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MassDOT To Close Bridge Over Connecticut River For Street Festival


      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is planning to close a state highway bridge in western Massachusetts to vehicular traffic for a few hours this weekend.

           It is not for emergency repairs but to accommodate a street festival. 

          WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Pete Sutton, MassDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Coordinator, who explains what’s going on.

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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