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New Pittsfield At-Large City Councilor Cohen Talks 2020

Josh Landes
Pittsfield At-Large City Councilor Yuki Cohen

Yuki Cohen is one of the 4 new members of the 11-seat city council in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Cohen, who owns and operates the downtown bar Methuselah in the Berkshire County community of around 43,000, is one of four at-large city councilors serving two-year terms. She sat down with WAMC a day after she was sworn in Monday to talk about Pittsfield’s challenges, its business sector, and Mayor Linda Tyer’s agenda for 2020.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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