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Pittsfield Resident Takes Councilor Kronick to Task Over Comments

West Side resident Tonya Frazier called out the councilor during the open microphone portion of Tuesday's City Council meeting. Frazier has regularly spoken about the need for change in the community following the death of Miguel Estrella at the hands of police in late March.

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Pittsfield City Council Tackles 11 Agenda Items in Under an Hour

The City Council on Tuesday went through 11 agenda items in under an hour, accepting a free cash appropriation for the Pittsfield Municipal Airport and four grants.

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Pittsfield Swears in New City Council, School Committee

Four of the city's seven wards saw new leadership in the 2021 municipal election and familiar faces were voted into the at-large seats. The councilors, School Committee members, and City Clerk Michele Benjamin took their oaths of office to officially start their terms.

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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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Pittsfield Council Not Ready for In-Person Meetings

The council on Tuesday filed a petition from former mayoral candidate Craig Gaetani requesting the it vote on a plan to resume in-person meetings 8-3 with Ward 4 councilor Chris Connell, Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Morandi, and Ward 1 Councilor Helen Moon voting in opposition.

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Persip Focuses on Economic Development, COVID Recovery in Council Re-Election Bid

The councilor's announcement come after the decisions of three of his colleagues not to run: Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Morandi, Ward 4 Councilor Chris Connell, and Ward 3 Councilor Nicholas Caccamo announced early this year that they would not seek re-election.

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Pittsfield Councilor Nicholas Caccamo Not Seeking 5th Term

Ward 3 Councilor Nicholas Caccamo will not be running for his fifth consecutive term so he can focus on the next step in his career.

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Pittsfield City Council Agrees to Time Limit, Earlier Start

The City Council voted 7-4 to cap meetings at four hours and to start an hour earlier. The votes followed about an hour of debate and a number of amendments.

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Pittsfield Panel Rejects Meeting Time Limit, Advises Earlier Start

The Ordinance and Rules committee on Monday rejected recommending City Clerk Michele Benjamin's petition to adjourn City Council meetings after four hours of deliberation and unanimously approved Councilors at Large Earl Persip III and Peter White's petition to begin meetings an hour earlier at 6 p.m.

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City Council Sends Four-Hour Meeting Limit Petition to O&R

Council meetings have frequently stretched into the wee hours of the morning and her request by petition was discussed during Tuesday's meeting which went 4 1/2 hours.

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Maffuccio Motions to File His Own Petition Against President Marchetti

After submitting a petition for Council President Peter Marchetti to relinquish his leadership and step down, Ward 7 Councilor Anthony Maffuccio motioned to file his own petition for the sake of unity.

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Connell, Morandi Won't Run Again for Pittsfield City Council

Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Morandi and Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell simultaneously announced that they would not be running for re-election.

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Councilor Lampiasi to Stay on Pittsfield Licensing Board

The City Council voted down a petition that would ask Ward 6 Councilor Dina Guiel Lampiasi to resign from the Licensing Board.

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Pittsfield City Council Rejects Petition to Remove Connell

Late into the six-hour meeting Tuesday, councilors came to the agreement that although Connell is spending much of his time quarantining out of state, his primary residence is still in Pittsfield.