North Adams inaugural ceremony set for Friday at City Hall


NORTH ADAMS — A cohort of largely familiar faces will be sworn into positions in city government at the biennial inaugural ceremony on Friday.

Mayor Richard Alcombright will officially begin his fourth term in the corner office, while nine at large city councilors, three members of the North Adams School Committee, and two members of the McCann School Committee will take their seats.

The ceremony will be conducted in the City Council chambers at City Hall beginning at 11 a.m.

Of the nine city councilors, seven were incumbents when they ran for another term in the November general election. The two challengers who won two-year terms — Robert Moulton, Jr. and Ron Boucher — also have previously served on the council. Incumbents Kate Merrigan, Keith Bona, Ben Lamb, Nancy Bullett, Lisa Blackmer, Joshua Moran and Eric Buddington all were returned to the council by voters.

The three city residents elected to the North Adams School Committee, all newcomers, are Karen Bond, Nicholas Fahey and Tara Jacobs.

The elected members of the Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District (McCann) School Committee are George Canales, William Diamond and Rachel Branch, who was elected as a write-in candidate.

Following their swearing in, the City Council will meet to elect officers, set the council rules, and establish committee assignments.

Contact Adam Shanks at 413-496-6376.


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