Eagle On Serre
A couple of nice articles about Rhonda Serre in the Eagle today (here
On the importance of the election and its hurried timing because of the resignation of Peter J. Larkin in January:
"Right now, Pittsfield is at a huge disadvantage. We have the Berkshire delegation doing their best to pull the weight for us while we get through this [special election], but the reality is that 12 of the precincts in Pittsfield have no representative in Boston right now. I hate that this is a fast election and we are asking voters to make a decision they have been waiting 14 years to make; we are asking them to do it in 26 days. I regret that they don't have more time to explore the candidates, but I hope they realize the urgency of this and the fact that they need someone with the ability to walk in and do the job tomorrow."
Familiar with downtown
Pittsfield has frequently looked to the state for dollars to help the revitalization of North Street. As part of her work in Olver's office, Serre has been a liaison to Downtown Inc., a group dedicated to improving the city's main commercial corridor.
"I know all their projects, I know what projects they have on the table, I know what their development needs are and what the costs of those needs are. I have already started facilitating federal infusions into the projects."