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
4:06 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Casino Law Author Says Springfield Competition Is Surprising

       An author of the law that legalized casinos in Massachusetts says Springfield is in a unique situation with multiple companies competing for development rights.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

   State Senator Stanley Rosenberg of Amherst acknowledges that no one  involved in drafting the state’s casino law, envisioned there would be  so much interest in Springfield.

New England News
3:50 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

New UMass Amherst Chancellor Makes Public Debut

UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy makes his debut at the 46th annual community breakfast
WAMC

    A new era began today at the University of Massachusetts flagship campus. The new UMass Amherst Chancellor made his public debut at a traditional town-gown event marking the start of the new school year.   WAMC”s  Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

  

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New England News
5:30 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Neighborhood Leaders Seek Information On Casino Projects

      Neighborhood activists in Springfield Massachusetts say they want to be kept in the loop as the city evaluates several proposals from casino operators.   WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

   Neighborhood leaders lauded Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno’s pledge to have an open  competitive process to select a casino project…or projects to put before the voters for a binding referendum.  Kathleen Brown, president of the East Springfield Neighborhood Council, said people have a right to know how a casino would impact their neighborhood.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Killing Of Police Officer Prompts Review Of Procedures

The logo on a t-shirt being sold by Springfield Police to honor officer Kevin Ambrose. Proceeds go to a memorial fund
Springfield Police Dept

    Three months after a veteran police officer in Springfield Massachusetts was killed in the line of duty, the death of officer Kevin Ambrose still reverberates.  Police across the country are reviewing procedures for dealing with domestic disputes involving fellow law officers.  Efforts continue in Massachusetts to boost survivor benefits for the families of public safety professionals killed on the job. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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New England News
4:35 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

4.1 Million People Registered To Vote In Massachusetts

Sign outside a polling place in Albany, New York.
..::WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas::..

   Ahead of next week’s primary in Massachusetts, the state’s top election official has put out some voter demographics.    WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.

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New England News
12:45 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Springfield Casino Vote Expected In 8 Months

City of Springfield

The mayor of Springfield Massachusetts has outlined a process he intends to follow to evaluate competing proposals from casino operators anxious to build high end gaming, entertainment and hotel complexes in the city.  It’s a process that will lead to a binding voter referendum this Spring.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Track Upgrades Begin To Bring High Speed Rail To Western Mass.

This site near downtown Holyoke MA is where a passenger platform for high speed rail is proposed
WAMC

Work has begun on a project that officials say will bring high speed passenger train service to the most heavily populated cities of western Massachusetts.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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New England News
4:40 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Springfield Mayor Announces Casino Selection Process

City of Springfield

The mayor of  Springfield Massachusetts has announced a selection process for casino companies interested in building in the city. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

   The process,  is expected to winnow the field of the multiple  casino companies who have shown interest in Springfield. But Mayor Domenic Sarno, in a reversal of earlier statements , said Monday that he might  negotiate a host community agreement with more than one operator.

  

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New England News
5:00 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Massachusetts Awarded Grant For Nurse Education

    Massachusetts is getting a $300,000 grant to support nursing education. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

New England News
6:20 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Alzheimer's Program At Soldiers' Home Draws Praise

WAMC

  The Patrick administration in Massachusetts is taking steps to address the growing problem of senior dementia. A new program at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke is helping veterans and their families cope with Alzheimer’s disease.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

   Bill McGill of Montgomery said he was stressed out a few years ago, when he realized his father..now 90…had been wondering off and might have Alzheimer’s disease. Having  him live at  the state run Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke has brought peace of mind.

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