The outer limits of Infill? Part one of the story of a new House on Olive Street

This is the view of a new house on Olive Street just built under the new Infill regulations that reduce the amount of open space required for new homes and decreases the lot size required.  The house next door is a small Victorian cottage with meticulously landscaped grounds.  I first saw one of the owners … Continue reading The outer limits of Infill? Part one of the story of a new House on Olive Street

Wake Up and Smell the PCPs

Its time to fence in and clean up the Lia-owned toxic waste dump OK, the Lias that own the big beautiful auto agencies on King Street don’t own that vast expanse of disintegrating pavement at the old Northampton Honda  property. Donald Lia of Huntington New York does. But  the Lia Group is one big happy … Continue reading Wake Up and Smell the PCPs

For Want of A Nail

The town was buzzing on Friday night. Some group I never heard of, ( India Aire?) was playing the Calvin, tour buses were all over town, and the cars were pouring down Armory Street headed for the parking garage.  The Mayor had gone home, and  Jessie Hudson, a Parking Enforcement Officer, was on duty. The … Continue reading For Want of A Nail