Letter: Mayor Tyer seeks refugees for city

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To the editor:

My opinion piece that appeared on Jan. 11 in The Eagle urged Pittsfield to sign up for refugee resettlement ("In fact, we do want to help refugees"). Just hours after The Eagle landed on doorsteps, I received a very nice phone call right from Mayor Linda Tyer. She informed me that she had already written Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to join other states and localities around the country willing to host refugees in need of resettlement.

The bad news is I was wrong. The much, much better news is that the mayor and the city are on board in offering to accept refugees. We certainly have the resources and social service organizations that could support this effort. And now we have the will. Thank you, Mayor Tyer.

John Dickson,




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