A sad end to a sad case
Tricia Farley-Bouvier's decision not to for re-election to the Pittsfield City Council this fall means the council will be losing one of its smartest and most progressive members. Ms. Farley-Bouvier was the leading vote-getter in the at-large race in 2003 when voters house-cleaned a quarrelsome, obstructionist council and elected councilors determined to take the lead in making Pittsfield a better place for residents, businesses and visitors. Two years later, she again was the top at-large vote-getter as voters expressed approval with the council in general. Ms. Farley-Bouvier will remain active with Women Helping Empower Neighborhoods (WHEN), the group that emerged in 2003 to help revive city politics, and it's hoped that a field of good candidates will emerge for this fall's city election.
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