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LSS300: Rethinking Landscape: The Place

N. Antonetti, Spring 2013

News Sources

Use newspapers and online local news sites to document the current events as well as the history of an area and public opinion (in editorials) about events and development.

Municipal Information

City of Northampton
Official website includes:

Town of Amherst
Official website includes:

  • Town by-laws
  • Archive Center
  • The digital repository for the town's historical documents including committee and commission agendas and minutes, the annual reports of the Town of Amherst
  • Maps and property information, GIS data
  • 2010 Town Master Plan
    Amherst's Master Plan addresses its future through recommendations regarding land use, housing, economic development, natural & cultural resources, parks & open space, community services & facilities/utilities, transportation ..."
  • Voter information including election results

Town of Hadley
Virtual Town Hall includes:


Special Topics


Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics. US Dept. of Justice, FBI
"The UCR Program collects statistics on violent crime (murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and property crime (burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft)." Data on cities and counties are available from 1985 to the present. The table building tool allows users to compare data on multiple locations and multiple types of crime.

Northampton Police Department

Amherst Police Department



City of Northampton Website

  • Transportation
    Brief description of options, includes maps of rail trails

Town of Amherst Master Plan