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Northampton council passes resolutions in regard to added surveillance downtown

Last Thursday, Northampton council passed a series of resolutions dealing with a variety of issues. 

The resolutions, although not legally-binding, express the council’s views. Yet, these resolutions  can also lead to legislature that will enact the ideas of these resolutions. Added surveillance cameras downtown, medical aid in dying, nuclear weapons and school bus safety were all topics of discussion for the council. 

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New surveillance cameras proposed in downtown Northampton cause unease

A proposal from the Northampton Police Department for new cameras downtown created a stir amongst Northampton residents, as well as Smith students, earlier this month. Despite opposition from the community and questioning of the motives for such a proposal, Police Chief Jody Kasper of Northampton Police Department has defended the new surveillance. 

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