Reading the Fine Print

You see these signs around town more and more. This one is near  95 Barrett Street, and marks the spot at which an Amherst developer is planning a 16 unit townhouse development.  Sunwood Builders will go before the Northampton Planning board for a special permit on Thursday,August 13 at 8:00pm at City Hall. Friends of the … Continue reading Reading the Fine Print

Lawsuit stops Phillips Place development (for now)

I am quoting below a writer who lives on Phillips Place who missed the planning board meeting last week. She wished her letter to Carolyn Misch, one of the city planners, to be her public comment.  I am printing this excerpt.  Last week Amherst residents  Linda Muerle and her husband Burt Ewart received final approval  for the second house they had constructed … Continue reading Lawsuit stops Phillips Place development (for now)

Shaw’s Motel sold for 1.35 million.

One of the largest tracts of privately owned land in downtown Northampton was sold by Donald Shaw on July 2nd to Winterberry LLC , a limited liability company managed by Matthew Campagnari, operating out of a shop at 128 Federal Street in Springfield. It is not clear at present whether he is the Matthew Campagnari who … Continue reading Shaw’s Motel sold for 1.35 million.

New Fire Chief named: Northampton’s top 100 wage-earners

  There was a changing of the guard the other day at city hall. The deputies and captains lined the back of the upstairs conference room. Control of the Fire Department was being handed down to the chosen successor, and we reporters asked our respectful questions, and went home to write our stories. On the stage was … Continue reading New Fire Chief named: Northampton’s top 100 wage-earners