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Passion Poem part 1

February 29, 2012 I don’t believe this entourage That’s gathered here around this colt Procured for me to ride today To celebrate the arrival of my friends and I I can’t believe how much it’s grown This throng that... more »»

The Boy Lincoln

February 22, 2012 ‘Tis another day is born. A lad awakes and rises from his bed. From the cabin door he greets the ‘morn. The sun glints on his shaggy head. Than, having eaten simple fare. more »»

Vote with intelligence

February 22, 2012 Letter to the Editor Westfield Republican Voting to elect public officials is a great privilege with serious continuing consequences. more »»

Help make education decisions

February 22, 2012 Dear Editor, I have read the articles in the Sentinel about the regional high school with great interest. more »»

February Laments Recalled

February 22, 2012 January 2012 That time of year has come again Remembering our Feb. more »»

Union Relief grateful to community

February 15, 2012 Many families and senior citizens in the Westfield area were able to enjoy this holiday season due to the generosity of local people, organizations and businesses. more »»

Loss of freedoms

February 15, 2012 Let’s address the issues involving the proposed regional high school bil. more »»

Benefit at Moose much appreciated

February 8, 2012 Dear Editor: My family and I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the members of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 118 of Westfield and to the Women of the Moose Chapter 517 for their... more »»

Author looking for family of Ralph Jones

February 8, 2012 Dear Editor, My name is Manuel F. van Eyck and I have been for many years investigating American aircraft shot down over the occupied Czechoslovakia during the World War II. more »»

Guest commentary by Mayor David Carr

February 1, 2012 This article is in rebuttal to the article that appeared in the Jan. 19 edition of the Westfield Republican regarding police coverage in the Town of Westfield and the surrounding are. more »»

Community Kitchen fundraiser a success

January 18, 2012 The Westfield Community Kitchen Board of Directors would like to thank the community of Westfield for the wonderful support of our recent “All You Can Eat” soup supper fundraiser. more »»

Politicians should stop gerrymandering, start cooperating

January 18, 2012 Letter to the Editor of the Westfield Republican, If politicians think that gerrymandering is “forming a more perfect union,” they are seriously short of understanding what they have been elected to... more »»

Advent Trilogy Part 3 — A Camel’s Tale

January 18, 2012 December 2008 One morn, before the heat of day Some wealthy patrons say they’ll pay For camels, three, the very best For a long, long journey west They buy two kin and me that day And we start off... more »»

Americans have the power

January 11, 2012 Editor, I have written several letters to this column indicating my concerns of the American political scene as it now stands. more »»

Advent Trilogy Part 2 — A Ram’s Tale

January 11, 2012 December 2008 One early evening after dark The flock and me at slumber Awaken from our sleep that night To what I thought was thunder Instead, I see, from up above A hose of angels declaring “Do... more »»

Purpose of government not wealth and power

January 4, 2012 Letter to the Editor of the Westfield Republican What is the purpose of government? Is it to permit political parties to gain the wealth and power to dominate Congress? No, it does not. more »»

Advent Trilogy

January 4, 2012 Advent Trilogy Part 1 — A Donkey’s Tale By Tom Baideme December 2008 One early morn just after crow Says Master Joseph, we... more »»

Working, middle classes are true engines of economy

December 14, 2011 Letter to the Editor of the Westfield Republican, Our economy’s purpose, of making goods and services to serve us better, longer and cheaper to improve our quality of life while assuring... more »»

November Ides Lament

December 14, 2011 By Tom Baideme 2011 November Ides and leaves are down Succumbed to all the recent gales And after a couple recent frosts Trie... more »»



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