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CPA Funding OK'd For Parks, Historic Preservation Projects

Photographer: Carol M. Highsmith
Library of Congress
Community Preservation Act funding was recommended for the exterior renovation of the Kilroy House . The Mission Revival-style house was completed in 1905 for Dr. Philip Kilroy, an Irish-born doctor who had his home and office here. It is now owned by the Springfield Library and Museums Association and is used as their offices.

A program to help first-time home-buyers is also funded

Funds have been approved for several park improvement projects and some historic preservation work in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The City Council Monday night voted to approve funding from the Community Preservation Act for ten projects.

Five additional recommendations from the Community Preservation Committee will be taken up by the Council at a later meeting.

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.