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City Of Springfield To Hire Someone To Direct Environmental Initiatives

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Environmental activists in western Massachusetts are hailing an announcement from the office of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno.

Funds have been included in the next city budget for a full-time city employee to focus on environmental initiatives. Activists had been lobbying for several years for the largest city in the region to hire a “sustainability officer.” WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Springfield City Councilor Jesse Lederman, who chairs the council’s Green Committee.

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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