PITTSFIELD — Over 300 people, including legislators, caregivers, individuals and staff from Berkshire County human service agencies attended the recent 18th annual Legislative Breakfast titled, "Let Our Voice Be Heard: Advocating for Support and Services for People with Disabilities," at Berkshire Hills Country Club. Kenneth W. Singer, president and CEO of Berkshire County Arc, facilitated the event.Guests were entertained with a song by individuals from Berkshire Hills Music Academy that opened and closed the breakfast. Participating in the forum were state Sen. Adam Hinds and Reps. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield, and John Barrett III, D-North Adams, with remarks by representatives from the offices of Sen. Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Rep. Richard Neal.Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer and North Adams Mayor Tom Bernard provided remarks, which were followed by stories from human service employees, individuals and parents about the extensive level of care that they provide and receive from these local organizations.
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