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A large crowd attended the first Mayoral Forum featuring the original four mayoral candidates. If K-111 is filled to capacity, overflow seating and a TV monitor will be available in the lobby of the Koussevitzky Arts Center

BCC to host mayoral debate, City Council forums

PittsfieldBerkshire Community College (BCC) will host several upcoming debates and forums at its main campus. All events will take place in room K-111 of the Koussevitzky Arts Center.

Mayoral debate: Monday, October 19 at 7 p.m.

City Clerk Linda Tyer and Mayor Daniel Bianchi will participate in a debate moderated by Larry Kratka. For the first time in the City of Pittsfield’s history, candidates are vying for a four-year term.

(Note: A large crowd attended the first Mayoral Forum featuring the original four mayoral candidates. If K-111 is filled to capacity, overflow seating and a TV monitor will be available in the lobby of the Koussevitzky Arts Center).

At-Large City Council forum: Tuesday, October 20 at 7 p.m.

Seven candidates (Kathleen Amuso, Churchill Cotton, Taylor DiSantis, Peter Marchetti, Melissa Mazzeo, Joseph Nichols, and Peter White) will vie for four at-large seats.

Voters will have the opportunity to select four candidates.

Ward Council forum and School Committee forum: Monday, October 26

The Ward forum, scheduled to start at 6 p.m., will be for all four contested races. The School Committee forum, to be moderated by Jenn Smith of the Berkshire Eagle, will begin at 7 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend the free events or watch live telecasts on Pittsfield Community Television (PCTV). PCTV will also provide internet feeds (live and post-event on-demand).

The municipal election will be held Tuesday, November 3. The polls will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

–E.E.

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