(Northampton, MA) – Fees for the Northampton Business Improvement District are about to drop by 50 percent. The Northampton City Council last night took a second and final vote to reduce the B.I.D. fees by half after City Attorney Jack Fitzgibbon assured the council that the vote would not be impacted by an upcoming lawsuit challenging the establishment of that organization. B.I.D opponents last month urged the council to delay any vote on the fee changes until the completion of two separate lawsuits, one of which challenges the state law allowing the establishment of such districts.
Two more lawsuits have been filed against the Ryder Funeral Home in South Hadley
The City of Northampton is considering a ban on plastic bags and styrofoam
The Broadside Bookshop on Main Street in Northampton celebrates 40 years in business this weekend
The Hungry Ghost Bakery in Northampton hosts its 11th-annual Wonder Not! bread festival on Sunday