Northampton http://wamc.org en Communities Petition Gaming Commission For Casino Mitigation http://wamc.org/post/communities-petition-gaming-commission-casino-mitigation <p>The Massachusetts Gaming Commission heard today from three western Massachusetts municipalities that want to be designated as surrounding communities to a casino development. A surrounding community is entitled to negotiate with a casino operator for compensation for traffic and other impacts.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:15:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 82753 at http://wamc.org Communities Petition Gaming Commission For Casino Mitigation Fairgrounds Redevelopment Project Gets Financial Lift http://wamc.org/post/fairgrounds-redevelopment-project-gets-financial-lift <p>More state funding is being put toward an effort to redevelop a major source of tourism business in western Massachusetts.&nbsp; Governor Deval Patrick is releasing funding for more work at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> $3 million earmarked in a bond bill for a drainage project at the Three County Fairgrounds and the surrounding densely populated residential neighborhood have been included on the latest list of capital projects authorized by Governor Deval Patrick.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:47:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 79633 at http://wamc.org Fairgrounds Redevelopment Project Gets Financial Lift Senator Markey Begins Listening Tour In Western Massachusetts http://wamc.org/post/senator-markey-begins-listening-tour-western-massachusetts <p>Just three weeks after being sworn in as the new U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, Democrat Edward Markey began a series of public events around the state today. His first stop was in Northampton.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Markey, who was criticized for a light schedule of public appearances during the special election campaign, said he plans to visit every part of the state during the August Congressional recess to learn about local issues and what Washington can do to help.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 70860 at http://wamc.org Senator Markey Begins Listening Tour In Western Massachusetts The Book Show #1273 - Archer Mayor http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1273-archer-mayor <p>Archer Mayor is the author of the highly acclaimed, Vermont-based series featuring detective Joe Gunther, which the Chicago Tribune describes as "the best police procedurals being written in America." In the new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/031268195X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=031268195X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Paradise City</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=031268195X" style="border:none !important; margin:0px ! Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 53513 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1273 - Archer Mayor Gov.Patrick Asked For More State Funds For Northampton Fairgrounds Project http://wamc.org/post/govpatrick-asked-more-state-funds-northampton-fairgrounds-project <p><font size="2">More state funding is being sought to redevelop a major tourist attraction in Western Massachusetts.&nbsp; Officials made their pitch Tuesday to Governor Deval Patrick for more help for the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /> Tue, 29 May 2012 20:51:03 +0000 Paul Tuthill 39996 at http://wamc.org Gov.Patrick Asked For More State Funds For Northampton Fairgrounds Project Funds Sought To Repair Historic Courthouse http://wamc.org/post/funds-sought-repair-historic-courthouse <p><font size="2">The founding of the third oldest county in Massachusetts, Hampshire County, is being observed this year.&nbsp; Officials are using the 350th anniversary to promote an effort to fund major repairs to the county&#39;s best known landmark.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon, 07 May 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 38457 at http://wamc.org Funds Sought To Repair Historic Courthouse New Housing Development At Former Northampton State Hospital Site http://wamc.org/post/new-housing-development-former-northampton-state-hospital-site <p><font size="2">Massachusetts state and local officials&nbsp; in Northampton,Tuesday marked more progress in&nbsp; a decades&nbsp; long effort to&nbsp; transform a former state hospital campus into a sustainable urban neighborhood..WAMC&#39;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 37514 at http://wamc.org New Housing Development At Former Northampton State Hospital Site A "Living Wage" Versus Minimum Wage http://wamc.org/post/living-wage-versus-minimum-wage <p><font size="2">There is debate currently in several states including Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut about raising the minimum wage. A group in one western Massachusetts city is pushing for what it calls a &ldquo;living wage&rdquo; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 22:15:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 36927 at http://wamc.org A "Living Wage" Versus Minimum Wage