(Northampton, MA) — The late start time debate for Northampton High School has been rekindled. In June, the school board voted to move the start time from 7:30 a.m. to between 8 and 8:30 starting next fall. That was when busing to the High School had been eliminated in a budget-cutting move, which made things simple. Now that busing has been restored with a proposition two-and-a-half override, system-wide transportation needs have to be considered. Interim Superintendent Regina Nash is proposing the School Committee hire a consultant to evaluate various busing options, noting that each will come with a price tag. The late-start-time debate has been going on for years.
A Pittsfield man convicted of raping a UMass student has been sentenced to 8 to 10 years in state prison.
Knowledge continues to fuel the Hampshire County economy according to Northampton Chamber of Commerce Director Suzanne Beck
Hinge nightclub at 48 Main Street will be called before the Northampton License Commission tonight.
Phoebe Hazzard and Viraphanh Douangmany have won seats on the Amherst School Committee.