On Dec. 14, the Northampton Planning Board approved Capital Video’s request to open a new store at 135 King Street by a 4-3 vote.

The Rhode Island-based retail chain first applied to open at the new location in the summer of 2006. The proposal was met with fierce protest from local anti-porn advocates who claim the store will have a negative impact on the community.

The website www.nopornnorthhampton.org is calling for residents to ask the Planning Board to reconsider its decision during a 20-day appeal period.

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