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Scott King Violates Probation, Jailed Without Bail

Scott King Violates Probation, Jailed Without Bail

Released last month on personal recognizance after threatening to murder his wife and another woman, the insurance company executive was caught drinking – in violation of his probation – and was ordered locked up until his next court appearance. By DAVID REID NORTHAMPTON – Disgraced insurance man Scott King, arrested June 1 for threatening to kill his […]

July 26th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Headlines, News | 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

  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 – Unauthorized cabs operating in the city as taxis but not registered with the city and operating outside its strict taxi cab regulations […]

June 15th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Headlines, News | 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

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 forced the city native to leave the couple’s Florence home and stay 100 yards away from her, court documents state.   By […]

June 6th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Headlines, News | Read More »

The Green Cab Company To Close at Midnight Tonight

The Green Cab Company To Close at Midnight Tonight

Citing Financial Losses, Peter Pan Pulls the Plug on its Fleet of Hybrid Taxis. The Departure Leaves the City with Only One Licensed Taxi Cab as City Officials Scramble To Enforce the Regulation of Illegal Operators.   By  DAVID REID NORTHAMPTON – The Green Cab Company, an off-shoot of Peter Pan Bus Lines from Springfield, […]

June 1st, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Headlines, News | Read More »

Narkewicz Names Economic Development Commission

Narkewicz Names Economic Development Commission

NORTHAMPTON — Following up on a campaign promise, Mayor David J. Narkewicz has named an 11-member economic development commission to guide his decision-making when it comes to business growth and retention in the city. The commission, which will be advisory in nature, draws ambassadors from a number of different economic sectors — banking and finance, […]

May 18th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Headlines, News | Read More »

Suher Buys Holyoke Country Club for $850K; Other Area Golf Courses Also on the Blocks

Suher Buys Holyoke Country Club for $850K; Other Area Golf Courses Also on the Blocks

Financial woes at some area golf courses result from a weak economy, last year’s late-summer rains and a late-October blizzard. By DAVID REID HOLYOKE – Music mogul and businessman Eric Suher, of Holyoke, bought the Holyoke Country Club on Thursday, paying $850,000 for the 112-acre parcel at 2 Country Club Road, according to records of […]

February 11th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Headlines, News | Read More »

License Commission Seeks to Clarify Rules For After-Hours Food Service at Bars and Restaurants

License Commission Seeks to Clarify Rules For After-Hours Food Service at Bars and Restaurants

By AMANDA DRANE NORTHAMPTON—The License Commission hopes to clarify city regulations around the late-night sale of food at bars and restaurants, and has sent a formal notice inviting all liquor licensees to attend tonight’s public hearing on the matter. The meeting will begin at 4:00 in City Council Chambers. The issue came to the city’s […]

February 1st, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Headlines, News | Read More »

Judge Delays Attorney Seewald’s Shift to City Solicitor Post

Judge Delays Attorney Seewald’s Shift to City Solicitor Post

Superior Court Judge Mary-Lou Rup says there’s no reason to stop lawyer Alan Seewald from dropping the BID lawsuit against the city to take the city solicitor’s job. But the judge said Seewald can’t make the move yet, describing the timing of his emergency motion as “unfortunate and problematic.” Below, Northampton Media provides you with […]

January 16th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Headlines, News | Read More »

BID Foes Fight City Solicitor Pick in Superior Court

BID Foes Fight City Solicitor Pick in Superior Court

Alan Seewald wants to be the new mayor’s top lawyer, but first he needs to drop a group of high-profile clients who are locked in a legal battle with the city. Alan Scheinman and Eric Suher don’t trust Seewald to keep their secrets, and are trying to block his going to work for their arch […]

January 10th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Headlines, News | Read More »

Two Vacant Catholic Churches Lose Exempt Status, Hit with New Property Taxes

Two Vacant Catholic Churches Lose Exempt Status, Hit with New Property Taxes

City assessors are sending the Springfield Roman Catholic Diocese new property tax bills of more than $42,000 for shuttered churches here. By DAVID REID NORTHAMPTON – City assessors have begun taxing two more Catholic churches here – St. John’s Cantius on Hawley Street and St. Mary’s on Elm St. – since neither has been actively used […]

December 27th, 2011 | Posted in Business, Headlines, News | Read More »

Superior Court Judge Rules Emails Between Anderson and Fairgrounds Redevelopment Board are Public Records

Superior Court Judge Rules Emails Between Anderson and Fairgrounds Redevelopment Board are Public Records

By MARY SERREZE NORTHAMPTON — Hampshire Superior Court Justice Cornelius J. Moriarty ruled on Thursday that city economic development director Teri Anderson is not exempt from public records law when it comes to her communication with the Three County Fairgrounds Redevelopment Corporation. Anderson was until recently a voting member of the corporation’s board of directors. […]

December 18th, 2011 | Posted in Business, Headlines, News | Read More »

NCTV to Launch Citizen Journalism Project; Pushes Comcast to Open Third Cable Access Station

NCTV to Launch Citizen Journalism Project; Pushes Comcast to Open Third Cable Access Station

NORTHAMPTON — Al Williams, director of Northampton Community Television, plans on putting dozens of flip cameras — that is, cheap, easy-to-use video recorders — into the hands of ordinary people next year, and teaching them the basic arts of citizen journalism and storytelling. The citizen journalism project is just one of the goals set by […]

December 16th, 2011 | Posted in Business, Featured, Headlines, News | Read More »

City Economic Development Director to Step Down; Mayor Pledges A Fresh Look at Growing the City’s Economy

City Economic Development Director to Step Down; Mayor Pledges A Fresh Look at Growing the City’s Economy

Teri Anderson, after 25 years in the public sector, eleven working for the City of Northampton, has accepted a position with Common Capital, a regional non-profit economic development organization. NORTHAMPTON — City Economic Development Director Teri Anderson will leave her post in mid-January to take the newly-created position of Business Development Director at Common Capital, […]

December 13th, 2011 | Posted in Business, Featured, Headlines, News | Read More »

Planning Board Rejects Florence Center Cumberland Farms

Planning Board Rejects Florence Center Cumberland Farms

NORTHAMPTON — A proposal to build a 3,600 square-foot Cumberland Farms convenience store and gas station in the heart of Florence Center was rejected 9-0 by the Planning Board Thursday night, only hours after the Zoning Board declined to close a special hearing on whether strip-mall parking was a grandfathered use at the site. The […]

December 9th, 2011 | Posted in Business, Featured, Headlines, News | Read More »

Eclipse Loses Liquor License for Three Days

Eclipse Loses Liquor License for Three Days

NORTHAMPTON, WED. DEC. 7 — The city’s License Commission ruled today that Eclipse Restaurant at 186 Main St. must surrender its liquor license for three days, lending approval to an agreement reached between Police Chief Russell Sienkiewicz and the establishment’s management. The suspension was related to the charge that four underage Smith College students were […]

December 7th, 2011 | Posted in Business, Featured, Headlines, News | Read More »