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.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dashes any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.
A Habitat for Humanity home has been completed for a Northampton family on Garfield Ave.
The National Weather Service has confirmed the sighting of a funnel cloud in Springfield Sunday afternoon
A silent protest march in Northampton Friday expressed solidarity with Gaza and condemned the Israeli military campaign