Lt. Alan Borowski was highest paid employee in Northampton

The Lieutenant has sued the city and has been sued for misconduct, costing taxpayers more than his salary. By Molly Keller and Will Meyer  NORTHAMPTON — As budget season comes to a close, with the City Council’s final budget vote set to take place tonight, Thursday, June 17, city data reveals that four out of … Continue reading Lt. Alan Borowski was highest paid employee in Northampton

Protestors Block Traffic to Draw Attention to the Police Budget

One driver drove slowly through the crowd, no one was seriously injured.  By Avery Martin  Protesters urging Northampton city councilors to vote “no” on Mayor David Narkewicz’s proposed FY2022 budget blocked traffic downtown on Tuesday afternoon. They said the budget gives too much money to the police department and underfunds the newly established Department of … Continue reading Protestors Block Traffic to Draw Attention to the Police Budget

Northampton City Council Passes Budget in First Reading

The heavily criticized budget faces a second reading on June 17th By Brian Zayatz On June 3rd, City Council passed in first reading the FY2022 budget proposed by Mayor Narkewicz, which has faced criticism for its level-services funding of the NPD and underfunding of the new Department of Community Care, which receives $424,000 (the NPD … Continue reading Northampton City Council Passes Budget in First Reading

Easthampton’s AKINE says City Councilors are stifling activist voices

In a recent letter, the activist group addresses councilors who also serve as moderators of online community forums By Avery Martin Easthampton City Councilors are using their positions as moderators of online community forums to stifle activist voices, said Easthampton’s A Knee Is Not Enough. The activist group  read a letter to the City Council … Continue reading Easthampton’s AKINE says City Councilors are stifling activist voices