Kavey Announces Run for Pittsfield's Ward 5

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Patrick Kavey
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Patrick Kavey has formally announced his candidacy for election for the Ward 5 seat on The Pittsfield City Council.
 
Kavey, a resident of Spadina Parkway said, he "was looking forward to meeting and listening to fellow Ward 5 residents and hearing their concerns on the issues facing Ward 5 and the city of Pittsfield."
 
A graduate of Taconic High School's Academy of Business Management, Kavey also graduated from Westfield State University, from which he received a bachelor of science in business management.
 
Kavey stated his top priorities for his Ward 5 election are:
  1. Work to create programs and initiatives to retain talented youth in areas that include education and technical training.
  2. Protect the integrity of our residential neighborhoods and their natural resources.
  3. Work with city officials to address public safety and crime related issues.
  4. Provide Ward 5 residents with a city councilor who will bring a new approach and a new voice to the City Council.
While attending university, Kavey was promoted to store manager at Ben & Jerry's Pittsfield location on South Street. In 2015, he was named Manager of the Year, which is an international award given to those who have shown outstanding store management skills by Ben Cohen, Jerry Greenfield and their Chief Executive Officer Jostein Solheim.
 

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Miss Hall's School Graduates 60 Students

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Sixty students, including sixteen from Berkshire County and nearby communities, graduated on Sunday, May 31, during Miss Hall’s School's 2020 graduation.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program this year was held online, with students and their families from around the globe joining via Zoom. The event, which was also live-streamed, included remarks from Board of Trustees President Nancy Gustafson Ault, MHS Class of 1973; Head of School Julia Heaton; Senior Class President Ria Kedia of Pittsfield; and School President Ayla Wallace of York, Pa. Actress Jayne Atkinson, selected by the class as its speaker, sent special words of wisdom to the seniors.

Among the Class of 2020 graduates are the following local students: Ella Biancolo of Pittsfield; Emily Carmel of Pittsfield; Hannah Chrzanowski of Dalton; Maya Creamer, of Pittsfield; Angela Guachione of Pittsfield; Meredith Hall of Adams; Olivia Irion of Washington; Ria Kedia of Pittsfield; Lanna Knoll of Great Barrington; Emma Kotelnicki of Dalton; Isabelle Lapierre of Dalton; Soleil Laurin of Pittsfield; Jenna Maces of Pittsfield; Téa Mazzeo of Pittsfield; Kathryn Sirois of Stockbridge; and Charlotte Smith of New Marlborough.

The following awards were also bestowed on members of the Class of 2020:

• Joseph F. Buerger Memorial School Spirit Cup: Emily Carmel of Pittsfield

• Margaret Witherspoon Award: Ayla Wallace of York, Pa.

• Christine Fuller Holland ’33 Service Prize: Bingqi Wang of Jinan, Shandong, China

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