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Long Time Springfield Community Organizer Retiring From Day-To-Day Role

   The longtime executive director of a grassroots anti-poverty organization in western Massachusetts has announced her retirement.

    Michaelann Bewsee will step down next month from a leadership role in Arise for Social Justice – the organization she helped co-found more than 30 years ago.

    WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Bewsee Thursday at Arise’s storefront office in Springfield. 

A retirement benefit in honor of the longtime community organizer is being held on November 11th in Springfield.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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