Veterans Day ceremony
The Northampton Veterans’ Services Department will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 11, in Pulaski Park
Parking on Stoddard and Prospect streets
The City Council Committee on Legislative Matters, of which I am a member, during its virtual meeting at 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, will consider two ordinances related to parking on Stoddard and Prospect streets.
One ordinance would establish no-parking zones on alternate sides of Stoddard Street. A second ordinance would prohibit parking on the northeast side of Prospect Street for 65 feet northwest from its intersection with Stoddard Street.
After the Legislative Matters committee makes recommendations on the ordinances, they will return to the full City Council for a final vote.
Here is the link to the agenda for Monday’s meeting: https://www.northamptonma.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_11142022-6803?
Banning use of wild animals for entertainment
The City Council Committee on Legislative Matters during its virtual meeting at 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, will also consider a proposed ordinance that would ban the use of wild animals in performances or exhibitions in the city intended as entertainment.
The goal is to protect wild and exotic animals from cruel and inhumane treatment in traveling shows.
The ordinance would exclude wildlife sanctuaries; demonstrations intended for educational or research purposes; and exhibitions in a fixed facility that do not require transportation of the animals.
After the Legislative Matters committee makes a recommendation on the ordinance, it will return to the full City Council for a final vote.
Friends of Northampton Trails annual meeting
The Friends of Northampton Trails will hold its annual meeting in person and virtually at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15. People may attend in person (masks required) at the Florence Civic Center, 90 Park St.
My colleague, Ward 2 City Councilor Karen Foster, executive director of All Out Adventures, will describe its programs for people with disabilities and the development of accessible trails in the region.
Friends of Northampton Trails enhances the trail network and sponsors activities for users. More information is available at: http://fntrails.org/