Today’s issue of The Republican reports on the porn shop’s denied building permit, and mentions NoPornNorthampton:
“…Many residents have voiced opposition to the shop, which would also sell adult-themed DVDs, novelties, videos, magazines and boutique products.
“Adam R. Cohen and his wife, lawyer Jendi Reiter, live on North Street and have formed NoPornNorthampton to protest the shop…
“Cohen said the store is inappropriate because of nearby residential areas. He and his wife have established the Web site www.NoPornNorthampton.org
“‘It’s been shown again and again that this type of business is a health hazard and increases crime,’ Cohen said yesterday. ‘It’s a magnet for bringing bad things to our neighborhoods….’
“‘You can already buy X-rated videos in town,’ [Northampton Director of Planning and Development Wayne] Feiden said. ‘It’s this whole thing about viewing
booths. That’s what people get upset about.'”
Read the full story at http://www.masslive.com/hampfrank/republican…