Panhandlers in Pittsfield are distracting drivers in the city according to Ward 7 City Councilor Anthony Maffuccio.

It's a safety concern, Maffuccio said, pointing to concerns for the people standing close to the road and the drivers they might be distracting. -The Berkshire Eagle

Maffuccio put forth a petition for the city to explore an ordinance to deal with panhandling, according to a full story in The Berkshire Eagle.

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