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Northampton mayor to get $37.5K pay raise next year; part-time elected officials will also see bump
06-16-2023 5:19 PM


NORTHAMPTON — Mayor Gina-Louise Sciarra is set to receive a $37,500 pay increase in her annual salary next year, after a vote to increase the mayor’s salary was unanimously approved by the City Council Thursday night.The move to increase the mayor’s...

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Easthampton to use built-up reserves to help cover $57.1M budget next year
05-07-2024 6:08 PM


EASTHAMPTON — As several other Hampshire County communities have spent the spring budget season grappling with how to overcome significant funding gaps brought on the expiration of support from pandemic funding, the city of Easthampton is sitting on...

Easthampton Mayor LaChapelle tapped to lead state Mayors’ Association
01-23-2024 3:55 PM


EASTHAMPTON — With two years left in office as mayor of Easthampton, Nicole LaChapelle will head the Massachusetts Mayors’ Association, leading efforts around climate change, housing and other issues she has engaged in on a city level at a wider...

LaChapelle won’t seek reelection in 2025
09-06-2023 4:48 PM


EASTHAMPTON — Saying that the city operates best with fresh leaders who bring new ideas, Mayor Nicole LaChapelle announced Tuesday that she will step aside when her term ends in 2025. “I decided in 2018 when I took office that I was going to be...

Effort to recall Easthampton mayor dies; nomination papers now available for fall election
07-17-2023 12:56 PM


EASTHAMPTON — A group of residents attempting to recall Mayor Nicole LaChapelle for her role in the failed superintendent search this spring did not file their petition by last Thursday’s deadline, according to City Clerk Barbara LaBombard.On June 22,...

Easthampton residents move to recall mayor over superintendent search
06-23-2023 11:56 AM


EASTHAMPTON — A group of residents is now looking to recall Mayor Nicole LaChapelle for her role in the search that failed to produce a permanent superintendent this spring.In the weeks after the School Committee rescinded its job offer to...

City reserves to help stave off significant cuts in Northampton schools
04-06-2023 9:47 AM


NORTHAMPTON — The city will use some of its emergency funds to provide relief to the Northampton Public School district’s $2.3 million budget deficit, avoiding many of the proposed cuts the district had planned for the coming fiscal year.Mayor...

Northampton mayor floats $116M capital roadmap for next 5 years
03-22-2023 9:57 AM


NORTHAMPTON — Mayor Gina-Louise Sciarra has unveiled a Capital Improvement Plan for the next five fiscal years, previewing some of next year’s upcoming projects like improving public school infrastructure, hybrid police cruisers and a type of outdoor...

Easthampton mayor touts city’s ‘resiliency’ in annual address
02-01-2023 8:29 PM


EASTHAMPTON — Mayor Nicole LaChapelle used her recent annual state of the city address to highlight how Easthampton is building a “more resilient city for the future,” covering an array of projects and initiatives under way and in development that she...

Sciarra proposes climate action department
01-31-2023 9:16 PM


NORTHAMPTON — Mayor Gina-Louise Sciarra announced the creation of a new climate action department, following on the heels of the city’s climate stabilization fund, at a joint meeting Tuesday with the City Council and the School Committee. At the...

Northampton mayor won’t sign retail pot shop ordinance
01-30-2023 9:14 PM


NORTHAMPTON — Mayor Gina-Louise Sciarra will not sign an ordinance approved by the City Council earlier this month that limits the number of cannabis dispensaries in the city to 12, although the ordinance may still take effect this week as the mayor...

Easthampton mayor to launch summer academy for STEM learning
06-14-2022 7:00 PM


EASTHAMPTON — The city is offering Easthampton students a leadership and academic experience this July with the launch of the Mayor’s Academy.Mayor Nicole LaChapelle and Catapult Learning of Camden, New Jersey, have partnered to bring free reading...

Editorial: Garcia is the right choice for Holyoke
10-29-2021 5:42 PM

On Tuesday, voters in Holyoke will make some important decisions when they head to the polls on Election Day. There is a robust and impressive field of candidates locked in 14 races for seats on the City Council and School Committee.But no elected...

30 years of crime solving: Archer Mayor unveils his 30th Joe Gunther novel
10-26-2019 10:17 AM


Vermont: a land of rolling hills and valleys marked by picturesque farms, stunning fall foliage, skiing and maple syrup. Where healthy, vibrant people enjoy a variety of outdoor recreation, and pastoral beauty and quiet deliver peace of mind.That’s...

Easthampton Mayor Karen Cadieux will not seek a third term
07-03-2017 11:48 PM


EASTHAMPTON — Citing long hours and a desire for more free time, Easthampton Mayor Karen Cadieux announced Monday she will not seek a third term this fall. Cadieux said she will retire when her current term ends early next year, capping off a...

Nicole LaChapelle announces candidacy for Easthampton mayor
06-21-2017 8:01 AM


EASTHAMPTON — If you hear a knock on your front door, it might be Nicole M. LaChapelle.The attorney and 20-year Easthampton resident formally announced her candidacy for mayor on Tuesday in front of the Old Town Hall at 43 Main St. Over the next five...

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