has a well staffed Foot Patrol.
They routinely patrol the
Their presence allows people
to feel at ease.
Officer Borowski and Officer
with Wiggins Tavern
Sunday is Sunday Brunch.
located right on the corner
Main Street in downtown Northampton!
place to go in Noho!!
Plus Shops and restaurants
Find just about anything in
the boutiques & shops.
enjoy a great meal!
Looks like the shopper's
are using cold cash or cold
credit cards today!
Dec 25, 2007
it's December 25th and on the sidewalks
of Northampton in plain view for all to
see is evidence that Santa and his reindeer
were here. Wait a minute, it's just lettuce...no cookie
crumbs Well at least the reindeer were
here. Look at that mess. What a bunch
of slobs huh! Maybe they were looking
for something with a little less fiber, who
knows. Next year for all the big hearted..."let's
leave the reindeer a treat" people,
I suggest fiber-free reindeer cookies.
Dec 22-24, 2007
the weekend before Christmas and all through
the streets, all the people were stirring...never
saw a mouse, but I did see a lot of dogs
in the passenger seats of cars with their window
rolled down. Since dogs can't go into
stores in Noho, the owners drive up and
down the main street so doggie can window
shop & make a list. Across the street, the
Mummers were out in style entertaining
people with their accordion music. These
guys were good! This is their 17th year
of playing Christmas music and in cool costumes
for the passerby's on the Main in downtown
Noho. And the Northampton police were
busy as usual, this time filling their
trunk with their week's supply of coffee and donuts.
Seems they developed this clever strategy
to avoid getting ragged on for hanging
out at Dunkin' Donuts. Works for them...but
there I was...since I got the pic it makes
me a mandated reporter to the public.
Yep, the tax payers have the right to
know. Sorry guys!
still had a few on his to do list, but
it looks like he's on his way to the North
Pole now. Eli, a street performer plays
steel drums well into the evening...mighty
cold too. If you come
to Noho it's always nice to help out the
street performers. While some are trying
to supplement their income, for some it
is the only income they have. Now as night falls,
it is Christmas eve in downtown Noho.
People are just starting to leave and
soon the lights will dim. Wow, check it
out...it's like an angel sent me a falling star.
I was just going to shut off my cam when
I caught this pic. I think I was the only
one there to see it fall, but don't worry
I caught it safely and carefully attached to the front of
the church on corner of Center Street.
Merry Christmas & happy holidays to
everyone around the world! Enjoy the moment!
so nice about Noho is that you can do
anything you want any time you want as
long as you're not breaking the law.
The people of Northampton have figured
out how to keep crime out by just not
letting it in.
Northampton is essentially a crime free,
safe and comfortable place that people
want to be.
who live here can go any area they wish,
dress as they wish, and just plain be
who they wish.
and Public Safety Downtown
Northampton is constantly monitored by
a well staffed foot patrol. While there
are no fences around the town, it is just
one of the safest towns one could reside in or just visit.
Our great public safety is to thank. From
the Fall...the far left is Officer Kohl.
A little further into the winter and a
little further down the street on the
corner is Officer Borowski
and Officer Digiammo. Not fighting crime
today but certainly fighting the cold.
In the next pic it's Sunday in Noho and
a little more relaxed and so I got a chance to
get a posed for pic with a smile. That's
Officer Yasutomo on the left and Officer
Liptak on the right. If you come to Northampton
the streets are loaded with crosswalks.
It's a pedestrians world here. Every now
and then the officer's set up at the crosswalks.
That's Officer Kasper and Officer I don't
know his name, sorry. I don't think
they actually give tickets but they do
give gentle reminders about the crosswalk
laws. Oops, hey taxi you can't make a
U-turn in the middle of Main, well at least not in front
of two officers.
I love to make up stories to go with the pics of our Officer's. The fact is, our town is what it is, awarded "Best Small Arts Town" and in the top 100 year after year because our officer's do an outstanding job. It's not easy to be a cop in Noho. NPD has high standards for it's Officer's and our Officer's keep Noho ranking high!
you visit Northampton...I guarantee you you will have just
as much fun as I do everyday. Noho is the only town I have
ever lived in that I never want to leave!
all our officers of the Northampton Police force...thank
you for your dedication and service and for helping to keep
this town an enjoyable and safe place.
and Parking Downtown
two ladies are returning from a fun time in downtown Northampton,
and as they hit the crosswalk to head home...Boom! they quickly
change their mind and their direction for a 30 second walk
to the ice cream parlor "Herrell's".
is all encompassing with everything necessary to fulfill the
most insatiable thirst for the ultimate social time! The parking
garage is right behind the Ladies. To my right (which of course you
can't see) as I take this pic is another large parking lot.
Many people worry about coming to Noho, because of parking,
well the parking here is way plenty
enough! You just need to know how to find it, and it's easy
because it's right behind the biggest marketplace in Noho,
central main street, right in the heart of
parking garage you see in the pic has a walkway right into
thorn's market and THORNS
is also equipped with an elevator.