Occupy Northampton

The deck bar at Northampton Brewery, Northampton, Mass.

(The following column was originally published in the Waterbury (CT) Republican-American on Oct. 12, 2011.)

By Will Siss

Northampton, Mass. is one of those college towns that either make you feel optimistic or pessimistic, depending on your political leanings.

The home of Smith College, this small city off of Interstate 91 boasts a store called Hempest that sells organic hemp clothing and buskers singing about and collecting donations for something called “peace.” Continue reading “Occupy Northampton”