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Goals Set For First Year Under Community Preservation Act In Springfield


        Voters in Springfield, Massachusetts last year decided to adopt the Community Preservation Act.

         It put a 1.5 percent surcharge on property tax bills to fund projects in the areas of housing, historic preservation, and open space. 

         The city started collecting the additional revenue beginning with the tax bills that were due this month. 

         Now, a plan for accepting and reviewing project applications has been prepared.

      WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Springfield Community Preservation Commission chairman Robert McCarroll.

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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