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First North Adams Debate Is Verbal Boxing Match

The first mayoral debate in North Adams was a verbal boxing match on the auditorium stage at Drury High School last night. It pitted three-term Mayor Richard Alcombright against former mayor John Barrett. Alcombright ended Barrett’s 26-year run by defeating him in 2009.  Barrett challenged Alcombright’s economic development strategy, saying he hasn’t created one job in six years. Alcombright touted his efforts to make government transparent calling Barrett’s time in office “a government of one.”

WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis served on the media panel for the debate, which you can hear in full.

The candidates meet again Oct. 27.

Jim is WAMC’s Assistant 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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