(Northampton, MA) – Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz is running unopposed for a second term. Starting in January, the term will be four years instead of two on account of the city’s new charter. Narkewicz kicked off his campaign Monday night at the World War Two Club on Conz Street surrounded by a large crowd of supporters. He says funding the city’s budget will continue to be Northampton’s biggest challenge ahead. Two years ago running as acting mayor and City Council president, Narkewicz beat challenger Michael Bardsely in a landslide.
A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola.
The U.S. has started new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus.
Students at Frontier, Deerfield and Sunderland Elementary schools were placed in a so-called shelter place this morning, following a threat made to Frontier High School
Sears will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close more than 100 stores, many before Christmas.