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Our Opinion: Mayor Tyer won't pick Pittsfield's new police chief — but her administration could make the process smoother for her successor
If Mayor Tyer chooses to defer the selection of the next chief, it gives her administration the chance to sort out once and for all the delicate issues of whether the city should stick with its residency requirements and civil service process. Study and settle those issues now so the next mayor can move swiftly on what should be a priority for city leaders: selecting a new permanent leader for the Pittsfield Police Department.
City leaders are 'very sorry' for failures in treating Pittsfield roads during the Dec. 23 storm. And they pledge to 'do better'
While city crews put forth a concerted effort to clear snow from a quickly changing Dec. 23 storm, Mayor Linda Tyer said the results were “road conditions that did not meet our standards or community expectations.”
The Pittsfield Human Services Advisory Council is asking for public input, which will inform its recommendations to the mayor, on how the city should spend its human services funding.
Though the election that will pick a Pittsfield mayor is 11 months away, campaigns kicked off unofficially Thursday with former City Council Vice President John Krol and longtime City Council President Peter Marchetti announcing their intentions to seek the mayor's office.
Will pickleball find a future at Springside Park with ARPA funds? The Pittsfield Parks Commission says yes
This summer, Mayor Linda Tyer’s presented the City Council with a capital improvement plan that included allocating $500,000 of the city’s $40.6 million in ARPA money to the construction of eight pickleball courts. This week the city's Parks Commission revealed its preferred home for that project.
With a growing tax levy, Pittsfield property taxes also will be on the rise. How much more will you pay?
The owner of an average single-family home, with an assessed value of $248,100, will pay an additional $423 in property taxes in fiscal 2023.
On Veterans Day, a coalition of veterans, public officials, family members and others gathered in downtown Pittsfield to honor the service of Berkshire County’s veterans, both living and deceased.
The city of Pittsfield will hold its annual Veterans Day parade and ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11.
This week, North Adams reupped a modest but wise anti-blight plan: The city identified parcels it owns that are doing nothing but attracting d…
Mayor Linda Tyer says officials hear residents' complaints about pandhandling in Pittsfield. But there's little they can do
Calls have been growing for some kind of response to people begging near busy intersections and grocery stores in Pittsfield. But Mayor Linda Tyer says there's little the city can do, unless the behavior becomes aggressive.