Weekly Columns

Musings From the Bench 1/5 Edition

January 5, 2015 Jane Gray 6

At precisely the moment when the clock struck 12 and the transition from New Year’s Eve to New Year’s Day occurred, the first baby of 2015 was born at the city hospital.  At approximately that […]


WTF: 12/24… Christmas Eve…

December 24, 2014 Joe Cantiello 5

  Tomorrow’s Christmas… It’ll soon be Christmas Eve… Stockings all hung… maybe a logs glowing in a fireplace… Tree lit and hung with tinsel… A cup of Christmas cheer…  with a cookie… or two.. or three… […]

Weekly Columns

Musings From the Bench 12/22 Edition

December 22, 2014 Jane Gray 10

In last week’s edition of Musings I reported that the Holyoke City Council in Holyoke, MA decided to name the pine/spruce/evergreen tree outside City Hall the “Holiday Tree” much to the dismay of the citizenry.  […]


Musings From the Bench 12/15 Edition

December 15, 2014 Jane Gray 11

I’m having trouble getting into the spirit of the things this year.  Too many people hurtin’ for money and they all want mine.  I’m not talking about the bell ringers for the Salvation Army, they’ll […]