Northampton Fire Department Captain Tom Clark, aka Tommy Twilite stops by to discuss the union busting that’s happening in Wisconsin and elsewhere. We also chat about poetry, and LSD, as we note the passing of Owsley Stanley with a song by one of Bill’s least favorite groups (NOT the one referenced in the title).
Northampton Mayor Mary Clare Higgins announced on Friday she won’t be seeking another term. She stops in to talk about her decision, her administration, and her future.
Also, Bill talks a little bit more about the political bread and circuses that have begun in Northampton, starting with the Michael Bardsley email request, which you can see for yourself at this link: BardsleyPublicRecordsReply022511
Rich Parasiliti of the Northampton Department of Public Works wants you to know that the plow drivers are not targeting you. They aren’t waiting until you finish shoveling so they can undo all your hard work. He tells us exactly what it takes to keep the streets of Northampton safe during snowstorms.
So hunker down, stay off the roads, and listen to the podcast!
Well, we made it through our first day with only a few technical difficulties! We talked to our friend Bill Scher, who gave us a preview of his daily feature The Progressive Breakfast. You can tune in and hear him chat with us every day. Don’t forget you can stream Valley Free Radio’s programming here.
Northampton Mayor Higgins gave us the lowdown on some of the issues on folks’ minds here in town.
Plus, State Senator Stan Rosenberg talked about some of the bills he filed last week, including a proposal for medical marijuana and a graduated income tax.