Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New feature on PCJ: On the City

Springfield, Mass. – Killa’s hair studio, 1007 Main St., has closed its doors.

Story at 11:00.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Roads to nowhere

Old roads are fun to find.

Around the Mountain Park access road in Holyoke, Mass., and behind the Castle Hill apartments (formerly the site of the Kenilworth castle), I discovered a road along a stream.

The road seemed wide enough for pedestrians, or maybe a horse and buggy, but it didn't seem suited for cars. In some places, the metal pipe barrier was still intact.

The road ended around 1/2 mile, blocked by a culvert built in the 60s to carry water under Interstate 91. The highway was built in the 50s, I think. I could have crawled under on the ledge right under the highway. But I thought better of it and turned back.

What a lovely walk this must have been. From rt. 5, folks could take a leisurely stroll through the woods directly up to the park.

The rushing stream originates at Whiting reservoir and flows into the Connecticut river.

Here's a link to the location. The road is unmarked but is easy to find directly behind the office for the apartments. The land is private property but I don't think visitors will draw too much attention.:

Monday, March 7, 2011

Signs of the times.

There are some signs that we are evolving as a species and some signs that we are not. You decide:

Atop Mt. Tom. This reminds me of an old Star Trek episode where Kirk is tortured with very high pitched sounds. That's probably different than radio waves, I guess.

Haydenville, Mass. Who fixes this stuff any more? Chuck does, apparently.

Holyoke dam. Please don't run your boat over the dam. Thanks.

South Hadley, Mass. Llamas can bite. Who knew?

Chicopee, Mass. Anyone want a free copy of Awake! or the Watchtower? They are published in 185 different languages.

Chicopee, Mass. I got an A+ in learning how to smoke in school. They don't offer this course any longer, I see.

Springfield, Mass. All we are sayin...

Holyoke, Mass. They have been known to wear dresses, too.

Hadley, Mass. Sorry. The views are closed.

Around Quabbin. All you need...