(Northampton, MA) — Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz is sounding off about the federal government shutdown, calling it a “cheap political stunt” by House Republicans. On his Facebook page, Narkewicz says he was a furloughed federal employee back when Congress shut down the government 17 years ago. Narkewicz says The Affordable Care Act is the law of our land, and that the shutdown serves only to punish federal workers, waste tax dollars, and damage our economy.
Two Northampton massage businesses have been shut down by city code enforcement officials.
Governor Charlie Baker will speak in Northampton later this month.
Springfield's City Council will consider a resolution to support efforts to keep the Western Mass Correctional Alcohol Center in the city.
A group of protesters targeted the meat counter and the dairy section of Whole Foods Saturday.