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Markey Hosts Springfield Town Hall Today


Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey is holding a town hall in Springfield Monday.

Markey’s event, during which the Democrat plans to talk about issues including health care and immigration and take questions from the audience begins at 6:30 p.m. at Forest Park Middle School. 

In February, Markey held what he billed as an “emergency” town hall in Northampton where he vowed to fight the Trump administration.

" And if he is going to try to assault Massachusetts laws he should expect to be in for a big fight," declared the state's junior Senator.

Markey also advocated for universal broadband access and more attention to the opioid crisis.

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.