Northampton can do more with holiday lights
To the editor:
As a resident of Northampton for the past eight years, I’m surprised, even dismayed, at the seeming lack of attention and detail given by the city every year to making downtown Northampton a festive and attractive place during the holiday season.
Many neighborhoods such as Newbury Street in Boston and downtown Florence do a better job. What I see in downtown Northampton are simply lights draped around trees, some lining the facade of buildings, and uninspired hanging banners that cannot be seen at night.
I do love the lights that the city puts up around the pine tree at Pulaski Park, but as a city that prides itself as the “Paradise City,” or the arts center of the Valley, I think we can do a better job in making downtown Northampton more appealing during the holiday season.
Richard T. Chu