Westfield Republicanhttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/category.detail/nav/5063/Columnistsen-usMon, 29 May 2017 13:02:00 EDTMon, 29 May 2017 13:02:00 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssMore 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 EDTAnother bit of magic is disappearinghttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536308.htmlFor almost 150 years, "kids of all ages" have thrilled to the wonderful world of the circus. The wholesome family fun has been a favorite part of the American entertainment scene since the mid 1800s.Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTChance meeting sparks driving nostalgiahttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536293.htmlI saw my friend Ann at the grocery recently. With a mixture of pride and fear, she reported that her grandson had just gotten that coming-of-age document, his learner's permi.Mon, 1 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT