Video: School Committee Meeting of December 11; Regionalization Discussed

Here is a complete Google video of Northampton’s School Committee meeting of December 11. The meeting took place in the Community Room of JFK Middle School. This video is 2 hours and 33 minutes long, and was recorded by Lachlan Ziegler. Selected highlights: Report of the Elementary School Reporters: Presented by Members of Bridge Street […]

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Video: “Low Impact Development: Performance Results and Implementation in the Field”; Summer vs. Winter Performance of Stormwater Systems

Here is a Google video of “Low Impact Development: Performance Results and Implementation in the Field”, a presentation from the Smart Growth – Smart Energy Conference 2008, a conference held on 12/12/08 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. This presentation includes a comparison of the merits of various stormwater management systems. Some are much […]

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“Innovative Non-Zoning Approaches to Encourage Smart Growth and Protect Public Health” – Video with Wayne Feiden and Bruce Young

Wayne Feiden and Bruce Young from Northampton’s planning department were among the presenters at the Smart Growth – Smart Energy Conference 2008, a conference held on 12/12/08 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Feiden and Young presented in a session titled, “Innovative Non-Zoning Approaches to Encourage Smart Growth and Protect Public Health”. NSNA’s Adam […]

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Boston Globe: “Mass. November home sales fall 18.4%”

Today’s Boston Globe reports: The number of home sales recorded in Massachusetts plunged 18.4 percent in November [according to the Warren Group], compared to the same period a year ago… A separate report of November data released yesterday by the Massachusetts Association of Realtors showed similar steep declines. Sales prices of single-family homes fell nearly […]

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Hospital Hill: 12/1/08 Joint Meeting of the Citizens Advisory Committee, Planning Board and Housing Partnership – Video and Minutes; MassDevelopment vs. Notre Dame Visions

Here is a complete Google video of the 12/1/08 joint meeting of Northampton’s State Hospital Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), Planning Board and Housing Partnership. This video is 2 hours and 18 minutes long, and was recorded by Lachlan Ziegler. A draft of the official minutes follow the video. The minutes may also be downloaded as […]

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“Christmas Trees” by Robert Frost

Christmas Treesby Robert Frost A Christmas Circular Letter  The city had withdrawn into itself  And left at last the country to the country;  When between whirls of snow not come to lie  And whirls of foliage not yet laid, there drove  A stranger to our yard, who looked the city,   Yet did in country fashion […]

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The Towing – An Open Letter from Ellen LaFleche

We would like to share with you this open letter to Mayor Clare Higgins from Clark Avenue resident Ellen LaFleche. To All It Concerns, My husband works as an activities director at a local retirement community, and although our own retirement is more than a decade away, we spend lots of time talking about where […]

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Envisioning Sustainable Northampton: Notre Dame Urban Design Presentation – Video and Handout

Here is a complete Google video of Envisioning Sustainable Northampton, the final presentation of The Notre Dame Northampton Charrette. This video is 2 hours and 33 minutes long, and may also be viewed at Vimeo video. You may download a PDF of the slides here. The video was recorded by Adam Cohen. [1/9/09 update: Northampton […]

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Video of December 11 Kohl Condo Hearing at Conservation Commission; Hearing Continued to January 8

Here is a Google video of part of the Conservation Commission meeting of 12/11/08 (also viewable at Vimeo video). This portion is two hours and 12 minutes long, and includes the presentation of proposed condos (25 units) off North Street by Kohl Construction, followed by public discussion and comments by members of the commission. Kohl […]

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