Another Letter of doubtful provenance

I got this letter a couple days ago. The writer wants to remain anonymous, and he might not be a former Northampton Police Officer.  I think, however, that the guy is real and is telling it like it was. Don’t ask me why. Maybe those of us who were enlisted men  and lived under the … Continue reading Another Letter of doubtful provenance

Peyton Place

                        On Center Street ??                                               The other day I got a letter from a Northampton police officer. Letter in a bottle, a SOS from a veteran who’ll we’ll call officer “X.”  Letter sent to City Councilor Jessie … Continue reading Peyton Place

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Police Department Stories For many years, the focus of city government on its police department had to do with bricks and mortar, on giving the Chief Sienkowicz and his rank and file a decent modern police station. ┬áNow we have a castle, but we have had scandals, and millions in training money going down the … Continue reading Click here for directory to police dept. stories

Cold Case: The Joan Andres Killing

Dear Marie,        I have finally figured out why I never wrote to you again.  It is because the only thing worth writing about is people.  And I have been spending the last few years retrenching into myself.  Now I have no one left to write about except for myself, and you know how boring … Continue reading Cold Case: The Joan Andres Killing