04:01 pm | Sullivan has dropped pending arson and murder charges against Baye and will reconstruct the Commonwealth’s case in both the 2007 and 2009 Northampton fires. The announcement comes on the heels of a high...

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03:32 pm |   With only one legal taxi cab now operating in the city, Chief Sienkiewicz’ letter to unauthorized “livery” cabs has stirred activity at the city clerk’s office.   By DAVID REID NORTHAMPTON –...

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08:09 pm | Police arrested the longtime insurance man last Thursday after his wife and a co-worker each said he threatened to kill them. Earlier that day, King’s wife requested and obtained a restraining order that...

June 6 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

01:04 pm | Warren to Brown: “If that’s all you’ve got, I’m ready.” By MARY SERREZE SPRINGFIELD — More than 3,500 Democratic Party delegates from across Massachusetts made the pilgrimage to Springfield’s MassMutual Center Saturday to...

June 3 2012 / No comment / Read More »
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Press Release: Fire Chief Cleared of All Allegations »

Press Release: Fire Chief Cleared of All Allegations 07:54 pm | Editor’s note: The following press released was issued by Mayor David Narkewicz today. It announces the release of Human Resources Director Glenda Stoddard’s investigation into a series of...

May 4 2012 / 2 comments / Read More »
News

State Officials, Not the City, Screwed Up on Charter Question Ballot Deadline »

State Officials, Not the City, Screwed Up on Charter Question Ballot Deadline

01:48 pm | The mayor’s public records request to the Secretary of State’s office and its response yesterday reveal that...

August 24 2012 / No comment / Read More »

Scott King Violates Probation, Jailed Without Bail »

Scott King Violates Probation, Jailed Without Bail

08:13 am | Released last month on personal recognizance after threatening to murder his wife and another woman, the insurance...

July 26 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

DA To Re-Launch Arson-Murder Probe of Anthony Baye; Bail Set At $150K; New Grand Jury Investigation On Tap »

DA To Re-Launch Arson-Murder Probe of Anthony Baye; Bail Set At $150K; New Grand Jury Investigation On Tap

04:01 pm | Sullivan has dropped pending arson and murder charges against Baye and will reconstruct the Commonwealth’s case in...

July 16 2012 / No comment / Read More »

Police Chief Warns Gypsy Cabs To Register or Face Fines, Suspensions: Livery Plates Not OK »

Police Chief Warns Gypsy Cabs To Register or Face Fines, Suspensions: Livery Plates Not OK

03:32 pm |   With only one legal taxi cab now operating in the city, Chief Sienkiewicz’ letter to unauthorized...

June 15 2012 / No comment / Read More »

Well-Loved Local Musician and Occupy Wall Street Crusader Jameson Greeley Lavo Mourned by Friends »

Well-Loved Local Musician and Occupy Wall Street Crusader Jameson Greeley Lavo Mourned by Friends

03:40 pm | NORTHAMPTON — Word traveled fast among Northampton’s tight community of young indy band musicians, club-goers, artists and...

June 8 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

King & Cushman Owner Scott King Arrested for Threatening Murder and Violating a Restraining Order »

King & Cushman Owner Scott King Arrested for Threatening Murder and Violating a Restraining Order

08:09 pm | Police arrested the longtime insurance man last Thursday after his wife and a co-worker each said he...

June 6 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

Elizabeth Warren Lone Survivor of Democratic Party Nominating Convention in Springfield (Audio) »

Elizabeth Warren Lone Survivor of Democratic Party Nominating Convention in Springfield (Audio)

01:04 pm | Warren to Brown: “If that’s all you’ve got, I’m ready.” By MARY SERREZE SPRINGFIELD — More than...

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Updated: Man found dead near tracks after hanging himself »

Updated: Man found dead near tracks after hanging himself

11:36 am | By MARY SERREZE NORTHAMPTON — Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan confirmed today that a man was discovered...

June 2 2012 / No comment / Read More »

The Green Cab Company To Close at Midnight Tonight »

The Green Cab Company To Close at Midnight Tonight

07:40 am | Citing Financial Losses, Peter Pan Pulls the Plug on its Fleet of Hybrid Taxis. The Departure Leaves...

June 1 2012 / 4 comments / Read More »

After years in the trenches with Group DeVille, Rick Murnane goes on his first solo flight »

After years in the trenches with Group DeVille, Rick Murnane goes on his first solo flight

10:49 pm | In “Wednesday Child,” multi-instrumentalist Rick Murnane lays down tracks with Chris Collingwood of Fountains of Wayne by...

May 30 2012 / No comment / Read More »

Harry Delmolino, 18, Dies of Injuries Sustained in Downtown Bicycle Crash »

Harry Delmolino, 18, Dies of Injuries Sustained in Downtown Bicycle Crash

12:10 pm | NORTHAMPTON — Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan announced today that Hadley resident Harry Delmolino, 18, the bicyclist...

May 23 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

Congressman Olver OK after Car Accident »

Congressman Olver OK after Car Accident

07:04 pm | WILLIAMSBURG — Congressman John Olver lost control of his car while passing another vehicle this morning (Monday)...

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Evidence Against Accused Arsonist Anthony Baye Thrown Out by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court »

Evidence Against Accused Arsonist Anthony Baye Thrown Out by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

05:46 pm | The Commonwealth failed to prove that state police interrogation techniques were not overly coercive, wrote the judge...

May 22 2012 / No comment / Read More »

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Jake’s, a Landmark Downtown Eatery, Reopens Its Doors »

01:08 pm | The New Owners Averted Disaster when a Freak October Snowstorm Knocked Out Power, Almost Ruining their $5,000 Opening Week Food Order By DAVID REID NORTHAMPTON – The long-awaited opening of Jake’s, the iconic downtown no-frills restaurant, got off to a stumble two weeks ago because of the massive October 29-30 snowstorm that knocked out power...

November 12 2011 / No comment / Read More »
Jake’s, a Landmark Downtown Eatery, Reopens Its Doors

Council Beefs Up Vets Benefits Budget »

07:11 pm | (audio: Steve Connor addresses the City Council. Subscribe to NM Audio on iTunes) With dwindling job prospects, financial and personal problems and a rising suicide suicide rate, some reservists and National Guard members are struggling. Northampton’s veterans agent wants to help.    NORTHAMPTON – Returning veterans, national guardsmen and reservists are having trouble finding jobs, need...

January 21 2011 / No comment / Read More »
Council Beefs Up Vets Benefits Budget

Vermont Pols Headline Anti-Nuke Rally: Sanders, Sorrell, and Shumlin Respond to Federal Court Ruling (Audio) »

06:28 pm | It wasn’t your typical anti-nuke protest — nobody got arrested at the crowded, family-friendly event. And top elected officials, instead of ducking controversy, proudly briefed Vermonters on their battle to send the Entergy Corporation packing.   BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Governor Peter Shumlin, Attorney General William Sorrell, and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders rallied a crowd of...

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Vermont Pols Headline Anti-Nuke Rally: Sanders, Sorrell, and Shumlin Respond to Federal Court Ruling (Audio)

Press Release: Fire Chief Cleared of All Allegations »

07:54 pm | Editor’s note: The following press released was issued by Mayor David Narkewicz today. It announces the release of Human Resources Director Glenda Stoddard’s investigation into a series of complaints lodged against Fire Chief Brian Duggan by the International Association of Firefighters Local 108. Stoddard’s report can be viewed here. CITY OF NORTHAMPTON Mayor David J....

May 4 2012 / 2 comments / Read More »
Press Release: Fire Chief Cleared of All Allegations

Music

Speedy Ortiz Sports a New Release

Speedy Ortiz Sports a New Release »

01:12 pm | Fronted by Brooklyn transplant Sadie Dupuis, Northampton’s Speedy Ortiz hits the road with a new EP after wowing the critics in Boston NORTHAMPTON — They just released a five track...

June 27 2012 / No comment / Read More »
Well-Loved Local Musician and Occupy Wall Street Crusader Jameson Greeley Lavo Mourned by Friends

Well-Loved Local Musician and Occupy Wall Street Crusader Jameson Greeley Lavo Mourned by Friends »

03:40 pm | NORTHAMPTON — Word traveled fast among Northampton’s tight community of young indy band musicians, club-goers, artists and activists last Friday afternoon. Jameson Greeley Lavo, 28, a guitar player and drummer...

June 8 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

After years in the trenches with Group DeVille, Rick Murnane goes on his first solo flight »

After years in the trenches with Group DeVille, Rick Murnane goes on his first solo flight

10:49 pm | In “Wednesday Child,” multi-instrumentalist Rick Murnane lays down tracks with Chris Collingwood of Fountains of Wayne by DAVE MADELONI Rick Murnane was...

May 30 2012 / No comment / Read More »

Doug Ratner & The Watchmen Kickstart Concept EP »

Doug Ratner & The Watchmen Kickstart Concept EP

02:12 pm | By DAVE MADELONI NORTHAMPTON — Doug Ratner & The Watchmen play what they call “down & dirty rock n’ roll,” which make...

January 24 2012 / No comment / Read More »

Valley Rising to Showcase Top Local Music Talent »

Valley Rising to Showcase Top Local Music Talent

11:46 am | Valley Rising Compilation Album Release Party: Joshua Meltzer, Dave Dersham, Wolfman Conspiracy, Doug Ratner and The Watchmen, The Raft, Sandy Bailey, Infinite...

December 10 2011 / No comment / Read More »

Henning Goes To The Movies. . . and The Bookmill »

Henning Goes To The Movies. . . and The Bookmill

12:21 am | MONTAGUE — Since Pleasant Street Video and Blockbuster were no longer available, there was no better place than the intimate Montague Bookmill...

October 26 2011 / No comment / Read More »

election 2011

City Inaugural Events, and a Special City Council Meeting, Are On Tap Today »

City Inaugural Events, and a Special City Council Meeting, Are On Tap Today

06:53 am | The inauguration of elected officials, a public reception at Look Park and an organizational City Council meeting will be held today. JAN. 3,...

January 3 2012 / No comment / Read More »

At-large Councilor-Elect Bill Dwight Has Inside Track on Council President’s Post »

At-large Councilor-Elect Bill Dwight Has Inside Track on Council President’s Post

11:21 am | The council’s newest member and highest vote-getter appears to have the council presidency sewn up two weeks before the formal vote on...

December 23 2011 / No comment / Read More »

Narkewicz Wins Northampton Mayor’s Race in Landslide »

Narkewicz Wins Northampton Mayor’s Race in Landslide

01:54 am | NORTHAMPTON — It’s official — City Council President David Narkewicz will be the city’s 44th mayor. The 45-year-old former congressional aide and...

November 9 2011 / No comment / Read More »

Municipal Elections Today: Critical Voter Information »

Municipal Elections Today: Critical Voter Information

07:23 am | Races for mayor and for at-large city councilor, as well as a referendum question to repeal the Community Preservation Act, headline today’s election...

November 8 2011 / No comment / Read More »
Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse Pledges New Day in Holyoke

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse Pledges New Day in Holyoke »

06:59 pm | The 22-year-old mayor moved quickly to replace The Paper City’s top lawyer and personnel director, and has set his sites on rebranding Holyoke as The Digital City. By MARY SERREZE...

January 4 2012 / No comment / Read More »