(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.
The co-pilot of the airliner that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard, appears to have brought the plane down deliberately.
All 150 people on board the jet - including three Americans - were killed Tuesday when it crashed in the French Alps.
Senate Republicans will try to pass their own budget after House Republicans pushed through a plan that deeply cuts programs for the poor.
The United States is struggling to secure a framework nuclear deal by a March 31 deadline.