A complaint to the MCAD by a woman sergeant against the Chief and Mayor, and Emails cast new light on Savino’s dismissal

Something seems to happen to people and institutions when they are successful. It happened to banker Dick Covell.  When he was in his home building of the Northampton Institute for Savings on Main Street in 1984, he was known as a “hands-on” administrator who ran a tight operation.  But then they grew and with all the money … Continue reading A complaint to the MCAD by a woman sergeant against the Chief and Mayor, and Emails cast new light on Savino’s dismissal

What was this guy doing in Apartment 615 of Salvo House at three in the morning?

Brandon LaFreniere’s body was discovered on the front lawn of the Salvo House last  Saturday night, April 26th. He either slipped from the balcony or was pushed off it.  It’s still an open case and the police are not saying anything.  Neither are the neighbors.  The police are tightlipped because it’s their job to  follow … Continue reading What was this guy doing in Apartment 615 of Salvo House at three in the morning?

Back home, open for business

We got back to Northampton last week, and it seems not much has changed, other than the oddly painted new crosswalk on Main Street.  I was standing out in front of Pinch Pottery the other afternoon  and a bearded man, desperate with anger, was yelling at the top of his lungs.  A woman who evidently … Continue reading Back home, open for business