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North Adams Candidate Meet & Greet Set Sunday

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A meet and greet for candidates running for City Council and School Committee and McCann School Committee will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17.
The event will be held beginning at 1 p.m. under the big tent in Courtyard A at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. The mingle is free and open to the public. All candidates running for City Council and school committee were invited.
This informal gathering is being sponsored by and the North Adams Chamber of Commerce, and is being hosted by Bright Ideas Brewing. 
The public is encouraged to attend and speak one-on-one with the candidates. The candidates will also have an opportunity to introduce themselves and speak about their reasons for running for office; this portion of the event will take place after 1:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be available at Bright Ideas and other entities on the museum campus. Face coverings outside are optional but required indoors.
iBerkshires and Northern Berkshire Community Television have also recorded five conversations with candidates for City Council and North Adams School Committee. These will be broadcast on NBCTC at various times over the next month and are available on iBerkshiresTV
The MCLA Political Science Club and iBerkshires are hosting a mayoral debate on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Church Street Center. This event is open to the public; face coverings are required. This debate will be recorded for later broadcast on NBCTC. 
The election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The deadline to register to vote is Wednesday, Oct. 13, until 8 p.m. in the city clerk's office or online. Applications for an absentee/mail-in ballot are available in the city clerk's office or by download from the state website. Early voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 19, through Oct. 28 during business hours in the city clerk's office.

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MCLA Announces Hardman Journalist in Residence

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Wall Street Journal Senior Editor Bob Davis will be Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' 2021 Hardman Journalist in Residence from Nov. 1-2. 
As part of his residency, he will offer a community lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, in the First Floor Atrium of the MCLA Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. This event is free and open to the public and will be delivered in person with a hybrid virtual option. 
To register for the in-person event or virtual lecture, visit
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