Tagged: city council

2010-09-15 | Jaz Tupelo // Audio
Round and around and around we go…

Some of the responses to the new roundabout at Look Park – including a letter in the Gazette – are making Jaz feel particularly ranty.

Incidentally, here’s a handy info guide about roundabouts.


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Wednesday 15 September 2010 Audio
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The Northampton Chamber of Commerce is recommending some new zoning regulations for King Street. Will they help all Northampton residents? We talk to former city councilor Fran Volkmann, planning consultant Joel Russell, Economic Development Committee Chair Dennis Bidwell, and Chamber executive director Suzanne Beck about Northampton’s zoning past, and possible future.


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Friday 9 July 2010 Audio

2010-06-24 | Jaz Tupelo // Audio
The question that never gets asked….

Iraq war veteran Tyler Boudreau talks about the proposed resolution to bring the war dollars home, and the need to have better conversations about the issue.


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Thursday 24 June 2010 Audio
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2010-06-23 | Jaz Tupelo // Blog
The Cost of War

According to the National Priorities Project, Northampton spends about $40,000 a day on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now the city is mulling a resolution to bring those dollars home. We talk to activist and pacifist Paki Wieland about the cost of war. We also hear the lowdown about her recent arrest and trial for protesting President Obama’s failure to keep his promise to close Guantanamo, and the differences between how she was treated and how the Tea Partiers were treated.


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Wednesday 23 June 2010 Blog
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As someone who worked on zoning regulations when he was a city councilor, Bill is understandably miffed that his hard work is now being characterized by some as nothing more then an attempt to bludgeon developers to death with puppies. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating. No one mentioned puppies. At any rate, Bill called on Northampton Planning Director Wayne Feiden to give some background to the current conversation about highway business development.


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(No developers were harmed in the recording of this podcast.)

Tuesday 22 June 2010 Audio
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