|Bernard Postpones State of City Address Ahead of Snowstorm|
|Staff Reports, |
04:10PM / Monday, January 28, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mayor Thomas Bernard is postponing his "state of the city" address until Thursday.
The mayor was to present his second state of the city address on Tuesday evening but the forecast for up to a vote of snow to fall on the region beginning Tuesday afternoon led to the rescheduling.
"I know we're tough here in North Adams, and not afraid of a little snow," Bernard said in the announcement. "But while I'm looking forward to delivering my update on the state of our city and sharing my vision for the coming year, I want to put safety first and not bring people out at the height of what promises to be a fast-moving storm."
The address will be delivered from the City Council Chambers on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6:30. It also will be broadcast live on Northern Berkshire Community Television Channel 1303.
This address will mark Bernard's first full year as mayor. He gave his first address about six weeks after being inaugurated last January and focused at that time on developing retail marijuana ordinances, several economic development initiatives, relocating the School Department to City Hall, and a number of opportunities for collaborations.