An uphill slog

Fighting the landfill expansionis not going to be easy. I was at Stop & Shop collecting signatures for the drive to put the question about the landfill on the ballot. It was a chilly morning, and drizzle was fogging up my glasses. Most people were friendly and receptive to signing onto this venture, but some … Continue reading An uphill slog

When firemen have to watch buildings burn down: a second posting on the Meadowbrook fire

The Stairway to Nowhere: Building 21 today If you look at this Youtube video of the Meadowbrook fire on April 13th, one is struck by the strange narcolepsy affecting the fire fighters. CLICK HERE Look at minute 1:15. They walk slowly, wearily. “They seemed like they were lost people,” said a maintenance man at the … Continue reading When firemen have to watch buildings burn down: a second posting on the Meadowbrook fire

The Great Cummington Farms Disaster (more tales from the eighties)

Cummington is an idyllic small town about twenty miles northwest of Northampton up in the foothills of the Berkshires. You take Route 9 to get there. You leave citified liberals behind and get into old Yankee territory, where men are still men and know how to keep their chain saws running without running to the … Continue reading The Great Cummington Farms Disaster (more tales from the eighties)