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WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – State Senator John Velis of Westfield voiced his support Tuesday night for a new measure looking to incentivize residents to recycle small “nip” bottles.
In his testimony, Velis referenced the late Jack Coughlin, an Agawam native who was well known for his efforts to clean up roadside trash. He was seriously injured after a vehicle struck him doing just that. He suffered multiple fractures and was left paralyzed. On April 17, at the age of 78, Coughlin died at the Berkshire Medical Center after being hospitalized for three months.