Pittsfield in 2020 addressed social issues such as police reform, inclusivity, and domestic violence, along with a worldwide pandemic.
In June, following weeks of worldwide protests over the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky., at the hands of police, Pittsfield began to look at the Police Departmentís use of force policy.
Even as the national conversation was dominated by a new public health crisis, an old, intractable societal ailment, racism, was a major story across the country and the No. 1 topic of conversation in the Village Beautiful.
The one local issue that divided residents in the Mount Greylock Regional School District more than any other is whether the district should install an artificial turf playing field at the middle-high school.