The Northampton City Council will discuss some big proposed zoning changes Thursday night. The plan would allow more residential density, and reflect existing conditions in the older neighborhoods. Some are expressing concern the zoning would change the character of their streets and lead to higher property values, and therefore higher taxes. Supporters say the zoning is in keeping with the city’s Sustainable Northampton Plan.
U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.
The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.
A funeral service has been set for Ed and Brittany McGrath, the father and daughter killed Thursday in an Easthampton motorcycle crash
Holyoke ratepayers could soon be footing the bill for a three-million-dollar water disinfection plant