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
6:20 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

FEMA Stages Storm Relief Supplies At WMass Air Base

Electric generators at the FEMA staging area on the Westover Air Force Reserve Base in Chicopee, MA
Credit US Air Force

Storm relief supplies are being shipped from a staging area in western Massachusetts to areas of New England that sustained heavy damage from Hurricane Sandy.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports

The Westover Air Force Reserve Base in Chicopee Massachusetts is the primary staging area for the federal government’s coordinated response to the storm in New England.  Cots and blankets were trucked south to Connecticut  Monday to stock shelters. A shipment of water and meals was to follow today, according to Bryan Toman, of FEMA.

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New England News
4:52 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

FEMA Sends Storm Relief Supplies To New England

Electric generators at a FEMA staging area at Westover AFRB in Chicopee MA
Credit US Air Force

The Westover Air Force Reserve base in Chicopee Massachusetts is the primary staging area for the federal government’s coordinated response to Sandy in New England.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports

Cots and blankets were trucked south to Connecticut Monday to stock shelters. A shipment of water and meals was to follow today, according to Bryan Toman of FEMA

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Hurricane Sandy
2:49 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Authorities Urge People To Wait Out Storm At Home

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno leads a briefing on Hurricane Sandy Monday
Credit WAMC

The  Pioneer  Valley of western Massachusetts is being buffeted by powerful winds from Hurricane Sandy.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has the latest on the storm’s impact.

Weather forecasts say this area can expect sustained winds of 30 to 40 miles per  hour, with gusts to 60 miles per hour. The winds began to intensify in Springfield shortly after noon.  Bob Hassett, the Director of Emergency Preparedness for the city of Springfield warned this would not be a quick moving storm.

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New England News
5:00 am
Sat October 27, 2012

Report Says Massachusetts Economy Slowing

A new report finds the Massachusetts economy slowed  sharply in the third quarter. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports

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New England News
5:30 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Initiative Seeks To Inspire More Children To Attend College

Students and adults rally at Springfield MA City Hall to promote higher education
Credit WAMC

A high profile campaign is underway in Springfield Massachusetts to inspire more of the city’s public school students to attend college.  The initiative started with a pep rally on the steps of city hall and will continue this weekend with several events.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Federal Grant To Help Low Income Nursing Students

     A small college in Springfield Massachusetts has been awarded a federal grant for its nursing school.  It will help respond to a  national call for a more  highly educated and ethnically diverse workforce in nursing.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports

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New England News
4:19 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

State Grants To Aid Tornado Recovery

Communities that sustained extensive damage when tornadoes struck western Massachusetts last year are getting more than  $1 million to help with rebuilding.  WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports

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New England News
12:50 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

A New Avenue To Alternative Worship Is Based On An Old Idea

Rev. Christopher Carlisle
Clearstory Collective

        The Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts recently launched a new initiative to reach out to people of faith who have become disaffected by the institutional church. It’s called  Clearstory Collective and it promotes opportunities for people seeking faith based communities and  alternative worship.  It is the brainchild of Rev. Christopher Carlisle, the diocesan missioner to higher education.  He spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

New England News
4:29 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Casino Company Announces $910 Million Project In Springfield

An artist's drawing of the proposed Ameristar Casino in Springfield
Ameristar Casinos

Nevada based gaming company Ameristar has unveiled renderings and announced details about the resort casino it hopes to build in Springfield Massachusetts.  It is one of three companies competing for casino development rights in Springfield.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

  

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New England News
6:10 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

On-campus Rape At UMass Amherst Prompts Security Review

UMass Amherst Police Chief John Horvath addresses the media about an on-campus sexual assault
WAMC

Four teenagers have been arrested for the rape of an 18 year old UMass Amherst student in a campus residence hall.  University officials say they’ll undertake a comprehensive review of security.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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