Sunday, February 26, 2017

Week Nine - 43 To Go

The title will catch your eye, but the content will leave you bewildered. This promotion of the Hipstamatic app is copyrighted 2015, perhaps Fagans needs to update.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fire Damages Former Grocery Store

A fire consumed the back portion of a former Auburn corner store Thursday morning (2/23/17), displacing the owner and a family in an adjacent home.

Called in around 1:09 a.m., the Auburn Fire Department responded to the old Capace grocery store. Located at 191 State Street, the store had closed for over 20years ago. The Auburn Fire Department spent hours battling the blaze.  

Fire Chief Joe Morabito said one occupant was living in the back of the store. Neighbors said Joseph Capace, the grandson of the past store owners, was living in the back apartment and owned the entire building on the corner of State and Cottage Streets. Morabito said he made it out safely.

"The family has owned the building forever and a day," Morabito said. "There's still things in the building that were part of the grocery store."

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Week Eight - 44 To Go

The collaboration of James Paterson and Richard DiLallo has produced two likable characters, Luc, the Frenchman, and K. Burke, the New York cop. As with all Bookshots the pace is swift. Here our two detectives solve two separate mysteries, one NYC business and the other a personal matter for Luc.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Week Seven - 45 To Go

If you wonder from where that ear-worm song came, Marc Myers will help you with 45 of them. Using the premise that the intention of a new song was to result in a hit record, Myers lines up 45 songs in chronological order. Sharing the stories behind the songs makes them intriguing. A recommended read for music fans.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Week Six - 46 To Go

Dennis Lehane, a native son of the Boston area, is very comfortable using this New England city for his backdrop. But Sean Devine is no Spenser. While the pace was plodding and slow at times, the ending was logical. The subject matter (foul language, misogyny and latent racism) might put some readers off. But as Lehane’s characters realize we cannot be a child forever.