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Mass. State Police, MEMA Join Neighborhood Social Network Nextdoor

Massachusetts State Police

     The state police and the emergency management agency in Massachusetts have announced a partnership with a private social network to interact with people on a neighborhood level.

     The Massachusetts State Police and Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency have joined Nextdoor, which has members in over 2,400 neighborhoods throughout the state.

     The partnership makes Massachusetts the first state in the country to have both its state police and emergency management agency on Nextdoor.

     WAMC’s Pioneer  Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill  spoke with Chris Besse, the  spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

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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