Big jump in legal costs at city hall

points to future problems with the free cash.  The Mayor is burning through his budget for legal services at a furious rate.  Allan Seewald billed the city $9,045  to deal with the Scott Savino  and Keating business, which means he spent a lot of time on it. The first hint I got of the dramatic … Continue reading Big jump in legal costs at city hall

Twelve years later,questions hang over the city sale of the old firehouse

You see things around town, and you say to yourself, that’s odd. I wonder what the story is behind that? In this case it was the big ultra-modern home behind the old fire station, and lately it is seeing a second mystery building going up right next to it.  Work on the new building is … Continue reading Twelve years later,questions hang over the city sale of the old firehouse

The Water Carrier Speaks Out

  When Dave Reid of Northampton Media called me a water carrier for  Angela Plassman, I went right to my electronic dictionary to find out what it meant.  It means, I think, a hard-working dope who will crank out propaganda for his candidate.  Well, this water carrier will miss his councilor.   As almost everyone knows, … Continue reading The Water Carrier Speaks Out

Dishonor Court

Lately I have been reading nostalgic stuff about Honor Court; reading how the town was nice and clean and there was no graffiti in the old days when the guys from Honor Court and their push-broom brigades kept the town clean. Older Italians are nostalgic for Mussolini, who made the trains run on time. Some … Continue reading Dishonor Court