Linda Tyer, candidate for mayor of Pittsfield, took Mayor Bianchi to task following the July 4 shootings on the west side for not doing what the occupant of the corner office should do to protect the citizens and maintain order by preventing this kind of lawlessness. Perhaps she envisions him in a new role as sheriff of Dodge with iron on his hip, personally striding the streets to prevent the malefactors from the commission of even more evil deeds.
Pittsfield mayoral candidate Linda Tyer speaks about early education at her East Street headquarters, Tuesday, august 11, 2015. Ben Garver o The Berkshire Eagle PITTSFIELD >> Mayoral candidate Linda M. Tyer is promising a focus on early childhood education for city youngsters and to bring together key stakeholders to develop a comprehensive plan to expand existing efforts.
City officials deny any wrongdoing in Police Department hiring practices and vow to "vigorously" defend themselves against a lawsuit filed in federal court. Sgt. Mark Lenihan filed a lawsuit in April in federal court accusing the city - specifically Mayor Daniel Bianchi, Police Chief Michael Wynn, and Police Capt.
City Councilor Nicholas Caccamo, attorney Jesse Cook-Dubin, Jane, Mazzeo, Mayor Daniel Bianchi, Markey, Farley-Bouvier, and BCC Director of Workforce Development William Mulholland. Mayor Daniel Bianchi, U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, and state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier during a tour of the newly renovated Common.
Prior to a walking tour of Pittsfield, U.S. Sen. Edward Markey talks with Mayor Daninel Bianchi and other representatives in the Mayor's office on Monday, August 10, 2015. Gillian Jones - The Berkshire Eagle During a tour of Pittsfield with Mayor Daniel Bianchi and state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, U.S. Sen. Edward Markey looks at the sculpture 'Infinite Dance' by artist Carol Gold in the Pittsfield Town Common on Monday, August 10, 2015.
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PITTSFIELD >> Proposed legislation and a ballot initiative both seek to reduce high insurance payments to larger hospital groups while boosting revenue to struggling community hospitals in Massachusetts. State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing, D-Pittsfield, has filed legislation that would regulate the maximum and minimum level of insurance payments from private insurers to hospitals.
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