To the editor of THE EAGLE:

Without a doubt, Megan Whilden is one of the best things to happen to Pittsfield in years. Whether you like him or not, former Mayor James Ruberto had the visionary foresight to hire Ms. Whilden and put Pittsfield on the cultural map of Massachusetts.

So, in looking for someone to fill her shoes, Mayor Bianchi should not hope to find someone as good as Megan Whilden, he must find someone as good in order to ensure the continuation and expansion of her rich legacy. Pittsfield residents and community leaders should settle for nothing less.


Cambridge, Ma.

The writer is a native of Pittsfield.