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Women's Political Caucus Endorses North Adams, Pittsfield Candidates

The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Political Action Committee has endorsed a dozen women seeking election for all levels of government in Berkshire County and the Pioneer Valley, including in North Adams and Pittsfield.

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Election 2019 Debates & Candidate Forums

Debates and candidate forums for the Pittsfield and North Adams municipal elections.

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Pittsfield at-Large City Councilor Candidates Answer Questions

Seven candidates fielded questions at a forum hosted by BCC, in partnership with the Pittsfield Gazette and Pittsfield Community Television, which recorded the forum. The moderator was Shawn Serre, executive director of PCTV.

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Letter: Bernard Has Earned Second Term

Mayor Tom Bernard is a leader who demonstrates his competencies through hard work, intelligence, open-mindedness and commitment to guiding our city through this period of growth and investment.

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Pittsfield Mayoral Candidates Debate Education Issues

Mayoral candidates Linda Tyer and Melissa Mazzeo sparred over education during a debate hosted by the Pittsfield Educational Administrators Association and United Educators of Pittsfield on Tuesday night.

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Registration Deadline, Absentee Ballots for Municipal Elections

Absentee ballots also are available for the North Adams and Pittsfield elections in the offices of the city clerks in both cities. Deadline for all absentee ballots to be submitted is Tuesday, Nov. 4, by noon.

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Letter: Tom Bernard for North Adams Mayor

Tom Bernard, the mayor of North Adams, shows up. Everywhere. And he would do more if only there were more hours in a day.

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Pittsfield Firefighters Endorse Tyer for Mayor

Local President Robert Leary led a press conference Monday afternoon in front of the Fire Department's headquarters on Columbus Avenue to announce that the union had voted to endorse Tyer.

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Markey Says He'll Keep Fighting for Progressive Values

Markey said Massachusetts and the Berkshires have been revolutionary leaders for progressive actions ranging from abolitionists and suffragists to the origins of the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage.

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Tyer Racks Up Endorsements for Re-Election Campaign

Linda Tyer launched her re-election campaign from the steps of St. Mary's church on Thursday, backed by a host of current and former elected officials.

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Mazzeo Picks Up Support From Eliminated Mayoral Candidates

Karen Kalinowsky and Scott Graves stood beside the top vote-getter on Tuesday to say she best represented the platforms they'd run on. The endorsement took place on the steps of City Hall, just outside the office of Mayor Linda Tyer, who is seeking a second four-year term.

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Pittsfield Chooses Tyer And Mazzeo For Mayoral Election

Voters casting ballots at Tuesday's preliminary election chose mayoral candidates Linda Tyer and Melissa Mazzeo to face off for the general election in November.

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Pittsfield Voters Will Narrow Candidate Field in 3 Races

While the entire city will be deciding which two of the four candidates for mayor will be moving on to the general election in November, only Wards 5 and 6 will determine the top two candidates vying to representative their precincts. Neither ward has an incumbent running but both have former city councilors running.

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Letter: Sweeney for North Adams City Council

I feel a sense of obligation and duty to bring a unique voice to the City Council chambers. I represent a younger demographic, which my work throughout North Adams and the surrounding towns has led me to connect and work with closely.

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Pittsfield Mayoral Candidates Spar in First Debate

The four candidates, Rusty Anchor owner Scott Graves, retired Pittsfield Police Officer Karen Kalinowsky, Councilor at Large Melissa Mazzeo, and incumbent Mayor Linda Tyer fielded questions from local radio personality Larry Kratka and made their pitch to potential voters.

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Pittsfield's Ward 6 Candidates Vow to Serve Constituents

Four names will be on the preliminary ballot but only three candidates showed for the debate held by the Pittsfield Gazette and hosted at Berkshire Community College. The moderator was radio host Larry Kratka and Pittsfield Community Television aired the event.

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Pittsfield Candidates Debate Needs of Ward 5

Jonathan Lothrop, Eugene Maselli, and Patrick Kavey seated in the order their names will appear on the ballot took questions in Room K-111 at Berkshire Community College.

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Marchetti Wants to Continue Providing 'Professional Leadership' to Council

City Council President Peter Marchetti feels he's brought "professional leadership" to the city and he wants to continue doing so. Marchetti is again seeking re-election to the council - it'll be his ninth campaign for council and 10th for elected office - in the last two decades. He's had what he calls a "political rollercoaster" when it campaigns - he's either one of the top voter getters or he loses - since his first unsuccessful run for council in 1999.

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Moon Looks to Bring Diverse Views to Council in Re-election Bid

At a ward meeting, Helen Moon was elated to see a young woman in her 20s take a seat in the audience. At ward meetings and at the polls, it is often the same group of people making their voices heard. But this woman wasn't someone Moon had heard much from in the past so it made her happy to see more and more people involved.

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Incumbent Tyer Seeks to Build 'Strong City' in Re-election Bid

Linda Tyer feels her administration has begun building a strong city and is looking for it to be stronger. The incumbent mayor is seeking re-election to the post as she wraps up her, and the city's, first four-year term. The mayor previous served as a ward councilor and city clerk prior to being elected.

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Cheshire Elects Francesconi, DeAngelis to Select Board

Michelle Francesconi and Ron DeAngelis won the special election Tuesday to fill two newly created seats on the Board of Selectmen.

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Persip Focuses On Collaboration In Council Re-election Bid

Earl Persip knows that he doesn't have all of the answers. And that's why he listens to others. He said in Pittsfield 100 people will have 100 different views on an issue and he feels his job as a councilor is to listen to them all and find the best solution.

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Five Candidates Make Final Pitch to Cheshire Voters

The five candidates for the Board of Selectmen made their final pitches to dozens of residents at the Community Center Friday night. The forum, hosted by Gene Gebarowski, gave the candidates five minutes each to address the crowd before breaking into informal question and answer sessions. The election is on Tuesday. First up were the three candidates vying for one seat for a two-year term.

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Latura Brings 'No Filter' Into Race For City Council

Richard Latura wants his hometown back the way he remembers it and he doesn't care how that happens - legal or not. Latura is running for an at large seat on the city council. He doesn't like what is happening in the city and he wants to make it safe, cut out political nonsense, and reel in the taxes.

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DeFino, Francesconi Up For Cheshire Selectman Seat

The special election for two more seats a two-year and the three-year will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 9 to 7 at the Community Center.

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