Monday, February 29, 2016

Life in a Small City . . . with Help from Facebook

Dear Diary,
Tonight a request for help appeared on the Hudson Community Board on Facebook. Someone rushing to be with a family member reaching the end of a long battle with cancer had, in her haste, left her car in the short-term parking lot next to the Amtrak station. She couldn't return tonight and wanted advice on how to avoid having her car towed. There were comments from several people offering advice and help, but then there appeared a comment from our police chief: "Describe the car. We will make sure it is not towed. We will deal with this tomorrow. Take care of your family."
Sometimes the contention in our little city can drive you to distraction, but at other times the kindliness can move you to tears. Thank you, Chief Moore.
"Micropolitan Diary" is Gossips' homage to and blatant imitation of "Metropolitan Diary" in the New York Times. The term micropolitan was coined because Hudson is a metropolis in microcosm.