westfield http://wamc.org en Environmental Activists On 130 Mile Walk Across Massachusetts http://wamc.org/post/environmental-activists-130-mile-walk-across-massachusetts <p>Activists who have been fighting for five years to stop construction of a gas-fueled power plant in Westfield, Massachusetts set off on a cross-state walk today. It is a seven-day 130 mile walk that is scheduled to end next Friday in New Bedford where an environmental conference is being held. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Mary Ann Babinski of Westfield Concerned Citizens.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 16:50:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 75840 at http://wamc.org Environmental Activists On 130 Mile Walk Across Massachusetts Former Clerk Charged with Stealing Thousands from City of Westfield, Mass. http://wamc.org/post/former-clerk-charged-stealing-thousands-city-westfield-mass <p></p><p></p><p>A former clerk in the Westfield, Massachusetts collector's office has been charged with embezzling $110,000 from the city.</p><p>A formal complaint against Susan Duffy was filed in federal court yesterday. She is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on charges of embezzlement and false income tax reporting.</p><p>She was hired by the city in April 2005 and fired in February 2011 when the alleged embezzlement was discovered.</p><p>The city hired an independent auditor, who confirmed the missing funds.</p> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 03:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 53973 at http://wamc.org Former Clerk Charged with Stealing Thousands from City of Westfield, Mass.