February 15 and 16 Forums: Rezoning Northampton for a Sustainable Future

We encourage you to attend: See also: Video: Zoning Revisions Committee, January 19, 2011; Examples of Design Guidelines The committee discussed how to encourage home-based businesses and how aggressively to push for zoning changes in light of potential political resistance. Video: Zoning Revisions Committee Discusses Densifying Infill Areas (12/15/10) Unlike the situation on King Street, we believe […]

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February 3: Pomeroy Terrace Area National Register Nomination Meeting – Rescheduled from Jan 12

Northampton’s Office of Planning and Development announces: You are invited to attend a neighborhood meeting to talk about pursuing designation of the Pomeroy Terrace area, potentially to include Pomeroy Terrace, and parts of Bridge Street, Hawley Street, Phillips Place, Butler Place and Hancock Street as a National Historic Register District. When: Thursday, February 3, 2011, […]

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Heavy Traffic on Streets Disrupts Social Ties

Donald Appleyard is publishing a second edition of Livable Streets this year. This 6-minute video, based on his research, describes how heavy traffic on a street can reduce social interaction:From the transcript: Things such as a light traffic street helped knit a community together, and in contrast, a heavily traffic street would actually rip it apart and […]

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Video and Documents: Neighborhood Watch Presentation

Police and fire personnel together with Deputy Sheriff David Fenton spoke to Ward 6 residents on Saturday about implementing a neighborhood watch program. The meeting took place at the Northampton Fire Station on Carlon Drive. In attendance was Ward 6 City Councilor Marianne LaBarge.Here is a complete blip.tv video of the presentations recorded by Adam […]

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Northampton Snow Squad Debuts

Northampton Snow Squad announces: If you get around by foot or bicycle in the winter in Northampton, Massachusetts, you’ve probably noticed that it can get difficult after a snowstorm. The priorities of our city are still heavily weighted toward automobile traffic. The Department of Public Works has been instructed to clear some of the bikeways […]

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Video: Zoning Revisions Committee, January 19, 2011; Examples of Design Guidelines

Here is a complete blip.tv video of the 1/19/11 meeting of Northampton’s Zoning Revisions Committee. The committee discussed how to encourage home-based businesses and how aggressively to push for zoning changes in light of potential political resistance. This video is 1 hour 47 minutes long and was recorded by Adam Cohen.Here are some examples of […]

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Video: Solid Waste Task Force, January 10, 2011

Here is a complete blip.tv video of the 1/10/11 meeting of Northampton’s Solid Waste Reduction and Management Task Force. When the minutes are compiled they will appear here. This video is 2 hours 21 minutes long. The recording was made by Craig Odgers. See also: Video: Solid Waste Task Force, January 3, 2011 Video: Solid […]

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Photo Essay: “A Frosty Morning” by Tom McCurry

North Street neighbor Tom McCurry has kindly shared these photos taken earlier this month. He writes, “When I went outside with my dogs this morning, I immediately noticed the hoary frost which covered everything, including our back steps. After eating breakfast, I donned my long underwear, grabbed my camera and went to the Norwottuck Rail […]

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