Northampton’s School Committee has put the issue of a later start time for Northampton High School to bed. The board has voted 7 to 2 to move to a later start time beginning no later than September 2014. The exact time will be left up to the superintendent to work out, but it will be moved from the current 7:30 to somewhere between 8 and 8:30. A study panel is recommending an 8:15 start time. That would work by shortening the school day by ten minutes, and cutting the time between classes by two minutes.
A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.
Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.
Effective immediately, anyone visiting a new mother or child at the Birthplace at Baystate Franklin Medical Center must be 14 or older
The city of Northampton has officially opened discussion on an ordinance banning plastic bags and styrofoam