New England News
5:00 am
Fri June 29, 2012

More State Funds Announced For Tornado Cleanup

State officials have announced grants for two western Massachusetts communities to help with on-going restoration work from last year’s tornadoes.   WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.

            Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan said Thursday, Springfield will get $1 million  for debris removal, reforestation and other repair work at nine public parks impacted by the June 1st 2011 tornado.  An additional $400thousand can be used by the city to replant trees on public property.  The town of Monson is getting $500 thousand  for clean up and repairs at public recreational areas such as ball fields, tennis courts, and hiking trails.   The grants are the fist from the $4 million in funding Governor Deval Patrick announced earlier this month on the one year anniversary of the tornados.