As a long-time highway superintendent and police chief I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Smitty Pignatelli for many years. I have contacted Smitty several times in my capacity as a town official to lobby on behalf of several legislative bills, including Chapter 90 highway funding and community police funding that the smaller Berkshire towns rely on. Smitty has always supported the cities and towns of the Berkshires even if he did not represent them. He has always researched and responded quickly to any questions asked of him. Smitty serves on many committees that are vital to supporting Berkshire interests.
As a selectboard member, I look forward to Becket becoming a part of the 4th Berkshire District represented by Smitty. I urge you to join me in voting to re-elect Smitty Pignatelli on Nov. 6. WILLIAM ELOVIRTA