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So far Jesse DeGroodt has created 13 blog entries.

Arts in Western Mass

Thinking about where I might go and what I might trot out to see in the realm of live performances given my druthers this summer, it was time to poke around and make a few decisions. In the event anyone’s asking, after a bit of whittlin’ here and some slicing and dicing there, I hereby […]

By |2024-06-03T09:05:10-04:00May 31st, 2024|Backstage, Main Street News, The Arts|

Your Future Home

Well, huh. Nothing like the Law of Unintended Consequences to gouge a hole in the boat. The initial plan here was to proffer a rash of innovations that would coalesce into what any reasonably lucid individual would consider a Dream Home, when, honestly, this should really be billed as the quest for the Home of […]

By |2024-05-02T09:35:50-04:00May 1st, 2024|Main Street News, Op-Ed|


We here at the Main Street headquarters had a good chuckle with this one. We hope you will too. Jesse and yours truly (this magazine’s editor) had an entertaining conversation about conspiracy theories some time ago that then resulted in Jesse taking pen to paper, err, fingers to keyboard rather. There are so many theories […]

By |2024-03-27T19:01:18-04:00March 27th, 2024|Op-Ed|

Food Waste

Ever paid any attention to how much and how food goes to waste in your household over the course of a week? No matter whether it’s a family of one or of 13, it’s going to happen. The question is, to what extent? And what are the impacts on your household finances and the global […]

By |2024-03-28T09:23:26-04:00March 27th, 2024|Main Street News, Our Environment|

Animal Smarts

My name is Lily and I am a dog. Yes, it’s my real name, but I do my best to keep up with whatever Grampy calls me, be that Willie, Shorty, Beans, or Stinkweed (I unequivocally do not stink, unlike the other doggy here, who smells like a dead goat half the time). Sometimes, he […]

By |2024-03-04T13:19:21-05:00March 4th, 2024|Featured Article|


On May 29, 1780, subsequent to the fall of Charleston, SC, to the British less than three weeks earlier, Abraham Buford’s Patriot forces suffered an overwhelming defeat at the hand of British commander Banastre Tarleton’s men at Waxhaws, SC. When they attempted to surrender, a number of Buford’s troops were attacked and killed by Tarleton’s […]

By |2024-01-31T14:39:11-05:00January 31st, 2024|Featured Article|

Happy Health

“Modern medicine falls short of your complaint.” – Kajagoogoo, “Too Shy”

Baaaahahaha. Tee-hee-hee. Giggle-giggle-cackle-snicker-chortle-chuckle-snort. Guffaw!

Feel better now? Of course you do. I know, I know, it may not be the best idea to laugh out loud while standing on your favorite local street corner, but hey, in the interest of enjoying a healthy existence, it might […]

By |2024-01-02T20:53:58-05:00January 2nd, 2024|Featured Article|


In 1823, a dismayed Clement Clarke Moore would learn that his poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas, nowadays popularly known as ’Twas the Night Before Christmas, had been published in the Troy (NY) Sentinel, albeit lacking attribution.

The poem has since been published in the neighborhood of 2,500 times and illustrated by such luminaries as […]

By |2023-12-01T19:12:27-05:00December 1st, 2023|History, Main Street News|

Okay Boomer

An open letter to Gen X, millennials, Gen Z, Gen Alpha, and anyone else offended by the existence of baby boomers from a real life baby boomer.

It’s become abundantly obvious that we above the age of 59 are the direct cause of anyone and everyone’s problems. What I need right now is for millennials and […]

By |2023-10-25T20:25:31-04:00October 28th, 2023|Featured Article|
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