NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Northampton shoppers had an extra reason for coming downtown Saturday. Many of the shoppers at Thornes Marketplace in downtown Northampton had planned to shop there anyway, but this Saturday they had an additional incentive. Thirty stores teamed up with the United Way. Those stores shared five percent of their proceeds to support United Way programs. “Last year we raised in the area of $8,000. We expect to be well over the $10,000 dollar mark this year.