Category Archives: Northampton Moment

Northampton Moment #4

Dang, this is a small town. We don’t know the neighbors in the house kitty-corner to our backyard. It’s a rental, and the tenants seem to change often. We don’t know the property owners, either. This has become a problem: … Continue reading

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Small Town Ice Cream Karma

Another Saturday night, and we’re in line at Herrell’s. If you live around these parts or you’ve ever been to Massachusetts, you know Herrell’s. In 1973, Steve Herrell opened Steve’s Ice Cream. He’s credited with inventing super premium ice cream … Continue reading

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Northampton Moment #3

Composting Seen while walking downtown at noon today: a guy standing on the sidewalk, nonchalantly peeling a hard boiled egg and dropping the shells into the base of a potted tree.

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Stupid Truck Driver Update

You’ve been waiting with bated breath for more details on the truck eating incident, haven’t you? According to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, the driver, who was from Tennessee, was fined $500 and caused $1000 worth of damage to the truck. … Continue reading

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There Goes Another One

At the east end of downtown Northampton there is a landmark we affectionately call the truck-eating bridge. Why? Because it eats trucks. I got this unusual perspective on the most recent banquet because I was biking over the bridge that … Continue reading

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Northampton Moment #2

On Tuesday afternoon, I handed a check to Chuck’s Bar Mitzvah tutor at her home. On Thursday afternoon, I walked into Serio’s Pharmacy to pick up a prescription. Serio’s is a classic, small town, locally owned pharmacy, where apparently, they … Continue reading

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Northampton Moment #1

I’m standing in line at the post office. The two women behind me are having a conversation. I don’t know either one. I’m eavesdropping, because there isn’t anything better to do while waiting in line. The first asks, “Are you … Continue reading

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