Video: Councilor David Murphy Updates Ward 5; Landfill Discussed

Here is a YouTube video of a 10/25/11 community meeting hosted by Ward 5 City Councilor David Murphy, plus an excerpt where attendees discuss the issue of landfill expansion. This meeting was recorded by Emily Odgers. Emily is the daughter of Mimi Odgers, a founder of Water Not Waste. David Murphy: “Essentially, my perspective is, […]

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Videos: CPA Forum and CPC Candidates, October 26, 2011

Here are YouTube videos covering the 10/26/11 Community Preservation Act forum sponsored by the Northampton Area League of Women Voters. The forum included a panel with defenses and critiques of the CPA followed by a session of candidates for the Community Preservation Committee answering questions (voters will choose among four candidates for two positions on […]

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Video: Ward 7 Mayoral Debate

Here is a YouTube video of the 10/25/11 debate in Ward 7 between mayoral candidates Michael Bardsley and David Narkewicz. Ward 7 City Councilor Gene Tacy hosted the debate. The recording is complete except for a brief gap for camera changeover. This recording was made by Mimi Odgers.   See also: MassLive: “Ask the Candidates: […]

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Video: Social Services and Veterans Affairs Committee Hears from Northampton Prevention Coalition

Here is a YouTube video of the 10/17/11 meeting of the Northampton City Council’s Committee on Social Services and Veterans Affairs. The agenda follows the video. This recording was made by Lachlan Ziegler. See also: Strategic Planning Initiative for Families and Youth 

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Video: Board of Public Works Discusses Occupy Northampton

Here is a video excerpt from the 10/11/11 meeting of Northampton’s Board of Public Works. The board discusses the ongoing Occupy Northampton protest in Pulaski Park. Department of Public Works superintendent Ned Huntley reports that the protesters, some of whom are sleeping overnight in the park, wanted to set up tents but were denied. Board members […]

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Video: Mayoral Candidates Debate at Smith College

This is a YouTube video of the complete debate held 10/17/11 between Northampton candidates for mayor Michael Bardsley and David Narkewicz. It was sponsored by the Smith College Government Department, the Smith Democrats, the Smith Republicans Club, and Ward 4 Northampton. Government professor Howard Gold moderated. This recording was made by Emily Odgers. See also:NCTV Election […]

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Video: Round Hill Road Neighbors Discuss Clarke School Properties

At a special 10/11/11 meeting in Northampton’s City Council Chambers, residents from the Round Hill Road neighborhood discussed plans by the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech to sell most of its properties in the area. This recording was made by Emily Odgers.See also:MassLive: “Clarke School solicits proposals for nearly all its remaining campus” (5/16/11)The […]

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