Show #323 – Hampden, Mass. Chief of Police Jeff Farnsworth

American police departments in large cities and small towns are under fire due to the death of George Floyd.

Protests are commingled with rioting and looting.

Hampden, Mass. Chief of Police Jeff Farnsworth speaks candidly about the challenges facing his force and other departments in simultaneously protecting freedom of speech as well as protection of life and property.

Chief Farnsworth is also the head of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, and as such is in regular contact with the chiefs of other forces in the Commonwealth, as well as the governor.

Here he presents his views on the potential for protests and lawlessness, now originating in our urban centers, to reach the smaller towns in Western Mass.

Web: www.hampdenpolice.com • Email: contact@hampdenpolice.com

Radio Show #240 – Louanne Lortie Happy in Hampden at Lou’s Bagel Nook!

Nestled in a warm and comfortable spot in quiet Hampden, Mass., you will find Louanne Lortie and her crew at Lou’s Bagel Nook!

Seven days a week, Lou is never too busy to chat with her customers over coffee and a wide assortment of the venerable bagel.

Since 2016, Lou and her crew have given new life, love, and care to this modest establishment, and her customers, creatures of habit, know just what they want in their coffee and bagel choices.

In this program, you will hear just what her shop and her career mean to her and to Western Mass.