Posts tagged northampton
Posts tagged northampton
Valentine’s Love in New England LGBT couples … Do you know them? Please pass along to others. They are not only in love, but great role models within our community.
Other nearby towns in MA: Easthampton, Northampton, Holyoke and at least six other states also declared states of emergency: New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and parts of New York.
According to The Daily Hampshire Gazette, officials from Gov. Deval Patrick’s Office declared a state of emergency across Massachusetts. It could be days before power is restored, they added. The western part of the state was hit the hardest, according to reports.
The Gazette’s also reported that Schools were “cancelled Monday in South Hadley, Northampton, Amherst, Easthampton and many other towns in the region; it was not clear when they would reopen.”
In Holyoke, an emergency press release was sent to TRT from the Office of the Mayor, Elaine Pluta. Mayor Pluta has declared a State of Emergency in the City of Holyoke, and urged all residents to remain indoors and safe. This is all being coordinated through the Mayor’s Helping Hands initiative that will coordinate volunteer efforts for this disaster.
The damage did not only happen in Massachusetts. According to Boston.com, from “Maryland to Maine, officials said it would take days to restore electricity, even though the snow ended Sunday.” It is estimated that over 3 million people are without power. New York was equally hit by the storm, as well as Pennsylvania. The New York Times reported that “the unusual autumn storm dumped record amounts of snow. Connecticut and Massachusetts were among the hardest-hit states. As of 11:20 p.m. on Saturday, Plainfield, Mass., had received 27 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.”
The Washington Post reported that the “unusual October snowstorm along the East Coast is delaying flights at airports in the Northeast that are hubs for airlines.” Pennsylvania was also hit hard by the, also called, Freakish Nor’easter.
View Boston.com Reader’s photos.
TRT Talk Radio Host Allie Thorpe interviews Bet Power for the upcoming LGBT Community & Ally Northampton Mayoral Candidates’ (Michael Bardley and David Narkewicz) Forum to be held on Saturday Oct. 29th, in The State Room at the Center, 35 State St. in downtown Northampton.
In a recent press release, Savarese explained that “the forum will give the audience a chance to ask the candidates questions relatedto the Northampton LGBT community, social justice and civil rights, as well as more generaltopics involving the mayor’s office.”
Mr. Power, Executive Director and Curator of the Sexual Minorities Archives, a national collection of LGBT literature,history, and art located in Northampton, will moderate the forum. Jean Savarese is one of theco-founders of Out Books On Wheels, a volunteer effort helping LGBT elders to continue enjoying life out of the closet via a free LGBT mobile lending library and related services.
The Forum will take place from 3-5 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to ask questions and inquire about each candidates’ strengths and weaknesses.
“The LGBT community is a significant voting bloc in Northampton,” said Power. “We areorganizing this forum so that the questions, concerns, hopes, and dreams of our sometimesoverlooked group of citizens can be directly addressed.”
“The LGBT community is a significant voting bloc in Northampton,” said Bet Power. “We areorganizing this forum so that the questions, concerns, hopes, and dreams of our sometimes
The Forum will focus on Social Justice and Civil Rights. To read the rest of the press release, visit TRT’s website. For more information, check out TRT Talk Radio (also available now via iTunes). Stay tuned for the next interview!
Let’s support this important event. No woman deserves to be treated in this manner. The Rainbow Times supports and is in solidarity with the SlutWalk march.
October 22nd! Be there, my fellow sluts.