jason laforest Exploring Run For North Adams Mayor, LaForest Faces Scrutiny For Personal Conduct By Josh Landes • Mar 2, 2021 Ben Mancino Listen Listening... / 9:38 An exchange in a North Adams, Massachusetts community Facebook page has led to allegations of misconduct against city council vice president and likely mayoral candidate Jason LaForest. With Bernard Leaving, LaForest Announces Intention To Enter North Adams Mayoral Race By Josh Landes • Feb 23, 2021 Ben Mancino Listen Listening... / 5:00 It’s a busy week for North Adams, Massachusetts municipal politics. On Monday, Mayor Tom Bernard delivered his State of the City address. The next morning, he told WAMC he won’t run for a third two-year term this year. Soon after, City Council Vice President Jason LaForest confirmed what he described as “an open secret,” telling WAMC that he will pull papers for the mayoral race in April.