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‘They deserve not to die in the woods’: Rochester joins Tri-City pact to help the homeless

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Karen Dandurant

Fosters Daily Democrat

The City Council Tuesday unanimously approved supporting the Willand Warming Center for the upcoming winter for seasonal use only, not as a residential center.

The council’s vote was the last needed in a cooperative agreement between the Tri-Cities. The cities of Dover and Somersworth had already voted to support the Willand resolution.

The resolution authorizes the Tri-Cities to work collaboratively to operate an emergency cold weather warming center at 30 Willand Drive in Somersworth from November 2022 through March 2023, to include an agreement with a third party organization to provide services.

Mayor Paul Callaghan asked the council to support the resolution. Also speaking to the need were Somersworth Mayor Dana Hilliard, Dover Mayor Bob Carrier and Chair of the Strafford County Board of Commissioners George Maglaras.

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