In-Fill Housing is coming to Your town

With a tax hike built in?     “9,8, 7,6,5,4,3,2,1,go” chanted the cameraman at Northampton’s city council meeting, and the meeting was called to order.  A hot night in Northampton, breathing second hand air.   I was well down on the sign up list, and as I listened to the people that came out to endorse … Continue reading In-Fill Housing is coming to Your town

News on the Institutional Advancement front

    Smith College to build replacement dormitory on Paradise Road:  Green Street Cafe demolished, College files for four new demolition permits I saw one of the last loads of the day in an eighteen wheeler coming around the corner of West Street and Elm, heading south for Rte 91and a landfill somewhere, probably in … Continue reading News on the Institutional Advancement front

Taxes are the price we pay to live in a civilized society, unless you are tax-exempt

A Guest Editorial by Jesus Leyva       And so begins another woeful budget season for the city, the state and the nation in an stagnant economy that people are slowly accepting as the “new normal.” A 2.5 million dollar override is on the ballot. In response to protests from voters, Northampton city officials point to rising … Continue reading Taxes are the price we pay to live in a civilized society, unless you are tax-exempt