Sunday Best

A local cultural observation, just to break up the campaign coverage for a minute... The Latin Mass can pack a room, and it ain't all about nostalgia. (Or, as friend used to spell it, "naustalgia," which I always took to mean the past making you sick.) One of the old ethnic churches in my New … Continue reading Sunday Best

Confederate Monuments and Unintended Consequences

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Indulge me this week.  I’m so sick of national politics I just can’t bang out one more post on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, or the uninformed masses who continue to believe that raising the minimum wage is the answer to our problems (sorry about that last one – someone on … Continue reading Confederate Monuments and Unintended Consequences

ACLU vs. Religious Liberty in Louisiana

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Like all other schools across the state and across the nation, Walnut Hill Elementary/Middle School in Shreveport is gearing up for rigorous state testing this month.  The new tests that students will now have to take are Common Core based and extremely tough and schools across the parish have been drilling, … Continue reading ACLU vs. Religious Liberty in Louisiana

Local School District Versus My Autistic Son

by Timothy Imholt Normally when I write a BLOG I rarely make it about things going on with me. Today I feel that I must rant about a local issue that is impacting one of my two sons. I have a son who is autistic. He is a mild case, highly functioning but he is … Continue reading Local School District Versus My Autistic Son

The First Amendment is Alive and Well in Shreveport

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – As reported here a few weeks ago, Michael Vick came to Shreveport last night to record a comedy show at The Strand Theater.  When news of the event first broke, local animal rights, animal rescue, and animal advocate groups were outraged that the esteemed and venerable Strand Theater would allow … Continue reading The First Amendment is Alive and Well in Shreveport

Photos from today’s Fox 25 Zip Trip event in Townsend Ma.

Every week during the summer Fox 25 hosts what are called: Zip Trips. They go to a different Zip code and meet the people in the town. Today on my way to another event I noticed they were in Townsend, so I stopped by to visit and took a few pictures: If you prefer a … Continue reading Photos from today’s Fox 25 Zip Trip event in Townsend Ma.

Steve DiNatale (D Fitchburg) at the Twin City Tea Party 1/31/11

Steve DiNatale talked at the Twin City tea party meeting on Monday, He spoke to me before the event: It's important to note that the Tea Party invited their representatives. The willingness to hear views you might not agree with is good. The willingness to face people who don't agree with you is better.

A chat with Joe Solomito at his Mayoral Anouncement

Yesterday at 3:30 Ward 5 Counselor Joe Solomito announced his candidacy for Mayor of Fitchburg. Before the crowed of about 40 showed up for his official announcement he talked to me for a bit: I talked to a few of the 40 something people who attended first with Bob and Priscilla: Then with Roland: Ward … Continue reading A chat with Joe Solomito at his Mayoral Anouncement