Westfield Republicanhttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/category.detail/nav/5063/Columnistsen-usTue, 26 Sep 2017 17:36:14 EDTTue, 26 Sep 2017 17:36:14 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssKey jobs are quietly disappearinghttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536420.htmlWhile you and I have been busy with our everyday lives, a number of folks have slipped out of the American scene. For instance, in those long-ago days before refrigeration, we all had ice boxes.Sat, 2 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDTAlong Chautauqua creeks - more history of Westfield waterworks and damshttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536407.htmlIn January of this year, two BeeLines described the early history of Westfield's Waterworks in response to questions that led to more questions and a concerted search for printed documentation to answer those questions.Sat, 2 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDTIt's sneezin' season againhttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536406.htmlThere's a whole lot of sneezin' going on these days. The rag weed's running rampant and various pollens fill the air. In our family, daughter Sherri and son Tim are among the 15 million Americans afflicted by this miserable malady.Sat, 2 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDTBeeLineshttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536397.htmlFor those of us alive in 2017, "It seems there's always been Welch Field," as the late Billie Dibble, former Westfield Historian, wrote in Dibble's Dabbles, published in the Westfield Republican, Sept. 30, 1982.Sat, 2 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDTLife lesson learned the hard wayhttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536396.htmlI was fifteen that summer and I was convinced I was rich. I had been saving my babysitting money all year. In those long ago days, the pay for babysitting was fifty cents per child until midnight. It went to seventy-five cents after twelve.Sat, 2 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT