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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.