Massachusetts Cannabis Eradication Documents, 2016 (Northampton Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Northampton Police Department of Northampton, MA .
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all contracts (including all associated amendments and exhibits), memorandums of understanding, and any other agreements, as well as all grant applications and approvals, regarding this agency's involvement in Massachusetts cannabis eradication programs during the year 2016, as well as all plans, procedures, and incident reports created as part of operations under such programs conducted from January 1, 2016 through the date this request is processed.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all contracts (including all associated amendments and exhibits), memorandums of understanding, and any other agreements, as well as all grant applications and approvals, regarding this agency's involvement in Massachusetts cannabis eradication programs during the year 2016, as well as all plans, procedures, and incident reports created as part of operations under such programs conducted from January 1, 2016 through the date this request is processed.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Jody Kasper

Beryl,
I have attached a response letter and an associated document in response to
your public records request.
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*Chief Jody D. Kasper*
*413-587-1115*
*Northampton Police Department*
*29 Center Street*
*Northampton, MA 01060*

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