(Northampton, MA) — The Northampton parking garage continues to be available free-of-charge because of a malfunction. The city is waiting for parts to arrive so it can fix the gate and money-collection system. The system has been on the fritz for more than three weeks, costing the city a-thousand-dollars-a-day. Central Services director Dave Pomerantz says the parts are on backorder from the Canadian company that initially sold them the equipment. He’s requesting a 300-thousand-dollar appropriation to replace the system completely.
The House has voted to soften the impact of a new law requiring motorists to turn on headlights when they're operating their windshield wipers.
Easthampton City Councilor Jennifer Hayes has announced she's running for a second term.
Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri will take part in a public conversation about relationships between police and minorities.
A Northampton man with Alzheimer’s was found Monday after disappearing for four hours.