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Jennifer Macksey Makes History as North Adams First Woman Mayor

The city's former treasurer will be the first woman to take the corner office and only the four mayor in more than 30 years.

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One Incumbent Loses Seat in Pittsfield Election

Peter Marchetti, Peter White, and Earl Persip III will return as at-large councilors but there was one upset with Karen Kalinowsky ousting incumbent Yuki Cohen.

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North Adams Will Vote New Mayor, City Council on Tuesday

Mayor: The first woman mayor in the city's 126-year history will be inaugurated on Jan. 1, 2022. The two candidates vying to take that oath of office are Jennifer Macksey and Lynette Bond.

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North Adams Mayoral Candidates Debate at MCLA Forum

This debate was sponsored by iBerkshires.com and the MCLA Political Science Club, and hosted by the MCLA. It was held at the Church Street Center and attracted a robust audience of more than 150 people.

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PCTV & iBerkshires Debates Conclude With At-Large Candidates

The candidates had varied positions on projects such as the North Street bike lane reconfiguration, Pittsfield's trash system, and mosquito spraying.

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Candidates Tackle Issues at Pittsfield School Committee Debate

William Cameron, Mark Brazeau, Vicky Smith, Alison McGee, Sara Hathaway, Daniel Elias, and William Tyer covered a number of topics ranging from staff wages and building improvements to Taconic High School's mascot change and the recent superintendent selection process.

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Pittsfield At-Large Candidates Talk Policing, Poverty and Inequity, Local Economy at NAACP Debate

Reoccurring topics included public safety and the role of the Pittsfield Police Department, addressing poverty, inequity, and homelessness, and the local economy.

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North Adams Candidate Meet & Greet Set Sunday

A meet and greet for candidates running for City Council and School Committee and McCann School Committee will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17.

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PCTV, iBerkshires Hosting Pittsfield Candidate Forums

Pittsfield Community Television, in partnership with iBerkshires.com, will present live debates for all the contested races in the city of Pittsfield during the month of October. The debates will take place in the auditorium at the Berkshire Athenaeum.

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North Adams Mayoral Candidates to Meet in Second Debate

The two candidates, Lynette Bond and Jennifer Macksey, will be asked questions by a panel of journalists from iBerkshires, The Berkshire Eagle, WAMC Northeast Public Radio and the MCLA Beacon. The moderator will be Adams Town Moderator Myra Wilk.

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Kalinowsky Seeks Improved Public Safety for Pittsfield

Karen Kalinowsky is seeking an at-large seat on the City Council with a focus on ensuring that the city where she grew up, worked, and raised a family is a safe place for all.

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Ben Downing Talks 'Transit For All' During Lee Campaign Stop

Ben Downing wants the state to have a transportation policy that improves the lives of residents and combats climate change.

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Guiel Lampiasi Will Keep at Pedestrian Safety, Equity in Pittsfield's Ward 6

She seeking re-election for a second term as Ward 6 city councilor, aspiring to continue that work into the future while representing her constituents.

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Benoit Seeks At-Large Seat to Advocate for Small Businesses

This was when he knew that his voice could inspire change in the community and in turn, decided that it was time to run for one of the four at-large seats on the City Council.

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White Runs for Pittsfield At-Large to Stay Accessible to Constituents

The current councilor at large is seeking a fourth term. He served one term as Ward 2 councilor from 2010-11 and was elected to his current position in 2015.

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Maffuccio Wants to Remain an Independent Voice for Ward 7

His priorities include supporting the ward with needed infrastructure improvements, reducing gun violence and crime in the West Side, and ensuring efficiency in the city's finances.

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Marchetti Wants to See Pittsfield Turn a Corner After Pandemic

Peter Marchetti is seeking re-election for his eighth term as councilor at large with a focus on making Pittsfield turn a corner for the better after a markedly difficult year.

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Wrinn Seeks Collaboration, Problem Solving in Bid for Pittsfield's Ward 4

He advocates for the general well-being of the ward and city with strong values in public safety, quality education, and a healthy environment.

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Conant Seeks Efficient City Services for Pittsfield's Ward 4

Conant is running for Ward 4 city councilor with an emphasis on ensuring adequate city services in the area and constituents getting the most of out their taxpayer dollars.

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Kavey Wants Pittsfield to Be a Desirable Place for Living and Working

Patrick Kavey is running for re-election in Ward 5 with a focus on making the city a place that is desirable to live and work in.

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Cohen Seeks Re-Election to Pittsfield Council to Help Better Community

Ten years ago, Cohen first sought comfort in the Pittsfield community while going through a divorce and later decided to open a successful bar downtown. She wants only the best for the place that welcomed her with open arms.

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Warren Says Passion for Ward 1 Community Driving His Campaign

As a 37-year resident himself, he says his passionate interest in what happens in the area has again led to a bid to represent the needs of the ward's constituents.

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Carmel Focuses on Bettering Community in Ward 6 Bid

Edward Carmel says he wants to address issues within Ward 6, such as crime and violence, while being an accessible presence to constituents.

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Charles Ivar Kronick Wants to be Independent Voice for Ward 2

Charles Ivar Kronick wants to be the voice for residents of Ward 2 who are living on a fixed income and, as a member of the City Council, make choices based on the fundamental principles of what is good for the community.

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Macksey Unveils Lengthy To-Do List at Campaign Launch

The former director of finance for the city touted her familiarity with City Hall and ticked off a long list of priorities she'd tackle as mayor, punctuating several points with a bang of her fist on the lectern at her campaign kickoff on Wednesday.

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