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Library Unveils Discovery Garden

A new public park has opened adjacent to an inner city library branch in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The small space, constructed on what was a vacant lot, is called the Mason Square Discovery Garden. 

It is a place where people can visit, even when the library is not open, to relax and reflect. It contains a neighborhood community garden where vegetables are being grown.

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week, WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Springfield City Library Director Molly Fogarty.

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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