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After COVID Shutdown, Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club Announces Reopening

a sign for Riverfront Park

     Thanks to successful fund raising and a government loan, a nonprofit that provides reactional access to the Connecticut River in Springfield, Massachusetts has announced plans to reopen.

     The Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club suspended operations late last year and appealed for donations.    It reported losing $125,000 in anticipated revenue from summer programs that had to be canceled during the public health emergency.

      WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with executive director Ben Quick.

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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