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Annual River Cleanup Promotes Expanded Bottle Bill


An annual two -day cleanup of trash along the length of the Connecticut River is underway.  The sponsors of the event, the Connecticut River Watershed Council are using this year’s cleanup to promote policies and legislation to keep waste from ending up in local waterways.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the organization’s executive director Andy Fisk.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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