Northampton is a Massachusetts city and the county seat of Hampshire County. It is located in the Pioneer Valley and the Knowledge Corridor. Approximately 30,000 residents live in Northampton year-round. They enjoy cold, snowy winters and mild summers.
A Brief History of Northampton
The area now known as Northampton was originally inhabited by members of the Pocumtuc Native American tribe, but they were essentially decimated by smallpox brought by Dutch traders in the 1600s. English settlers then arrived and purchased the land in 1653. Not to be one-upped by Salem, Northampton held its own witch trials in 1700, but no witches were executed. Northampton was a haven for abolitionists in the 1840s.
These days, Northampton is known for its progressive counterculture. In fact, it is considered the most liberal-minded community in the United States. Smith College is located in Northampton, as is Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech. For over a decade, Smith College has hosted the annual week-long gypsy jazz music camp. There is a well-established music scene in Northampton, which has spawned such well-known acts as Sonic Youth.
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Attorney Whitney has handled more than criminal defense 3,000 cases in Northampton and has previously worked as a district attorney and public defender. He assists with cases pertaining to drug crimes, felonies, misdemeanors, weapons crimes, juvenile crimes, and more. If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges of any kind, contact attorney Whitney, who has more than 40 years of experience.