More potential candidates in city election


PITTSFIELD - A former Pittsfield police chief is among three potential candidates who've taken out nomination papers this week for the November city election.

Anthony Riello took out nomination papers for School Committee this week. Riello, who recently retired after five years as police chief in Falmouth, was Pittsfield's chief for 11 years and a member of the force here for nearly 30 years. He said he maintained his Pittsfield house while serving as chief in Falmouth.

Pamela Farron of Brighton Avenue also pulled nomination papers for School Committee this week.

Meanwhile, Thomas Wells Jr. of Willard Place has taken out papers for Ward 3 city councilor.

Since Ward 3 Councilor Paul Capitanio announced last week he would not be running again, a number of people, including Wells, have taken nomination papers for possible runs for the seat. They also include Richard Latura of Dorchester Avenue, Jeffrey Germann of Longview Terrace; Jonathan King of Kerwood Street, and Jennifer Lee McGurn of Capri Terrace.

City Clerk Linda Tyer said Ward 3 candidates will need the signatures of at least 50 registered ward voters by the Aug. 6 deadline for submission to be included on the city ballot.

In the School Committee race, the list of possible candidates includes Riello, Farron, Tanya Edwards of Dickinson Avenue, incumbents Daniel Elias and Katherine Yon, and Brandon Mauer of West Housatonic Street, Cynthia A. Taylor of Wendell Avenue, Brittany Lynne Douglas of Center Street, and Joshua Cutler of Brookside Drive.

School Committee candidates, who are elected at large, require the signatures of 300 registered voters to make it onto the ballot.

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