A vote by Northampton’s City Council to fund the new firefighters contract puts an end to a painful chapter in the city’s history. The firefighters have been working without a contract and have been in contentious negotiations with the city for years. This week Mayor David Narkewicz announced a deal with the union that included a retroactive agreement including back pay, as well as a new three year pact. Thursday night the council put the matter to bed with a unanimous vote to fund the contract.
The plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity, is meant to put the U.S. in a strong position at international talks in Paris later this year on reaching a deal to curb global warming.
Senator Stan Rosenberg says he has been working behind the scenes on the pipeline from the beginning
A stop for a broken tail light near the I-91 rotary revealed a quantity of heroin labeled "Dunkin Donuts"
A man who recognized her from a missing person's poster saw Spruell entering a Northampton home late last week and called her mother