Westfield Republicanhttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/category.detail/nav/5063/Columnistsen-usSun, 20 Aug 2017 01:58:04 EDTSun, 20 Aug 2017 01:58:04 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssBeeLineshttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536388.html"I have a rather strange question for you," the male voice commented after determining that he was speaking with the Westfield historian.Wed, 9 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDTIt's all about acronymshttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536387.htmlLately, I feel like I'm living in an alphabet soup world. Everywhere I turn, I'm greeted by acronyms, those abbreviations formed from the initial letters of the words in a phrase or nam.Wed, 9 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDTPortage Road - possible prominent role in French & Indian War (Part 3)http://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536382.htmlAt the end of Part II, H.C. Taylor's "The Old Portage Road" described the observations of an early pioneer, Samuel Shattuck, of the building of the Portage by the French in 1753, decades before his residency in Portland New York in 1823.Sun, 9 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDTThe story of the American mallhttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536381.htmlOnce upon a time, when the country was young, folks gathered into small communities, eventually forming villages. In those early days, being close to neighbors inspired a feeling of safety and made helping one another a way of life.Sun, 9 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDTDid Portage Road play a prominent part in French & Indian War? (Part 1)http://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536373.htmlDuring the 1600s and 1700s, the French and British are both documented as exploring what became Chautauqua County in 1811, including finding a way to connect the waterways of the St.Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT