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Tyer Addresses Pittsfield As Statewide Closure Order Is Issued

A white, brown-haired woman in a blue blazer stands with a microphone before her in a room lined with purple curtains
Josh Landes
Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer

Pittsfield, Massachusetts Mayor Linda Tyer addressed the city Monday about the COVID-19 outbreak. Pittsfield is in its second week of closed schools and public offices, and a statewide closure of all non-essential businesses begins at noon Tuesday. There are 16 reported cases of the virus in the city. WAMC Berkshire Bureau Chief Josh Landes spoke with Tyer in the studios of Pittsfield Community Television.

You can hear her full address here:


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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