Bill’s a little cranky about a new proposal from the folks who want to build casinos in the area. You’ve heard of the “Twinkie defense?” Bill may have just come up with the Twinkie OFFENSE.
In more uplifting news, this weekend at Diva’s Nightclub in Northampton, there’s an event to benefit local Gay Straight Alliance groups. Organizer Suzan Seymour and performer John Brandoli talk about the event, and why even Northampton needs more gay rights advocacy.
Bill and Jaz are suffering from sleep deprivation, flooding, and an infestation of ants, just to name a few things. Nerves are starting to fray. Luckily, Bill Scher and State Senator Stan Rosenberg are on the phone to bring calm and order to the day’s proceedings.
Also, I’m not sure why you can barely hear Bill in the first few moments, but it seemed to correct itself.
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
Mention the name “Andrei Berman” to some Northampton progressives, and you may see a flash of annoyance. The former Northampton high school student is notorious for what may have been a key role in the defeat of the 2004 override. These days, Mr. Berman is finishing up a stint in “Teach for America,” and has some interesting opinions on education reform; especially the way the issue is dealt with in Waiting for Superman.