I would also like to see a space there that could be rented out for parties, functions, weddings, etc. That would nicely complement the new hotel above Wilson's, and out-of-town guests could also utilize the new train station nearby. There are not a lot of large venues for this purpose in the area, especially that are situated in a downtown, transit-oriented setting. ...(full comment)
This attack on Ms. Andrew's record is directly attributable to the Baker campaign, and the corporate goo behind it. Ms. Andrew's district is a Massachusetts water district, and control of large quantities, as well as the pollution control center in Orange. MA by investment interests should have residents very worried about why corporate investments want control of this region.
Water is more precious than gas or oil, and is now being comodified. Ms. Andrews opponent regularly meets with out of state high rollers, and the Baker agenda can be expected to gut states economies: if you look at New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Wisconsin- all are tanking. This isn't public service: this is a grab for any resources state's have, and tanking the economy of states in order to strip out assets.
I find myself turning to Chip's column first on Saturday mornings. I am not a sports fanatic and rarely read much of the Sports section, but Chip's writing draws me in. Why? He is an excellent storyteller, he clearly enjoys the writing process, and his column is one of the best in the paper.
I had to marvel at Bob Diamond's suggestion that it might take Chip "a couple of hours" to put a column together. Bob isn't a writer. How could he possibly know the effort that goes into crafting a sentence that actually makes sense to its reader?
1,000 words for a column? That's an assigned 4-page paper for Chip, due weekly or his grade (pay) will suffer. Egads. How many of us hated those assignments in high school and college? Chip has to churn out a 4-page paper that is creative, well written, factual, and interesting to a broad range of readers, each and every week. I think he gets better with age, as did his worthy role models Hemingway and Thomas Mann and Nathaniel Hawthorne. ...(full comment)
So sorry Nan. It is very disturbing, what were they thinking? Right in Main Street, and at coffee time? Dumb.
The Lake House also was robbed a few months ago, it just leaves a little knot in your stomach to know there are such evil people roaming among us.
God bless everyone was okay! ...(full comment)
Well done, Masha!
Kindly also watch and share: "PTSD and Transcendental Meditation - David George, Infantryman" (2:34; YouTube) and "Transcendental Meditation Improves Performance at Military University" (6:42; www.YouTube.com / excellent!)
Thanks, Bill @ BillsArtBox.com ...(full comment)
At a time when many folks in Northern MA were devastated by news of a proposed pipeline, Denise Andrews was engaged immediately, advocating for MA residents, marching with us, willing to listen, and to make the time to be at countless events.
Her opponent may be locally supportive, but Denise immediately took action on behalf of the entire district and was present for all events: and she spoke eloquently on behalf of MA citizens at significant events raising awareness. She was interested and encouraged people to share information with her. She didn't deserve the smear campaign before the election. It was impressive to see how interested, attentive, and responsive Ms. Andrews was. If this is a "blowtorch" that's what we should all have from our representatives. ...(full comment)