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Councilor Adams Opposes Northampton Mayor’s Water/Sewer Rates

Northampton At-Large City Councilor Jesse Adams criticizes Mayor Narkewicz’s proposed water and sewer rate structure change, calling it unfair to businesses & poor people.

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Baystate’s Battle Against Opioid Addiction

Baystate Medical’s Dr. Niels Rathlev talks about the hospital’s efforts to battle opioid addiction, including the drug monitoring program that identifies frequent ER visitors and limits the amount of opioids prescribed.

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Gazette Reporters on Reactions to Ward 3 Suspicious Fires

Gazette reporters Amanda Drane & Chris Lindahl get community reactions to the rash of suspicious fires in Northampton’s Ward 3, small blazes that forced residents to recall the Ward 3 arsons of 2009 that caused the deaths of an elderly man & his autistic son.

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Non-Violent Peaceforce in Northampton

Marna Anderson of the Brussels-based Non-Violent Peace Force, which protects civilians in combat zones and has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, met with Northampton’s American Friends Service Committee last week & stopped by the station on her way home.


Healing from Outside the Box Inside the Heart: Salvage A “Wasted” Day

In Healing from Outside the Box Inside the Heart, Northampton acupuncturist Amy Mager lists five steps for salvaging a wasted day, including taking 7 minutes to define 5 things you seek to accomplish the next day.

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Northampton Water/Sewer Rate Hike Controversy

Northampton City Council President Bill Dwight & frequent critic of city government Wes Hardy square off over the sewer/water rate hike controversy.

Northampton City Councilor Ryan O'Donnell

Northampton Ordinance Preventing Water Privatization

Northampton City Council Vice President Ryan O’Donnell & Mayor Narkewicz co-sponsor an ordinance that would prevent privatization of the city’s water supply.

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Working Conditions at Northampton Restaurants

On the heels of a damning UMass report on the plight of restaurant workers in Northampton & a Gazette editorial that seemed to side with its conclusions — drawing the ire of many restaurateurs — Gazette reporters Amanda Drane & Stephanie McFeeters join the Morning News to report on their independent findings.

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Hampshire County Sheriff Robert Garvey on Serving 34 Years

Hampshire County Sheriff Robert Garvey joins Bob for a wide-ranging discussion about his long career & innovative approach to treatment of inmates. Garvey steps down in January after 34 years at the helm

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Hillary’s Hoarse

Denise Vozella & Bob Flaherty discuss Hillary Clinton’s run for the presidency & the double standard she faces as shrillness enters her strained voice after 6 months on the campaign trail.

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15 hours ago in National, Olympics, Sports

Flame lands in troubled Brazil for 94-day relay to Games


President Dilma Rousseff lit the Olympic torch in Brazil's capital on Tuesday and pledged that political turmoil engulfing her nation would not harm the first Games to be held in South America.

16 hours ago in National, World

Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq


Islamic State militants killed a U.S. serviceman in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defences and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months.

17 hours ago in Local

Federal Energy Regulators Urged to Officially Dismiss Kinder Morgan Pipeline


The “Pipeline Awareness Network for the Northeast” has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to dismiss the application “with prejudice,” which means it could not be brought back for a period of time.

18 hours ago in Local

Preservation Efforts Stall in Northfield


Seller Northfield Mount Hermon School dropped out of the deal over the weekend.

18 hours ago in Local

Northampton Appoints First Female Public Works Director

Jerrey Roberts of the Gazette

Mayor David Narkewicz has appointed Donna LaScaleia to the post. She is the former director of Green Mountain Energy in Vermont.