Local

Northampton Welcomes Pot Shops

Photo: clipart.com

Northampton Welcomes Pot Shops

(Northampton, MA) – Northampton is opening its arms to medical marijuana dispensaries. In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the City Council approved a resolution supporting the awarding of a license for a dispensary in the city. The council also approved zoning rules that would permit dispensaries in any business district where a medical facility is allowed, creates a buffer zone from schools, and mandates proper ventilation. Marisa Hebble with the Northampton Prevention Coalition argued the ordinance weakens some of the state restrictions that limit access to children. Five groups are vying for licenses to open dispensaries in Hampshire County. One of them, Hampshire Health, would open a dispensary in a former doctor’s office at 118 Conz St.

Recent Headlines

in National

GM offers compensation for 19 deaths related to ignition switch

gm

General Motors will pay compensation for 19 deaths, more than the 13 the automaker previously admitted were caused by the recalled part.

in National

Apple receives record orders for new iPhone

iphone6

Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply.

in Local

Respiratory Illness Seen in the Northeast

sick child

Officials at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford say they're treating children with symptoms similar to those of a serious respiratory illness suspected of sickening dozens of kids in at least 12 other states

in Local

Hatfield Fire Displaces Three

fire truck

Three people are homeless after a weekend fire in Hatfield.

in Local

New South Hadley Library Opens

library reading

South Hadley's brand-new library is open to the public.