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Pittsfield's Mayor Bianchi Officially Launches Reelection Bid

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Jim Levulis
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WAMC
Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi

Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi officially launched his reelection campaign Monday. The Democrat is seeking a third term, which according to a new city charter will be four years instead of two.Bianchi says he wants strengthen the city’s businesses and schools, where 60 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced lunches.

“I want to do everything I can to help those kids find a pathway to the middle class,” Bianchi said. “I think we can do it with a collaboration between the new high school, curriculum coordination with Berkshire Community College and a coordination and partnership with many of the small businesses.”

City Clerk Linda Tyer announced her bid for mayor in March. Craig Gaetani and Eric Bassett also took out nominating papers. If needed a primary is scheduled for September 22nd. The general election is November 3rd.

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An extended interview with Mayor Dan Bianchi about his reelection bid.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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