Lavina and Emily Dickinson: still together
Fans of our most famous town resident -- "The Belle Of Amherst" -- can now get even closer to the rock star of a poetess. The ornate black iron fence that enclosed the Dickinson family burial plot for 155 years has disappeared.
Miss Emily receiving visitors early this evening
No, not stolen. Amherst Town Meeting appropriated $62,000 in Community Preservation funds to have the fence refurbished, so it had to be carefully dismantled and taken off site.
And when it returns it will be good for another 155 years -- as will Miss Emily's poetry.
Only the footings remain