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.
The city council has given initial approval to an updated snow removal ordinance which makes failure to clear sidewalks a civil offense, punishable by a new fine structure.
MGM has been soliciting contractors interested in working on the 800-million-dollar casino project.
The annual lottery for admission into the Holyoke Community Charter School drew 632 families this year.
City Councilor Paul Spector is warning residents about a great horned owl that has taken up residence near Massasoit Street.