Northampton’s fiscal 2014 budget draft is now in the hands of the City Council. Mayor David Narkewicz formally presented the $96 million spending plan to the council Thursday night. Narkewicz says the budget may have his name on it, but it’s ultimately every citizens’ budget in defining the kid of community they want to live in. The budget is contingent on passage of a $2.5 million prop two and-a-half override. That will be on the city’s June 25th election ballot. The council begins budget deliberations next week.
Even the most patriotic among us can learn something from these little-known facts about Independence Day.
More than 40 million Americans are expected to hit the road for the long holiday weekend.
While a domestic road trip might appear like an affordable alternative to traveling abroad, costs can easily spiral out of control.
For hundreds of thousands of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, symptoms can be worsened by the cracks and thunder of celebratory fireworks.