Small-Town Drama at its Finest

Well, here’s a screamer of a headline: “Hollis Tightens up Rules at Transfer Station.”

Shorter Nashua Telegraph: don’t hang out at the dump.

Smug big-city folk can stop snickering.  Yes, we hicks really do consider the town dump to be a social center.  It’s also a great place to get a cat.


  1. When I was a little kid in Vermont, every Saturday morning Dad and I went to the dump. We’d see several people we knew and everyone had a nice chat about the weather or the upcoming church event or whatever. Then we’d go and get a creamy and head home for lunch. The dump was a serious social center!

    In Michigan, however, the dump provided evening entertainment in the form of bear-watching.

  2. My husband’s on a first name basis with our local dump’s “manager.”