INTRO: One chilly day decades ago, after playing hockey with sons Sean and Pat on the commonly-called Muck Hole in Leeds, we were followed through the woods by a young white fox, a pleasant enough critter, who seemed to be auditioning for pethood. We all three wanted to stroke its fur, to scratch its ears, … Continue reading As the hockey season comes to a close in Boston, here’s a cool pond puck story from earlier this year:
As the Bruins battle for the Stanley Cup, here's a cool color piece I did for the Gazette about the Bs' LAST capture of the Cup -- their first in 39 years -- and an amazing youth baseball championship the following night. The kids in the story are now young men, and Bruins goalie Tim … Continue reading From Boston Garden to MacDonald Field: June 2011
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, alongside Ma’s slips and Grandad’s underwear……….. Merry Christmas, all. Here’s a re-peat that seems appropriate on such a day. 10/27/2009 - Daily Hampshire Gazette By Bob Flaherty NORTHAMPTON - When the ice breaks apart upriver, it storms down the Connecticut in a roaring tsunami of jagged … Continue reading Christmas on the thirsty river
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Bob's story on Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School kids hauling a 15-foot tree by Bicycle and Planting it on school grounds wins top award at Sound Bites 2013, Mass Broadcasters Annual Banquet.