NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal will hold district office hours in seven communities in Berkshire and Franklin Counties this week to give local citizens an opportunity to share their concerns directly with a congressional staff member.
During distinct office hours, staff will be able to assist those who have questions regarding Social Security benefits, veteran's benefits, immigration applications and other federal programs. Some district office hours will be shared with other state and local elected officials to make it easier for constituents to meet with their representatives. Neal will continue to hold weekly district office hours throughout the 1st Congressional District during the months of April and May.
"I have always believed that good constituent service is the lifeblood of any elected office. You simply have to give constituents an opportunity to have their voices heard," said Neal. "That is why I am holding these district office hours all across the 1st Congressional District this spring. I want the people of Berkshire and Franklin County to know that my staff is always there to serve capably serve them."
In addition to his district office hours, Neal has full-time office in the Silvio O. Conte Federal Building, 78 Center St., Pittsfield. The office can be reached at 413-442-0946. Constituents traveling to Washington, D.C., can visit his office in Room 2208 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The direct line is 202-225-5601.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
Noon to 1 p.m.: Hancock Town Hall, 3650 Hancock Road
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Cheshire Town Hall, 80 Church St.
3 to 4 p.m.: Dalton Town Hall, 462 Main St., with state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing and Rep. Paul Mark's staff
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Williamstown Town Hall, 31 North St., with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's staff
2 to 4 p.m.: North Adams City Hall, 10 Main St.
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
Noon to 1 p.m.: Charlemont Town Hall, 2023 Massachusetts 2
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Rowe Town Hall, 321 Zoar Road