Friday May 3, 2013

U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal will hold district office hours in seven towns in Berkshire County to give local citizens an opportunity to share their concerns directly with a congressional staff member.

Staff from state Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli’s office will also be in attendance.

During district office hours, staff will be available to assist those who have questions regarding Social Security benefits, veteran’s benefits, immigration applications, and other federal programs.

Office hours will be held as follows:

n Tuesday, May 7: Noon to 1 p.m. at Becket Town Hall, 557 Main St.; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Otis Town Hall, 1 North Main St.; 3 to 4 p.m. at Sandisfield Town Hall, 3 Silverbrook Road.

n Wednesday, May 8: Noon to 1 p.m. at New Marlborough Town Hall, 807 Mill River Southfield Road; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Sheffield Town Hall, 21 Depot Square; 3 to 4 p.m. at Great Barrington Town Hall, 334 Main St.

n Thursday, May 9: Noon to 1 p.m. at Egremont Town Hall, 171 Egremont Plain Road.

In addition to his district office hours, Neal has full time office in Springfield at the U.S. Courthouse, 300 State St., (413) 785-0325. His Washington, D.C., office is located in Room 2208, Rayburn House Office Building. The direct line is (202) 225-5601.