A nice place for a golf course?

Lest we forget, once we came close to losing the meadow between the Smith Vocational School and Florence, and the whole farm program. And it wasn’t that long ago. The meadow and its cows is an elegant reminder of the old Northampton, the town Jenny Lind called the paradise of America. The school’s main campus, … Continue reading A nice place for a golf course?

Why the Ward three race is so important to the major players

There is a wonderful scene early in “The Sting” where Paul Newman and a gang of scammers gather around the table in the back of a brothel. The target is a mob boss who has killed one of their number. A canny old man who handles the pigeon assessment goes through all of Robert Shaw’s … Continue reading Why the Ward three race is so important to the major players