Preliminary election in Pittsfield to bump two mayoral candidates

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PITTSFIELD — A preliminary election Tuesday will narrow the city's most hotly contested fields, including the one for mayor.

The other races appearing on the ballot are those in Wards 5 and 6. Polls are open citywide from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The top two vote-getters in each field advance to the general election Nov. 5.

Incumbent Mayor Linda Tyer faces three challengers — Scott Graves, Karen Kalinowsky and Melissa Mazzeo.

Those vying for the Ward 5 seat on the City Council are Patrick Kavey, Jonathan Lothrop and Eugene Maselli. They compete to replace outgoing City Councilor Donna Todd Rivers, who this year announced her departure.

And in the city's westernmost ward, the contenders are Edward Carmel, Craig Gaetani, Dina Guiel Lampiasi and Joseph Nichols. Each hopes to fill the void left by outgoing City Councilor John Krol, who this year announced his departure.

Amanda Drane can be contacted at, @amandadrane on Twitter, and 413-496-6296.



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