Westfield Republicanhttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/category.detail/nav/5063/Columnistsen-usSat, 24 Jun 2017 14:58:59 EDTSat, 24 Jun 2017 14:58:59 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssMy introduction to drivinghttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536359.htmlIn our society, driving involves much more than just transportation. The ability to drive is exciting and liberating. And, at least in America, it represents the coming-of-age tradition once reserved to the young hunter bringing home his first kill.Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDTThe old screen door and family lifehttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536342.htmlNow that the attractive and efficient aluminum storm doors have taken over, we've lost the old wooden screen door, an unsung participant in the ongoing drama of family life. I still recall the door closing techniques of each member of my family.Thu, 1 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDTMore paintings, drawings and names in the mystery roomhttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536329.htmlWell, it seems that the mystery room is of interest to my readers but the Westfield Historian is still hoping that some of these names will trigger some memories and provide some more clues or leads to solving the mystery Meanwhile, please enjoy...Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTMany lessons learned at the local five and dimeshttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536328.htmlIn my long-ago childhood, only the downtown sections of the city held true department stores. Out in the suburbs, where most of us lived, clusters of small stores served the needs of the community. And every store had a general focus.Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTBeeLineshttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536310.htmlWhile researching the mysterious upstairs room at 42 North Portage, some possibly related discoveries were unearthed using names written under the white-washed walls and on the mystery paintings.Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT