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Springfield City Council Delays Final Vote On Dirt Bike Gasoline Sales Ban

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A final vote on a proposed ordinance to give police in Springfield, Massachusetts another tool to crackdown on illegal dirt bikes has been delayed.

City Councilor Orlando Ramos had planned to seek final passage today of his proposal to ban the sale of gasoline to drivers of off-highway vehicles.  But the votes has been delayed to give more time for service station owners to comment on the plan.

Ramos, who chairs the Public Safety Committee, said he now hopes to get final passage of the ordinance at the City Council meeting scheduled on July 19th.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Ramos about the change in plans.

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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