In North Adams, Mayor Richard Alcombright wins a third term over Independent Robert Moulton Jr. YNN's Madeleine Rivera talked to both candidates and has the story.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Despite wading through a crowd of cheering supporters, the look of pure joy on Mayor Richard Alcombright's face was easy to find.
"What we're doing is resonating here in the community. The growth that we've shown, the positive attitude, the good things we're doing, so feels really good, you know," said Alcombright.
Results show the mayor finished with a winning margin of over 650 votes, defeating Independent candidate Robert Moulton Jr.
"Things happen for a reason. We were out there. We gave a good three month campaign. We brought everything to the people and the people inevitably voted," said Moulton.
This will Alcombright's third term as mayor, a term he said he's earned.
"It's just more of the same. It's just holding my feet to the fire, more economic expansion, more business," he said.
Alcombright has specific projects that he says he'd like to follow through, including the privatization of Western Heritage State Park and the renovation of the Conte School.
"Whether the city's for it or against it, there's still $4 to $6 million getting a brand new school. And that's important," said Daniel Weissbrodt, who voted for Alcombright.
The mayor hasn't denied the city's financial struggles, a challenge he'll be facing in his second term.
"Our only hope is growth, in a way of small business investment, new business development and expansion," said Alcombright.
"I just like the way he's transparent and the way he runs office. He's available. You may not agree with everything he says. But he's just a very honest, human being and he tells it the way it is," said Tony Abuisi, a North Adams resident.