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15 Projects Recommended For Community Preservation Act Funds

lostnewengland.com

   The redevelopment of a former school into apartments, an effort to control invasive plants, and a feasibility study on building a bike and skate park are among 15 projects being recommended for funding by a citizens committee in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    The Springfield Community Preservation Committee chose the projects to receive a total of $1.5 million.   The funds come from a surcharge on property taxes that voters approved in 2016.

    To qualify for funding, projects must involve historic preservation, creating and saving open space, and community housing.  

     The recommendations are being reviewed by the City Council.

   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Bob McCarroll, chairman of the Community Preservation Committee.

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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