My humble hometown makes the national wire: Professor Accused of Stealing Manure.

“ROCKPORT, Mass. (AP) — A Harvard economics professor has been accused of neglecting the standard market practice of paying for goods and services by trying to steal a truckload of manure from a horse farmer.

“Stable manager Phillip Casey says Martin Weitzman, Harvard University’s Ernest E. Monrad Professor of Economics, has been stealing manure from Charlie Lane’s Rockport farm for years.”

  • Ray

    You’d think the professor would generate enough of his own manure to not have to steal someone else’s.