Murphy’s Law, witnessed by Fred Keene

Fred Keene of Gayland Street worked in various Burlington municipal departments for almost 40 years, including the cemetery, water, fire and highway departments, before retiring in 1998. He also cleared trees for developers during Burlington’s growth years. Out in the field, on the job, he’s seen plenty of things go smoothly, but plenty more go very wrong. Which…Read more »

Value House? More like nuthouse.

Maria (Matos) Severance did 11 years of hard time at Value House and later Service Merchandise, which acquired Value House. Her chum, Paula Mirisola, served 25 years. They spent a decade together behind the jewelry counter. Sometimes they get together and tell stories . . .  The audacity Around closing time at Value House, a man…Read more »