Westfield Republicanhttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/category.detail/nav/5063/Columnistsen-usSat, 22 Jul 2017 22:52:02 EDTSat, 22 Jul 2017 22:52:02 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssPortage 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 EDTNature's perfect clothes dryerhttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536372.htmlDuring the 27 years you and I have been Moseyin' Along together, I've come to recognize that there is a group of folks dedicated to giving the days, weeks and months in our calendar a reason for celebration, for special observances or for a topic t...Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDTMy introduction to drivinghttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536359.htmlIn our society, driving involves much more than just transportation. The ability to drive is exciting and liberating. And, at least in America, it represents the coming-of-age tradition once reserved to the young hunter bringing home his first kill.Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT