The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Federal Shutdown Halts Some Environmental Conservation Efforts, Slows Others and More

Federal Shutdown Halts Some Environmental Conservation Efforts, Slows Others
Federal researchers in western Massachusetts study ways to protect migrating fish, backyard birds and urban trees. The government shutdown is keeping them home and away from their research.The researchers work for agencies like the USDA Forest Service and the U.S. Geological Survey.
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An Exuberant Lamont: 'I'm Happy To Join The Governors' Club'
Edward Miner Lamont Jr., an unlikely Democratic standard bearer as a wealthy Greenwich businessman whose family tree includes titans of Wall Street and a left-wing philosopher, took office Wednesday as the 89th governor of Connecticut, a state buoyed by great wealth and burdened by decades of fiscal mismanagement.
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How Climate Change Is Affecting New England, And What's Yet To Come
Climate change is expected to hit the Northeast pretty hard, affecting crops, ski resorts and fisheries on the coast. Here are some of our latest New England reports on climate change -- from inland floods in New Hampshire, to a Connecticut forest, to a salt marsh north of Boston where there's an invasive plant that just won't quit.
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New Springfield City Council President Renews Call For Change At The Police Department
The new city council president in Springfield, Massachusetts, says he'll continue to push for change at the police department. In recent months, one Springfield police officer has been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and two others with unreasonable force. The department's narcotics unit is also under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department to see if a pattern of excessive force exists.
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Duke Ellington's Azure
"My brother David, who lives in Paris, took this photograph during a trip he made to Sardinia after Christmas," says Jazz à la Mode host Tom Reney. "His email subject line read "Azure," which immediately brought to mind Duke Ellington's song of that name." Read Tom's recent blog post on the impact of color, most notably blue, on Duke Ellington.
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