Paul Tuthill

Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief

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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New England News
6:30 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Gambling Commission Looks To Issue First Casino License In 2014

WAMC

The first casino license in Massachusetts may not be issued until late February 2014 under a schedule proposed Tuesday by gaming industry regulators.  WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.

   The master schedule proposed to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission was called “ prudent” by commission Chairman Stephen Crosby.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

First Massachusetts Casino License Expected In February 2014

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission at a meeting in Springfield on Sept. 11, 2012
WAMC

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Tuesday set the end of February 2014 as the outside date for awarding the first casino license in the state.    WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief  Paul Tuthill reports..

   The state’s gaming industry regulators discussed a master schedule which commission chairman Stephen Crosby described as prudent.

The background checks on the casino license applicants is the most time consuming part of the schedule, pegged to take a minimum of six months. The draft master schedule calls for the investigations to begin in January.

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New England News
4:45 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Civil Rights Organization Warns Churches Of Potential For Hate Crimes Tied To Election

Fire destroys the Macedonia Church of God In Christ in Springfield MA on Election Night 2008
Springfield Fire Dept

Civil rights leaders in Springfield Massachusetts ,where a black church was burned four years ago, are urging local churches to take precautions as election day approaches.    WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Connecticut River Cleanup Is Scheduled For Sept. 29

Over 1800 people will fan out across hundreds of miles this Saturday to clean up trash and debris along the Connecticut River and its tributaries.  It is the 16th annual “ Source to Sea Cleanup” organized by the Connecticut River Watershed  Council.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the council’s Outreach and Events Director, Angela Mrozinski.

New England News
6:15 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Plans Being Made For Casino Referendum

The state law that legalized casino gambling in Massachusetts requires voters in a host community to approve the casino development in a referendum.  The law permits cities , such as Springfield, to hold either an at-large  vote or limit it to just the ward where the casino would be built.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

      

       Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno is adamant the voter referendum on whether there should be a casino built in Springfield will be held city-wide.

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New England News
4:19 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Ad Attacks Warren Over Native American Heritage Claim

The campaign for the US Senate in Massachusetts has taken a negative turn.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Campaign Targets Underage Drinking

Public health officials in Massachusetts and a non-profit provider of mental health and substance abuse treatment are working to reduce underage drinking in the state’s third largest city.  A prevention plan has been  developed based on the results of a survey of 8th graders in Springfield to determine reasons for underage drinking.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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New England News
5:30 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Casino Opponents Seek Information On City's Consultant

   A political committee, formed to oppose a casino development in Springfield Massachusetts is seeking information about the city’s casino consultant.  WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports

New England News
6:15 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Springfield Sets Oct.10 Deadline For Casino Applications

The city of Springfield Massachusetts, Friday, launched a formal casino selection process and set  an early October deadline for casino operators to make their intentions known.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

       Casino operators that want to build in Springfield have until October 10 to file an initial proposal with the city. After a preliminary review, city officials will determine by November 1st  which projects will advance to a more rigorous evaluation that will eventually culminate in a voter referendum on casino gambling in Springfield.

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New England News
4:20 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Former Western Mass. Prep School Campus Donated To Christian University

  The owners of an historic campus in the hills of western Massachusetts announced plans Friday to give it away to Christian college from Arizona that plans to eventually bring 5,000 students in. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports

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