the board since winning election in 2013, which follow a stint on the Mount Greylock School Committee, and filled the shoes of William Prendergast who opted not to run for re-election that year.
After a decade on the City Council, Melissa Mazzeo intends to run for mayor.
In a prepared statement, she said she's focused on "addressing our growing crime rates and drug epidemic, auditing our city processes and rejecting the notion of doing things because that's how it has been done, investing in public infrastructure without putting the city into debt, and holding GE accountable for their broken promises and the resulting undeveloped business park.
It is still early but interest in the municipal election is slowly building.
Only incumbent Mayor Linda Tyer has announced a campaign for re-election so far but three others have taken out nomination papers, indicating a possible challenge. Former Pittsfield Police Officer Karen Kalinwosky, Rusty Anchor owner Scott Graves, and resident Craig Gaetani have also pull papers.
Neighborhoods, economic prosperity, and designing our future.
Those are the three pillars of which Mayor Linda Tyer said has been a foundation of her first term as mayor. And she now wants to "do more of what works" as she announced her bid for re-election Thursday at Framework.
After four terms, Ward 7 Councilor Anthony Simonelli will not seek re-election this November.
Simonelli sent an e-mail to his constituents on Thursday announcing his intentions to "retire" from the council.
The night hadn't been as late as many expected because, in just about every town, Harrington's numbers were above what Caccaviello could get. The race was over and while Caccaviello hadn't yet conceded, Harrington knew it and celebrated.
Voter turnout maybe being driven by the handful of races on the ballot, the three ballot measures Massachusetts is deciding or the wave of competitive races across the nation sparked by the current administration.