Turns out the owner of the cell phone has connections to Amherst College (do they allow students to smoke?) Some of the stored numbers match up with a once prominent left-leaning writer (Education and the Nuclear Freeze) who was on staff in the 1970’s, and a current AC high-ranking administrator.
Of course, the owner also had the White House and the main number to Congress in there, so I guess that makes him “politically active.”
The neighbor directly across the street from the one who discovered the cell phone and pack of cigarettes also pointed out to me early this morning that the sidewalk is on his side of Rt 116, not the side where the personal belongings were found. So if you were casually strolling down a main thoroughfare at 2:00 am wouldn’t you use the sidewalk?
If you like to walk on the wildside, perhaps not.