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New Funding To Be Announced For Brownfields Cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce additional funding on Monday for the largest mill redevelopment project in western Massachusetts. 

   The money from the EPA will pay for asbestos removal from two buildings at the sprawling 170-acre Ludlow Mills.  A non-profit corporation has advanced a plan for commercial, industrial and some residential redevelopment of the mill complex over the next 15 years.  Aaron Saunders, a member of Ludlow’s Board of  Selectman said the project  will mean jobs and added tax revenue

   Construction started last summer on a $27 million rehabilitation hospital at the site.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.