(Northampton, MA) – The Northampton Business Improvement District is here to stay…at least for the next five years. Members of the BID have voted unanimously to renew the organization. The vote was required by a change in state law that forces nearly all downtown property owners to become members. The BID’s paying membership will increase from 66 to 216. But the Northampton BID still has its critics who say the renewal process was unfair because more than 60 percent of property owners who initially opted out weren’t allowed to vote in the initial renewal vote. The BID also faces two pending lawsuits.
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Easthampton police are investigating an armed home invasion on Summer Street.
Hadley has a new police chief. Thirty-six-year-old Michael Mason joined the force in 2000.
Northampton police will conduct a training at the shooting range in Florence on Sunday.