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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Westside Riverway Park to Go Back Out to Bid

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff

The Parks Commission discussed drones and field usage on Tuesday.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Westside Riverway Park project bids have come in too high and the city will have to put the project back out to bid.
 
Parks and Open Spaces Manager James McGrath told the Parks Commission on Tuesday that they will take another look at the proposed park design and put it back out to bid in a few weeks.
 
"It is not surprising because a lot of projects we have put out have ... been coming in high," he said. "So we have been trying to go back and retool some of the elements and trim it down.
 
Blighted homes once sat on the Dewey Avenue parcel now slated to become a park for which the city has received grant funds to remediate and develop.
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