Fall River Mayor Paul Coogan generally delivers his State of the City address in March, but in this unusual year he plans to speak to the public about the city and its prospects in November.

Coogan on Monday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. will air a speech on Fall River Government Television and on the city's Facebook page. The address will later be available on the FRGTV YouTube page. Coogan said the speech will contain updates and plans for the remainder of the mayor's term.

"The State of the City is an important rite of passage for a mayor, and it is a tradition that I unfortunately had to miss out on in March," said Coogan in a media release. "Despite the delay and the unusual way we have had to prepare this year's address, I believe it is more important than ever to communicate with Fall River residents."

The news comes as Fall River and other communities deal with the intense public health and economic challenges delivered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I am committed to leading my administration with transparency and honesty, and I hope that residents will join as we reflect on this difficult year and look forward to Fall River's future," Coogan said.

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