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  • Police halt High Five Friday after concerns from parents (Northampton, MA)

    02/21/2017 11:04:17 AM PST · by matt04 · 25 replies
    Students in Northampton used to begin Friday mornings with high fives and fist bumps from local police officers, but because of concerns from parents that program has been halted. The “High Five Friday” program aimed to bring uniformed police officers to the city’s elementary schools on Fridays to welcome students to school. The idea for the program began after a law enforcement conference in San Diego, in which High Five Fridays were promoted as a way for officers to engage with young people, WWLP reported. Northampton police said they received a lot of support for the program from the public,...
  • A phrase that altered history: "I do not choose to run..."

    08/08/2015 1:42:32 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 37 replies
    August 8, 2015 | Self
    It was 88 years ago this month that President Calvin Coolidge handed out strips of paper (that he cut himself) to members of the press during a brief conference with these words: I do not choose to run for President in 1928. This stunning event took place at the Summer White House in the Black Hills of South Dakota on August 2, 1927. The implications of Coolidge not actively seeking the Republican presidential nomination for 1928 reverberate to this day. While the terse phrasing appeared to leave the door open for a draft movement, the result was that Herbert Hoover...
  • British archeologist 'terrified' after narrowly escaping death in Nepalese earthquake

    04/26/2015 2:50:50 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies
    A 32-year-old doctor who specialises in Himalayan archaeology was said to be “absolutely terrified” and incredibly shaken after narrowly avoiding death in the devastating earthquake. Hayley Saul, from Northampton, had left Langtang village in Kathmandu just two hours before it was completely wiped out in the quake. As the disaster hit, she was trekking with her friend and a guide, en route to Lama Hotel, the next village on the trail. Her sister, Emma Price, 24, said: “She had just left Langtang village and that village has gone now. The path they were trekking on had gone and they had...
  • ACLU awaits reply from Hampshire College on "censorship" of Afrobeat band Shokazoba...

    12/06/2013 12:15:14 PM PST · by matt04 · 18 replies
    The head of the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is awaiting reply from Hampshire College to his letter deploring the college’s decision to cancel a performance by an Afrobeat band because some deemed the band “too white” to play African music. Shokazoba, an Afrobeat ensemble that blends jazz, funk and African rhythms, was scheduled to play on Halloween at Hampshire. However, the band was canceled after some students voiced concerns that the band, which has a black singer but is predominantly white, was appropriating black music. The college’s Hype Committee broke the news on its Facebook, saying:...
  • Northampton (MA) energy forum generates ideas

    08/24/2013 11:44:07 AM PDT · by matt04 · 15 replies
    Don’t get rid of that clothesline. It could be the wave of the future, as envisioned by a roomful of people who turned out Wednesday at the Senior Center for the city’s first Community Energy Forum. Some 90 people showed up for the forum, according to Northampton’s Energy and Sustainability officer Chris Mason. They threw out ideas about conserving energy and going green that ranged from cutting down on gasoline use to reducing greenhouse gases to using the city’s landfill for solar energy. ”It was a smashing success,” said Mason. City Councilor Jesse Adams, who was in attendance, said the...
  • Seven Foreigners Arrested After Trespassing at Quabbin Reservoir (Video)[Massachusetts terror?]

    05/15/2013 8:27:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Seven foreigners from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore were arrested for trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir on Tuesday. The Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts is one of the country’s largest man-made water supplies. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) CBS Local reported, via Free Republic: Shortly after midnight Tuesday, seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir. State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and “cited their education and career interests” for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates....
  • CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper to speak at Smith College

    CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper, whose newscast “Anderson Cooper 360°” is devoted to reporting in-depth stories from multiple points of view, will speak at Smith College on April 14 at 8 p.m. at John M. Greene Hall. A college release bills the event as "Anderson Cooper: A 360-Degree Look at World Events." Tickets are required and must be purchased prior to the event. Cooper covers major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene. Most recently, he played a pivotal role in CNN’s 2012 political coverage, anchoring election night, presidential debates and conventions and moderating the CNN Republican presidential...
  • WMass Walmart stores picketed on Black Friday(by activists)

    11/23/2012 4:44:11 PM PST · by matt04 · 26 replies
    On the biggest shopping day of the year, some people here in western Massachusetts participated in one of the largest protests against Walmart, America’s largest retailer. At stores in Springfield, Ware, and Northampton, protestors chanted slogans like: “Walmart rich and rude… we don’t like your attitude.” As Black Friday shoppers walked in with their holiday gift shopping lists, they were given flyers from protesters. The local demonstrations were part of a larger nationwide rally for workers’ rights. In Northampton, the majority of those rallying were nearby residents and not store employees, though at other locations, employees joined the protests after...
  • Northampton resident Bryan Guyette, 23, featured on MTV's 'True Life: I'm Occupying Wall Street'

    11/19/2011 6:24:25 PM PST · by matt04 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    A city man working on the sanitation team at the Occupy Wall Street protests was featured on the MTV show “True Life” on Nov. 5. In the episode “I’m Occupying Wall Street,” 23-year-old Bryan Guyette is seen rallying his fellow protesters to clean up Zuccotti Park in the financial district, where thousands of people have staged demonstrations demanding economic equality since September 17. Guyette, who has been at the park almost non-stop since day one, worked to end a tense stand-off between protesters and the New York City police department, which planned to forcibly evict the massive crowd Oct. 13...
  • Update: 6 indicted in Phoebe Prince bullying probe

    03/30/2010 1:15:16 PM PDT · by Vermont Lt · 52 replies · 1,639+ views
    The Republican ^ | 3/30/10 | Sandra Constantine
    NORTHAMPTON – Six young people have been indicted on charges ranging from statutory rape to criminal harassment in the death of 15-year-old Phoebe N. Prince, who hanged herself in January after months of intense bullying at South Hadley High School.
  • ARSON RAMPAGE LEAVES 2 DEAD 18 blazes within 2 hours...

    12/28/2009 3:07:37 AM PST · by Cindy · 28 replies · 1,490+ views - BOSTON GLOBE ^ | December 28, 2009 | By John M. Guilfoil
    "Arson rampage leaves 2 men dead" "18 blazes within 2 hours strike homes, cars in Northampton neighborhood" By John M. Guilfoil Globe Correspondent SNIPPET: "NORTHAMPTON - Two people were killed early yesterday in one of at least 18 fires set during what the state’s top firefighter called the state’s worst day of arson in memory."
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...

    01/19/2005 8:27:19 AM PST · by Hemingway's Ghost · 143 replies · 4,567+ views ^ | 19 January 2005 |
    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Two women, including a Smith College student, pleaded innocent to charges they raped and handcuffed another female student and slashed her with knives. Rachel Ann Klobertanz, 22, and Augusta Claire Kendall, 22, were ordered held on $25,000 bail at their arraignment Tuesday in Northampton District Court. Both were charged with two counts of aggravated rape, three counts of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault and battery.
  • Dozens Arrested In Northampton, MA. Protest

    03/29/2003 7:00:52 PM PST · by jt8d · 26 replies · 270+ views
    WWLP NEWS 22 ^ | 03/29/03
    NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS (WWLP, March 29, 2003) Police arrested dozens of demonstrators in Northampton yesterday during an anti-war rally. The group was arrested for disturbing the peace and unlawful assembly after blocking traffic in a busy intersection. Many of the anti-war protestors wore all black, symbolizing what they say are deaths of Iraqi civilians and United States soldiers. They marched through the city's center carrying hand made props representing coffins and blood stained flags. Northampton police say that although the group had a right to assemble, arrests were necessary once the protest started to interfere with traffic. In all, police say...