Local

Northampton Man Wins Election Despite Moose Incident

Photo: clipart.com

Northampton Man Wins Election Despite Moose Incident

(Northampton, MA) — A popular Northampton School Committee member has won re-election with a write-in campaign after failing to get his name on the ballot. Downey Meyer had a good excuse for not turning in his paperwork on time. On July 22nd after midnight, his car hit a moose in northern New Hampshire. The moose ambled off and Meyer hobbled the car to a repair shop, but there was no way he’d make it to the city clerk’s office by 5 p.m. His supporters spread the word, and voters put Meyer back on the board. He tells the “Gazette” he’s happy to be re-elected.

 

Recent Headlines

yesterday in National

Teen stowaway spent hours undetected at California airport

airport

A boy who stowed away on a flight to Hawaii in the frozen, oxygen-deprived wheel well of a passenger jet is resting in a hospital.

yesterday in Local

Smith Students to Rally for Transgender Admission Rights

smith college

Smith College students will rally this week to call for a change in the way the college deals with transgender applicants

yesterday in Local

Chinese Students In UMass Rape Trial

news-scales

A UMass rape trial is underway in Hampshire Superior Court involving two Chinese students

yesterday in Local

Federal Judge Hears Strip Search Case

prison bars

A federal judge has heard arguments in a class-action lawsuit brought by current and past inmates at the women's jail in Chicopee.

yesterday in Local

Hotel Northampton Owner Wins Award

Mansour Ghalibaf

The owner of the Hotel Northampton has won this year's Faces of Diversity American Dream Award