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Large Turnout Propels Pittsfield's Tyer to Second Term

Linda Tyer was elected on Tuesday to a second four-year term, beating out opponent Melissa Mazzeo by 529 votes out of nearly 12,000 cast.

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North Adams Re-Elects Mayor, City Council Incumbents

The electorate displayed a preference for incumbents, also re-electing six councilors and returning two former councilors to the fold. The only newcomer to make it onto the nine-member panel was Jess Sweeney.

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Pittsfield Voters to Choose Mayor, City Council & School Committee

Voters will elect a mayor, a new City Council, and School Committee on Tuesday.

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North Adams to Elect City Council, Mayor

Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday in what has so far been something of a lackluster election season to elect a new City Council, a mayor and three seats on the School Committee.

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Five Candidates Running for 3 North Adams School Committee Seats

There are five candidates running for three four-year seats on the North Adams School Committee. The incumbents running for re-election are Karen Bond and Tara Jacobs; they are being challenged by Emily Daunis, Robert J. Moulton Jr. and David Sookey III.

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Blumin Wants to Bring Conservative Voice to City Council

Blumin has been a regular attendee at City Council meetings over the past few years, frequently critiquing the council's actions, budgets and what he says is a lack of transparency and accountability.

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North Adams Council Candidates: Moulton, Cardimino & Sheldon

The fifth and last in a series of five candidate articles profiling the 14 City Council candidates running for the nine at-large seats on the North Adams City Council.

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North Adams Council Candidates: Hopkins, Lamb & Sweeney

The third in a series of five candidate profiles of the 14 City Council candidates running for the nine at-large seats on the North Adams City Council.

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North Adams Council Candidates: LaForest & Wilkinson

The third in a series of five candidate articles profiling the 14 City Council candidates running for the nine at-large seats on the North Adams City Council.

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North Adams Council Candidates: Sapienza, Harpin & Oleskiewicz

The second in a series of five candidate profiles of the 14 City Council candidates running for the nine at-large seats on the North Adams City Council.

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North Adams Council Candidates: Bona, Blackmer & Eurbin

The first in a series of five candidate profiles of the 14 City Council candidates running for the nine at-large seats on the North Adams City Council.

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Pittsfield City Council Ward Candidates Debate for Wards 5,6 & 7

All ward issues were on the table during Tuesday night's debate as candidates for Wards 5, 6, and 7 made their case to voters.

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Bernard Seeks Second Term to Continue Momentum

Thomas Bernard is seeking a second term in the corner office to continue the foundational work begun over the past two years

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Pittsfield Wards One & Four Candidates Debate

City Council candidates for Wards 1 and 4 debated ward issues and made their final arguments to voters before next week's election.

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Branch Sees North Adams' Potential as Welcoming, Safe Community

Branch's "2020 Vision One to One Together" is about inclusivity and it may seem a idealistic when it comes to a community embracing togetherness. But she says having that vision is important if the city wants to reach its potential and serve its citizens.

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Tyer, Mazzeo Make Final Arguments for Pittsfield Election

Mayor Linda Tyer and Councilor at Large Melissa Mazzeo faced off Monday in a spirited and final debate as the two women sought convince voters they are the right choice for a four-year term in the corner office on Nov. 5.

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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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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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White Keeps Big Picture in Mind in Re-Election Run

Peter White likes to look at the big picture and not just from his at-large seat on the City Council but by being involved in a host of community activities from serving on the Morningside Initiative Steering Committee to participating in local Facebook groups.

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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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