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Pittsfield candidates will appear in NAACP debates next week

Facebook: NAACP-Berkshire County Branch

The Berkshire County chapter of the NAACP is holding debates next week for candidates in November’s Pittsfield, Massachusetts election.

The virtual debates will be held over two nights, with at-large city councilor candidates on Wednesday and school committee hopefuls on Thursday.

“I think it's really important for the community to hear what each candidate plans on bringing and what their views are in the positions that they're running for," said Chapter president Dennis Powell. "Especially the school committee.”

Powell resigned from Pittsfield’s school committee in April, citing frustrations with its selection of new permanent superintendent Joseph Curtis.

The debates will be aired on public access television and livestreamed on social media.

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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