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James E. Durfer: Council should leave childhood pursuits behind

To the editor:

It is time for the Northampton City Council to grow up.

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.

When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me and didn’t waste time with silly drone resolutions.

James E. Durfer



Reader Forum: Should local City Councils make resolutions on national issues?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Some readers say a city’s top board should tackle issues beyond the traditional realm of municipal government.  Others, though, say the council should stick to close-to-home topics. Several recent resolutions voted on by the Northampton City Council prompted readers to write in. Read those letters below:  …

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