We Can All Breathe a little easier

Railroad reconstruction starts in Northampton All of us who live near the railroad can give a quiet cheer. It’s not the worst stretch of railbed in the world, but they are shipping a lot of natural gas in these pressurized cars through Northampton these days and watching the daily ordinary rocking and rolling through town … Continue reading We Can All Breathe a little easier

Not a Great Place for a Detention Pond

But that’s where these consulting engineers that the Department of Public Works hired want to put it, right in the middle of the playing fields at the Ryan Street School.  Pretty much the whole infield. There were quite a few people scratching their heads when I showed the plans around out at the school department. … Continue reading Not a Great Place for a Detention Pond

The Battle for Apartment 309

The Sanctuary of the “Church of Us.” has expanded. The Authority refuses comment, citing privacy concerns, but reports are coming in from all over that indicate that the Samana’s nun Sacred Little has moved into apartment 309 at the MacDonald House after an extended period of living in shelters and apartments of friends.  There is … Continue reading The Battle for Apartment 309

Come Clean, DPW. Are you “green” or ain’t you?

There was an article in the Gazette the other day that these students for the Smith Engineering Department had recently developed a plan for the DPW for these two “green” type detention rain garden type deals.  Great.  I’d feel better about this if Ned Huntley, director of the Department of Public Works, hadn’t shown me … Continue reading Come Clean, DPW. Are you “green” or ain’t you?