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PCTV & iBerkshires Debates Conclude With At-Large Candidates

The candidates had varied positions on projects such as the North Street bike lane reconfiguration, Pittsfield's trash system, and mosquito spraying.

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Letter: Macksey For North Adams Mayor

I have known Jennifer for over 20 years and have had numerous interactions with her both professionally and personally. As a result, I am convinced as to her outstanding character, decisiveness and leadership abilities. She has always been responsive, reasonable, and willing to make tough decisions by tackling them head-on.

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Candidates Tackle Issues at Pittsfield School Committee Debate

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.

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Letter: Support Bond for Mayor

Both of these women have great qualities to lead our city and I'm confident that we will be just fine with either one sitting in the corner office.

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Letter: Bond Has Knowledge, Experience for Mayor

Believe me when I say that this was a tough decision, as I know both candidates, both with different but relevant backgrounds. For me, though, I find Lynette Bond to be the superior choice.

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Letter: Jennifer Macksey For Mayor

It was discouraging to see the quality of candidate it appeared we could be looking at as the city's next chief executive. Things improved when Jennifer Macksey entered the race.

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Letter: Lynette Bond for Mayor

As a voter, you are deciding who the city hires to be the next mayor. Similarly in business, you also look at resumes and look for patterns with your candidates.

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Pittsfield Ward Candidates Make Their Pitch to Voters

The forum was held at the Berkshire Athenaum as a partnership between iBerkshires.com and Pittsfield Community Television. It was moderated by iBerkshires Executive Editor Tammy Daniels and Pittsfield Bureau Chief Brittany Polito.

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Letter: Vote Lynette Bond for Mayor

The city of North Adams has always had to work a little harder than other places to succeed. Lynette gets that and spends her time putting in that effort, not just talking about it or reminiscing about what once was.

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Letter: Macksey Is the Best Candidate to Lead North Adams

I'm proud to state my public support for Jennifer Macksey, the one candidate for mayor in North Adams who is truly prepared to lead North Adams starting on Jan. 1 and going forward.

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Letter: Macksey Has the Qualifications for Mayor

While we have two very intelligent candidates, it is abundantly clear to me that Jennifer Macksey has all the qualifications to move our city in a direction that is all inclusive.

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Pittsfield School Committee Candidates Talk Retention, Budget, Safety in NAACP Forum

Common themes of debate included student retention, the school budget, student and parent engagement, and safety within the schools.

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Pittsfield At-Large Candidates Talk Policing, Poverty and Inequity, Local Economy at NAACP Debate

Reoccurring topics included public safety and the role of the Pittsfield Police Department, addressing poverty, inequity, and homelessness, and the local economy.

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Letter: Bond for Mayor

I support Lynette Bond as North Adams' next mayor. I trust her experience and personal sensibilities, and believe her leadership would provide a breath of new life to the city.

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Letter: Jennifer Macksey for Mayor

I am writing to encourage you to cast your vote for Jennifer Macksey as the next mayor of North Adams. I have worked very closely with Jennifer in matters of the Northern Berkshire School Union. Jennifer's success rate for improving our schools has been 100 percent.

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Letter: Support Jennifer Macksey for Mayor

The voters of North Adams have to take advantage of the great opportunity that has been given to them! The decision by Jennifer Macksey to run for mayor will give you the most qualified and experienced candidate to lead North Adams forward.

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Letter: Support Bond for Mayor

Since I was part of that government for six years, I feel a need to respond this way: What defined our government during the time I served was a willingness to be open and transparent in notable contrast to what came before.

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Letter: Lynette Bond Is My Candidate

Lynette is her own woman with her own style of leadership, never being an apprentice or having a career tied to any former mayor, making her a new face in City Hall with new energy to move old projects forward and develop fresh ideas. Lynette Bond is "for the future of North Adams" unlike being stuck in the past.

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North Adams Candidate Meet & Greet Set Sunday

A meet and greet for candidates running for City Council and School Committee and McCann School Committee will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17.

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Eight Candidates Seeking Six Seats on Pittsfield School Committee

Of the eight candidates still running, half of them are incumbents seeking re-election: William Cameron, Mark Brazeau, Alison McGee, and Daniel Elias. The other four are newcomers Vicky Smith, Sara Hathaway, Karen Reis Kaveney-Murray and William Tyer.

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PCTV, iBerkshires Hosting Pittsfield Candidate Forums

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.

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North Adams Mayoral Candidates to Meet in Second Debate

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.

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Letter: Don't Repeat the Past in North Adams Mayoral Race

I was very excited when Lynette Bond announced her candidacy for mayor in June. However, when Jennifer Macksey announced her candidacy my concerns mounted.

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Pittsfield Draws City Council, School Committee Ballots

City Clerk Michelle Benjamin drew names for ballot positions in the 2021 municipal election on Thursday. The names were randomized in a tumbler that has reportedly been used by the city for many years.

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Bond, Macksey Move on to November's Mayoral Election

Voters decisively picked Lynette Bond and Jennifer Macksey as the top candidates for mayor of North Adams.

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