(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.
U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.
The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.
A funeral service has been set for Ed and Brittany McGrath, the father and daughter killed Thursday in an Easthampton motorcycle crash
Holyoke ratepayers could soon be footing the bill for a three-million-dollar water disinfection plant