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: 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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Videos: Candidates for City Councilor At-Large and Mayor Debate at Ryan Road School

Here are YouTube videos of the debates between the candidates for City Councilor At-Large and then Mayor that took place at Ryan Road School in Florence on October 5. This flyer gives the agenda. The debates were sponsored by Ward 6 City Councilor Marianne LaBarge, the Ward 6 Association, and Water Not Waste. The videos were […]

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Head to Head Videos: WGBY Conversations with Bardsley and Narkewicz

WGBY hosted half-hour conversations with both of Northampton’s mayoral candidates this week. Here are the videos for your comparison.  Mayoral candidate Michael Bardsley is questioned by Suzanne Beck, Rick Feldman and Tara Tetreault Brewster from the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce.   Mayoral candidate David Narkewicz is questioned by Suzanne Beck, Rick Feldman and Steve Bandarra from […]

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