(Northampton, MA) — Human parking garage attendants are back in Northampton for now. Starting today, attendants will collect a flat fee of four dollars from those entering the downtown garage during business hours, and five dollars after 5:00 p.m. Mayor Narkewicz ordered the stopgap measure because the automatic card-reading system and gate at the garage remains broken. While replacement parts have been on backorder, motorists have been parking for free.
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.