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Springfield City Council Approves 15 Community Preservation Projects

the former Brookings school building
City of Springfield

       The green light has been given to fund 15 projects in Springfield under the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act program.

       Recommended by a citizens committee, the projects involve housing, historic preservation, improvements to parks, and creating recreation space.

      The City Council voted Monday night to approve the projects with funds totaling almost $1.6 million.

       Projects range from $250,000 to help pay to renovate an old school into affordable housing to $20,000 for a study on how to preserve a Spanish-American War monument.

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