Calling the remarks "deeply concerning," Mayor Thomas Bernard joined a growing chorus of disapproval on Thursday over statements made by City Councilor and School Committee member Robert Moulton, who called Black Lives Matter a "terrorist organization" and dismissed the severity of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Berkshire Eagle reports echoing Bernard's sentiments, Christopher MacDonald-Dennis, chief diversity officer of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, said in a statement that the college was "deeply disappointed in Councilor Moulton's rhetoric and are reminded why the work we do on campus to become a more equitable & anti-racist institution is so important,"

North Adams Ambulance Service has parted ways with its longtime board president after comments he made during a public access television show.

Bob Moulton facebook page photo
Bob Moulton Facebook page photo

IBERKSHIRES.COM Robert Moulton Jr. resigned from the Board of Directors of North Adams Ambulance Service Inc. during an emergency meeting held on Thursday night.

The North Adams School Committee has also set a special meeting for Tuesday, July 28, with the only agenda item as a vote to "Censure School Committee Member Moulton."

Moulton has also received push back on social media, including posts on Facebook by several of his council and committee colleagues who have expressed anger over his comments and questioned how he could serve a diversifying community.

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