Pictures: Exuberant residents throng downtown Northampton to celebrate Biden victory

  • A Saturday trip to the farmers market in downtown Northampton turned into a celebration for Emily Lopez and Caitlyn Lawrence as news of Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump spread. FOR THE GAZETTE/SABATO VISCONTI

  • Cassidy Bowman and his daughter Scarlet Bowman, from Northampton, cheer over Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory Saturday in downtown Northampton. FOR THE GAZETTE/SABATO VISCONTI

  • A parade of honking cars with cheering people proceeds through downtown Northampton on Saturday as Elena Volpe of Northampton urges them on. FOR THE GAZETTE/SABATO VISCONTI

  • A crowd breaks out in impromptu dancing Saturday in downtown Northampton to celebrate the news of Joe Biden being declared the winner of the presidential election. FOR THE GAZETTE/SABATO VISCONTI

  • Crowds cheer and wave Pride flags Saturday on Main Street in Northampton as people celebrate Joe Biden’s election win over President Donald Trump. FOR THE GAZETTE/SABATO VISCONTI

  • Hector Lomelin of South Hadley cheers along with the crowd in an American eagle outfit Saturday in downtown Northampton. FOR THE GAZETTE/SABATO VISCONTI

  • Cars parade along Main Street Saturday in downtown Northampton. Some brought signs and flags to commemorate the Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump. FOR THE GAZETTE/SABATO VISCONTI

Published: 11/7/2020 1:00:27 PM

An exuberant celebration broke out in downtown Northampton on Saturday after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the race for president, defeating Donald Trump.

Hundreds of people lined Main Street waving American and Pride flags as honking cars filled with revelers paraded by.

“I don’t even know what to say,” said Juliana Rosas, 24, of Northampton. “I am in shock. But it might be the best feeling I’ve ever experienced.”

“I’m just overjoyed,” said Katie Ward, 37, of Easthampton. “I’ve been reflecting on the women’s March here four years ago and how we walked down these streets and how far we’ve come. Just being here today, my heart could explode.”

Allie Villa, 28, was visiting from Waltham.

“I’m very excited,” she said. “I got tears in my eyes when I came in and saw all of the flags and excitement and energy.”




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