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Western MA Receives More Funds for Tornado-Damaged Communities


More emergency funding is being sent to western Massachusetts communities hit by the tornadoes a year ago this week.   WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports…

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation says $3.9 million dollars in federal funding is available for eight communities. 

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray , who announced the money Wednesday in Springfield, said it is to reimburse the cost of repairs that were made to streets and sidewalks…

“Roadways and sidewalks – that’s critical to the rebuilding effort of rebuilding neighborhoods and making them even stronger than before.” 

The city of Springfield is receiving $1.3 million. Other towns due various amounts include Monson, Wilbraham, West Springfield, and Brimfield.

Paul Tuthill, WAMC News.