Soon, the city will have a new mayor. Jennifer Macksey and Lynette Bond, winners of the preliminary election in September, are vying for the mayor's office in the general election on November 2. What do the candidates think are the city's top issues? What are their plans for economic development? How will they strengthen the schools? Those are some of the questions Macksey and Bond answer in an Eagle video interview.

BEN GARVER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Photojournalist

Ben Garver has been photographing the Berkshire hills and people for The Eagle since 1994. In his spare time, Garver enjoys hiking and biking with his Australian cattle dog, Cheyenne.

Reporter

Greta Jochem, a Report for America Corps member, joined the Eagle in 2021. Previously, she was a reporter at the Daily Hampshire Gazette. She is also a member of the investigations team.