(Northampton, MA) — The cost of restorations and repairs at the Forbes Library in Northampton could reach 150-thousand. The library was damaged Monday night by an arson fire. Director Janet Moulding tells “The Gazette” that books, paintings and CDs will have to be cleaned. The historic wooden bannister that was set on fire will have to be replicated. An Easthampton man is in psychiatric custody after being charged with the crime.
A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.
This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.
With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.
The city of Northampton now has an ordinance banning the use of single-layer plastic bags