Once thought to be dead, the King Street Brook makes a dramatic comeback

And maybe Stop & Shop is causing these floods Here’s what was left behind in the wake of the flash flood that inundated a good section of the city. The King Street brook has returned to its bad boy history.  The low section of the State Street neighborhood off the bike path was a lake … Continue reading Once thought to be dead, the King Street Brook makes a dramatic comeback

Media Education Foundation Article Put back up

I got a small barrage of calls and letters about this story.  One person thought that it was yellow journalism; that I was picking on a nice guy.  I  reread my story and thought it was kind of sarcastic in places. I didn’t like the tone of it.  So I regret that. But even when … Continue reading Media Education Foundation Article Put back up

Northampton Lodging might be acquired by HAP

Thanks to our twenty-four hour email tip line, KOTL has learned that Housing Allowance Program of Springfield has inked a purchase and sale agreement with the owner of Northampton Lodging.   This can only be thrilling news to Pleasant Street, and might work pretty well for the present tenants of the building, if things work … Continue reading Northampton Lodging might be acquired by HAP

Getting the VA out of the Hospital Business

Maybe I’m the only aging veteran who has given his wife and children strict instructions that no matter what happens, they must never take me up to the VA for treatment. Pull the plug on me first.  Maybe it was the experience of working in a VA psychiatric hospital in the eighties that soured me … Continue reading Getting the VA out of the Hospital Business