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Michael Ashe Retires After 42 Years As Hampden County Sheriff

Hampden County Sheriff Dept

       Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe retired this month after 42 years on the job. 

         The longest-serving elected sheriff in Massachusetts history leaves a legacy of innovative programs for inmate rehabilitation that became national models.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Ashe.

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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