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Tyer Gains 2 Votes in Pittsfield Recount; Mazzeo Mulls Appeal

But while Tyer declared the election settled, Mazzeo is considering legal action based on the same premise that prompted her call for a recount of Nov. 5's mayor election: irregularities in the voting and ballots.

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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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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 Mayoral Candidates Debate City Issues

Mayoral candidates Linda Tyer and Melissa Mazzeo sparred over city issues during a debate hosted by the NAACP's Berkshire County Branch.

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Pittsfield Mayoral Candidates Debate Education Issues

Mayoral candidates Linda Tyer and Melissa Mazzeo sparred over education during a debate hosted by the Pittsfield Educational Administrators Association and United Educators of Pittsfield on Tuesday night.

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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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Mazzeo Picks Up Support From Eliminated Mayoral Candidates

Karen Kalinowsky and Scott Graves stood beside the top vote-getter on Tuesday to say she best represented the platforms they'd run on. The endorsement took place on the steps of City Hall, just outside the office of Mayor Linda Tyer, who is seeking a second four-year term.

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Pittsfield Voters Will Narrow Candidate Field in 3 Races

While the entire city will be deciding which two of the four candidates for mayor will be moving on to the general election in November, only Wards 5 and 6 will determine the top two candidates vying to representative their precincts. Neither ward has an incumbent running but both have former city councilors running.

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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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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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Kalinowsky Seeks to Bring Fairness, Accountability to Mayor's Office

Kalinowsky is now running for mayor. She had retired in September from the Police Department after just short of 32 years and she said her priority is going to be on improving the school system.

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Graves Looks to Make Pittsfield's Corner Office Business Friendly

By 2010, the old YMCA boathouse was just about to fall into the lake because it had fallen into such disrepair. Scott Graves then had an idea to save it. He'd take the property that wasn't one the tax rolls, renovate it and turn it into a private marina and club. Instead of the city ultimately having to demolish the building, it is back up and running and generating tax revenue.

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Branch Launches Second Campaign for Mayor

Once again, I am pleased to announce that I am candidate for mayor of the city of North Adams. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to do so in the United States.

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Mazzeo Launches Bid For Pittsfield Mayor

This past winter Melissa Mazzeo was being asked about piles of salt being left on the side of the roads. The small trucks weren't working properly. She said she talked to the commissioner about it but didn't really have any authority to do anything about it. And now, the city's budget is some $2.1 million over in that line and will have to transfer money from other places to cover it.

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Mazzeo Announces Campaign For Pittsfield Mayor

After a decade on the City Council, Melissa Mazzeo intends to run for mayor. In a prepared statement, she said she's focused on "addressing our growing crime rates and drug epidemic, auditing our city processes and rejecting the notion of doing things because that's how it has been done, investing in public infrastructure without putting the city into debt, and holding GE accountable for their broken promises and the resulting undeveloped business park.

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Tyer Announces Re-election Bid

Neighborhoods, economic prosperity, and designing our future. Those are the three pillars of which Mayor Linda Tyer said has been a foundation of her first term as mayor. And she now wants to "do more of what works" as she announced her bid for re-election Thursday at Framework.

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Berkshire Mayors Call for Action on Border Separation of Families

The mayors of Pittsfield and North Adams are adding their voices to calls to rescind a "zero-tolerance" policy decision by the U.S. Department of Justice that has resulted in the separation of children from families attempting to cross the border illegally or requesting asylum.

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