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Pittsfield Councilor Rivers Opts Out of Re-election Bid

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 opted not bow out of the position.

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North Adams Council Election Garnering Interest

Thirteen people have so far pulled nomination papers for City Council and Mayor Thomas Bernard has announced he will seek re-election.

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Simonelli Won't Seek Re-election to Pittsfield City Council

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.

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Pittsfield Heads To Polls To Elect New City Council

Voters will choose the next City Council on Tuesday. A total of 19 candidates for City Council will be on the ballot, with races in nearly all of the wards and for the four at-large seats. The election will also feature six candidates seeking six seats on the School Committee and Michele Cetti is running unopposed for City Clerk.

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North Adams to Elect New Mayor, New Government

No matter the outcome, North Adams will have a new mayor and, at minimum, four new city councilors.

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North Adams Mayoral Candidates Meet in Final Debate

Thomas Bernard and Robert Moulton Jr. tangled over crime, economic development, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, students' "gangster" dressing, and what has become an albatross at every election, the Mohawk Theater.

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Pittsfield At-Large Candidates Debate The Issues As Election Approaches

Councilor At-Large Melissa Mazzeo recently received a call from a resident who had recently become the guardian of their grandchild. The resident needed help navigating the school enrollment. The grandparent believed the student belongs in one school, school officials said the child needed to go to another school. It was a taxing issue.