Hope on Mount Hope Bay

  The Border City Mill in Fall River.

The Border City Mill in Fall River.

Adapted from an item in Robert Whitcomb's "Digital Diary,'' in GoLocal24.com

Amazon is already employing about 1,800 people in its new and gigantic fulfillment center in Fall River, Mass.

That’s a big boost to the long economically ailing ‘’Spindle City,’’ which was once the world's leading cotton-textile producer.

But folks should remember that simultaneously Amazon is killing many thousands of jobs at brick-and-mortar stores, many of which are closing because of Amazon, thus depriving their communities and states of much tax revenue and jobs and eroding their sense of community.

By the way, hilly Fall River’s setting on Mount Hope Bay is one of the most beautiful on the East Coast. And some gorgeous old granite and brick mills have survived the arsonists' efforts to enjoy the sexual pleasures of pyromania and/or the comforting piles of cash from insurance settlements.

 Yes, romantic Fall River.