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Pittsfield City Council President Will Seek Seventh Term

Pittsfield At-Large Councilor and City Council President Peter Marchetti
Pittsfield At-Large Councilor and City Council President Peter Marchetti

The president of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts city council will seek re-election this fall.

Councilor At-Large Peter Marchetti says not only is he seeking a seventh term, but also asking his fellow councilors to elect him council president for the third time. He touted his ability to work with Mayor Linda Tyer, citing their work on lowering overtime payment to the fire department by hiring a full staff.
“Once we’re able to get the new police officers through, we’ll see the same exact thing," Marchetti told WAMC. "I think once we’re up to the complement of officers, we’ll see a reduction in crime.”
Marchetti was the top vote-getter among the 4 at-large councilors in the 2017 election.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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