Northampton

New England News
6:15 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Mass. Lt. Gov. Brings Municipal Listening Tour To Northampton

Mayor David Narkewicz, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito in front of city hall in Northampton, MA
Credit Michael Gordon, Springfield Republican-Masslive

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito today visited Northampton to talk with local officials about the commitment the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker is making to the state’s cities and towns.

Polito said the administration is working to develop specific “community compacts” with local governments that will be used as a guide when awarding state grants to fund local projects.

" The idea of the compact is to make sure we are spreading state funds throughout  our commonwealth and the money does not just land in Boston," she said.

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New England News
6:16 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Northampton Moving Ahead With Landfill Solar Project

Solar panels on a capped landfill in Holyoke, MA
Credit WAMC

The city of Northampton, Massachusetts is planning a number of solar power projects that would further reduce the city’s carbon footprint, while providing a new source of revenue.

As soon as this summer, Northampton is likely to join dozens of other municipalities in the state that have turned old landfills into solar farms. And, in what appears to be a first in western Massachusetts at least, solar arrays may pop up at some municipal parking lots, according to Chris Mason, the city’s energy officer.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Ideas Matter - Nobody's Girl

This week in our Ideas Matter segment, we feature MASS Humanities and are joined by Harley Erdman, Professor of Theater at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her new play, Nobody's Girl, will have its premiere at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton, MA on October 17th and is based on real events that occurred at the Academy of Music in the early 1940s.

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The Roundtable
9:45 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Yiddish Book Center - Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce

 

 When we bring The Roundtable on the road to visit a place we want to cover the whole place - the whole region. But, we can’t possibly feature every interesting organization and business in the Pioneer Valley on our puny three-hour show.

So - we have invited Suzanne Beck to speak with us. She’s the Executive Director of the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce.

New England News
6:15 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Communities Petition Gaming Commission For Casino Mitigation

Credit Massgaming.com

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.

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New England News
3:47 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Fairgrounds Redevelopment Project Gets Financial Lift

Horse barns at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, MA were built in 2011 with a $4M state grant
Credit WAMC

More state funding is being put toward an effort to redevelop a major source of tourism business in western Massachusetts.  Governor Deval Patrick is releasing funding for more work at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton.

$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.

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New England News
6:25 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Senator Markey Begins Listening Tour In Western Massachusetts

U.S. Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) and Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz. Markey began a listening tour of Massachusetts with a stop at Northampton City Hall.
Credit WAMC

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.

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.

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WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:06 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

The Book Show #1273 - Archer Mayor

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, Paradise City, Joe Gunther investigates Vermont burglaries and a murder leads him to Northampton, Massachusetts.

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New England News
4:51 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Gov.Patrick Asked For More State Funds For Northampton Fairgrounds Project

New horse barns at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, MA
WAMC

More state funding is being sought to redevelop a major tourist attraction in Western Massachusetts.  Officials made their pitch Tuesday to Governor Deval Patrick for more help for the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

        Governor Patrick said he was impressed by the progress made so far on what is planned as a $50 million dollar project to develop a facility capable of hosting events year round. But he stopped short of a firm commitment of more state money.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Funds Sought To Repair Historic Courthouse

The front of the historic Old Hampshire County Courthouse, Northampton MA
WAMC

The founding of the third oldest county in Massachusetts, Hampshire County, is being observed this year.  Officials are using the 350th anniversary to promote an effort to fund major repairs to the county's best known landmark.  WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
       

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