(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.
They were arrested as part of a yearlong FBI investigation into people trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State.
The race goes on during a pause in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted earlier this month of the 2013 bombing.
Mountain Road (Route 141) will be closed during the day for most of next week so city and state crews can clean up the remaining debris from last October's microburst.
Bay State Repeal has filed a draft ballot initiative petition with the Attorney General’s office.