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Northampton Reaches 25 Percent Open Space Goal


     The city of Northampton, Massachusetts recently made new land purchases, including the only bog located in the city, to add to its acreage of permanently protected open space.

      The new acquisitions totaled 146 acres and cost approximately $650,000. 

       It also marked a milestone, as now one-quarter of the city is protected land.

     WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Wayne Feiden, Northampton’s Director of Planning and Sustainability.

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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